Live Rescue

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Live Rescue
Live Rescue Title Card.jpg
Presented byMatt Iesman
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Dan Cesareo
  • Lucilla D'Agostino
  • John Zito
  • Jordana Starr
  • Elaine Frontain Bryant
  • Shelly Tatro
  • Sean Gottlieb
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time120 minutes
Production company(s)Big Fish Entertainment
DistributorA&E Networks
Original networkA&E
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseApril 22, 2019 (2019-04-22) –
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Live Rescue (stylized as Live + Rescue) is an American television program on the A&E Network. It follows live camera crew ride-alongs with fire departments and rescue squads in cities and towns across the country.[1] The show was originally hosted by Ashleigh Banfield, Matt Iseman is set to take over as host for the second season. The series is a spin-off of Live PD. The first season concluded on August 19th 2019 and consisted of sixteen episodes. Two spin-offs of the series entitled Live Rescue: Rewind and Live Rescue: Emergency Response airs on A&E as well. The second season premiered on September 23, 2019.


On March 13, 2019 it was announced that A&E was developing a spin-off of Live PD called Live Rescue focusing on emergency rescue calls as opposed to police calls.[2] It was also reported that Ashleigh Banfield would host the series.[3] The series received an initial eight episode order and premiered on April 22, 2019.[4] A bonus episode of the series aired on May 9 bringing the episode count up to nine episodes. A&E later ordered an additional ten episodes bringing the final episode count to nineteen.[5] Live Rescue also has its own spin-offs entitled Live Rescue: Rewind [6] and Live Rescue: Emergency Response. [7] Live Rescue: Rewind highlights segments from formerly aired episodes of Live Rescue and airs in the same format of Live PD: Rewind.[8] Live Rescue: Emergency Response is a half hour show which shows highlights from Live Rescue and interviews with the fire fighters and emergency medical technicians featured.

On September 13th 2019, it was announced that Matt Iseman would take over as host for the second season.[9] The second season premiered on September 23, 2019. The series returned with two new agencies, including the Tallahassee Fire Department (FL) and the San Bernardino County Fire Department (CA).[10] Returning departments include the Mesa Fire and Rescue Department (AZ), the Paterson Fire Department (NJ), the St. Louis Fire Department (MO), the Hamilton County EMS (TN), and the Sacramento Fire Department (CA).[10]


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
116April 22, 2019 (2019-04-22)August 19, 2019 (2019-08-19)
2TBASeptember 23, 2019 (2019-09-23)TBA


  1. ^ Nissen, Dano; Nissen, Dano (March 13, 2019). "A&E Orders 'Live Rescue' Series Hosted by Ashleigh Banfield". Variety. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  2. ^ Porter, Rick (March 13, 2019). "'Live PD' Rescue Spinoff Ordered at A&E". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Sippell, Margeaux (March 13, 2019). "A&E to Spin Off 'Live PD' With Ashleigh Banfield-Hosted 'Live Rescue'". TheWrap. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "New A&E Live docuseries "Live Rescue"". AVIWEST. 2019-04-19. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  5. ^ "A&E Network Orders 10 Additional Episodes of Hit New Series "Live Rescue" from Big Fish Entertainment". The Futon Critic. June 12, 2019. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Live Rescue: Rewind". TV Guide. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  7. ^ "Live Rescue: Emergency Response". TV Guide. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
  8. ^ "Watch Live Rescue: Rewind Season 1". MSN Entertainment. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  9. ^ "ANNOUNCEMENT ALERT #LiveRescueNation get to know your new host @MattIseman! #LiveRescue RETURNS Monday, September 23rd at 9 PM. #fire #ems #newhost". Twitter. September 13, 2019. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  10. ^ a b "A&E's "Live PD" Returns for Season 4 on 9/20 and "Love Rescue" Returns on 9/23 With New Host Matt Iseman". A+E Networks. Retrieved September 14, 2019.

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