This series features the adventures of the paramedics of Los Angeles Country Fire Dept. Station 51, John Gage (Randolph Mantooth) and Roy DeSoto (Kevin Tighe). Together they respond to emergencies ranging from false alarms to major disasters.
Last EpisodeTV Movie: The Convention Aired: Jul. 03, 1979
San Francisco firefighters and paramedics rescue a man. A paramedic convention brings Gage and DeSoto back to San Francisco. While attending …
Series Fun Facts
- Ron Pinkard appears in the pilot episode as "Tom Gray, M.D. " instead of as "Dr. Morton", as he did throughout the seven year run of the series.
- During the show's run, it was credited with actually saving lives. There were many news reports over the years of children and adults saving people using techniques demonstrated in the…
[show]During the show's run, it was credited with actually saving lives. There were many news reports over the years of children and adults saving people using techniques demonstrated in the series. However in later seasons, the series posted a disclaimer in the credits noting that the medical techniques demonstrated should only be performed by people with proper formal training in them. To further illustrate the need for proper training, one story, "Gifted," had the main characters deal with a patient whose serious medical condition was aggravated by an injury accidentally inflicted by an amateur incorrectly applying a medical technique called a precordial thump and reprimanding him for the error.
- During his recurring role on Emergency!, the character Officer Vince played by Vince Howard, rotated from being a member of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department.