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 / ... (129 episodes, 1972-1979)
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 Paramedic Roy DeSoto / ... (129 episodes, 1972-1979)
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 Dixie McCall, R.N. (126 episodes, 1972-1978)
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 Joe Early, M.D., F.A.C.S. / ... (126 episodes, 1972-1978)
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 Kelly Brackett, M.D., F.A.C.S. / ... (125 episodes, 1972-1978)
Marco López ...
 Fireman Marco Lopez / ... (123 episodes, 1972-1978)
Mike Stoker ...
 Fireman Mike Stoker / ... (123 episodes, 1972-1978)
Tim Donnelly ...
 Fireman Chet Kelly / ... (122 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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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 LA-Lawyer

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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 »

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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 »

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Dr. Kelly Brackett: Get outta here, you hosejockey!
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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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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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