The missions of a rescue squad of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.




2   1   Unknown  
1960   1959   1958  




Series cast summary:
Jim Davis ...  Wes Cameron 74 episodes, 1958-1960
Lang Jeffries ...  Skip Johnson 74 episodes, 1958-1960
Nancy Rennick Nancy Rennick ...  Patty Johnson 24 episodes, 1958-1960
Mary K. Cleary Mary K. Cleary ...  Susan Johnson 24 episodes, 1958-1960


The experiences of two rescue specialists with the L.A. County Fire Department, whose job is to rescue people from dangerous, life-threatening situations (car accidents, cave-ins, stranded hikers, capsized boaters, etc.). This show predates the better known Emergency! (1972) by almost 15 years. Written by

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In an episode of Gunsmoke, Jim Davis had the same name has he did in this show, Wes Cameron. See more »

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Jim Davis Rules!!!!
13 January 2006 | by LomzaLadySee all my reviews

I can't really remember the details of the show, since I was just a little girl (sirens wailing; people being lowered down mountain cliffs on stretchers), but I do remember watching it faithfully. I believe that shows like Rescue 8 and Emergency! were instrumental in building public interest for the emergency rescue systems we now take for granted, but which were new at the time these programs aired.

My fondest memory of the show is the wonderful Jim Davis. I well recall his dry, drawling, understated, but pleasant speaking voice, and his authoritative and easy way of moving around as he rescued those in trouble. He was the kind of actor who made you feel safe as you watched him. He was, and remains, my idea of a man.

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Release Date:

23 September 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brigada 8 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs


(73 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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