The WQED documentary about Freedom House, the world’s first emergency medical technicians who started saving lives in Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1968, won a regional Emmy award.
The 30-minute documentary, “Freedom House Ambulance — The First Responders,” premiered in January and won an Emmy from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
“We did it! The EMMY for Historical/Cultural Long Form was awarded last night to Freedom House Ambulance — The FIRST Responders!!! Congratulations to everyone, and thank you again for helping to get this important story told and shared!!!” So emailed producer Annette Banks, who posted the video of the win on Facebook.
The documentary included Amera A. Gilchrist, now chief of the city’s Emergency Medical Services.
You can watch it here.
That was just one of several Emmys awarded to WQED and other local outlets. See the full list here.
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