An alarm is calling for your team’s attention! Put on your boots blackened by soot, assemble your team for the mission and head to the site of emergency. In this realistic mixture of simulation, management and RTS game you take part in exciting firefighting and rescue missions as the head of fire department, assemble your force and...
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Release Date: Dec 11, 2013

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An alarm is calling for your team’s attention!

Put on your boots blackened by soot, assemble your team for the mission and head to the site of emergency.

In this realistic mixture of simulation, management and RTS game you take part in exciting firefighting and rescue missions as the head of fire department, assemble your force and gradually develop your station.During complex missions where decisions over life and death are often made, you will get to know what it means to be a true hero of everyday life.

Recruit personnel with different backgrounds for your US rescue crew, e.g. firefighters and paramedics. You can also purchase new vehicles such as variety of fire engines and ambulances and furnish your fire station by buying various props, e.g. office desks, training materials, gym machines etc. Your team must work together to extinguish fires and neutralize fire sources in real-time by using extinguishers, fire hoses and even foam cannons. Use the cutting device to rescue and recover trapped people from crashed vehicles, assess their condition and render treatment. Each completed mission earns you money that you may invest in the development of your fire station, hiring new personnel for your rescue crew and purchasing additional rescue vehicles. Distribute different station duties such as vehicle maintenance, cooking and cleaning to your crew. Keep up their morale by providing them with free time options. Gain experience and gradually face greater emergencies!

Key Features:


  • A great variety of rescue vehicles inspired by real US fire engines and ambulances.
  • During varied day and night missions you will encounter different types of emergencies, e.g. train derailments, burning houses, traffic accidents, air crashes, industrial fires etc.
  • Iconic map designs based around Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Miami fire departments with an exceptional level of realism.
  • Rescue trapped people from damaged cars and render first aid as a paramedic at the supervision of an emergency physician.
  • Manage the versatile tasks of paramedics and come to know your personal team of everyday heroes.
  • Keep up your team’s morale by providing them with free time options, when they are off-duty.
  • Purchase new firefighting vehicles and ambulances and recruit new personnel for your rescue team.
  • Customize your vehicles with different striping schemes.
  • Includes innovative and realistic hose setup system for missions, operations inside buildings and radio communication.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3)/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium IV CPU 2.0 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 256 MB memory (GeForce 8000 equivalent or better)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible sound and video
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
I would definitly say this game is worth its price.
First play, i blew 2 hours like it was nothing, and would have kept going if i didnt have other things to do.

Safe buy!
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147 of 170 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
Here's a link to the first part of my impressions series on this game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsJ9rhfTqUg

There's a surprising amount of fun to be had here, but the game is severely lacking in challenge if you're a core gamer. Still worth checking out though and the price is pretty right in my opinion.
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52 of 57 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
In Rescue – Everyday Heroes you play the boss of a fire station in charge of responding to emergencies of all types in the local area. While described as a simulation, casual would be a much better characterisation.

The game takes part in two parts, the first a Sims-like fire station where you hire and fire firefighters and paramedics, assign them different jobs around the station like dispatch or maintenance or improve their skills at the lecture room or gym. Your also have to monitor their individual moods, assign them a job they like, it goes up, if something goes wrong in their lives, favourite football team loses, it goes down and they are useless. You can also cover the fire station in all sorts of furniture, some useful, some purely cosmetic.

The second part of the game is the actual fire fighting and treating injured citizens and transporting them to hospital. Here you take a combination of vehicles to a locations in the city, bins on fire, plane crashes, truck crashes and the like and put out the fire and treat and transport any survivors. Water is obviously the most important resource here, you either need to find a fire hydrant and hook up a supply hose and then the standard hoses to that or bring your own water in the form of a tanker. As you make your way through the campaign newer vehicles will unlock, many carry their own water and even have a remote fire hose on the roof. Eventually you'll just bring these firetrucks, someone's barbecue is on fire? Smash down the fence with your trucks and blast that BBQ across the backyard into the neighbour's kitchen. Fire out, job done.

Paramedics also play an important role in the game. Accidents often leave injured strew across the scene and the first job is to assign a paramedic to triage each and treat them in order of most injured to least and transport them to the hospital. Once a patient gets to the purple state you lose money from your mission score so be sure to look after the most injured first. Do they die if you leave them too long? I don't know, it never seemed to happen. I once thought I had finished a mission but it said there was one more patient, turned out I'd parked an Ambulance on top of him. He was fine, probably sued the crap out of the city though. If things get too hectic you can also hire extra ambulances, doctors and firetrucks at a cost, but you'll never run out of cash.

