The series follows Southern California's elite rescue task force, SAF3 (pronouced "safe") , consists of the cream-of-the-crop from the sea, air, and fire divisions of the Malibu Fire Department. They are the heroes who answer the most challenging calls; specialists who collaborate, coordinate, and initiate daring rescues in the most dangerous venues to save human life, always aware of the harsh reality that one of them may not return.
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The absence of lead character John Eriksson for several episodes is notably due to the fact that Dolph Lundgren
had to leave the production for several weeks to film 'The Expendables 3' (2014)_ and travel back and forth between South Africa and Bulgaria. Lundgren's distancing from the project seems to have made the producers rewrite 'J.R. Martinez''s character the lead instead. See more
Referenced in 'Rescue 3' Promo Reel