Emergency! (1972–1979)
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Capt. Stanley is in a foul mood and thinks he has arthritis, it takes Roy to talk to Dr. Brackett for information on his captain's arthritis. Roy and John help a man whose fingers are ... See full summary »


Dennis Donnelly


Harold Jack Bloom (created by), Robert A. Cinader (created by) (as R.A. Cinader) | 1 more credit »


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Episode credited cast:
Robert Fuller ... Dr. Kelly Brackett
Julie London ... Dixie McCall, R.N.
Bobby Troup ... Dr. Joe Early
Randolph Mantooth ... Paramedic John Gage
Kevin Tighe ... Paramedic Roy DeSoto
Michael Norell Michael Norell ... Captain Hank Stanley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abraham Alvarez Abraham Alvarez ... C-shift Foreman
William Boyett ... Chief McConnike, Battalion 14
George Brenlin George Brenlin ... Mort
William Bryant ... Captain, Engine #68
Tim Donnelly ... Fireman Chet Kelly
Bette Ford ... Juen Edwards
Henry Henry ... Henry - Station Mascot
Vince Howard Vince Howard ... Police Officer Vince, LASD
Sam Lanier Sam Lanier ... Radio Dispatcher (voice)


Capt. Stanley is in a foul mood and thinks he has arthritis, it takes Roy to talk to Dr. Brackett for information on his captain's arthritis. Roy and John help a man whose fingers are caught in a garage door opener, then a woman who passes out from inhaling contents from an aerosol can and has an auto accident. Dixie, Drs. Brackett and Early treat a woman, who underwent botched plastic surgery. John tests a new type of rope, which fails, and assist victims of a two-alarm fire at an oil refinery. Written by Gary Richard Collins II (brothergaryii@gmail.com)

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16 April 1977 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Station 51 Arrived At The Refinery, Some Of The Markings On The Pipes And Tanks Look Just Like The Confederate Battle Flag. See more »


The uniform for "officer" Vince is completely wrong for a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff circa 1977. The dark blue he wore is used by the LAPD while deputies used a tan shirt with green pants. See more »

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Everything That Made This Show Great
21 January 2013 | by hoogooSee all my reviews

Like many reviewers,, this program was a childhood staple. I anxiously awaited Saturday night when I could stay up a little later to watch Roy, John, Chet, The Cap, Lopez, and the staff at Rampart General help the hapless citizens of LA County.

As a 4 old, I couldn't wait to hear that beeping sequence of alarms that would send the trucks rolling. Watching this show for the first time in over three decades, that excitement came right back. I still remember the big set piece from this episode from when I saw it new in 1977. Seeing it again, it's still an impressively filmed and rather lengthy display of tense action when a refinery fire requires an incredible deployment of manpower and machines, along with a clever rope rescue sequence by Gage and DeSoto.

There's also a good sub-plot involving the lovably gruff captain, who is reluctant to visit a doctor regarding a nagging pain that he thinks is arthritis.

Throw in yet another sub-plot involving rogue plastic surgery, and I realize now as an adult how many serious topics this show worked into an hour's entertainment.

Reading reviews of health care professionals who testify to the realism presented, along with others who credit this show with introducing most of the country to what amounts to revolutionary change in the field of fire fighting and emergency response happening in larger cities at the time, has only given me greater appreciation for this show.

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