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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Emergency!' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Emergency!':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)





January 15, 1972: The Wedsworth-Townsend Act
W: Harold Jack Bloom   D: Jack Webb

With Robert Fuller (Dr. Kelly Brackett), Julie London (Dixie McCall), Jack Kruschen (State Assemblyman Mike Wolski), Kevin Tighe (Roy DeSoto), Bobby Troup (Dr. Joe Early), Martin Milner (Officer Pete Malloy), Kent McCord (Officer Jim Reed).
Pilot movie for the series. The head doctor for a big hospital doubts the need for a paramedical program (trained personnel other than doctors to give proper medical treatment on the spot). A series of accidents, including the near death of a nurse, cause him to change his mind.





January 22, 1972: Mascot
Season 1, episode 1
W: Preston Wood   D: Lawrence Dobkin

With Beverly Powers (Holly), Jeff Davis (Peter Ballard), Patricia McAneny (Paula Slayton), Linda Watkins (Esther Leeds), Jock Mahoney (Lee), Candace Howerton (Genevieve McCurtain), Susan O'Connell (Loise).
Series premiere. Paramedics Gage and DeSoto free a girl and her dog from a car wreck, while the hospital staff tends to an emotionally disturbed woman, a diabetic, an actor near death from drowning and a hunter trapped on a ledge.

January 29, 1972: Botulism
Season 1, episode 2
W: Michael Donovan   D: Herschel Daugherty

With Calvin Bartlett (Jim Parker), Anne Whitfield (Pam Parker), Susan Seaforth (Nancy Dickson).
Dr. Brackett places his career in jeopardy when he diagnoses a dreaded illness before confirming tests are complete.

February 12, 1972: Cook's Tour
Season 1, episode 3
W: Daryl Henry   D: Christian Nyby

With Jackie Russell (Judy Mundell), Frank Aletter (Roger Mundell), Virginia Gregg (Nurse), Lew Brown (Sheriff), Dennis Rucker (Jay Hooper), Dorothy Green (Mother).
Paramedics Gage and DeSoto save a badly beaten boy who is under the influence of drugs, and revive a man from severe electrical shock. Then, over the protests of a husband, help deliver his wife's baby.

February 19, 1972: Brushfire
Season 1, episode 4
W: Robert C. Dennis   D: Hollingsworth Morse

With Gary Crosby (John Conway), Art Balinger (Battalion Chief), Ellen Moss (Rhonda Hughes), Bob Hastings (Man In Robe), Tony Dow (Motorcycle Rider), Trent Lehman (Andy), Edith Evanson (Emma Lenover), Lillian Bronson (Winifred Lenover).
Rampart Hospital's emergency staff and the paramedics are put to the test when a widespread canyon fire threatens residents of a housing tract.

February 26, 1972: Dealer's Wild
Season 1, episode 5
W: Carey Wilber   D: Lawrence Dobkin

With Lou Krugman (Dave Morgan), Coleen Gray (Mrs. Thompson), Buddy Foster (Frankie Pierce), Mitch Carter (Straley), Marian Collier (Mother), Sonja Dunson (Fran), Susan Madigan (Donna Melvin).
Paramedics Gage and DeSoto help a 14-year-old youth bring down a plane. His pilot father has suffered a cardiac arrest. Later they rescue a man from a gasoline tanker crash.

March 4, 1972: Nurse's Wild
Season 1, episode 6
W: Fred Freiberger   D: Herschel Daugherty

With Art Gilmore (Battalion Chief), Chris Forbes (Ellen Bart), Ray Ballard (Encyclopedia Salesman), Kip Niven (Clive Jonas), Royal Dano (Hallucinanting Man), Colby Chester (1st Deputy), Sarah Fankboner (Grace Corbett), Victor Izay (Arthur Gray), Christine Dixon (Bitsey Jonas).
Paramedics Gage and DeSoto are assigned to demonstrate their life-saving techniques to student nurses and Gage falls for one of them; Dr. Brackett and Nurse McCall take care of a man shot in a holdup, and his wounded assailant; Dr. Early treats a wino.

March 11, 1972: Publicity Hound
Season 1, episode 7
W: Michael Donovan   D: Christian Nyby

With Gary Crosby (Tom Wheeler), Gene Raymond (J.P. Dumont), Edith Diaz (Mrs. Diaz), Bill Baldwin (Carl Evans), Scott Allen (Kirk), Barry Higgins (Andy Jason), Sallie Shockley (Penny Fortas).
A paramedic from another station steals the limelight from Gage and DeSoto thanks to one newsman, and Dr. Brackett clashes with a tycoon over a diagnosis.

March 18, 1972: Weird Wednesday
Season 1, episode 8
W: Daryl Henry   D: Lawrence Dobkin

With Arnold Stang (Arthur Merkl), Jeanette Nolan (Bernadine Spalding), Anne Collings (Penny Finch), Bob Hastings (Drunk Driver), Chris Forbes (Ellen), Pamela Peters (Jackie), William Katt (Wally Lytton), Helen Baron (Mrs. Lytton), Sherry Bain (Kathy Paxton), Henny Backus (Ginger Merkl).
The paramedics and staff of Rampart Hospital treat a stubborn 80-year-old with a sprained ankle, a hiccuping executive, a woman parachutist and a possible snake bite victm.

March 25, 1972: Dilemma
Season 1, episode 9
W: Michael Donovan   D: Christian Nyby

With Rose Mitchum (Annie Thatcher), Chris Forbes (Ellen), Robert A. Kline (Workman Jesse), Bill McLean (Elbert Krinkle), Marilyn Hassett (Cynthia), Hal Baylor (Foreman), Benny Rubin (Sam Cranks), Seymour Cassel (Hippie), Patricia Mickey (Sharon Walters).
Paramedics gage and DeSoto rescue an elderly man and woman from an elevator disaster, and Dr. Brackett berates a student nurse who goofs during a crisis.

April 8, 1972: Hang-Up
Season 1, episode 10
W: Preston Wood   D: Lawrence Dobkin

With Lew Brown (Frank Conoyer), Art Balinger (Battalion Chief), George Sawaya (Patient), Chris Forbes (Ellen), Shelly Novack (Vern Hammond), Don Ross (Guard), Savannah Bentley (Karen Wilson), Mort Sahl (Harry), John Smith (Van Alden).
Paramedic Gage gets so caught up in watching an Adam-12 episode that he thinks it's for real; a doctor is treated for radiation; a jewel thief is rescued from an air conditioning duct; the hospital emergency staff patch up two men after a fight.

April 15, 1972: Crash
Season 1, episode 11
W: Gerald Sanford   D: Christian Nyby

With Gary Crosby (Tom Wheeler), Chris Forbes (Ellen Bart), Ronne Troup (Judy), Scott Allen (Paramedic Kirk), Jeff Donnell (Katie), Cicely Tyson (Mrs. Johnson), William Bramley (Sam), Don Matheson (Joseph Remson), John Smith (Captain), Francine York (Betty Remson), Sandra De Bruin (Donna), Ed Cambridge (Paul), Eric Laneuville (Tim Johnson), Buddy Lester (Reggie).
Paramedics Gage and DeSoto rescue a family from a private plane disaster, while Dr,. Brackett and his hospital staff save the life of a 4-year-old boy who has swallowed pills.





September 16, 1972: Decision
Season 2, episode 1
W: Preston Wood   D: Christian Nyby

With Jim Turley (Charles Phillips), Jessica Rains (Edna), Lloyd Bochner (Dr. Sunderland), Willard Sage (Dr. Eccles).
The second season starts with paramedic DeSoto making a medical decision on his own and Dr. Brackett and Nurse McCall clashing with a doctor who opposes the whole paramedic program.

September 23, 1972: Kids
Season 2, episode 2
W: Michael Donovan   D: Georg Fenady

With William Bryant (Sgt. Ed Pierce), Gary Clarke (Mr. Peters), Scott Sealey (Randy Peters), Anne Whitfield (Chirley Gentry), John Travolta (Chuck Benson), Roger Perry (Gentry), Pamela Jones (Helen Parker), Don Carter (Jim West), Lori Busk (Jenny Andrews), Richard Jaeckel (Defense Attorney), Victor Izay (Judge), Christian Juttner (Frankie Stewart).
Dr. Brackett is warned by Dr. Early that his diagnosis of an injured boy as an abused child could jeopardize hsi career; paramedics Gage and DeSoto rescue a boy trapped under his house and a young hiker injured in a canyon fall.

