Critical Rescue

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  • 2003
  • 1 Season
  • 5.5  (15)

Critical Rescue is a television show that follows and re-enacts various dramatic and brave rescues throughout time. A variety of rescue personnel are featured at dramatic events such as fires, race car crashes, and bank robberies. The featured stories are true to life, and the rescuers, paramedics, and doctors that are followed are real life heroes.

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Seasons
Firestorm
13. Firestorm
May 1, 2003
Thousands are trapped in their hillside homes when a two-square mile fire ravages Oakland, California. With only narrow winding roads leading into the area, firefighters struggle to reach the blaze.
Swept Away
12. Swept Away
April 24, 2003
One of the worst nights of flooding in Texas history calls for an Emergency Rescue Team armed with Zodiac boats and helicopters to save multiple lives.
Camilles Wrath
11. Camilles Wrath
April 17, 2003
A hurricane party is in full swing when the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. strikes a Gulf Coast apartment complex, smashing every unit into pieces.
Trapped
10. Trapped
April 10, 2003
A deadly fire deep within a mine in Idaho leaves two young miners trapped, and sends rescuers scrambling to get to the men before the poisonous fumes and intense temperatures do.
Heroes On the Potomac
9. Heroes On the Potomac
April 3, 2003
A 737 stalls upon takeoff, smashing into a nearby highway overpass; police and helicopter rescue units, as well as passing motorists, attempt to pull victims from the icy river.
Thin Ice
8. Thin Ice
March 27, 2003
Rhode Island fire and rescue teams are all that stand between certain death and two boys trapped somewhere below the surface of a frozen pond.
F-5
7. F-5
March 20, 2003
A killer tornado speeds towards an Oklahoma town, minutes later the storm is gone, but a path of destruction and countless victims remain.
Submerged
6. Submerged
March 13, 2003
A car flips and crashes into an icy river, leaving one passenger submerged in the freezing water. A Vermont First Response Team has only seconds to react.
When Seconds Count
5. When Seconds Count
March 6, 2003
When a highly flammable grain elevator ignites, the explosions and fires produced are so intense, only FEMA's Urban Search & Rescue team can handle the disaster.
Race Against Time
4. Race Against Time
February 27, 2003
Rescue workers and physicians must stabilize ands airlift the victims of a balcony collapse, after hundreds plummet during a holiday party.
Buried Alive
3. Buried Alive
February 20, 2003
An Advanced Rescue Team races against the clock to pull two construction workers from the concrete rubble and rising water of a trench collapse.
Fateful Journey
2. Fateful Journey
February 13, 2003
Hundreds of emergency personnel, aided by passing motorists, respond to the worst passenger train collision in California history.
Ominous Warning
1. Ominous Warning
February 6, 2003
A San Francisco earthquake traps a woman in her home, encasing her in collapsed debris. Fireman battle raging fires and explosions as they race to her.
Description

Critical Rescue is a television show that follows and re-enacts various dramatic and brave rescues throughout time. A variety of rescue personnel are featured at dramatic events such as fires, race car crashes, and bank robberies. The featured stories are true to life, and the rescuers, paramedics, and doctors that are followed are real life heroes.

  • Premiere Date
    February 6, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (15)