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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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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The original Ward La France Fire Truck of Station 51 can be seen in a short scene in The China Syndrome (1979). See more »

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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 »

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Captain Stanley: Station 51, KMG365.
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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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A more realistic show...
11 November 2000 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Emergency is airing, now, very late at night, on the local TV station. And it's great to see it again. Before Baywatch, this show gave us a much more realistic look at the daily lives of those who respond when we call 911.

Although some of the technology and terminology is outdated now, most of it is surprisingly still in use! The dramatic component..that rescues don't always succeed..is refreshingly real in comparison to Baywatch, where CPR always works and no one dies unless their character has to be killed off. But the humour is there too, just as it is in the locker rooms of firehalls and police stations all over.

A minor comment about Gage's lack of musical abilities prompts him to take up the bagpipes, among other instruments, and the ongoing practical jokes played by Kelly add greatly to the humanity of the show. In fact, I strongly suspect that most of the incidents portrayed on the show actually happened.. Most of them are far too ridiculous to have been invented by some writer!

A great show from days gone by...if only they'd do as well now..


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