6 Shows Like High Heat You Must See

‘High Heat‘ (known as ‘Donde Hubo Fuego’ in Spanish) is a Spanish-language Mexican thriller series. Created by José Ignacio Valenzuela (‘Who Killed Sara?‘), the series follows Alfonso “Poncho “Quiroga, a young man searching for the truth about his brother’s murder. Poncho is sent to Mexico City by his quest and starts working as a firefighter.

This captivating series follows the lives and adventures of Mexican firefighters. There are also murder mysteries, secret motivations, betrayals, and a mystery. People who loved the show will be looking for more. We have compiled a list with similar shows that we think you’ll enjoy. You can watch most of these shows like ‘High Heat’ on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu!

6. SkyMed (2022-).

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‘SkyMed‘ is a Canadian medical drama series created by Julie Puckrin. It follows the daily lives of pilots and nurses who work for remote air ambulance services in Manitoba. The group must overcome many obstacles and challenges as they race against the clock to save lives. Although the engaging drama does not center on firefighters like ‘High Heat,’ the series attempts to subvert the depiction of paramedical and emergency response service similar to the latter show. Hence, ‘High Heat’ viewers will enjoy watching ‘SkyMed.’

5. Tacoma FD (2019–)


Created by Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, ‘Tacoma FD’ is a comedy series about the titular fire department. The story follows the firefighters at a firehouse in Tacoma, Washington, who face interesting and whacky challenges in one of America’s wettest cities. The series is a comedy that shows the absurdity of firefighting. Therefore, viewers looking for something light-hearted compared to the self-serious tone of ‘High Heat’ will relish the series’ fun-filled take on firefighting.

4. Station 19 (2018–)


‘Station 19’ is an action-drama series created by Stacy McKee. It is a spin-off of the popular medical drama series ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ created by Shonda Rhimes. The series centers on firefighters at the Seattle Fire Department, who have to balance their personal life with their professional lives. Just like ‘High Heat,’ it explores the ins and outs of a fire department, its hierarchy, culture, and the challenges it faces, albeit against the backdrop of the American city of Seattle. The series is also packed with action, providing viewers some heart-racing moments.

3. 9-1-1 (2018–)


‘9-1-1‘ is a procedural television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear. It follows Athena Grant-Nash and Robert “Bobby” Nash, who lead a capable team of police officers, paramedics, firefighters, and dispatchers working in the Los Angeles first responder service. While the series shines a light on firefighters like ‘High Heat,’ it features an ethnically, culturally, and emotionally diverse cast of characters giving viewers a comprehensive look at the challenges faced by first responders. Moreover, it includes interesting story arcs that develop the main characters in exciting ways, making ‘9-1-1’ worth your time.

2. Third Watch (1999–2005)


‘Third Watch’ is one of the best attempts at capturing the lives of all three branches of New York City’s emergency services. John Wells, Edward Allen Bernero and Edward Allen Bernero have created an action-drama series about the remarkable people who work at New York City Police Department (NYPD), New York City Emergency Medical Services(EMS), and New York City Fire Department. The series balances professional and personal conflicts well, and includes storylines that weave together to form a coherent story arc. Therefore, it is similar to ‘High Heat’ but offers viewers a unique flavor due to its incorporation of real-world events and the New York setting.

1. Chicago Fire (2012–)


Created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, ‘Chicago Fire‘ is a drama series about the professional and personal lives of firefighters, rescue personnel, and paramedics of the Chicago Fire Department’s Firehouse 51. The series is imaginative in its approach to showcasing firefighting and features some enthralling action sequences just like ‘High Heat.’ Moreover, the heart of the story remains the emotional conflicts between the characters, and their personal conflicts form the crux of the story. The series creates an expansive world that has transformed into the ‘Chicago’ franchise of television shows. Therefore, ‘Chicago Fire’ is our top pick for this list!

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