Dr. Brackett becomes patient as Dr. Early is diagnosed with a heart condition and undergoes a bypass, after fixing Station 51's truck. Dixie becomes more concerned about Early's operation, after Roy ...
A sick lady with a monkey provides the key to a mysterious, highly contagious, and deadly virus that strikes both Dr. Brackett and John Gage. Meanwhile, the firemen rescue a boy from a treehouse and ...
Johnny is the victim of a hit and run driver, while in the hospital, he flirts with his physical therapist, whom Dixie hires, when Johnny really has a nurse, who is "out to get him". The station gets...
When a little girl is knocked down it is discovered that there are only three donors of the right blood type to help with a life-saving operation. One is a murderer awaiting execution, one ... See full summary »
The creme of Jack Webb action series ran 6 seasons from 1972-1979, inspired by CA legislation signed by Gov. Ronald Reagan on July 14, 1970. The new law paved the way for creation of paramedic programs all over California. This series showcases the Los Angeles model and also the emerging specialty of Emergency Hospital Medicine. In Los Angeles, firefighters train to certify as FF-PM, employed through the L.A. County Fire Department. The new Station 51 has one full-size Engine and a smaller Squad which carries state of the art equipment used by the FF-PMs. This includes a mobile radio and portable EKG machine which allow them contact and transmit information from the field to ER specialists at hospitals like Rampart General. There are spectacular rescues and more mundane runs; prompt treatment in the field by FF-PMs keeps most patients alive long enough to reach a hospital. At Rampart, teams of skilled professionals provide appropriate medical care to the patients transported by Squad ... Written by
At the conclusion of the series, Randolph Mantooth was offered a position as a Firefighter with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. He turned it down, but only after much reflection. See more »
Because the exterior shots of the station were from an active working LAFD station(127), Truck-127 was parked off to the side of the station during filming, and during several of the response clips you can see parts of the actual truck to the right of the building. See more »
My formative years occurred during the span of Emergency. It was a great show and an inspiration in many ways. I feel bad for my 3 boys that they will not now the innocent quality product that I viewed as a kid. Action, accidents but never pointless gore and suffering. I'd love to know how many of today's firefighters became firefighters after watching Emergency as a kid. Same goes for how many kids became cops after watching Adam-12.
Hopefully, Nick at Night or TVLand will keep these great shows around forever.
P.S. Ringers lactate and D5W - fluids given to help stabilize the body when in shock.
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