Emergency!: Season 1, Episode 0

The Wedsworth-Townsend Act (15 Jan. 1972)

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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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Firefighter Roy DeSoto
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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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The fire engine used for most of the series run has an interesting history. It was donated new by the manufacturer, Ward LaFrance, with the condition that the engine be put in active service after the show. Universal turned it over to the LA Country Fire Department (which runs the fire station on Universal's lot). The LA County Fire Department traded the engine to the Yosemite Fire Department for their 1930 vintage engine that went to the LA Country Fire Museum. Yosemite Fire Department still uses the engine to this day. The Yosemite Fire Department had to raise the ceiling of their firehouse by 3 inches to accommodate the new engine. See more »

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When Gage and DeSoto are aiding in the rescue of the miner trapped under the tractor and the tunnel wall collapses, several rocks can be seen floating on the water, obviously made of foam or some similar material. See more »

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Battalion Chief: Gage.
Paramedic John Gage: Yes sir?
Battalion Chief: That special training program. Remember? We were talking about it a couple of days ago?
Paramedic John Gage: Yes sir. The para-something-or-other...
Battalion Chief: Paramedics. The first class just finished last week.
Paramedic John Gage: Good.
Battalion Chief: I'm supposed to encourage all our young rescue personnel to volunteer for the next class.
Paramedic John Gage: Yes sir. Wellll, I guess I'm just too stupid to take advantage of such an opportunity.
Battalion Chief: I know it's work. No raise in pay. But, it just might be worthwhile.
Paramedic John Gage: It might be, if I wanted to be an ambulance ...
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Excellent beginning
10 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is actually a movie length first episode about how the paramedic program got started. It's a landmark episode, since the beginning of paramedics has saved thousands of lives over the years.

In this episode, we meet the doctors and Dixie of Rampart, as well as Johnny Gage and Roy Desoto. This is the only episode we see Roy's wife. Besides them, none of the other characters are the same. In episode two, we get to meet the fellows of Squad 51 (though the chief in the beginning is different).

This series trumps ER and any of those other emergency shows. From what I understand, firemen were on staff to make sure things were done right, and these scenes were taken from actual calls.

Also, in the first few episodes Dixie and Cal are a serious couple, madly in love and talking about marriage. But within just a few episodes, Dixie just becomes "one of the guys."


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