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... ...
Paramedic John Gage:
I remember... I was working B-Shift over at Station 10. That was a great, old station. Know why?
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: It had a pole?
Paramedic John Gage: It had a pole. A fire station just isn't a fire station without a pole.
There are a number of stock footage continuity errors. The major one is the differences in Squad 51, which was always a Dodge pickup, but several model years were used on the show. Most of the street scene footage that shows the Squad traveling was shot in Season 1, so an older model usually appears that doesn't always match the Squad that leaves the station or arrives at the scene. Another continuity issue is repetitive use of the same response footage episode to episode, so the same cars are always stopped at the same spot at a particular intersection. Similarly, when the squad only departs from a station in a later episode, the older Crown Fire Coach is shown remaining in the station rather than the current Ward LaFrance.
"Emergency!" is filmed with the cooperation of: The Board of Supervisors The Fire Department The Department of Health Services of Los Angeles County
See what the IMDb editors are excited to watch in November, check out our guide to horror, streaming shows, superheroes, and more.