September 30, 1972: Show Biz
Season 2, episode 3
W: Daryl Henry   D: Sam C. Freedle

With Lillian Lehman (Carol Williams), Ezra Stone (Boris Miller), Joseph V. Perry (Evan Langford), Monica Lewis (Maury Peeyer), Joshka Kaufmann ( Joe Kellner), Henry Jones ( Dr. Alexander Knott), Ted Gehring (Peter Euben), Christine Dickinson (Laura Crandall).
Paramedic Gage is selected to model as the ideal fireman; in assisting the rescue of a man pinned under a tractor, an aging doctor suffers a heart attack; Dr. Early has a problem with a woman who killed a little girl in a freak accident.

October 7, 1972: Virus
Season 2, episode 4
W: Daryl Henry   D: Lawrence Dobkin

With Cathy Lee Crosby (Jenny Hollister), William Gray Espy (Tim Duntley), Jean Allison (Mrs. Brydon), Skye Ashton (Mattie Duntley), Philip Brown (Mickey Brydon), Mitch Carter (Danny Loring), Dennis Patrick (Mr. Hollister).
Paramedics Gage and DeSoto answer a call to a home where a girl has become violently ill. Baffled by her symptoms, they rush her to Rampart Hospital where Drs. Brackett and Early try desperately to save her life.

October 14, 1972: Peace Pipe
Season 2, episode 5
W: Michael Donovan   D: Christian Nyby

With Tom Waters (Foreman), Joe Pizzorusso (Mr. Morgan), Kip Niven (Stan Taylor), Ken Lynch (Gumball Machine Owner), Renee Lippin (Rosemary), William Campbell (Sam Jenks), Brooke Bundy (Nancy Taylor).
Paramedics Gage and DeSoto take a drunken driver to Rampart and rush a little girl to the emergency wing. They also rescue a man from a scaffolding and become targets of a sniper.

October 21, 1972: Saddled
Season 2, episode 6
W: Herb Purdum   D: Georg Fenady

With Edward Crawford (Ed Myers), Larry Storch (Ben Wesley), Michael Rupert (Mike Allen), Jay Hammer (Ritchie), Charles Guardino (Mr. Collins), Kelly Troup (Debbi), Barbara Bosson (Mrs. Collins), Ronne Troup (Lisa Hill), Elizabeth Baur (Sister Barbara), Christopher Gardner (Timmy Collins).
The paramedics are summoned to treat an explosion victim, who in turn gives Drs. Brackett and Early a rough time at the hospital. Gage and DeSoto then return to duty to rescue those involved in an accident in which a school bus plunged over a cliff.

November 4, 1972: Fuzz Lady
Season 2, episode 7
W: Michael Donovan   D: Christian Nyby

With Ellen Moss (Donna Williams), Paul Fix (Pop Williams), Eric Server (Bill Williams), J. Pat O'Malley (George Ryerson), Billy Durkin (Tim Hutchins), Nate Esformes (Sgt. McNamara), Scott Barrett (Paul), Meg Wyllie (Mrs. Ryerson), Sharon Gless (Sheila).
Gage and Roy rush to the scene of a mugging in which the culprit's arm was broken by an overzealous policewoman working undercover.

November 11, 1972: Trainee
Season 2, episode 8
W: Jim Owens   D: Declan Donnelly

With Lillian Lehman (Carol Williams), Iris Korn (Old Lady), Anthony Eldridge (Larry Gamble), Wynn Irwin (George Robinson), Ron Henriquez (Sailor), Charles H. Gray (Chief Sorenson), Jackie Coogan (Junkyard Owner).
A former Vietnam medic joins the fire department and volunteers for training, but his mistakes nearly cause a tragic death.

November 25, 1972: Women
Season 2, episode 9
W: Daryl Henry   D: Georg Fenady

With Lillian Lehman (Nurse Williams), Randall Carver (Harvey Gibbs), Ann Morgan Guilbert (Tilly Meers), Joshua Bryant (Mr. Bodine), Stacy Harris (Mr. Howarth), Susan Damante (Neighbor), Leslie Charleson (Christy Todd), Janit Baldwin (Monica Howarth), Dick Van Patten (Man with hand stuck in sink).
A woman writer accompanies paramedics Gage and DeSoto on a typical tour of duty.

December 2, 1972: Dinner Date
Season 2, episode 10
W: Dick Morgan   D: Dennis Donnelly

With Judy Farrell (Mrs. Thelen), Michael C. Gwynne (Jerry), Dawn Lyn (Kelly Thelen), Patty McCormack (Janet Coldwell), Laurette Spang (Betsy), Emily Yancy (Mrs. Johnson), Melissa Gilbert (Jenny).
Paramedics Gage and DeSoto administer to an epileptic girl, rush an alcoholic family man to Rampart Hospital and rescue a young girl from a swimming pool accident.

December 9, 1972: Musical Mania
Season 2, episode 11
W: Kenneth Dorward   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Lillian Lehman (Carol Williams), Scottie McGregor (Myrna Snyder), Stephen R. Hudis (Larry Snyder), Kathy Clarke (Mary Kate Clements), Kathryn Kelly Wiget (Betty Snyder), Alice Nunn (Mrs. Lucille Rogers), Russell Wiggins (Clements), Kathleen Lloyd (Mrs. Clemmins).
Paramedic Gage drives personnel at the station crazy with his futile attempts to learn musical instruments; Dr. Brackett is confronted with a case of lockjaw; the paramedics treat a frost bite victim and a high school girl high on drugs.

December 16, 1972: Helpful
Season 2, episode 12
W: Preston Wood   D: Lawrence Dobkin

With Alicia Bond (Dr. Varner), Barbara M. Benson (Nurse Gail), Victor Millan (Sergeant), Frank Maxwell (McGill), Margie Haber ( Agnes), Jamie Farr (Alan Austen), Paul Ryan (George), Abigail Shelton (Mrs. Hale).
A moonlighting woman doctor, emotionally upset and physically exhausted while working at Rampart Hospital, makes some wrong judgements and suddenly disappears.

January 6, 1973: Drivers
Season 2, episode 13
W: Jim Owens   D: Sam C. Freedle

With Art Balinger (Battalion Chief), Lillian Lehman (Carol Williams), James Beach (Officer Charles), Johnny Hartmann (Ambulance Attendant), Frank Maxwell (Captain Carter), Victor Mohica (Steve), Dick Yarmy (Coach).
Paramedics Gage and DeSoto answer a call from a college football coach whose star quarterback has collapsed. Later, they rescue a youth who nearly dies in a tree while searching for owls.

January 13, 1973: School Days
Season 2, episode 14
W: Kenneth Dorward   D: Christian Nyby

With Kip Niven (Billy Hanks), Ian Wolfe (Dr. Temple), Terrence O'Connor (Kathy Tyler), Ann Doran (Mrs. Perigrew), Doria Cook (Aimie Louis), Michael-James Wixted (Brad Lewis), Lew Brown (Archer Lewis), Sandra De Bruin (Betty Lewis).
After finishing a training course at Rampart under the supervision of Drs. Brackett and Early, a novice has his doubts about his readiness to become a paramedic when he's assigned to work with Gage and DeSoto.

February 3, 1973: The Professor
Season 2, episode 15
W: Michael Donovan   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Hedley Mattingly (Professor Erik Rossman), Paul Picerni (Ed Duran), Joan Pringle (Shirley Edmonds), Christopher Cain (Robert Bently), Frank Maxwell (Captain #113), Jane Merrow (Lady Rossman), Timothy Callahan (Pilot), Helen Page Camp (Mrs. Murphy), Alma Lawton (English Maid).
When a visiting diplomat is stricken with a mysterious illness, a government agent asks Dr. Brackett to cure him or risk the nation's welfare. Paramedics DeSoto and Gage rescue a helicopter pilot, deliver a premature baby and prevent a man from carrying out a suicide jump.

