The fire station's dalmation is named Mantooth
Main title theme is "Keep Hope Alive" by The Crystal Method
"Third Watch" is an action-packed drama about the brave and dedicated people who serve as police, paramedics and firefighters on the "third watch," (the shift from 3-11 p.m.). It is an ensemble drama, set in New York City.
Kim Zambrano and Bobby Caffey are paramedic team 55-2. Young and tough, they work well together and are both devoted to the people they help. Their counterpart is the battle weary Monte "Doc" Parker, who must show the new guy, Carlos Nieto (Ruivivar), the ropes, from dealing with the daily tragedies of the job to going beyond the call of duty to help people in the community. Kim's ex-husband is firefighter Jimmy Doherty whose tenacity is contrasted by his reckless personal life. From blazing buildings and car accidents to crime scenes and domestic emergencies, these unsung heroes are often first on the scene.
Meanwhile, just across the street, the police of the 55th Precinct show up for their daily tours of duty. Maurice "Bosco" Boscorelli's glory-hungry "supercop" mentality annoys his long-suffering partner Faith Yokas, a married mother of two. Bosco's flashy law enforcement style doesn't go over well with the streetwise veteran cop John "Sully" Sullivan, who wrestles with the assignment of his green, by-the-book partner, Ty Davis, the son of his former partner who was killed in the line of duty.
This tight knit group of cops and emergency personnel know each other well, sometimes too well, as they work side-by-side in harsh, urban conditions.