Beyond the Lights & Sirens – San Francisco is a reality series that takes the audience through the experience of what it is like to experience EMS on all levels.
Beyond the Lights & Sirens -‐ San Francisco takes you through the lives of the men and women of the San Francisco Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Division; as the battle the day-‐to-‐day drama of saving people’s lives on and off the streets. It is dramatic -‐ highlights of heroism through the human spirit. It is important -‐ informal education through perspective changing evidence on how healthcare is available or not to some, in the pre-‐hospital setting. It is often that ␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣t ␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣ experiences show up, opening eyes to this reality. We intend to share the actuality of our world with as many viewers as possible. While what they see daily is not the norm for most, they do have to decompress within their personal lives with family. It is through their chosen profession that the reality of their lives and lifestyles seem to define them Beyond the Lights and Sirens.
22 episodes x 30/60 minutes reality based journalistic expose. Seasoned paramedics take you beyond ‘the fly on the wall’ perspective to previously unseen, up close and personal experiences with the men and women who provide EMS/Emergency Medical Services. You will have a firsthand look at the dilemmas they face each day and they in turn offer ideas and solutions, which can only be recognized through many unpredictable circumstances and firsthand experiences. Servicing the community city, state and worldwide is unpredictable and yet they stand ‘shoulder to shoulder’ ready to face these challenges every day.
Justin Schorr (proposed lead host) Mark Glencorse (proposed international host) San Francisco EMS team, Paula, Eric, Lucinda and Julie (proposed)
This committed group of EMS paramedics led by Justin Schorr BSEMS Firefighter/ Paramedic from San Francisco Fire Department in California team up with the likes of Mark Glencorse Paramedic/ RN from Newcastle up Tyne in the United Kingdom and others. Together they will discuss the differences and importance of their systems and how one procedure may work for one country or another may not.
San Francisco, California -‐ EMS Stations, the city streets, homes and its surrounding communities.
The US is experiencing paradigm changes in this industry which; has not been felt since the 1970’s when TV’s Emergency was the show to watch. That first peak into the lives of paramedics has now evolved into a broader scope. The many misrepresentations about the role of EMS paramedics in this 30 to 60 minute journalistic expose can now take you beyond the lights and sirens to the lives and lifestyles of these men and women who must abide by the healthcare systems, as each call for assistance is unique to its own need. Their days do not end at the closing of their shift as they decompress in their own way to balancing the emotions set aside for those who need them on the streets and those emotions set aside for those who need them at home. While viewers in the US and around the world are building hope for humanity, this expose on the chronicles of EMS will surely give reverence in how they offer themselves as a way of meeting that need to believe as a whole, we are headed in the right direction.
Off Network Brand Extensions
Beyond The Lights & Sirens ␣ San Francisco, Template for other city and statewide series Beyond The Lights & Sirens, Spinoff: Chronicles of EMS, Chronicles of Fire Fighters, etc. Beyond the Lights & Sirens, Emergency books/ First Aid Programs and Kits for home,
office, classroom, car, recreational vehicles (RVs) Beyond the Lights & Sirens ␣ First Aid Programs and First Aid Kits and Vehicle Accident
Supplies (ie. Emergency yellow/orange vests, t-‐shirts, pylons, baseball caps, water bottles, aluminum blankets, back pack or duffle bag etc)
A&E, NATGEO, TRAVEL, TRUTV, CBS, ABC, NBC, OWN, DISCOVERY, HEALTH DISCOVERY
What Makes Us Different
Interactive Component: An aspect of our production that changes the TV/Web landscape (via www.firstrespondersnetwork.tv) is how we integrate social media into all aspects of production. During pre-‐production and post we keep our audience apprised of where we are, what we are experiencing and solicit their engagement through social networks like Facebook and Twitter. As we have seen recently through the tragedy in Japan Facebook and Twitter were instrumental in saving people’s lives. This engagement of our audience often becomes part of the actual episodes and helps to create a bond between cast & crew and audience. Realistic Portrayal: Unlike typical Hollywood productions that offer a glimpse into a world that often times is unrealistically portrayed or false. With Beyond the Lights & Sirens, we have received support from the Emergency Medical Services industry. We received invitations from Chiefs of Fire/ EMS Departments from the following cities and countries to come and film their systems: King County WA, Los Angeles CA, Richmond VA, New York NY, Miami FL, San Antonio TX, Oakland CA, Alameda County CA, London England, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, South Africa. Each of these can be spun into their own show; much like Bravo did with ‘Real Housewives’, not just in the US but worldwide.