Emergency!: Season 3

Koch (1973)
Drama, Adventure, Action
USA | German | Color | 8h 46min

Emergency!is a reality-based show that takes a good look at what goes on in the daily lives of the fire department and hospital work, and everyday life-and-happenings. The show was based on the paramedic program that started in Los Angeles, California in 1969. Senator Alan Cranston actually praised the show for informing the public about the value of funding such programs!

Cast View all

Randolph Mantooth Paramedic Johnny Gage
Kevin Tighe Paramedic Roy DeSoto
Julie London Dixie McCall, R.N.
Dick Hammer
Robert Fuller Kelly Brackett, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Bobby Troup Joe Early, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Marco López Marco Lopez
Roland Barton
Tim Donnelly Firefighter Chester 'Chet' Kelly
Mike Stoker Engineer Mike Stoker
Patricia Mickey
Michael Norrell Captain Hank Stanley
Vince Howard Police Officer Vince, LASD
Julie London Nurse Dixie McCall
Ron Pinkard Dr. Morton
George Orrison Ambulance Attendant
Angelo De Meo Ambulance Attendant
Harold 'Hal' Frizzell Ambulance Attendant
Scott Gourlay Orderly
Kevin Tighe
Randolph Mantooth
Michael Norell
Robert Fuller Dr. Kelly Brackett
Bobby Troup Dr. Joe Early

Crew View all

Director Joel Oliansky
Sam Freedle
Wesley J. McAfee
Producer Jack Webb

Episodes View details

1 Frequency 60 min | Sep 21, 1973

When Johnny's policeman friend is injured in a car crash, the paramedics can't reach the hospital because another squad is using the biophone. A child with a mysterious malady turns out to be drunk. Roy and John assist at the hospital when the victims of a motorcycle gang war are brought in for treatment. An artist becomes trapped in his own sculpture. A father and son are trapped in a collapse at a construction site.

2 The Old Engine 60 min | Sep 28, 1973

Roy and John buy an old fire engine, and Station 51 gets a new engine. A woman overdoses on LSD and Roy tries to talk her down, leading the two paramedics on a chase to the top of a building. Brackett treats a resilient gunshot victim. A politician suffers a heart attack and the station responds to a warehouse fire.

3 Alley Cat 60 min | Oct 05, 1973

A stray cat decides to have her kittens on Johns bed at the station. A family is trapped in a down airplane. An old man gets his foot caught in a bear trap. A stage actress suffers an anxiety attack. A school develops a gas leak. Roy and John rescue the victim of a boating accident.

4 An English Visitor 60 min | Oct 12, 1973

A paramedic from England has a stint with Station 51 observing Roy and John whose rescues include a structure fire, a wild-west performer, a car accident and a man trapped in heavy machinery. The visitor saves John's life. At the hospital Dr Brackett treats a rock singer in a diabetic coma and Dr. Early has problems with a defiant nurse.

5 Heavyweight 60 min | Oct 19, 1973

At a structure fire, the paramedics rescue a pregnant woman and Johnny injures his shoulder. After going into labor, the guilt-ridden mother is determined to abandon her deformed baby. Dr. Morton treats Johnny and gives him a bad time about his physical condition, sending Johnny on a fitness kick. Dr. Early treats an electrocuted child whose mother is on drugs. The son of a stabbing victim is more determined to shoot the assailant than get his father to the hospital. Roy and Johnny rescue a hanglider pilot trapped in a tree.

6 Snake Bite 60 min | Oct 26, 1973

Returning from a fishing trip, Roy, John, and Chet help the victims of a car accident. On duty, after rescuing some joyriders whose car went over a cliff, John is bitten by a rattlesnake.

7 The Promotion 60 min | Nov 03, 1973

Roy passes the Engineer's test, but accepting the promotion will mean leaving the paramedics. A bad fog leads to a multi-car accident on the San Diego Freeway. A young crash victim has a heart murmur. The paramedics have difficulty responding to an attempted suicide. At a structure fire, Johnny is injured and Roy must rescue both him and a security guard.

8 Insomnia 60 min | Nov 10, 1973

A boat has an explosion aboard en route to the marina. John obsesses about the lack of night runs and can't sleep. A man and his son are injured when they swerve to avoid a dog. Doctors race against time to save a marijuana smoker dying of an unidentifiable malady. A worker is pinned in a loading dock by a semi. A man child fall into a gravel pit.

9 Inheritance Tax 60 min | Nov 17, 1973

A child is trapped in a car under downed power lines. A stockbroker with heart problems is reluctant to be treated. An elderly woman that Roy and John treated the previous year dies and remembers them in her will. Dr. Early administers first aid to two young boys. A teenager loses a hamburger eating contest. The Paramedics treat a burn victim at an explosive structure fire.

10 Zero 60 min | Nov 24, 1973

A woman screams for therapeutic reasons. When the paramedics are interviewed on a TV program. Johnny freezes in front of the camera and Roy must bail him out. A young boy attempts suicide by leaping off an apartment ledge at the hospital, the doctors suspect he may be an abused child. The paramedics rescue a man trapped in a doughnut machine and a child from a structure fire.

