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
- The title of the pilot episode is a reference to the law signed by then-governor Ronald Reagan authorizing the creation of emergency medical services in California.
- The series originated when producer Robert A. Cinader was in the Los Angeles area researching for a new medical drama series. There, he learned of the fledgling paramedic program being tested…
[show]The series originated when producer Robert A. Cinader was in the Los Angeles area researching for a new medical drama series. There, he learned of the fledgling paramedic program being tested in the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Upon learning the full details of the program and the nature of their dispatches, Cinader immediately concluded the adventures of such a team of special firefighters would be excellent material for a TV series.
- The military bracelet that Dr. Brackett wears is for USAF Pilot Col. James Robinson Risner who was shot down in Vietnam and captured as a Prisoner of War.