There are a few issues though. Pathing is poor and clicking, selecting and giving orders is inexact at best. Often trying to assign the second paramedic to a stretcher is an exercise in frustration as they either can't work out how to get there or the stretcher has clipped into something else. Also why on earth can't firefighters carry stretchers? I understand they are not trained in advanced medicine, but any clown can carry the other end. It would give them something to do after the fire is out. There are also no female fire fighters or paramedics. Some mission take place indoors and here the performance can take quite a hit, chugging along for no real reason.

The campaign is not particularly long, 5-6 hours at most, though there is a free-play mode where you only have to fight fires, no base management. I played though the campaign in one sitting but I can't recommend paying full price. On special or from a bundle and it's good fun for a few hours.

6/10
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41 of 49 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
I enjoy the game, worth the cost to me. Spend more than that on 12 pk. and it doesn't last as long. It's not gonna win game of the year or anything but it makes for a fun time killer. I play 30+ mins. and either play something else or get back to that dreaded MMO called real life. Only issue I've had is the pathing issues of the fire trucks and firemen but nothing that ruins the game for me. The developers have already talked about addressing these issues a.s.a.p. Over all I'd give it 6/10 (7/10 once the patch) Cheers!
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193 of 302 people (64%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
Where to start.

This is released as a standlone game, even though this should have been a patch for version 1.0.
The same problems are there in this one as it was in 1.0 , infact it is exactly the same game all that appears to have changed is they have added a handful of new maps, even the managment station is exactly the same as before, now how cheap is that?

They did not patch or fix 1.0 so do not expect them too with this one.

This is probably the biggest cheap way of dealing with customers i have seen for awhile but the game can be fun in parts, it will just be ovber in a nights play.
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
I recommend this game because it is different and it has a fun concept. The modeling and graphics are fit the game nicely. There are a few drawbacks though. The controls and (not sure what its called) the going through clicking buttons whatever is hard. It is not very easy to command a unit to do something, this is not good when in an emergency. The map is very limited, which makes the missions feel repetitve. There are also some minor glitches, like firemen getting stuck in firetrucks, ambulance doesn't want to got to the hospital, etc. If you think it looks interesting, buy it, I still find it very fun.

ALSO: Although I do recommend this game, Emergency: Fire Response is better. I highly recommend that game, if you can get your hands on one. (Ask me for details)
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34 of 46 people (74%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
This game has a good 'concept' but failed to deliver via bad user interface and bad game play mechanics. You control a fire station, and as you start to get into the game it looks like it could be a nice 'time management' type strategy simulation. I could see it becoming a game were you had to get you're guys to work as a team to save people.. but as you hit the 2nd or 3rd mission that dream fades and you are left with the reality that you're playing a point and click game for teenagers working on there motor skills with a mouse. Most missions were you have multiple guys responding you quickly find they do everything so fast its easier to just pick one guy and do everything, for example the first thing you learn, connecting the support hose, then connecting an assault hose. If you attempt to use 2 guys to do this they get in each others way tripping over one another like ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, and by the time your first guy has laid out his 'support' hose, your 2nd guy is just tripping his way back to the truck to bust out the 'attack' hose. You quickly start asking yourself, "why did I even tell you to move, your too late". So the game becomes a resource management game, trying to save every drop of water in your truck for that pesky leaf fire in the middle of nothing that is endangering all the roaches in the area, you'd have thought the 1600 gallon tank would be more then enough, but the first one took 85% of your water. you would think there would be more 'don't use this type of extinguisher on this type of fire' going into a game based around fighting fires, but apparently education was last on there mind (unless you feel like reading all the info panels in the menu that tell you the history of fire fighting/rescue). The game died for me when i came to a fire that was down a set of stairs (you know surrounded by concrete, scaring all the ants?) and i told my 'guy' to walk down there with the attack hose and he dumbed around in a few circles then went upstairs, then apparently he ran out of hose, perhaps it was around his neck, cutting off the oxygen to his brain, and couldn't seem to figure out what a Z coordinate was. After that i promptly uninstalled and made its own heading in my steam games as 'crapgames'. it is currently the only resident of that title so far.
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23 of 32 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
7 hours and I've had enough. Too clicky, too tedious.

In short. Get call out. Put out fires. Open broken cars. Send peeps to hospital. Build up station, get promoted and buy new trucks.

It WILL hold interest for awhile simply because of the "what will I get next" and you get to play with some new trucks.

But ahhhhhh!!!!!

Some of the pathing is stupid. Truck hooked up. Traffic stopping access. Guys caught under truck when you connect up. Can't move truck because guys is connected but can't disconnect guy because he's under the truck! One incapped truck.

Out of water? I have to bring fireys #1 and #2 back to the truck from the seat of the fire, disconnect their hoses before firey #3 can disconnect main hose. Why can't we just drop the damn main connector from truck!!

And what? ONE fire extinguiser per truck? Really?

