Emergency! (1972–1979)

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The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

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 Paramedic John Gage / ... (131 episodes, 1972-1979)
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 Paramedic Roy DeSoto / ... (131 episodes, 1972-1979)
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 Dixie McCall, R.N. (129 episodes, 1972-1978)
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 Joe Early, M.D., F.A.C.S. / ... (129 episodes, 1972-1978)
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 Kelly Brackett, M.D., F.A.C.S. / ... (128 episodes, 1972-1978)
Marco López ...
 Fireman Marco Lopez / ... (125 episodes, 1972-1978)
Mike Stoker ...
 Fireman Mike Stoker / ... (124 episodes, 1972-1978)
Tim Donnelly ...
 Fireman Chet Kelly / ... (123 episodes, 1972-1978)
Michael Norell ...
 Captain Hank Stanley / ... (110 episodes, 1972-1978)
Ron Pinkard ...
 Dr. Morton / ... (70 episodes, 1972-1978)
Harold 'Hal' Frizzell ...
 Ambulance Attendant / ... (70 episodes, 1972-1978)
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This series features the adventures of the paramedics of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, John Gage and Roy Desoto. Together, they respond to emergencies ranging from false alarms to major disasters. As at this time, the Paramedic program, which is designed to keep emergency patients alive long enough to get to medical facilities, is still a recent service, the paramedics must be guided by licensed medical personnel through radio contact on site. This is where the staff of Rampart Hospital come in with Doctors Brackett and Early as well as Head Nurse McCall providing the necessary instructions for the paramedics to do their jobs. In addition to that, we see the work of the medical staff on their own as deal with the medical problems they encounter. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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(124 episodes)

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Trivia

Paramedics Gage and Desoto sometimes crossed paths with Reed and Malloy from Adam-12 (1968), another Jack Webb show, at Rampart Hospital. In Emergency!: Hang-Up (1972), the firefighters are watching Adam-12: Ambush (1971) when they're dispatched to a call. Throughout the rest of the show, the firemen are on the phone to anyone, trying to find out what they missed. See more »

Goofs

There are a number of stock footage continuity errors. The major one is the differences in Squad 51, which was always a Dodge pickup, but several model years were used on the show. Most of the street scene footage that shows the Squad traveling was shot in Season 1, so an older model usually appears that doesn't always match the Squad that leaves the station or arrives at the scene. Another continuity issue is repetitive use of the same response footage episode to episode, so the same cars are always stopped at the same spot at a particular intersection. Similarly, when the squad only departs from a station in a later episode, the older Crown Fire Coach is shown remaining in the station rather than the current Ward LaFrance. See more »

Quotes

[opening credits]
Dispatcher: Squad 51, informant reports toxic chemicals in the tanker, use caution.
Dr. Kelly Brackett: Squad 51, this is Rampart. Can you send us some EKG?
John Gage: Ten-four, we're transmitting EKG. We're sending you a strip. Vitals to follow. Pulse is 160, the victim is in extreme pain, Rampart. V-fib!
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: Patient is in V-fib! Rampart, we have lost the victim's pulse, beginning CPR. We're defibrilatinging victim, Rampart. Rampart, we have defibrilated victim, he has sinus rhythm.
Joe Early: Administer two amps Sodium Bicarb. ...
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"Emergency!" is filmed with the cooperation of: The Board of Supervisors The Fire Department The Department of Health Services of Los Angeles County See more »

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Referenced in The Bionic Woman: The Bionic Dog: Part 2 (1977) See more »

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The best medical/action drama around.
28 August 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Even better than modern medical shows like "ER". We've got 2 sides to this, the hospital staff and doctors, and the paramedics/fire-fighters. Jack Webb produced this series, and like his others, is a great achievement. The acting, stories, directing, and just about everything you can think of is top-notch. A wonderful series, one to be treasured.


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