Emergency! (1972–1979)
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The Wedsworth-Townsend Act 

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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Woman In Trouble
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Man with Ulcer
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Chief Conrad, Battalion 14
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Wilma Jacobs, R.N.
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Committee Chairman
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Ron Pinkard ...
Tom Gray, M.D.
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Storyline

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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15 January 1972 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The fire station seen in the opening credits is actually Station 127 and is located in Carson, California at 2049 223rd Street (off Wilmington, and across from the Arco Refinery). Station 127 was renamed "R.A. Cinader Memorial Fire Station 127" after the death of "Emergency!" producer R. A. Cinader. See more »

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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 »

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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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References The Perils of Pauline (1914) See more »

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Based my life's ambitions on this show
21 August 2003 | by (Missouri, USA) – See all my reviews

Emergency! still looks very authentic, even in today's standards of ER, Third Watch and NYPD Blue. It's truly a shame that TV Land no longer airs the show. Though I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to personally meet Randy Mantooth a few years ago in Chicago during his Project 51 tour. He is a real gentleman and was obviously very comfortable around his fans, both young and old!


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