Emergency was an exciting drama series that told stories of Squad 51 of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Paramedical Rescue Service.
Overseen by Jack Webb and filmed in the documentary type style of his own Dragnet series, this starred Kevin Tighe and Randolph Mantooth as Paramedics Ray DeSoto and John Gage who would find themselves on three or four occasions per episode rushing to the scene of one accident or another.
The other regular characters included Dr’s Kelly Brackett and Joe Early, nurse Dixie McCall, Captain Hank Stanley and firemen Marco Lopez, Chet Kelly and Mike Stoker.
The final season was made up of occasional two hour feature length episodes and there was also an animated version on NBC in 1973 called Emergency Plus 4 which saw the team helped by a quartet of kids.
USA / NBC-Universal-Jack Webb / x60 minute episodes / 1972-77 22 January 72 – 3 September 77 Saturdays 8.00pm
Producers: Ed Self, Robert A. Cinader / Executive Producer: Jack Webb
ROBERT FULLER as Dr Kelly Brackett
JULIE LONDON as Nurse Dixie McCall
BOBBY TROUP as Dr Joe Early
KEVIN TIGHE as Paramedic Roy DeSoto
RANDOLPH MANTOOTH as Paramedic John Gage
DICK HAMMER as Captain Hammer (1972)
RON PINKARD as Dr Mike Morton
MICHAEL NORELL as Captain Hank Stanley (1973-77)
TIM DONNELLY as Fireman Chet Kelly
SAM LANIER as Dispatcher
MARCO LOPEZ as Fireman Marco Lopez
MIKE STOKER as Fireman Mike Stoker