February 10, 1973: Syndrome
Season 2, episode 16
W: Michael Donovan   D: Dennis Donnelly

With Jack Carter (Sy Kleiner), Robert Alda (Raymond Boyd), Art Balinger (Battalion Chief), Ta-Tanisha (Rosie), Dub Taylor (Man at Storage Tank), Casey MacDonald (Jamie), Kres Mersky (Gloria), Arnold Stang (Dick), Ezra Stone (Boris Miller), Barbara Brownell (Sandy).
When a television star is brought to the hospital, it becomes apparent to Dr. Brackett that there is something between him and Dixie McCall. Two marooned boys are rescued from a gas storage tank; a girls hockey team is treated after a brawl.

February 17, 1973: Honest
Season 2, episode 17
W: Daryl Henry   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Michael Lerner (Martin Noble), Douglas Rowe (John Keef), Beverly Sanders (Leslie Noble), Joe E. Tata (Neighbor), Anne Whitfield (Patricia Epps), Heidi Winston (Heidi Wynn), Cheryl Miller (Rochelle Kavner).
Paramedic Gage argues that one should be truthful regardless of consequences, but partner DeSoto contends that the truth sometimes hurts. Cases arise to test both theories.

February 24, 1973: Seance
Season 2, episode 18
W: Preston Wood   D: Georg Fenady

With Ty Henderson (Frank), Steven Marlo (Pete), Fintan Meyler (Dorothy Teal), Virginia Wing (Receptionist), Suzanne Charney (Mrs. Butler), Laurie Bartram (Jill), Bruno Kirby (Ken).
Paramedics Gage and DeSoto respond to a series of unusual emergencies after treating an injured woman at a seance.

March 3, 1973: Boot
Season 2, episode 19
W: Preston Wood   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Jamie Farr (Alan Austen), Lillian Lehman (Carol Williams), Susan Madigan (Carol), Jock Mahoney (Hoyt Herrold), Jack Manning (Dr. Frye), Ann Prentiss (Fran Lillington), Vic Tayback (Tanker Driver), Zack Taylor (Don Herrold).
Paramedics Gage and DeSoto rescue a man whose sports car is pinned under a gas truck. Their next three calls are to the same home, where a woman suffers a series of unusual accidents while attempting to cook a meal for a boyfriend and his mother.

March 10, 1973: Rip-Off
Season 2, episode 20
W: Michael Donovan   D: Georg Fenady

With Harry Townes (Barney Olsen), Borah Silver (Sgt. Sommers), Iris Korn (Nora Hostetler), Art Gilmore (Battalion Chief), Regis Cordic (Norman Harrison), Maria Elena Cordero (Kathy Williams).
Paramedics Gage and DeSoto are accused of stealing $500 from a heart attack victm's wallet; they also rescue a pilot and deliver a baby after an auto accident.

April 7, 1973: Audit
Season 2, episode 21
W: Preston Wood   D: Georg Fenady

With Karen Philipp (Nurse), Kathleen King (Woman in House), Mina Vasquez (Student Nurse), Adriana Shaw (Mother), Robert Porter (George Barton), James McEachin (Trapped Man), Katherine Cannon (Mrs. Barton), Ross Elliott (Foreman), Ray Ballard (John Wellman/Gilbert Wells).
Paramedic DeSoto is begged by a trapped construction worker to amputate his mangled leg to save his life; a professional patient troubles the hospital with his made-up ills and pains; the paramedics are bawled out for trying to save a suffocating baby.





September 22, 1973: Frequency
Season 3, episode 1
W: Kenneth Dorward   D: Dennis Donnelly

With Ike Eisenmann (Kevin Paxton), Irene Gilbert (Edwina Paxton), Don 'Red' Barry (Dave Grogan), Linda Kelsey (Pam Burke), Pamela McMyler (Donna Crim), Mike Lane (Tall Biker), Dennis Burkley (Biker), Larry Manetti (Paramedic).
Paramedic Gage becomes emotionally upset over radio priorities when a recently married friend is seriously injured in an accident.

September 29, 1973: The Old Engine
Season 3, episode 2
W: Preston Wood   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Ross Elliott (Harvey), Raymond Mayo (Fred), Laurette Spang (Sally), Lorraine Baptist (Receptionist), Regina Parton (Harriet), Ann Doran (Hannah), Michael Conrad (Bob Hurley).
Paramedics Gage & DeSoto buy a junked 1932 fire engine and endure kidding at the station and hospital. Later, they rescue a pill victim who tries to leap from a building, treat a heart attack victim and help rescue a fireman who fell through a roof.

October 6, 1973: Alley Cat
Season 3, episode 3
W: Charlene Sukins   D: Alan Crosland

With Nelson Olmsted (George), Shirley O'Hara (Ellie), George Ives (School Principal), Virginia Gregg (Zelda Zack), William Challee (Ezekial Johnson), Brooke Bundy (Ann), Lee Bergere (Milton Zack), X Brands (Captain Co. 81), Virginia Vincent (Teacher).
Paramedic Gage becomes the butt of his partner DeSoto's kidding when Gage is chosen as "father" to a litter of kittens; nurse McCall must tell a little girl her father died in a plane crash, while Drs. Brackett and Early try to save the mother.

October 13, 1973: An English Visitor
Season 3, episode 4
W: Michael Donovan   D: Alan Crosland

With Art Balinger (Battalion Chief), Jack Bailey (Homer), Mira Waters (Patsy), Jamie Ross (Jason Channing), Judi Meredith (Sheila), Barbara Boles (Shirley), Lucille Benson (Martha), Stanley Kamel (Harry Rivers).
A visiting fireman causes jealousy when DeSoto and Gage take him on the rounds; Drs. Brackett and Early are plagued by a sassy nurse.

October 20, 1973: Heavyweight
Season 3, episode 5
W: Kenneth Dorward   D: Dennis Donnelly

With Rebecca Ray (Ruthie Gibbs), Dennis Rucker (Bill), Pamela Peters (Angie Harper), Dennis Redfield (Rab Rawlins), Wayne Heffley (Sam Wright), Barbara Sigel (April Rawlins), Sean Kelly (Tommy Wright).
Paramedics Gage and DeSoto are trapped between battling neighbors and Dr. Brackett tries to persuade a mother to keep her deformed baby.

October 27, 1973: Snakebite
Season 3, episode 6
W: Carroll Christensen   D: Georg Fenady

With William Bryant (Captain Engine 85), Tony Haig (Dr. Frick), Johnnie Collins (Jake), Reta Shaw (Ozella Peterson), Richard X. Slattery (Hector), Laurie Bartram (Karen), Sarah Fankboner (Joy).
A rattlesnake strikes a member of the medical mission during a mountain rescue.

November 3, 1973: The Promotion
Season 3, episode 7
W: Preston Wood   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Michael Maitland (Joel), Tom Simcox (Brad), Dee Carroll (Elizabeth Ferguson).
A major traffic pile-up on a heavily fog-bound freeway during rush hour causes problems and confusion for fire, police and paramedic units.

November 10, 1973: Insomnia
Season 3, episode 8
W: Robert Hamner   D: Dennis Donnelly

With Jim Nolan (Tony Malzone), Joe Pizzorusso (Joe Wilson), Lee Farr (Bill Phillips), Hal Lynch (Andy), Stephen Manley (Scotty), Dick Yarmy (Father), Ronnie Schell (Fred), George Sawaya (Ted), Jesse Wayne (Foreman).
Paramedic Gage is a victim of insomnia and just can't sleep regardless of friends' efforts to help; youngsters report serious trouble after smoking pot.

November 17, 1973: Inheritance Tax
Season 3, episode 9
W: Arnold Somkin   D: Dennis Donnelly

With Art Balinger (Battalion Chief), Marion Ross (Margaret), Michael Fox (Marshall), Warren Berlinger (Mr. Winthrop).
Gage and DeSoto become heirs to $1 million; meanwhile, Dr. Brackett is accused of costing a patient a fortune.

November 24, 1973: Zero
Season 3, episode 10
W: Brian Taggert   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Dick Whittinghill (Newspaperman), Nora Marlowe (Woman), Dick Enberg (Talk Show Host), Bobby Eilbacher (Tommy Mannering), William Bryant (Captain Engine 52), Jo Anne Worley (Screaming Woman), Jan Arvan (Hotel Manager), Anthony Eisley (Jake Mannering), Mariette Hartley (Vera Mannering), Art Ballinger (Fire Chief), Brad Savage (Boy).
Paramedic Gage finds it takes a different kind of courage to face TV cameras and partner DeSoto has to save him; Drs. Brackett and Early believe a youth tried to commit suicide before his rescue by the paramedics.

