Roy convinces John to join the paramedic program. They must deal with the opposition from both medical and civil authorities, including one of their staunchest opponents: Dr. Brackett. Eventually seeing the advantages of the program, his testimony proves the key to getting paramedic legislation passed. The paramedics assist the victims of a car accident (including Dixie, who is injured at the scene) and rescue workers from a tunnel cave-in. Written by
Did You Know?
The dispatch controller who calls in the alarms to the Station 51 intercom was played by Sam Lanier. Lanier was not an actor, but was actually a real-life emergency dispatcher. Jack Webb wanted a real dispatcher's voice to lend authenticity to the role, and show the professionalism of the actual LA dispatchers. See more
When Gage was called to the electrocution on Squad 10, one SCU tone was sounded. Since Truck 127 was also summoned from another station, there should have been another SCU tone. See more
Paramedic John Gage
[Gage learns that the man he rescued had worsened beyond hope in transit to the hospital because his team was not able to medically stabilize him first
Rescue, Hell! All we rescued was a corpse.
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