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
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Did You Know?
From the beginning, Dr. Brackett objects to the Firefighter-Paramedic training course. When he is approached to train some paramedics himself, he suggests that they go to Harbor General instead. Harbor General Hospital (now Harbor-UCLA Medical Center) was used in this series for the establishing shots of Rampart General Hospital. See more
When Dr. Brackett looks at the letter inviting him to Sacramento, the hospital's address is "Carson City, California". Carson is in Los Angeles County, California; Carson City is the capital of Nevada. See more
[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 ...