December 1, 1973: The Promise
Season 3, episode 11
W: Alan Crosland   D: Dee Murphey

With Ted Gehring (Roy Nelson), Russell Thorson (George Burke), Gail Bonney (Martha Burke), Hal K. Dawson (Old Man), Reva Rose (Edna Self), Patricia Mattick (Kathy), Patricia Hindy (Paula Slayton), Kip Niven (Bo Jensen).
An accident victim jumps out of the window when a friend gives him heroin; paramedic Gage finds that the price of paying attention to a girl is babysitting her spoiled dog. His partner is no help.

December 8, 1973: Body Language
Season 3, episode 12
W: Arthur Weiss   D: Dennis Donnelly

With Julie Rogers (Betty Hall), Kenneth Tobey (Doug Barton), Randy Boone (Bill Stagg), Ron Feinberg (Donald Lompoc), Ronne Troup (Pam), Frank Bonner (Walt), Michael Campbell (Charlie Dent), Hank Jones (Stan Wilson), Bill Williams (Pete).
By radio, Dr. Early instructs paramedic DeSoto on how to treat a girl who eats daffodil bulbs and becomes "tripped out" on the atropine they contain; DeSoto and Gage try to free a crop duster from plane wreckage.

December 15, 1973: Understanding
Season 3, episode 13
W: Preston Wood   D: Georg Fenady

With Robert Patten (Police Captain), James Griffith (Joe Hosmer), Michael Vandever (Russ), Bennye Gatteys (Ann), Mills Watson (Bank Robber), Kathleen Quinlan (Janet), John Russell (Sam Jeffers), Phillip Pine (Dr. Bailey).
Gage and DeSoto rescue a horse from a burning stable; a woman is kept on the phone by Dr. Brackett when she calls after attempting suicide.

December 22, 1973: Computer Error
Season 3, episode 14
W: John Groves   D: Joel Oliansky

With Donny Most (Fred Wilson), Ellen Clark (Betty Wilson), Tani Guthrie (Woman in Well), Mark Miller (Charles Evans), Bonnie Bartlett (Eunice Evans), Sandra De Bruin (Neighbor), Larry Storch (Magician), Bing Russell (Capt. Wilson), Joyce Jameson (Harriet), Audrey Landers (Marsha), Bing Russell (Carl Wilson).
Paramedic Gage uses a credit card on a dinner date but is stunned when he is billed for $842. Dr. Early plays detective when he suspects a teenage auto victim is pregnant.

January 5, 1974: Inferno
Season 3, episode 15
W: Brian Taggert   D: Christian Nyby

With Bill Andes (Prosecutor), Wes Parker (Reporter), Beth Brickell (Susan), Jack Manning (Judge), Jack Hogan (Deke), Bill Welsh (Reporter), Stafford Morgan (Deke), Dick Friend (Fire Dept. P.R.), Angelo Grisanti (Defendant), Helen Page Camp (Woman), Art Balinger (Batallion Chief), Buck Young (Captain Engine 45).
A raging fire traps paramedics Gage and DeSoto when they attempt to rescue a fireman caught beneath a tractor; Nurse Dixie has her wrist caught in the coffee machine; Drs. Brackett and Early attend to an injured fireman.

January 12, 1974: Messin' Around
Season 3, episode 16
W: Dennis Landa   D: Richard Newton

With Paul Sorenson (Mike), Joan Shawlee (Wife), Carol Lawson (Mrs. Wheeler), Karl Swenson (Gus), Lance Kerwin (Boy), Ann Prentiss (Cindy's Mother), J. Pat O'Malley (Old Bill), Charles Picerni (Junkyard Worker), Tammy Harrington (Cindy), Paul Bryar (Husband).
Between calls, including the rescue of a child from a burning tree house and saving an old friend in a coma, paramedic Gage is besieged by a friendly fireman's water bombs.

January 19, 1974: Fools
Season 3, episode 17
W: Eric Kaldor   D: Joseph Pevney

With William Campbell (Ned Tanner), Bobby Sherman (Dr. Kent Donaldson Jr.), Carol Arthur (Eloise Tanner), Dennis Patrick (Dr. Kent Donaldson Sr.), Michele Nichols (Amy).
A doctor lacks faith in paramedics Gage and DeSoto until he assists them in rescuing an oil refinery worker trapped on a tower by a fire.

January 26, 1974: How Green Was My Thumb?
Season 3, episode 18
W: John Groves   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Pamela Hensley (Wanda), Donald Mantooth (Paramedic 95), George Wallace (Sgt. Thomas), Helen Clark (Emma), William Wintersole (Julius), Eric Shea (Clyde), Will Hutchins (Curtis Murdock), Jack Kosslyn (Harry), Kim Richards (Melissa), Don Chastain (Chaplain Miller), Leigh Christian (Mrs. Johnson).
The care and feeding of house plants for a widow injured while tending greenery occupies paramedic DeSoto as his buddies rib him unmercifully. The men also treat a man who swallowed his partial denture, and rescue a tour group.

February 2, 1974: The Hard Hours
Season 3, episode 19
W: Arnold Somkin   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Dick Butkus (Dave 'The Animal'), Eve Brent (Alice), Nick Nolte (Fred), Eric Shea (Clyde), William Wintersole (Mr. Spinetti).
The hospital staff learns the anguish of awaiting word of the result when Dr. Early undergoes open heart surgery.

February 9, 1974: Floor Brigade
Season 3, episode 20
W: Roland Wolpert   D: Dennis Donnelly

With Pat Buttram (Hermit), Christopher Man (Jerry), Milton Frome (Joe), Ray Ballard (Floor Cleaner), Art Balinger (Batallion Chief).
When an elderly hermit fails to pick over the weekend trash at a local supermarket, a search for the old guy discovers him trapped in a cave-in.

February 16, 1974: Propinquity
Season 3, episode 21
W: Preston Wood   D: Georg Fenady

With Brendon Boone (Wayne Lyman), Jack Garner (Poker Player), Don Hanmer (Barry), Jesse Wayne (Injured Worker), Gil Peterson (Frank).
A heart attack victim who refuses to be hospitalized until he finishes a poker hand, a woman trapped in a car following an auto crash, and an explosion in an abandoned refinery add up to a busy day for the paramedics.

March 23, 1974: Inventions
Season 3, episode 22
W: John Groves   D: Kevin Tighe

With Charles Macaulay (Ellis), Pepper Martin (Aubrey), Robert Miller Driscoll (James), Aneta Corsaut (Helena Hartley), Lillian Bronson (Norma), Hal Bokar (Driver), Michael Richardson (Cab Driver).
The paramedics are called upon to help a businessman who becomes ill in a taxi, free a fat man trapped by a collapsed ceiling, and check a truck for possible radiation poisoning.





September 14, 1974: The Screenwriter
Season 4, episode 1
W: Eric Brown   D: Georg Fenady

With Shelley Berman (Art Fromish), Terence O'Connor (Anne Porter), Kyle Anderson (Admitting Nurse), Del Monroe (Policeman), Larry Csonka (Al), Bennye Gatteys (Laurie Coleman), Brendon Boone (Motorcyclist), Carol Wayne (Miss October).
The third season starts with the paramedics faced with a nightmare by having an insensitive screenwriter following them around, aiding a motorcycle accident victim, assisting in the delivery of a baby and subduing a man suffering from a chemical hangover.

September 21, 1974: I'll Fix It
Season 4, episode 2
W: John Groves   D: Georg Fenady

With Peggy Stewart (Claire Freeman), Eric Shea (Danny Freeman), Bing Russell (Richard Freeman), Richard Kiel (Carlo), Savannah Bentley (Claire Freeman).
A precocious child impresses doctors at Rampart Hospital by using accurate medical terms to describe his stomach ache.

