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?
Early on, Dixie McCall is established as a former military nurse who had served in the Korean War. Later, when she is injured during a rescue, Johnny tells Rampart her age is "approximately 30". The Korean War lasted from 1950 to 1953, which means Dixie would've only been between 9 and 12 years old at the time of the war, far too young for military service, let alone as a nurse. Her correct age should've been closer to Julie London's actual age of 45 at the time this episode aired. 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 ...
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