High School 9-1-1 chronicles a year in the life of the only ambulance service in Darien, Connecticut that just happens to be run by high school teenagers?! This one-of-a-kind organization services 20,000 residents 365 days a year, 24/7 and responds to over 1500 emergency calls annually.
The foundation of Darien EMS–Post 53 is the empowerment of young people through adult and peer mentorship. “Posties” are taught a multitude of managerial, critical thinking and emergency medical skills and then given the responsibility to implement what they have learned by actually running their own EMS organization.
The goal of the film is to inspire and empower young people as well as motivate the adults in their lives—parents, educators, school administrators, community leaders—to create opportunities for them to learn by doing and make a difference in their communities. In short, empowered teens are happy teens and happy teens are productive teens that can go on to accomplish great things.