Ambos? Attend to patient with ambo #1 while ambo #2 get's stretcher. Ambo #1 has to go back to the ambulance to put the first aid kit away before he can help with the stretcher!! Unless ofc, you have a firey doing nothing while he waits for the truck to come back with more water. Except, he's holding the damn hose isn't he!?!?

I found at least 1 faulty mission. Objective: Extricate victim. So I sent heavy rescue and hey, guess what, car is empty. Mission even said victim was thrown clear!!!

Also no idea if fire scene has hydrants or not so have to take water tankers everytime anyway!

..oo00oo..

SUMMARY
Most of the game logic is very, very ordinary. Shows a complete lack of bothering to test or even consider the scenarios.

This COULD be interesting if actually doing the missions wasn't so flawed and tedious.

Don't. Just don't.

2/10
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
A decent game, vary easy tho for Emergency vet here. Some vehicles are just OP, eliminating the need for firefighters if no interior fire is involved too. Still i say it`s entertaining, what else is there to ask of a game, huh?
One thing however is it`s buggy as hell, especially that used over and over highway map. Ugh... I suppose it is worth a buy if you into that kink of micromanageing strategy, BUT - after a patch or two.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 22, 2014
As a firefighter myself, i think it is a fun game. Its pretty realistic, however i wish there was more content, say being able to supply an engine from a hydrant like we do in RL. Over all, it is fun, and i expect good things to come.
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yuval120011
32.8 hrs
Posted: October 1
ONE OF THE BEST GAMES I EVER HAD
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PyykkTom79
4.6 hrs
Posted: September 21
the game lost my saves (n)
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colytb
11.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
I like this game
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SnoggyTheBear
15.5 hrs
Posted: August 18
Product received for free
To start this review off I never actually purchased this off of steam. I got it from a rewards site (basically fill out surveys and do tasks for rewards) thius prarticular site was a steam rewards site. After I got this game I was hyped to play it I was always the guy who liked these emergency games and I mean I got it for free so it wasn't a waste. I played it and I actually really liked it at first I liked the idea of controlling and managing a firestation picking which vehicles you want to use in that case of emergency. Then I got later into the game and I started getting frusteraded for one thing there is so much bugs. For example firemen getting stuck in corners or vehicles getting stuck it was really annoying. One particular annoying bug is if you choose a firefighter for example and click where you want them to go and they literally no joke go all the way through the map and back to get there, even if there was a pathway to that exact spot.

Overall fun game bugs aren't that bad just a little bit annoying. If you want something even bigger I personally reccomend Emergency 2016.

I give this a solid 7/10.
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KennysBoat
290.4 hrs
Posted: August 6
this game is good but the runing or opening says i cant play it so its broken its a fun game tho
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Sinner_D
5.1 hrs
Posted: August 1
This game is sorely incomplete, still riddled with bugs, flaws, incomplete content(and/or limited selection of such). The base campaign is really lacking in any sort of challenge, its basically a 2 generations old version of The Sims all decked out in firefighter. While the missions are interesting, fun, but basic and usually short and repetitive, I found that portion of the game play rather unique, I still cant help feel as if I made a poor choice buying this game.

Additionally it appears as if the devs have either written this game off as a wash(not likely considering they're pumping out their sequel which looks quite the same) or actually feel this is a complete title(really hope not) It is quite clear this game is not going anywhere fast given the last news on this title is only 6 months into development, and just over 2 years old, I am going to sit on this title and hope they are updating and just not posting, but thats unlikely as it turns out the sequel to this game is already on the shelves.

I'm quite disappointed with the devs lack of follow through on this title, and are really hopeful the sequel is having much more work and development put into it, but as is I cant recommend at full price, just based on principle even at $0.01 I'd not recommend, however with that said, I do like the game, just wish it had more to it.

Pros:
* Unique game play within missions
* nice detail work on vehicles

Cons:
* Incomplete
* Bugs: including one game ending
* Poorly designed city scapes seriously lacking in both depth and detail
* annoying as hell "pathfinding" or lack there of
* Bad behavior on Devs part (i.e. I really hate seeing sequels to abandoned games, especially when sequels look remarkably alike the last).

Again, I hope I'm wrong about this one, cause this game did have great possibility, Really hope the sequel is much better off.
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Lambo3847
5.2 hrs
Posted: July 20
This a very fun if u r into the rescue type of stuff
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kyleverhelst
8.2 hrs
Posted: June 1
love it
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Wizzo
5.0 hrs
Posted: May 22
Volunteer Firefighter here, Ok game campain but the free play is buggy and unplayable for long durations (Chacters can get suck in spots or with gear, Had a paramedic and a Firefighter stuck together carrying a body that teleported back to his pre pickup spot leaving the medic carrying the backboard and the firefighter unable to do anything) . No a good real life representation in the slightest. Alright for a little play around. 4/10
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