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Paramedics: Life on the Line wins Leo Award for Best Documentary Series

Paramedics: Life on the Line, the 10-part series showcasing the work of BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) paramedics, dispatchers and call-takers, has won a major award.
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Airing on Knowledge Network, the program was named winner in the category of Best Documentary Series Program at the Leo Awards 2019 gala in Vancouver. The awards recognize the best in B.C.’s television and film industry.

“This is so exciting and so well-deserved,” said Sean Cinkant, a paramedic profiled in the series. “The film crew from Lark Productions worked really hard and did a great job capturing what we do,” he said. “I’ve even had a couple of strangers come up to me on the street after recognizing me, to shake my hand and say thank-you.”

Tara Berger, a member of the BCEHS dispatch staff in Vancouver who is also featured in the show is thrilled to be part of an award-winning educational series. “It’s been a huge, wonderful compliment being a face of dispatch,” she said. “Lark Productions and Knowledge Network did an incredible job portraying what employees here do every day to care for their patients.”

Lark Productions is the same company that produced Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH and in 2014 won the Best Documentary Series Program Award and the People’s Choice Award.

The final episode of Paramedics: Life on the Line airs this Tuesday, June 4 at 9pm on Knowledge.

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