TV Series | TV-G | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.
John Gage was based on Battalion Chief Jim Page, who helped create the firefighter/paramedic program for LACoFD. Executive Producer Jack Webb wanted to name the character after Page, but he declined. Jim Page died on Saturday, September 4, 2004, and Randolph Mantooth was one of the speakers at his memorial.
Fifty-One, informant reports toxic chemicals are stored in tanker. Use caution.
Dr. Kelly Brackett: Squad Fifty-One, this is Rampart - can you send me some EKG?
John Gage: 10-4; transmitting EKG - we're sending you a strip, vitals to follow. Pulse is 160, the - victim is in ...
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: ...
The actors portraying the emergency physicians invariably perform the pupil dilation test wrong. When done correctly, your doctor will "swing" the light rhythmically from one eye to the other, noting the response of each pupil. Your pupils should constrict or stay the same size when the light is shone on them. Dilating pupils may alert your doctor to a possible optic nerve problem. On the show, they shine the light into the eye, and very briefly shift it off of the eye and then right back - that's backwards of correct.
"Emergency!" is filmed with the cooperation of: The Board of Supervisors The Fire Department The Department of Health Services of Los Angeles County