Emergency!: Season 7, Episode 7

Greatest Rescues of Emergency! (31 Dec. 1978)

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Now with each newly promoted to Captain with separate commands, Gage and DeSoto reminisce about their adventures of their now concluded partnership.


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Episode credited cast:
Firefighter John Gage, FF / PM, LACoFD
Dr. Joe Early, M.D. / F.A.C.S.
Tim Donnelly ...
Michael Norell ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Man with Back Injury
Art Balinger ...
Chief (archive footage)
Boot ...
Boot - Station Mascot (archive footage)
Mother (archive footage)
Lew Brown ...
Police Officer (archive footage)
William Bryant ...
Captain Engine 110 (archive footage)
Barry Cahill ...
Fire Chief of the Pasadena Fire Department
Harvey Gibbs (archive footage)


Firefighter/Paramedics John Gage and Roy DeSoto are each promoted to the rank of Captain in the Los Angeles County Fire Department. After the ceremony, whereupon the reality that they'll no longer be partners hits them, they reminisce about their six years of working together on Squad 51. In flashbacks, they remember some of the most memorable rescues and milestones in their paramedic careers. Afterwards, they vow to remain close friends even if they aren't going to be working in the same station any longer. Written by TorontoJediMaster

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31 December 1978 (USA)  »

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$800,000 (estimated)

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Robert Cinader's directorial debut. See more »


After the promotion ceremony, when Roy & Johnny begin reminiscing, Johnny mentions having been working at 8's when he first learned of the paramedic program. It was well established in the pilot, The Wedsworth-Townsend Act, that he worked from Station 10. See more »


Follows Emergency!: Survival on Charter #220 (1978) See more »

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Goodbye Boys!
23 December 2001 | by (Trier,Germany) – See all my reviews

This Two-Hour Special was the Last Chapter of the Wonderful Action-Drama Series EMERGENCY! ( 1972-77 ). The Paramedics John Gage and Roy DeSoto are Promoted to be Captains. The Movie brings Great Memories to the Fans Back. Robert Fuller,Julie London,Bobby Troup,Randolph Mantooth,Kevin Tighe, Tim Donnelly,Michael Norell,Marco Lopez,Mike Stoker,Ron Pinkard and All the Guest Stars,Writers and Directors make their Jobs Wonderful.

This Series had a Special Place In My Heart and I Will Never Forget EMERGENCY! I´m A Fan for Life.

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