In a Heartbeat was a Canadian-American television series inspired by real life EMT squads whose staff consists of high school students in Darien, Connecticut. The series follows the lives of several teenagers who volunteer as part-time EMTs while going to school and trying to maintain their lives as normal teenagers. In Canada, the series was aired on Family Channel while in the United States it was aired on the Disney Channel. The series is based on Post 53, a real EMT emergency response program run by high school students in Darien, Connecticut.[citation needed]


The EMT squad is made up of Hank Beecham (Danso Gordon) who manages playing football with the high school team as well as being the EMT-Intermediate of the group; Val Lanier (Reagan Pasternak) who is noted for being an excellent student and cheerleader; Tyler Connell (Shawn Ashmore), a football player and Hank's best friend; and Jamie Waite (Christopher Ralph), the newest member of the squad initially there not by his own choice but as a result of a new program to help troubled teens get their life together by becoming EMTs.

Other characters in the series are Brooke Lanier (Lauren Collins), Val's twelve-year-old sister who volunteers with the squad after school and whose main job consists of managing the paperwork; and Caitie Roth (Jackie Rosenbaum), Val's best friend who is known for her dark clothes and purple-streaked hair.



Season 1

Episode # Original
Air Date
Episode Title
1 August 26, 2000 Pilot (1)
2 August 26, 2000 Pilot (2)
3 September 2, 2000 Things That Go Bump in the Night
4 September 9, 2000 The Adventures of Super Val
5 September 16, 2000 Changing Times
6 September 23, 2000 Cinderella Syndrome
7 September 30, 2000 Go Team
8 October 7, 2000 And The Winner is
9 October 14, 2000 A Night to Remember
10 November 3, 2000 New Kid in Town
11 November 17, 2000 You Say It's Your Birthday
12 December 8, 2000 Four EMT's and a Kid
13 December 15, 2000 Friends Don't Let Friends...
14 February 4, 2001 Power to the Pathetic
15 February 11, 2001 Race of a Lifetime
16 February 18, 2001 Star Struck
17 February 25, 2001 Hero
18 March 4, 2001 The Boy's No Good
19 March 11, 2001 Be True to Your School
20 March 18, 2001 Read My Lips
21 March 25, 2001 Time's Up

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