Hearst Media Production Group will launch the fourth season of “Hearts of Heroes” over the Fourth of July weekend. The series is sponsored by Belfor Property Restoration.
The award-winning program showcases the work of first responders in the aftermath of man-made and natural disasters. The program airs on ABC stations as part of "Weekend Adventure," an educational/informational programming block airing Saturday mornings in most local markets.
“Hearts of Heroes” is hosted by Ginger Zee, chief meteorologist for "Good Morning America" and ABC News. Belfor CEO Sheldon Yellen serves as the show's expert on safety, disaster recovery and other topics.
"It's an honor and privilege to be able to help shine the spotlight on heroic first responders who give their all 24/7/365 for the safety of our communities," said Yellen said. "We are proud to share incredible stories with our viewers in hopes of inspiring them too, to become heroes."
In its initial three seasons the show has featured 139 first-responder organizations and earned 17 Telly Awards, a Parent's Choice Award and a Daytime Emmy nomination. Hearts of Heroes captures the stories of individuals — survivors as well as first-responders and rescuers including police officers, firefighters, EMT professionals and military members — who have crossed paths with perilous natural and man-made conditions.
"Thanks to the loyal support of Belfor and powerful stories delivered weekly by the production team and the show's heroic guests, ‘Hearts of Heroes’ gives audiences an engaging and productive lens into disaster and weather preparedness," said Bryan Curb, HMPG executive vice president and general manager for education and information.