The new LACFD paramedics struggle to prove themselves to a doubtful Dr. Brackett as a pending state bill authorizing their field duties comes to a vote.

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State Assemblyman Michael Wolski
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After Roy DeSoto encouraged Johnny Gage to join the paramedic program, their first mission was to face their staunchest opponent, Chief of Emergency Services, Dr. Kelly Brackett, to support paramedic legislation that means getting help to where it is needed most. While running two separate calls with Gage and DeSoto, their mentor and friend, Head Nurse Dixie McCall, is injured and knocked unconscious. Written by Gary Richard Collins II (brothergaryii@gmail.com)

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Martin Milner (Officer Pete Malloy) and Kent McCord (Officer Jim Reed), from another Jack Webb series, "Adam-12", occasionally showed up in cameos at Rampart Hospital. After appearing in the "Emergency" series premiere, they later appeared in another first-season "Emergency" episode. However, this second appearance is in an installment of their own TV show "Adam-12", which the Station 51 crew watch on the firehouse TV. After being established as "real" people, no explanation is given for their subsequent appearance in a dramatic TV show. See more »

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In the intro, four SCU tones are sounded for the factory fire. Since 7 units are summoned to the fire, with 5 of them being in Station 10, there should only be a maximum of 3 stations responding to the fire, and therefore 3 SCU tones. See more »

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[Brackett is addressing a legislative committee to promote support of the bill to allow paramedics to operate]
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.: Gentleman, you are all in danger. If an earthquake or a bomb should hit this room right now, I might be the only doctor available to all of you. Oh sure, independently owned ambulances with attendants would be here in a few minutes, and rescue units from the fire department. But all they could do is carry you off to where another doctor is waiting. I wonder if you could all last that ...
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Followed by Emergency!: Survival on Charter #220 (1978) See more »

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Never a moments rest for Squad 51!
10 December 1999 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

Along the same lines as the Dragnet and Adam 12 format this 70's action series dealt with the adventures of a Los Angeles Fire Department/Paramedic crew. Each week they were fighting fires, rescuing various boneheads who had gotten themselves entrapped in everything from wells to car wrecks etc. I often wondered if any real life paramedic/firefighter had this much action each and everyday they would probably just throw up their hands and say "I never get a moments rest in this job" The show now starting to show a little datedness the episodes are never dull.


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