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 / ... (124 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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Trivia

The portable radio phone that the paramedic team uses to communicate with Rampart Hospital in the field is a Biophone 3502 radio. See more »

Goofs

During his recurring role, the character Officer Vince (played by Vince Howard) rotated from being a member of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: Campus Terror (1978) See more »

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Great show; still holds my interest
13 September 2002 | by (Elk Grove, CA. (near Sacramento)) – See all my reviews

I loved this show as a kid; it made me want to become a paramedic (which I did actually). I remember tuning in every Saturday night on NBC to watch it, rerun or not. I wish they'd release it on DVD and/or at least put it back on TV Land. I am kind of surprised that some creative TV guy hasn't tried to revisit this program, with the current hero-interest in firefighters these days; that'd be great.


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