When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protects a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony of Earth.
Edward James Olmos,
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 relatively 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
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During his recurring role on Emergency! (1972), 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 »
When Dr. Brackett is operating on a man's chest with an injury caused by a lawn mower, you can clearly see an "animal respirator" being used. See more »
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?
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.
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 »
One of my best-remembered shows as a kid. What set this show apart from its predecessors was in drawing respect from the audience for the firefighters it portrays; for the first time the paramedics, doctors and firefighters didn't arrive to wave a magic wand putting the fire out and saving the patient. The range of (at the time) operating medical and CB radio procedures and terminology, the open identification with real-time Los Angeles and the range of rescue situations faced by Station 51 and their paramedics showed how thorough Jack Webb's research and commitment to authenticity was, pushing the benefits of the paramedic program in the face of a skeptical California state government; as a concerned West Coast citizen with an eye on the Big One he probably knew this was an important step forward in public health that would save many, many lives when that day inevitably arrived. Rescue 911, ER, Law & Order, Third Watch, Cops; the entire medical and police reality television genre can trace their origins to Emergency! and once a compatible DVD box set for Australian players arrives I'll have it to reminisce with too.
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