September 28, 1974: Gossip
Season 4, episode 3
W: Preston Wood   D: Kevin Tighe

With Annette Charles (Mrs. Harrow), Zina Bethune (Beth Johnson), Anne Schedeen (Nurse), Judd Lawrance (Truck Driver), Ross Elliott (Supervisor), Yvonne Craig (Edna Johnson).
A nurse starts unfounded gossip about a doctor at Rampart General Hospital having financial troubles; Paramedics Gage and DeSoto try to persuade an armored guard whose truck has been sidewiped to unlock the door where money is stored. They fear the guard inside is seriously injured.

October 5, 1974: Nagging Suspicion
Season 4, episode 4
W: Joseph Polizzi   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Jim B. Smith (Sergeant), Pamela Morris (Mrs. Caldwell), Robert Q. Lewis, W.T. Zacha (Bouncer), Milton Frome (Jed Roland), Lindsay Bloom (Suzy Clark), John Wheeler (Felix).
The paramedics meet a variety of casualties from a girl bitten by a lion to a collapsed go-go dancer to a man injured while trying out his son's skateboard.

October 12, 1974: Communication Gaffe
Season 4, episode 5
W: Robert & Charlene Bralver   D: Georg Fenady

With William Bryant (Captain #69), Brooke Bundy, Denny Miller, James McEachin (Lt. Crockett), Jennifer King (Marsha), John Elerick (Policeman Sterling), Brian Cutler (Dwyer), Paul Bryar.
The paramedics run into an unexpected obstacle, a policeman who interferes with them in a life-and-death situation. At the hospital, medics deal with a suspected child-beating case, a victim of laughing gas, a child unconscious from a bee sting and a man trapped in a station wagon following an accident.

October 19, 1974: Surprise
Season 4, episode 6
W: Preston Wood   D: Joseph Pevney

With William Bryant (Captain #95), Ann Morgan Guilbert (Woman In Cactus), Dena Dietrich (Nurse Betty), Aneta Corsaut (Chuck's Wife), Robert Bernard (Harry), Kenneth Tobey (Crane Operator), Dub Taylor (George), Anne Schedeen (Carol), Bill Quinn (Haley).
A surprise birthday party for Dixie runs into roadblocks when she breaks an ankle and when her hospital and fire department friends meet a series of catastrophes.

November 2, 1974: Daisy's Pick
Season 4, episode 7
W: John Groves   D: Don Richardson

With Ann Morgan Guilbert, Brit Lind (Daisy), Dolores Mann (Ruth Goldberg), Bill Couch (Victim), Steve Franken (Bernard Goldberg), John Carradine (Jonas Larson).
The bachelor members of Squad 51 are in competition for the first date with a beautiful new nurse at Rampart General. The paramedics rescue an engineer frozen to refrigeration equipment, a man whose hands are glued to his model ship, a comatose child, and an injured man trapped in a theater fire.

November 9, 1974: Quicker Than The Eye
Season 4, episode 8
W: Arthur Weiss   D: Don Richardson

With Paul Brinegar (Tom), Suzy Spitz (Dora Barlow), Mark Spitz (Pete Barlow), Renee Tetro, Bill Sorrells, Michael Conrad.
A suburban married couple summons the paramedics when a gun, bought for home protection, discharges by accident, injuring the pregnant wife. A construction worker caught under a boat refuses an IV, and a man in an accident communicates through the use of his thumb.

November 16, 1974: Foreign Trade
Season 4, episode 9
W: Rick Mittleman   D: James Gavin

With Anne Seymour (Mrs. Zimmerman), Anne Schedeen (Carol), Joseph V. Perry (Crane Operator), Christopher Nelson (Danny Zimmerman), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Man Stuck in Car), Donald Mantooth, Peter Halton, Than Wyenn (Mr. Zimmerman), James Shigeta (Mr. O'Brien).
The paramedics are called to help a victim of an auto accident and also help at a fraternity pledge party which has taken a tragic turn. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar makes his TV dramatic debut in this episode..

November 23, 1974: Camera Bug
Season 4, episode 10
W: Rick Mittleman   D: Richard C. Bennett

With Peter Leeds (Restaurant Owner), Dianne Harper (Trudy Benson), Mary Rings, Ty Henderson, Adrian Ricard, Olan Soule (Mr. Johnson), Ron Masak (Bob).
Amateur photographer Gage drives the men at the fire station crazy as he tries for a prize-winning candid shot of their activities; Dr. Brackett and Nurse McCall find themselves delivering a baby in a fancy restaurant.

November 30, 1974: The Firehouse Four
Season 4, episode 11
W: John Groves   D: Joseph Pevney

With Linda Dano (Lora Gibson), Peter Colt (Motorist), Lennie Weinrib (Fred Gibson), Charles Knox Robinson (Jack Michaels), Jo Anne Meredith (Gloria Haroldson), James Kline (Foreman).
The station enters the fireman's barber shop quartet contest. A heavy-set fellow's disastrous attempts to reduce involve physical activity and bring on emergency situations which require immediate attention from the paramedics.

December 7, 1974: Details
Season 4, episode 12
W: Michael Norell   D: Georg Fenady

With Erik Estrada (Man with Eye Injury), Charles Quinlivan (Driver), Sean Frye (Boy), Walter Brooke (James Barnes), Vince Howard (Officer), Michele Noval (Valerie), Tom Reese (Mr. Dando).
Romantically inclined paramedic Gage involves all of Squad 51 in his lovelorn state when a shapely accident victim bats her eyelashes at him.

December 21, 1974: Parade
Season 4, episode 13
W: Preston Wood   D: Georg Fenady

With Stuart Nisbet (George), Peggy Mondo (Pizza Place Owner), Laurie Burton (Harriet), Jan Arvan (Bert Martin), Stanley Adams (Man Having Heart Attack), Phillip Pine (Dr. Bailey).
En route to a fireman's parade with their polished 1920 fire engine, Gage and DeSoto are humiliated when confronted with a real fire.

December 28, 1974: The Bash
Season 4, episode 14
W: Preston Wood   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Adam West (Vic Webster), Paul L. Smith (Security Director), Morgan Jones (Battalion Chief), Marcus Smith (Trainer), Jim B. Smith (Police Sergeant), Karen Jensen (Monique Lawrence), Larry Delaney (Ted MacReady), Laird Stuart (Simon).
The paramedics rescue a movie star from a sound stage when a trained bear turns vicious, then are invited to a glamorous party by the actor they rescued and find it more hazardous than their work.

January 4, 1975: Transition
Season 4, episode 15
W: John Groves   D: Georg Fenady

With Colby Chester (Gil Robinson), Lora Kaye (Cab Driver), Joyce Davis (Roberta Davis), James Chandler (Second Victim), Elisabeth Brooks (Betsy).
A former football hero finds the real-life emergencies of a paramedic far more frightening than a game of football. An encounter with a man burned with acid and a second with an auto accident victim with a fractured skull shake his self-confidence.

January 11, 1975: Smoke Eater
Season 4, episode 16
W: Edwin Self   D: Joseph Pevney

With Burt Mustin (Old Man), Anne Whitfield (Betty Johnson), Lin McCarthy, Sid Haig (Spike), Lee H. Montgomery (Billy), John Anderson, Sharon Farrell (Catherine).
A senior fire captain is skeptical of new methods until he sees the paramedics rescue an asthmatic child.

January 18, 1975: Kidding
Season 4, episode 17
W: Roland Wolpert   D: Wes McAfee

With Laurette Spang (Mrs. Long), Paul Fix (Maxwell Hart), Norman Bartold (Harry), Joyce Jameson (Woman stuck in door).
Paramedic Gage, assigned to conduct a school tour of Rampart Hospital, finds it takes more than balloons and bubblegum to satisfy inquisitive kids.

January 25, 1975: Prestidigitation
Season 4, episode 18
W: Robert Hamner   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Madelyn Cain (Jan), Dick Yarmy (Jamie), Arthur Space (Jamison Walters), Tony Giorgio (Lorenzo), James Gregory (Brackett's Father), Bernard Fox (Eldridge).
Surgeons at Rampart Hospital operate on a very important patient -- Dr. Brackett's father. Meanwhile, the paramedics are faced with a variety of crises, including an elderly magician trapped underwtaer in a trunk and a broken leg victim.

