Medical personnel respond to emergency calls in the New York borough. In the opener, a patient fights for his life after a four-story fall; a 12-year-old boy hit by a car may lose his foot; a gunshot victim is treated.
A heart-attack victim is revived; a mom and her newborn survive a horrific car crash; a 65-year-old man is treated after falling two floors down an elevator shaft.
A man falls five stories; a shopkeeper is shot in the head at point-blank range; a woman accidentally drinks a bottle of cleaning fluid.
A newborn is treated for a potentially lethal infection; a patient receives help following a shooting that perforated all of his vital organs; a gang-related attack produces a victim in need of medical care.
A drive-by-shooting victim is saved; flesh-eating bacteria ravage a patient; a woman is treated after being hit by a car.
Two brothers are treated in the wake of a building collapse; a gang-related incident accidentally produces a victim in need of care; a patient's 40-foot fall becomes a life-threatening situation.
A plastic surgeon at Duke University Medical Centre in North Carolina operates on a man whose face was crushed at work. After five years and sixteen operations, his injuries have never healed. The bones in his face are infected and, if unchecked, could eventually reach his brain and kill him. Surgeons rebuild the patient's face using a muscle from his back.
Paramedics are a special breed. They are dedicated people who are on the battlefront everyday witnessing some of our worst nightmares. This programme follows a team of paramedics in Johannesburg, South Africa, the murder capital of the world, and St Petersburg, Florida.