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In a Heartbeat
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Created by
  • Jon Felson
  • Steve Reiss
  • Patricia Green
  • Shawn Ashmore
  • Reagan Pasternak
  • Danso Gordon
  • Christopher Ralph
  • Lauren Collins
  • Jackie Rosenbaum
Theme music composer Blaise Pascal
Opening theme "In a Hearbeat"
performed by Blaise Pascal
Country of origin
  • Canada
  • United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 20
Executive producer(s)
  • Keith Pierce
  • Richard Pierce
Producer(s) Kevin Lafferty
Camera setup Film; Single-camera
Production company(s) AAC Kids
  • Alliance Atlantis
  • Buena Vista Television
Original network Family Channel
Disney Channel
Original release August 26, 2000 (2000-08-26) – March 25, 2001 (2001-03-25)

In a Heartbeat is a Canadian-American television series inspired by real life EMT squads whose staff consists of high school students in Darien, Connecticut. The series follows the lives of several teenagers who volunteer as part-time EMTs while going to school and trying to maintain their lives as normal teenagers. In Canada, the series was aired on Family Channel while in the United States it was aired on the Disney Channel. The series is fact-based, as there are teenage volunteer EMTs in service all across the United States.


The EMT squad is made up of Hank Beecham (Danso Gordon) who manages playing football with the high school team as well as being the EMT-Intermediate of the group; Val Lanier (Reagan Pasternak) who is noted for being an excellent student and cheerleader; Tyler Connell (Shawn Ashmore), a football player and Hank's best friend; and Jamie Waite (Christopher Ralph), the newest member of the squad initially there not by his own choice but as a result of a new program to help troubled teens get their life together by becoming EMTs.

Other characters in the series are Brooke Lanier (Lauren Collins), Val's twelve-year-old sister who volunteers with the squad after school and whose main job consists of managing the paperwork; and Caitie Roth (Jackie Rosenbaum), Val's best friend who is known for her dark clothes and purple-streaked hair.


  • Danso Gordon as Hank Beecham
  • Reagan Pasternak as Val Lanier
  • Shawn Ashmore as Tyler Connell
  • Christopher Ralph as Jamie Waite
  • Lauren Collins as Brooke Lanier
  • Jackie Rosenbaum as Caitie Roth


No. Title  Directed by  Original air date  Prod.
1 "Assume Nothing"
Shawn Levy August 26, 2000 (2000-08-26) 1-22
2 "Things That Go Bump in the Night" Carl A. Goldstein September 2, 2000 (2000-09-02) 1-02
3 "The Adventures of Super Val" Stacey Stewart Curtis September 9, 2000 (2000-09-09) 1-01
4 "Changing Times" Stacey Stewart Curtis September 16, 2000 (2000-09-16) 1-03
5 "Cinderella Syndrome" Stacey Stewart Curtis September 23, 2000 (2000-09-23) 1-05
6 "Go Team" TBA September 30, 2000 (2000-09-30) 1-04
7 "And The Winner Is" TBA October 7, 2000 (2000-10-07) 1-06
8 "A Night to Remember" TBA October 14, 2000 (2000-10-14) 1-07
9 "New Kid in Town" TBA November 3, 2000 (2000-11-03) 1-08
10 "You Say It's Your Birthday" TBA November 17, 2000 (2000-11-17) 1-09
11 "Four EMT's and a Kid" TBA December 8, 2000 (2000-12-08) 1-10
12 "Friends Don't Let Friends..." TBA December 15, 2000 (2000-12-15) 1-12
13 "Power to the Pathetic" TBA February 4, 2001 (2001-02-04) 1-11
14 "Race of a Lifetime" TBA February 11, 2001 (2001-02-11) 1-13
15 "Star Struck" TBA February 18, 2001 (2001-02-18) 1-14
16 "Hero" TBA February 25, 2001 (2001-02-25) 1-15
17 "The Boy's No Good" TBA March 4, 2001 (2001-03-04) 1-16
18 "Be True to Your School" TBA March 11, 2001 (2001-03-11) 1-17
19 "Read My Lips" TBA March 18, 2001 (2001-03-18) 1-18
20 "Time's Up" TBA March 25, 2001 (2001-03-25) 1-19
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