Synopsis by Hal Erickson
First telecast January 15, 1972, Emergency is of course the 2-hour pilot episode for the weekly series of the same name. Robert Fuller heads the cast as Dr. Kelly Brackett, head of the staff of LA's Ramparts General Hospital. Brackett oversees the activities of Paramedics Squad 51 of the Los Angeles Fire Department, peopled by such experts in their field as John Gage (Randolph Mantooth) and Roy DeSoto (Kevin Tighe). Also on hand are Dr. Joe Early and nurse Dixie McCall, played by real-life husband and wife Bobby Troup and Julie London (London was previously married to Emergency executive producer Jack Webb). The series proper debuted January 22, 1972, as a mid-season replacement for two failed NBC sitcoms; it survived several cancellation attempts, running until September 3, 1977.
city, director, hospital, unit