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NBC (ended 1977)

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Emergency! set the bar for all the edge-of-your-seat thrilling rescue and recovery shows that followed. Created by hit writer/producer Jack Webb (Dragnet; Adam-12) Emergency! is a fictionalized but still realistic look at how firefighting and emergency services were dragged into the 20th century, particularly emphasizing the new-to-most and still dubious field of paramedical treatment started in Los Angeles County, California in 1969. Senator Alan Cranston praised the show for informing the public about the value of funding such programs. The show got its point across to the average American by showing dedicated but regular professionals going about their jobs of helping people and saving lives. Even when the general public wasn't always forthcoming in their gratitude. Most of the show's action centered around the fictional Fire Station 51 (real-life Station 127 in Carson, CA) and its 6-man A-shift crew, but also emphasized the ER staff of Squad 51's base station at Rampart General (Harbor-UCLA Medical Center). Stories of the 1000's upon 1000's of young people the show inspired into emergency careers are legendary. Seasons 1-4 have been released on DVD by Universal.moreless

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  • Randolph Mantooth

    Randolph Mantooth

    Firefighter John Gage

    Kevin Tighe

    Kevin Tighe

    Firefighter Roy DeSoto

    Robert Fuller

    Robert Fuller

    Kelly Brackett, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    Julie London

    Julie London

    Dixie McCall, R.N.

    Bobby Troup

    Bobby Troup

    Joe Early, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Emergency,

      8.0
      I was a big fan when Emergency 1st aired I was 14 then, and wanted to be a Paramedic, I still watch Emergency and recently started buying there DVDs. there Awesome even in 2016 Paramedic,s are now more popular, Because of Emergency,
    • still watch it

      10
      still like this show. Watch it everyday.
    • Rescue 51

      9.5
      I Really Like Emergency! And I Sure Hope That They Never Take It Off Of The Me TV NetWork At All Either Because I Love That Show
    • Emergency

      10
      I watched this show back in the 70's and I liked it very much. I am starting to buy the DVD's now.



      pete
    • Emergency! Still on the air, even if only in reruns.

      9.5
      Emergency! Reruns are back on the air thanks to RTV (Retro Television Network) http://www.myretrotv.com/ This is a great thing!



      "This series features the adventures of the paramedics of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, John Gage and Roy Desoto. Together they respond to emergencies ranging from false alarms to major disasters. As at this time, the Paramedic program, which is designed to keep emergency patients alive long enough to get to medical facilities, is still a relatively recent service, the paramedics must be guided by licensed medical personnel through radio contact on site. This is where the staff of Rampart Hospital come in with doctors Brackett and Early as well as Head Nurse McCall providing the necessary instructions for the paramedics to do their jobs. In addition to that, we see the work of the medical staff on their own as deal with the medical problems they encounter." - Kenneth Chisholmmoreless
    • NBCUniversal Media, LLC
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    Drama, Suspense

    Themes

    70s, not for the faint of heart, hospital backdrop, high stake situations, for the nostalgic