First responders always answer the call. But in the aftermath of a crisis, survivors often don't know who rescued them. So with the help of an investigative team used by the FBI, we combed through 30 years of news archives, and connected survivors with the first responders who saved them.
Cannes- Silver, 2x Bronze, 7x Shortlist
Clios- Bronze, Shortlist
Gold Andy- Idea
New York Festivals- 5x Finalist
AICP- 3x Shortlist
"Answering the Call" ran during the Super Bowl and the season finale of "This Is Us" (in which the father dies in a house fire). We also created individual stories from each reunion, which aired during the Winter Olympics and on social.
The best part, by far, was seeing how the country reacted to the campaign, recognizing first responders everywhere who made an impact on their lives.
One man was even inspired to visit his local fire station to, 25 years later, reconnect with the firefighter who saved his life as a child.