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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(124 episodes)

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Trivia

During its 8 year run, Julie London, Bobby Troup, Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe, are the only actors to appear in every episode. See more »

Goofs

There are a number of stock footage continuity errors. The major one is the differences in Squad 51, which was always a Dodge pickup, but several model years were used on the show. Most of the street scene footage that shows the Squad traveling was shot in Season 1, so an older model usually appears that doesn't always match the Squad that leaves the station or arrives at the scene. Another continuity issue is repetitive use of the same response footage episode to episode, so the same cars are always stopped at the same spot at a particular intersection. Similarly, when the squad only departs from a station in a later episode, the older Crown Fire Coach is shown remaining in the station rather than the current Ward LaFrance. See more »

Quotes

Paramedic Roy DeSoto: What'd you say that I said that you said?
Fireman Chet Kelly: That your partner here is a nut.
Paramedic John Gage: Aha! aha, aha.
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: What about it?
Paramedic John Gage: You admit it?
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: That you're some kind of nut? Yeah, I said it, so what? You're a nut, but you're a friendly kind of nut.
Paramedic John Gage: Oh, that's a heck of a thing to say about someone you work every shift with!
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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 Pretender: Under the Reds (1997) 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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