First on Scene

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Staying fit, staying ready
August 13, 2019

When a man collapses during a workout at Planet Fitness, a paramedic happens to be working out at the same time, not to mention the fire crew across the street. This is the story of a group of first responders who are always ready to respond and the fortu

Doing more with less
June 20, 2019

Boston EMS noticed there was an overwhelming number of calls in certain areas and many didn't require ambulance transports to the hospital. So Squad 80 was born. A group of specialized responders to who could do more with less.

The shortest distance between two points
May 30, 2019

When a man was bitten by a shark while swimming off Cape Cod, there was only one way to get him to a trauma center quickly enough -- in a helicopter. Boston Medflight, a non-profit organization, was called in to fly the victim directly to Boston as an amb

Special Episode with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Gross
May 15, 2019

In conjunction with National Police Week (May 12-18), we brought in Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Gross to discuss first responders and how the Boston Police Department is growing and changing. Join us for a discussion of

A Tough Subject
May 10, 2019

Cheryl Ames wasn't going to marry a police officer. But when she fell in love with an accountant, she had no choice but to support his dream of becoming a police officer. This is the story of how she wishes he had more support than only she could give. Yo

The Boston Bruins Foundation Special Episode
May 02, 2019

The Bruins are in the playoffs and we brought in former player and president of the Boston Bruins Foundation Bob Sweeney to chat about his connection to first responders and why he goes out of his way to help those in the line of duty.

Overcoming the Odds
April 18, 2019

The odds of surviving a heart attack outside a hospital are very low, but a group of first responders in Topsfield were able to bring one man back from cardiac arrest -- three times. 

A Personal Call
April 04, 2019

When a first responder lives in the town where he or she works, calls can be personal. This is a story of sad circumstances. Send us an email to let us know what you think of this show: Please rate, review and subscribe to hel

Diving In
March 21, 2019

When a fishing boat goes down in 30-foot waves off the coast of Maine, four fishermen are left adrift on a liferaft. A Coast Guard helicopter races to their signal and it's up to Petty Officer Mike Kelly to dive into the water, swim to the raft and get th

Two OB Kits
March 07, 2019

Business as usual turns into déjà vu for a paramedic in Holden, Massachusetts when labor progresses more quickly than two couples anticipated. Rob Nickerson, a jack of all trades when it comes to his first responder duties, sits down with Blair Miller to