February 1, 1975: It's How You Play The Game
Season 4, episode 19
W: Jim Carlson   D: Joseph Pevney

With Maggie Sullivan (Marion), Dennis Patrick (Trader Jack), Cliff Osmond (Gus), Hal Baylor (Animal Trainer), Ryan MacDonald (Walter).
A citizen with strange seizures which may be the result of bad moonshine, a slipped disc victim stranded in his own waterbed and a roaring tiger in a misfired TV commercial provide a busy day for members of the company.

February 8, 1975: The Mouse
Season 4, episode 20
W: Edwin Self   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Bill Zuckert (Charley), Lee Paul (Pete), J. Pat O'Malley (Joe Wilson), Peter Palmer (Sam), Barry Cahill (City Captain), Florence Lake (Martha Wilson), Ronnie Schell (Harold).
The crash of a light plane into an apartment house provides the fire department and its paramedics with highly dangerous duty.

February 15, 1975: Back-Up
Season 4, episode 21
W: John Groves   D: Georg Fenady

With Michael Conrad (Bob Stecker), Keenan Wynn (Wild Bill), Kendall March (Mary Riley).
A lonely old cowboy gets attention by faking injuries and calling the paramedics. They also have to treat a victim of an auto accident involving student drivers.

March 1, 1975: 905-Wild
Season 4, episode 22
W: Dick Conway, Buddy Atkinson   D: Jack Webb

With Mark Harmon (Officer Dave Gordon), Virginia Gregg (Rose Bernardi), Stephanie Steele (Sandy), Albert Popwell (Officer Les Taylor), Gary Crosby (Walt Marsh), Burt Mustin (Grandpa), Ruth McDevitt (Mrs. Quincy), David Huddleston (Barney 'Doc' Coolidge), Rose Ann Zecker (Patty Burns).
The duties of the Los Angeles County Animal Control Dept. unexpectedly take them to Rampart Hospital when they try to save the life of a tiny Nubian goat.





September 13, 1975: The Stewardess
Season 5, episode 1
W: Preston Wood   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With James Ingersoll (David Cort), Joe LaDue (Captain Dowell), William Wintersole (Kirk), Gretchen Corbett (Sue Hickman).
The fifth season begins with paramedics Gage and DeSoto on their way to a convention when they're called by a distraught stewardess to aid a heart attack victim.

September 20, 1975: The Old Engine Cram
Season 5, episode 2
W: Preston Wood   D: Dennis Donnelly

With Art Balinger (Battalion Chief), Dick Yarmy (Bailey), Smith Evans (Marilyn Dennis), Christopher Nelson (Arnie), Kim Hamilton (Estelle Lee Dickens), Bernard Fox (Kerner).
Fire department research into the best methods of combating a blaze involving sulphur trioxide takes a frightening turn when a fireman falls into the chemicals.

September 27, 1975: Election
Season 5, episode 3
W: John Groves   D: Bruce Bilson

With Cliff Osmond (Clyde), Hank Brandt (Tom Lawson), Maggie Malooly (Susan Murray), Sharon Gless (Sculptor).
Paramedics Gage and DeSoto answer an unusual call from a sculptor who, having encased her model in quick-hardening plaster, is unable to get him out.

October 4, 1975: Equipment
Season 5, episode 4
W: Robert Hamilton   D: Kevin Tighe

With Vernon Weddle (Charlie), Jessica Rains (Margaret), Lloyd Haynes (Captain Stone), Hal Bokar (McClain), Kristine Greco (Nurse).
On temporary assigment at Station 8, Gage and Capt. Stone are frustrated when inability to transmit data on a heart attack patient results in his demise.

October 11, 1975: The Inspection
Season 5, episode 5
W: Bruce Johnson   D: Georg Fenady

With Warren Berlinger (Frank Fennady), Roger Bowen (Felix Schell), Wolfman Jack (Himself), Jean-Michel Michenaud (Paul), Jeanne Cooper (Evelyn Fennady).
Members of Squad 51 are apprehensive about a proposed inspection at the fire station by the county supervisor and the county fire chief.

October 18, 1975: The Indirect Method
Season 5, episode 6
W: Michael Norell   D: Joel Oliansky

With Joan Crosby, Ann Loos (Mrs. Hurley), Macon McCalman, Stephen Parr, Richard Bakalyan (Dewey), Bill Conklin, Elayne Heilveil (Karen Overstreet).
A paramedic trainee finds that the pressure of being a woman in Squad 51 is undermining her self-confidence.

October 25, 1975: Pressure 165
Season 5, episode 7
W: Edwin Self   D: Georg Fenady

With Art Balinger (Battalion Chief #14), Bing Russell (David Winslow), Michael Roy (Chef Michel), Del Monroe (Walt).
A chef too embarrassed to admit that he has set fire to his own kitchen is among the emergencies the paramedics have to contend with.

November 1, 1975: One Of Those Days
Season 5, episode 8
W: Preston Wood   D: Joseph Pevney

With Penelope Windust, Lara Parker, Marla Adams, Ross Elliott, Shirley Mitchell.
An elderly woman's stomach problems lead to a family brawl. Roy and John treat a drunk in a hotel with a broken elevator. Doctors treat a boy with meningitis. Paramedics respond to a two-car accident with no victims, treat a man who fell in the bathtub, and rescue a child trapped in a burning building.

November 8, 1975: The Lighter-Than-Air Man
Season 5, episode 9
W: Claire Whitaker   D: Wes McAfee

With Barbara Mallory (Bride), Sue Casey (Mother), Randall Carver (Groom), Arthur O'Connell (Mr. Medford / Ben Maduzi), James McEachin (Lt. Crockett).
While responding to a call, the paramedics squad car accidentally strikes a school-crossing guard, a professional accident victim with a penchant for lawsuits.

November 22, 1975: Simple Adjustment
Season 5, episode 10
W: Robert Hamilton   D: Dennis Donnelly

With Gary Crosby (John Crosby), Elisabeth Brooks (Marla Ekberg), Jane Dulo (Salon Manager), Aneta Corsaut (Sheila), Robin Clarke (Chris).
An overdose of diet pills causes a total personality change in a beauty operator who makes a play for Gage and DeSoto. The paramedics also have to cope with a fire in the engine room of a ship at a marine salvage yard.

November 29, 1975: Tee Vee
Season 5, episode 11
W: John Groves   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Gil Serna, Lin McCarthy, Heath Jobes (John Whitaker), Moosie Drier, Laurie Burton (Jane Ellis).
Dr. Brackett faints during a consultation after being bitten by an aquarium catfish; a boy refuses to have a cut stitched.

December 6, 1975: On Camera
Season 5, episode 12
W: Claire Whitaker, Rod Peterson   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Scott Wells (Workman), Will Walker (Gary), Paul Micale (Manager), Leigh Christian (Paula Hughes), Helen Page Camp (Mother).
A woman TV news commentator is assigned to do a documentary on Squad 51, an assignment which fails to impress her cameraman, whose idea of excitement is war coverage.

December 13, 1975: Communications
Season 5, episode 13
W: Mark Saha   D: Dennis Donnelly

With Moosie Drier (Rick Jenkins), Dolores Mann (Marge Jenkins), Cynthia Sikes (Karen Martin), Craig Hundley (Gary Welton), Barbara George (Diane Kenner).
Squad 51's paramedics are stymied in their lifesaving efforts when an airline stewardess refuses to allow them to treat her for an overdose of sleeping pills.

December 20, 1975: To Buy Or Not To Buy
Season 5, episode 14
W: Keith A. Walker   D: Georg Fenady

With Alan Vint, Robert Pratt, Susan Powell, Patch Mackenzie (Martha), Nicholas Worth (Charles), Fay DeWitt.
In between answering fire alarms and emergency calls, paramedic DeSoto ponders the advisability of bying a house; a teenage girl in a diabetic coma is rescued from a burning house and a small injured Indian boy worries about his lost dog.

January 10, 1976: Right At Home
Season 5, episode 15
W: Preston Wood   D: Georg Fenady

With Poindexter Yothers (Eddie Lapeer), Steven Marlo (Swede), Peggy Stewart (Eddie Lapeer), Sandy Balson (Joan Hanrahan).
The perils of too much understanding become apparent when kindness to the child of an accident victim turns to dismay.

