William Shatner hosts this television show, featuring dramatic reenactments of situations leading to emergency calls to 9-1-1.




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William Shatner ...  Self - Host 19 episodes, 1989-1996


In this early example of police-based reality TV hosted by William Shatner, we are treated to reenactments of real-life 911 rescues. Recordings of the actual calls, interspersed with interviews with the paramedics and other rescue workers, provide a vivid look at the life-or-death dramas that occur every day. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The show was never originally intended to be a full-blown series - it initially was a one-time special. However, the popularity and high ratings from it led to it becoming a full show, which of course, lasted for several years. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end of the credits features a "Arnold Shapiro Productions" bumper that has a comical "Mr. Shapiro, step out of the car please" voice over, as if he is being arrested. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the New Zealand transmissions of Rescue 911, before the intro sequence. William Shatner appeared and told viewers that the emergency number to call in New Zealand is 111. See more »


Version of Alarm 112 (1995) See more »

User Reviews

great show
29 June 2005 | by andyjmyersSee all my reviews

great show nice saw it on CBS every Tuesday 800pm taught me on calling 911 not to panic the show The police dog episode showed the bond between the cops and the dogs. The show has inspired me to be a 911 dispatcher.

it was nice when people lived it was sad when kids on the show got hurt like the show because i taught me about emergencies the host had good clothing good music to end the show

the people were good at what they did are there any DVD's of this show? I like this show because it taught me what to do in an emergency. It also taught me what not to do in an emergency. It taught me to stay calm with a dispatcher. The show had good documentaries. I like the happy stories. It taught me how to handle domestic violence.

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April 1989 (USA) See more »

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Rescue 911 See more »

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