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Guest stars: Anthony Eisley, Mariette Hartley, Art Ballinger
11 The Promise 60 min | Dec 01, 1973

Responding to a vehicle fire, the firemen discover a catatonic mechanic; at Rampart the doctors are mystified by his condition. Roy lectures a woman who keeps calling the paramedics because she is lonely. A woman mixes ammonia with bleach and inhales poisonous gas. The woman who owns the dog John took care of in 'Mascot' [episode 1.1] returns and presents John with a pup. An elderly couple is trapped in their house by a bunch of tumbleweeds. A friend of the catatonic patient gives him an injection, causing him to jump out of a window onto a sixth story ledge.

12 Body Language 60 min | Dec 08, 1973

A crop-duster makes a rough landing in a field; the pilot suffers a punctured lung, and a bystander is poisoned with pesticide. A young boy with a broken leg wants to use crutches instead of a walker. A patient reports to Rampart with an ear infection caused by mothballs. A couple overdoses on daffodil bulbs. A weekend cowboy refuses treatment after falling from his horse. Two victims of a traffic accident get friendly. John's current girlfriend thinks he has proposed to her. The lead singer of a rock band goes into cardiac arrest.

13 Understanding 60 min | Dec 15, 1973

John gives Chet his guitar. At an explosive structure fire, a girl's horse is trapped in a burning barn. Dr. Brackett and Nurse McCall lecture a man who keeps forgetting his insulin shots. A girl calls the hospital, threatening suicide; firemen stand by while hospital workers attempt to trace the call. A hostage in a bank robbery has heart problems; the paramedics must treat him at gunpoint.

14 Computer Error 60 min | Dec 22, 1973

John tries to get a credit card mistake corrected. A young couple is rescued from a car wreck; the boy has a spinal cord injury and Dr. Early suspects the girl is pregnant. Roy and John rescue a woman trapped at the bottom of a well and an amateur magician from a safe. A rescue at a junkyard fire turns hazardous when phosphorus materials explode.

15 Inferno 60 min | Jan 05, 1974

John and Roy are disappointed when they are the only squad not called to a major brushfire. Dixie gets her hand caught in a vending machine. A lawyer collapses in the courtroom with an apparent heart attack. Roy and John finally make it to the brushfire and become trapped while rescuing another firefighter.

16 Messin' Around 60 min | Jan 12, 1974

Chet starts a series of practical jokes against John, who eventually retaliates. A child is trapped in a tree house — and the tree is on fire; the girl’s mother later shows a romantic interest in Johnny. A retiree pretends to be ill so he can amuse the children in the emergency department. A woman feeds her sick husband Dieffenbachia sap to keep him quiet. At a trash fire, a gas station worker shows signs of a perforated ulcer. Responding to a call of a man down, the paramedics find Old Bill collapsed in his home. A young boy swallows ant poison. The firemen extricate three workers from a bulldozer accident.

17 Fools 60 min | Jan 19, 1974

A man is injured when his chimney explodes. A brash young intern at Rampart thinks he knows more than the paramedics and makes a near-fatal diagnosis of a heart patient; Dr. Brackett send him on a ride-along with Squad 51. A girl gets her hand stuck in a mailbox. Johnny and Roy must rescue a heart attack victim trapped on an oil refinery tower — in the midst of an explosive structure fire.

Director: Joseph Pevney
Guest stars: Bobby Sherman, Dennis Patrick, Dennis Patrick
18 How Green Was My Thumb? 60 min | Jan 26, 1974

Roy and John rescue a man who has problems breathing because he has swallowed his partial dental plate. Roy takes care of a young victim's plants while she is in the hospital, but John thinks the victim is an old woman. A young girl's religious parents prevent necessary treatment. The station responds to a fire in a winery, and Dr. Brackett and the paramedics perform backyard surgery on a man with an unexploded grenade in his abdomen.

Guest stars: Donald Mantooth (Paramedic 95)
19 The Hard Hours 60 min | Feb 02, 1974

Dr. Early is diagnosed with a heart condition and undergoes a bypass. A pro football player is embarrassed to admit that his son tackled him too hard. The firemen rescue a boy trapped in his homemade rocket, a woman with her toe stuck in a bathtub faucet, and an electrocution victim.

Guest stars: Dick Butkus, Nick Nolte
20 Floor Brigade 60 min | Feb 09, 1974

John and Roy think about going into the floor cleaning business on the side. A hermit is trapped in his cave home. Dr. Morton treats a famous singer. John is injured on a high rescue, and the station battles a chemical warehouse fire.

21 Propinquity 60 min | Feb 16, 1974

Roy spends the night at John's place while his house is being fumigated, which is one night too many. A woman is trapped inside a car while it burns around her; the ambulance carrying Roy and the victim is hit by a car. A man having a heart attack refuses to leave a poker game unless John agrees to play out the man's hand. An explosion at an abandoned refinery injures several workers.

22 Inventions 60 min | Mar 22, 1974

The firemen enter a contest to invent new firefighting tools. The paramedics handle victims of possible radiation poisoning. A comatose man is suffering from a mysterious ailment. A woman’s overweight son is wedged in her living room ceiling. The firemen respond to a leak at a chemical plant.

Director: Kevin Tighe
Writer: John Groves
Guest stars: Yvonne Craig, Michael Richardson


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