January 17, 1976: The Girl On The Balance Beam
Season 5, episode 16
W: Robert Hamilton   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With William Bryant (Captain Engine 14), Patricia Morrow (Jenny Carter), Andrea Bell (Karen), Charles Knox Robinson (Alan Benedict), Patti Cohoon (Nancy Benedict), Ronnie Schell (Drunk Driver).
A former athlete with dreams of Olympic glory for his motherless daughter pushes the teenager beyond her capacity. The paramedics also aid an infant with respiratory problems.

January 24, 1976: Involvement
Season 5, episode 17
W: John Groves   D: Dennis Donnelly

With Anne Seymour (Mille Eastman), Dawn Lyn (Jean Clark), Del Monroe (Steve Carson), Jean Allison (Dorothy Clark), Milton Frome (Salesman).
Millie Eastman, a former nurse at Rampart General but now bitterly unhappy in her retirement, attempts suicide.

January 31, 1976: Above And Beyond ... Nearly
Season 5, episode 18
W: Preston Wood   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Hal Baylor (Frank), Kristin Larkin (Carol), David Mooney (Dentist), Florence Lake (Maggie), Liam Dunn (Amos), Lucille Benson (Frank), Grant Goodeve (Larry).
A citation for bravery above and beyond the call of duty has the unexpected result of making paramedics Gage and DeSoto very uncomfortable.

February 7, 1976: Grateful
Season 5, episode 19
W: Michael Norell   D: Georg Fenady

With Ruth Buzzi (Amy Merkl), Royal Dano, Zina Bethune (Robin Elder), Paul Brinegar (Grady), Thomas Bellin (Grant Elder), Dick Van Patten (Carter Merkle).
A married couple become overzealous fans of the paramedics after being rescued by the county fire department; a pair of elderly men try to copy a medical technique seen on TV; a diabetic passes out in a massage parlor; a child is struck in the eye by a BB gun.

February 21, 1976: The Great Crash Diet
Season 5, episode 20
W: Timothy Burns   D: Joseph Pevney

With Holly Irving (Sarah), Ginger Mason, Michael Mullins (Bob Jensen), Rick Podell (Frank), Bill Quinn (Nick).
When a nutritionist decides the men at Firehouse 51 are eating an unhealthy diet, fireman Kelly takes over, with disastrous results.

February 28, 1976: The Tycoons
Season 5, episode 21
W: Mark Massari, John Groves, Robert Hamilton   D: Georg Fenady

With Robin Clark (Chris), Sheila Kuehl (Phylis), Mary Moon (Leigh), Yale Summers (Manager), John Wyler (Roger), Ted Gehring (Mr. Hobson).
Paramedic Gage's dream of building a chain of hot dog stands has to wait until Squad 51 can meet a variety of serious emergencies.

March 6, 1976: The Nuisance
Season 5, episode 22
W: Robert Hamilton   D: Randolph Mantooth

With Gretchen Corbett (Mary Lynn Smith), Coleen Gray (Clair Brightweiser), Joseph V. Perry (Mike), James G. Richardson (Craig Brice), Joan Shawlee (Heather), Stymie Beard (Bar Owner), Carole Cook (Nurse).
Paramedic Gage is hospitalized as the victim of a hit-and-run accident and turns out to be a terrible patient. Partner DeSoto has his own problems when Gage's replacement is a hard-nosed perfectionist.





September 25, 1976: The Game
Season 6, episode 1
W: Christian I. Nyby II   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Jack Knight (Fan), Richard Paul, Polly Middleton, Laurie Kennedy, Steve Drexel, Jack Carter (Game Announcer), Larry Carroll (Walters).
The sixth season starts with paramedics Gage and DeSoto delighted with being assigned to work the biggest football game of the season, but soon a series of emergencies, including a heart attack suffered by a sportscaster, keep them too busy to enjoy the event.

October 2, 1976: Not Available
Season 6, episode 2
W: Preston Wood   D: Cliff Bole

With William Boyett (Captain #39), Arnold F. Turner, Dorothy Love (Florence), Wayne Heffley (Holt), Burt Cooper (Reed), Ivy Bethune (May), Bever-Leigh Banfield (Second Woman), Scott Arthur Allen.
A late arrival at the scene of an emergency that could well have imperiled the life of the victim brings a questionable procedure into sharp focus.

October 9, 1976: The Unlikely Heirs
Season 6, episode 3
W: Timothy Burns   D: Georg Fenady

With Paul Brinegar (Max), Poindexter Yothers (Andy), Jimmy Stathis (Stuart), Bennye Gatteys (Cheryl), Jeannine Brown (Andy).
Grateful for saving him and his hoarded fortune in cash, an eccentric but generous old man offers a $20,000 reward to the paramedics.

October 23, 1976: That Time Of Year
Season 6, episode 4
W: Mort Thaw, Ed Robak   D: Dennis Donnelly

With Meg Wyllie (Mrs. Pastone), Pamela Susan Shoop (Marcia Emerson), Ronnie Schell (Allan Hendricks), David Pritchard (Jack Grady), Linda Gray (Judy).
A man's love of custard pie nearly does him in as a victim of food poisoning.

October 30, 1976: Fair Fight
Season 6, episode 5
W: Preston Wood   D: Kevin Tighe

With Vernon Weddle (Dietrich), Delos Smith (Greg), Anne Schedeen (Margo), Terry Kiser (Lance), James Ingersoll (Guard Sergeant), Jack Bender (Sills).
Paramedic Gage proves that being slim has its unexpected advantages.

November 6, 1976: Rules Of Order
Season 6, episode 6
W: James Richardson   D: Georg Fenady

With Bert Holland, Larry Manetti, James G. Richardson.
Gage and DeSoto are eager to be part of a suggestion committee on how to improve things around the station.

November 13, 1976: The Exam
Season 6, episode 7
W: Tom Egan   D: Richard C. Bennett

With Jodean Russo, Bridget Hanley, Allan Lurie (Sam).
A routine recertification test has Gage and DeSoto worried when they are reminded of a fellow paramedic who once flunked it.

November 20, 1976: Captain Hook
Season 6, episode 8
W: Susan Alenick   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With William Bryant (Captain of Engine 45), Rick Podell (Mike Kandell), Joe Maross (Captain Hochrader), Chad States (Terry), Jim B. Smith (Sergeant), Bert Williams (Carter), Jean Argyle.
Paramedics Gage and DeSoto and others at Squad 51 are eager to celebrate the scheduled retirement of unpopular Capt. Hochrader, and overdo their enthusiasm for a going-away party. In another incident, a girl who does a demonstration for an air conditioning company in a polar bear suit suffers heat prostration.

December 4, 1976: Computer Terror
Season 6, episode 9
W: Bruce Shelly   D: Georg Fenady

With Russ Grieve, Walt Davis, Zitto Kazann.
Paramedic Gage is the bewildered and frustrated recipient of a payroll check erroneously made out by a computer for thousands, rather than hundreds, of dollars.

December 25, 1976: Welcome To Santa Rosa County
Season 6, episode 10
W: Preston Wood   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Bill Watson (Tom), Carla Layton (Fisherman's Wife), James Jeter (Sheriff Bittner).
Gage and DeSoto take a vacation, only to be kept as busy as ever with dramatic rescues of injured mountain climbers.

January 8, 1977: Paperwork
Season 6, episode 11
W: John Groves   D: Georg Fenady

With Laurie Kennedy (Nurse Patterson), Peter Kastner, Jeff Cotler (Mike), William Bronder (Tree Trimmer), Peter Brocco (Professor).
An especially busy day for the paramedics finds them responding to calls involving a stricken youngster trapped in a storm drain, a student and his professor allegedly poisoned as a result of some experimental lab work, and a workman suffering from explosion burns.

January 15, 1977: Loose Ends
Season 6, episode 12
W: Dee Murphey   D: Dennis Donnelly

With William Boyett (Chief McConnikey), William Bryant (Captain), Tara Talboy (Tina), Walter Mathews (Ed), Vince Howard (Officer Vince).
Dr. Brackett is stricken with remorse when he is involved in an accident that leaves a little girl fatherless.

January 22, 1977: An Ounce Of Prevention
Season 6, episode 13
W: Ed Robak, Mort Thaw   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Richard Carlyle (Bart Phillips), Frank Farmer (Frank), Maureen Lee (Donna), Barbara Ellen Lyle, Chad States, Peggy Webber (Helen Phillips), Dave Barry (Tom Jensen).
Gage and DeSoto are invited to demonstrate paramedic techniques on a local television show, and get an unexpected opportunity to use their talents when a member of the stage crew is injured.

