This 13 week documentary drama series will allow viewers to witness incredible true stories from South Africa’s Emergency Services Personnel. Watch SABC 3 on Thursdays at 22h10 from the 19th of July (with repeats on Fridays at 10h00) to meet the amazing men and women whosave the lives of others. See all the action, be inspired by the remarkable stories and vote for the Guardian or team that inspires you to live life at 100%.
Andrew Fortuin (Saved a child who was mauled by a Rottweiler)
A dog viciously attacks a 3-year old boy. A good samaritan witnesses the attack and drives the child to the closest fire station where a team of fire fighters spring into action to treat the child. Putting aside the emotional horror, the team treat and medicate the critical child handing him over in a stable condition.
Jeanne Spamers (rescued people from a collapsed building)
Three vagrant men create a makeshift shelter in an abandoned building. On 23 August 2011, heavy rain causes flooding and the collapse of the concrete structure. Medical fire and rescue personnel work in wet, dark, difficult conditions and after hours of endurance, they rescue one critical patient and recover the remaining two victims.
Jongikhaya Nombakuse (rescued people from a Shack fire)
Fire fighters respond to a shack fire in the Lansdowne informal settlement. Battling stone throwing crowds, strong winds, towering flames, illegal electrical connections and exposed wires, fire fighter Jongikaya Nombakuse hears a faint cough from a shack. Leopard crawling, using a piece of wood as an insulator, he reaches the shack to find an old man inside. He drags the man to safety and treats him. Nombakuse’s alertness and courage saves the old man’s life.