OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Weber Area Dispatch 911 and Emergency Services District been anticipating the release of a new show airing on ABC called “Emergency Call,” and for a good reason.
Emergency Call, an American unscripted series hosted by Luke Wilson features dispatch centers from Ogden as well Austin, Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Wasilla, Alaska.
On Monday, the show featured local dispatchers who took calls ranging from a man whose phone had exploded to a woman got a spatula stuck in her throat during an accident in her home.
The show featured two of Weber Area 911 dispatchers who met at work and are married with a 3-year-old daughter.
The show continues with one of them taking a call from a frantic father whose 2-year-old daughter has been missing for 45 minutes. The dispatcher works to keep the man as calm as possible but the confusion and panic in his voice make for some very tense moments.
The mood in the 911 center shifts to concern and becomes stoic as they can’t help but imagine this happening to their own family while continuing to have to help the man stay remain calm and focused.
The dispatcher finds a way to processes the high emotions of the call that she says hit her right in the heart, hitting too close to home.
The show first aired on Sept. 28 and has 10 episodes. It can be watched on ABC channel 4 every Monday night at 9 p.m. and streamed on HULU every Tuesday.