February 5, 1977: Insanity Epidemic
Season 6, episode 14
W: Robert Hamilton   D: Randolph Mantooth

With William Boyett (Battalion Chief), Robert Pratt, Branscombe Richmond (Ice Skating Clown), Vince St. Cyr (Bruno), Bill Zuckert (Bill Nelson), Ellen Moss (Thelma), Nancy Fox (Instructor), Betty Ann Carr (Lucy).
A fight breaks out between some of the performers and clowns during an ice show, and when the paramedics come to help they too are embroiled in the fracas.

February 12, 1977: Breakdown
Season 6, episode 15
W: John Groves   D: Georg Fenady

With Jean Allison (Grace), Richard Bakalyan (Charley), Brian Byers (Gerald), Joan Roberts (Jane).
Gage and DeSoto get more than they bargained for when the ignore the advice of the fire company repairman and try to fix a faulty rescue vehicle.

February 19, 1977: Family Ties
Season 6, episode 16
W: Carole Raschella, Michael Raschella   D: Cliff Bole

With James Van Patten (Mark), Dirk Evans (Truck Driver), Howard Honig (Arthur Basye), Susan Lawrence (Susan Basye), Daniel Selby (Brandon), Debi Storm (Toni).
Drs. Brackett and Early vie for a choice Hawaiian working vacation assignment.

February 26, 1977: Bottom Line
Season 6, episode 17
W: Robert & Charlene Bralver   D: Dennis Donnelly

With Kedric Wolfe (Duke), Johnny Timko (Randy Sherwood), Nick Pellegrino (Coach), Belle Ellig (Madeleine), Vince Howard (Officer Vince).
A field doctor, noted for his insistence on doing things by the book, becomes an obstacle the paramedics must overcome.

March 5, 1977: Firehouse Quintet
Season 6, episode 18
W: Christian I. Nyby II   D: Georg Fenady

With James Westmoreland (Grip Foreman), Herb Vigran (Lou), Howard McGillin (Paramedic Dwyer), Joanna Kerns (Gymnast), Happy Hairston (Referee).
Engine Company 51 makes it to the finals of the fire department basketball league, but a heavy load of emergency calls threatens to force their withdrawal.

March 12, 1977: The Boat
Season 6, episode 19
W: Hannah Shearer   D: Georg Fenady

With William Boyett (Chief Battalion 14), Zitto Kazann (Alvie), Richard Bakalyan (Charlie), Ted Gehring (Clinton).
The paramedic crew thinks they have the perfect solution to their recreation needs when one of them has to sell his sleek jet boat.

March 19, 1977: Isolation
Season 6, episode 20
W: John Groves   D: Georg Fenady

With Linda Stuart (Dr. Slade), Glenn Sipes (Officer).
Stranded in a remote firehouse due to a road washout, Gage and DeSoto are the only source of medical care for the residents of an isolated community after a storm cuts off their communication with the outside world.

March 26, 1977: Limelight
Season 6, episode 21
W: James Richardson   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With William Boyett (Chief McConnike), Jeannie Fitzsimmons (Newswoman), Shannon Farnon (Mrs. Robinson), Walter Barnes (Mike Gold), James G. Richardson (Craig Brice).
Resentment brews among the crew at Engine Co. 51 over the attempts of one of their men to "improve" their operation.

April 2, 1977: Upward And Onward
Season 6, episode 22
W: Michael Norell   D: Dennis Donnelly

With William Boyett (Chief McConn), Dabbs Greer (Dr. Nippert), Tabi Cooper (Jody), Leon Ames (Dr. Tuttle), Tom Williams (Producer).
Just prior to airtime, a daytime serial actor is rushed to Rampart Hospital, and the desperate producer attempts to broadcast direct from his star's sickbed.

April 16, 1977: Hypochondri-Cap
Season 6, episode 23
W: Bruce Shelly   D: Dennis Donnelly

With William Boyett (Battalion Chief), Abraham Alvarez (Foreman), Bette Ford (June Edwards), William Bryant, George Brenlin (Mort).
Capt. Stanley refuses to see a doctor about his arthritis, but his crew sets up an appointment he can't refuse.

May 28, 1977: All Night Long
Season 6, episode 24
W: Kevin Tighe   D: Georg Fenady

With James Griffith (Lester Bowles), Carmen Zapata (Woman Injured in Wreck), Ben Wright (Oscar Hubbs), Bill Walker (Mr. Jefferson), James McEachin (Julius Clark), Patti Jerome (Thelma Austin).
Paramedic Gage is frustrated when his creative effort to write a TV game show is thwarted by a heavy series of emergency calls.





January 7, 1978: The Steel Inferno
Season 7, episode 1
W: R.A. Cinader, Preston Wood   D: Georg Fenady

With John de Lancie (Dr. Colby), William Boyett (Chief McConn), Joseph Della Sorte (George Wells), John Furey (Paramedic Charlie), Robert Karnes (D.A.C.), Anne Lockhart (Sue Adams), Linda Stuart (Dr. Jean Wilson), Eric Washington (Paramedic Dave Roberts), Brendon Boone (Mr. Davis), William Bryant (Captain Engine 16), Curtis Credel (Captain Mike Moore), Sidney Clute (Boss Painter), Linda Gray (Evelyn Davis).
Paramedics Gage and DeSoto find themselves trapped on the 20th floor of a flaming building.

March 25, 1978: Survival On Charter #220
Season 7, episode 2
W: R. A. Cinader, Hannah Shearer, Christian I. Nyby II   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With William Boyett (Chief McConnike), George Petrie (Dan Alden), Jason Evers (Justin Manning), Barrie Youngfellow (Christine), Rebecca York (Debbie), James A. Watson Jr. (Lenny), Randall Carver (Gene Wright), Marla Adams (Mrs. Anderson).
The midair collision of a single-engine plane and a DC-8 carrying high-level politicians imperils the lives of Gage and DeSoto when the planes fall onto an apartment building where the paramedics are involved in an emergency call.

April 4, 1978: The Most Deadly Passage
Season 7, episode 3
W: Michael Donovan   D: Christian I. Nyby II

With Cecilia Hart (Nancy Halverson), Ted Gehring (Barney McMillan), Kenneth Tobey (Captain Trigg), Eric Server (Lt. Olson), Bill Zuckert (Jason Bennett), Joan Tompkins (Maggie Trigg), John Kauffman (Frankie).
While on special assignment in Seattle, Gage and DeSoto spring into action when a skydiver leaps from atop the Space Needle, a worker is trapped in the ceiling of the Kingdome and a ferry in Puget Sound explodes.

December 31, 1978: Greatest Rescues Of Emergency!
Season 7, episode 4
W: R. A. Cinader   D: Robert A. Cinader

With Art Balinger.
After being promoted and given new assignments, Gage and DeSoto reminisce about their most memorable experiences as paramedics.

June 26, 1979: What's A Nice Girl Like You Doing...
Season 7, episode 5
W: Michael Donovan   D: Georg Fenady

With John de Lancie (Dr. DeRoy), Patty McCormack, Ted Buffington (Pakula), Chris Coombs (Tom Winslow), Tom Williams (Frank Weber), Paul Sylvan (Pete Delaney), Jordan Suffin (Joe Marshall), Ed Peck (Tregartin), James Whitworth (Harvey Ludwig), Bruce Neckels (Tony), John Lawrence (Arlen McCoy), Deirdre Lenihan (Laurie Campbell), John Murphy, Chesley Uxbridge (Dominick).
While in San Francisco to observe rescue operations, paramedics Gage and DeSoto become involved with two disasters and two female paramedics.

July 3, 1979: The Convention
Season 7, episode 6
W: Hannah L. Shearer, R. A. Cinader   D: Georg Fenady

With John de Lancie (Dr. DeRoy), Ray K. Goman (Command Police Officer), Joseph Della Sorte (Marvin), Ted Buffington (Mike Pakula).
While attending a convention in San Francisco, paramedics Gage and DeSoto help a choking conventioneer and calm an enraged sniper.


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