Viewers will ride along with the proud men and women of the Boston Emergency Services, one of America's most seasoned team of first responders: the first step in the chain of trauma care. It was this same group that answered the desperate calls of runners and spectators three years ago when the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon. Treating the injured and ferrying the wounded to hospitals, the Boston EMS earned the gratitude of a shell-shocked and grief-stricken city with their cool-headed professionalism. In Boston EMS viewers will meet some of the heroes of that terrible day as they answer new calls and respond to a daily dose of trauma and mayhem.
Paramedics arrive at the scene of a car accident that left a cyclist dead; a man pulls himself out of a crashed car before it erupts into flames; EMTs give a barefoot homeless man a gift; a woman confides in an EMT about the loss of her boyfriend.
An EMT comforts the mother of an 11-year-old boy who was struck by a hit-and-run driver; a cyclist who was pinned under an SUV; EMTs debate over who gets to deliver the baby if they don't get a pregnant woman to the hospital in time.
A driver intentionally crashes into a highway railing; EMTs discover an old gunshot wound on a man while treating a fresh one; a homeless man sits naked in the street in the hope of getting a night in a hospital bed.
EMTs respond to a rollover on a busy street; two drivers crash into each other in a tunnel; rescue workers try to save a woman trapped underneath a train.
An EMT makes a misstep while handling a drunken patient and ends up on a stretcher; an EMT is reminded of his daughter by a 3-year-old patient with sickle cell anemia; a jogger is struck by a car.