The experiences of two rescue specialists with the L.A. County Fire Department, whose job is to rescue people from dangerous, life-threatening situations (car accidents, cave-ins, stranded ... See full summary »
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 Wes Cameron (74 episodes, 1958-1960)
Lang Jeffries ...
 Skip Johnson (74 episodes, 1958-1960)
Nancy Rennick ...
 Patty Johnson (24 episodes, 1958-1960)
Mary K. Cleary ...
 Susan Johnson (24 episodes, 1958-1960)
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The experiences of two rescue specialists with the L.A. County Fire Department, whose job is to rescue people from dangerous, life-threatening situations (car accidents, cave-ins, stranded hikers, capsized boaters, etc.). This show predates the better known Emergency! (1972) by almost 15 years. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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23 September 1958 (USA)  »

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Brigada 8  »

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(73 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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In an episode of Gunsmoke (Railroad, 1968), Jim Davis had the same name has he did in this show, Wes Cameron. See more »

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My favorite show
30 March 2004 | by (Selden, NY) – See all my reviews

I guess this show was a major factor in my becoming a vol. firefighter & EMT-CC.

It was the only show that I would get upset about if I missed it.

I even remember part of the introduction: "Rescue 8, one of the 27 such teams attached to the LA County Fire Department".

Many people familiar with Emergency! don't believe this actually was it's predecessor. I still contend Rescue 8 was much more realistic than any Rescue 8 or Squad 51 shows.

I sure do miss it. :(

I've been searching the internet, albeit in vain, for actual videos from the show. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd sure appreciate it.


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