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


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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Release Date:

23 September 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brigada 8 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


(73 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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Rescue 8, TV Air Date, Title, Plot Summary, Episodes 61 TO 73
7 June 2007 | by softballfan26See all my reviews

61. 2/17/1960: The Square Triangle..A man falls during a fight over his fiancée and is precariously suspended on a rotted pier. Wes: Jim Davis. Newcomb: Les Tremayne. Vince: William Kendis. Lucy: Marian Wright

62.2/24/1960: Ti-Ling... A Chinese girl is buried under rubble after an explosion in her father's restaurant. Wes: Jim Davis. Jimmy: James Hong. Skip: Lang Jeffries. Kim: Judy Dan.

63. 3/3/1960: Lifeline... Wes and Skip race through a storm to repair a lighthouse and rescue its keeper. Evan: Tom Middleton. Wes: Jim Davis. Skip: Lang Jeffries. Cappy: Charles Irwin.

64. 3/10/1960: High Lonely... A watchman is left dangling at the top of an airplane-warning tower. Wes: Jim Davis. Ernie: Johnny Seven. Dan: Syd Saylor.

65. 3/17/1960: Comeback... A retired actor is trapped on the tottering top floor of his mansion. Woodward: Robert Warwick. Wes: Jim Davis. Skip: Lang Jeffries.

66.3/24/1960: Quicksand... While fleeing gunmen, a man (Dabbs Greer) is buried in a landslide. Wes: Jim Davis. Skip: Lang Jeffries.

67.3/31/1960: Breakdown...Emotionally disturbed Danny Tilford (Robert Redford) causes his garage to collapse---on himself. Wes: Jim Davis. Skip: Lang Jeffries. Mrs. Tilford: Sara Selby.

68. 4/7/1960: School for Violence... A high-school principal is attacked by a gang of young hoodlums. Wes: Jim Davis. Justin: Bill Erwin. Jess: George Brenlin.

69. 4/14/1960: The Devil's Cavern... A man falls into a cavern---and the only available help is his dog. Wes: Jim Davis. Skip: Lang Jeffries. Woodruff: William Fawcett.

70. 4/21/1960: 13 Stories... Up Workers are trapped between floors in an elevator in a burning building. Wes: Jim Davis. Norris: Walter Coy. Skip: Lang Jeffries

71. 4/28/1960: Deep Danger,Running from a burglar,a woman falls into an old well left by an oil-drilling team.Wes: Jim Davis.Helen: Constance Dane. Skip: Lang Jeffries. Mike: William Phipps. Reed: Leo Needham.

72. 5/5/1960: I Don't Remember... A cornered robber falls from a catwalk and is left dangling 50 feet above the ground. Wes: Jim Davis. Hal: Don Devlin. Skip: Lang Jeffries. Hawkins: Dick Ryan.

73. 5/12/1960: Second Team... Skip (Lang Jeffries) rebels when a new man replaces Wes as his chief. Wes: Jim Davis. Leeds: Robert Karnes. Foreman: Len Hendry.

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