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‘Emergency!’ Continues to Inspire Medics

From 1972-1979, the crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team of Gage and DeSoto, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

Mantooth’s portrayal of Firefighter-Paramedic Johnny Gage in “Emergency!” has inspired people to pursue a career in fire and emergency services for five decades
Jay Fitch delivered an inspiring and thought-provoking keynote address to EMS leaders on how to future-ready their organization
Emphasizing the old-world values of Squad 51’s Johnny and Roy in today’s EMS
Randy Mantooth and Kevin Tighe got together at the L.C. County Fire Museum for the first episode of “Into the Unknown”
Listen to Randy Mantooth and Kevin Tighe, who played Johnny and Roy, on the first episode of the “Into the Unknown” podcast
The one-hour tribute includes interviews with Randy Mantooth, Kevin Tighe and others, and COZI TV will air a marathon of episodes beforehand
Tom Putnam is known for his films “Burn” and “Marwencol”
Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe intend to film half a dozen EMS crews in the U.S.
Inspired to become an EMT by the televsion show “Emergency!”, Dr. Jon Krohmer will retire as director of NHTSA OEMS following five years leading the agency
Do you think you know everything about the popular ‘70s TV series and the members of Squad 51? Let’s see if you’ve got what it takes to get a perfect score
These ‘golden oldies’ were my introduction to the non-stop action that is emergency services, and the life I have now
Randolph Mantooth uses Facebook to say that he has successfully finished cancer treatment
Until the time comes that an image or series of images can capture the honesty, humanity, sorrow, triumph, exhilaration and tedium that accompanies every EMS shift, ‘watching it’ will never compare to ‘living it’
Mantooth spoke about bringing paramedics into people’s living rooms for the first time with the show “Emergency!” and what it’s like to be the nation’s most famous paramedic
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Fictitious and sometimes unrealistic, the crew from Emergency! raised the bar for EMS and the fire service