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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When producer Jack Webb approached Robert Fuller, for his first choice, to play Dr. Kelly Brackett, he turned it down, but Webb strongly insisted Fuller play the role. See more »

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On several episodes, a Ford ambulance arrives at the scene, yet when it pulls up to Rampart, the ambulance is a Chevy. See more »

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[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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16 March 2003 | by (Houston TEXAS) – See all my reviews

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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