Rescue: Special Ops (2009)
Rescue: Special Ops is an Australian television drama series that first screened on the Nine Network in 2009. Filmed in and around Sydney, the program is produced by Southern Star Group with the assistance of Screen Australia and the New South Wales Government. This drama series focuses on a team of experienced professional paramedics who specialise in rescue operations. It premiered on Sunday 2 August 2009, and the season finale of the first season aired on Sunday 25 October. A second season screened from 28 June 2010. The third and final season consisting of 22 episodes screened from 30 May 2011. The Nine Network has confirmed it will not be renewing Rescue Special Ops for a fourth season.
Seasons & Episode
The team is threatened with the introduction of Lifeblood, a privately owned rescue organisation trying to take over their business. It leaves the entire team on edge, in fear of losing their jobs and their future in rescue work.
Rescue attends an MVA involving a truck and a BMW. Dean and Chase attempt to free trapped Tyler, a stressed-out share trader who's more worried about making a morning meeting than any injuries he may have acquired. But his crush injuries look serious, and Dean and Chase doubt his chances of survival.
After receiving a panicked call from a man lost in a foggy ravine, Rescue are flying blind as they try to reach him. Meanwhile, Chase, Jordan and Heidi struggle to find Katie, and the LifeBlood chopper tasked with helping them is useless.
When a young girl, Lily, is found trapped on a crumbling cliff ledge by the ocean, Rescue call for the Lifeblood chopper - only to find that the ballsy pilot is none other than Heidi.
The private lives of Rescue are in turmoil. Lara struggles to cope with her marriage break-up, while Chase hides a debilitating shoulder injury, worried that coming clean could cost him his job.
The team is called out to a Gay Pride rehearsal, where dancers have been trapped under an overturned float.
Due to his shoulder injury, Chase takes over Vince's normal role at the station while Vince heads into the field responding to a routine man-in-a-machine run
Rescue is called out to free a trapped garbo from his garbage compactor, but during the rescue, they discover a woman on the ledge of a nearby office building who looks like she is about to jump.
Called to a high-rise office to rescue a general manager and his assistant when their late-night tryst goes horribly wrong, Rescue are shocked to discover the real reason for the GM's heart attack.
Swinging by her office early one morning, Michelle interrupts an intruder photocopying Rescue documents. In the ensuing foot chase, the intruder is sideswiped by a car.
The team rescue Tan, an injured rock fisherman who doesn't speak English. Jordan goes up with the man to the Lifeblood chopper, piloted by Heidi. They soon learn what the man was trying to say another man is stuck on the cliffs.
The Rescue team attend an overturned bus on a lonely stretch of bush highway, only to discover it is full of female prisoners.
The team are testing out their new quad bikes on the Kurnell dunes when they come across a critically injured boy, Shaun, in a smashed-up dune buggy.
When a light plane strays into city airspace and can't be contacted, Rescue is dispatched to trail it in the event of an emergency.
Wrapping up from a rescue, Heidi and Jordan are looking forward to some secret time alone, but the Gallagher boys intervene.
Wind buffets the Patrol as Heidi and Jordan race to rescue a storm chaser, Ed, trapped in his upturned car. However, the wind hampers their rescue and threatens to send the car over a cliff.
Rescue are stretched thin having responded to an incident at a large art gallery where a cleaner has launched himself from the mezzanine and impaled himself on a valuable steel sculpture below. Around the same time a woman has wedged her car into an adjoining alley.
The Rescue unit attends an MVA involving one Helen Hillerstrom, who reveals her son, Oscar, is missing in the Blue Mountains.
The Rescue team are called to a teenage party, where a balcony has collapsed, trapping many. It's chaos on the ground as drunken kids interfere with the rescue and hysterical bleeding teens need to be wrangled.
Rescue search the bush for a missing prospector, Simon Prestwich, but Lara and Dean are distracted when a car crashes on a fire trail.
The Gallagher brothers' boot-camp session on Freshwater beach is interrupted when a kite-surfer is blown against a beachfront condo.
When a truck crashes into a service station, everyone is stretched to the limit dealing with multiple traumas.