The missions of a rescue squad of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
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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
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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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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

Runtime:

(73 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In an episode of Gunsmoke (Railroad, 1968), Jim Davis had the same name has he did in this show, Wes Cameron. See more »

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First of its Kind
13 November 2004 | by rkmarsSee all my reviews

I was a rabid fan of Rescue 8 when I was, oh, 4 or so. I can only imagine, today, what the show must actually have been like. But to a small kid, it was just thrilling, and the two stars were my heroes. These guys worked in a fire department, but they weren't firemen; they were rescue experts, specialists who were constantly plucking hapless souls off 1,000-foot cliffs after whipping up impossibly-complex safety and climbing harnesses out of spit and rope.

Insofar as I can tell, this was almost the very first of what eventually became a staple feature of American TV: the rescue drama centered around police, fire, or medical personnel. Now, in 2004, we see such shows as ER (a show that jumped the shark a long time ago, yet still plugs on) and Third Watch containing elements first seen in 30-minute bites on Rescue 8 back in 1958.


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