1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    2

    Default emergency t.v. show question

    somebody ask me the other day if in one of the episodes if Roy or Johnny worked at a brush station?

  2. #2
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    813

    Default

    All that I remember is that they are watching a HUGE veg fire on TV and then get sent to it to provide Medical Support at the Base Camp. As we know, they always get sent to "something" and ended-up having to bury themselves with dirt to avoid being run-over. As far as being actually assigned to a Brush Station, none that I remember. I even went so far as to review the backs of my DVD Series (yep, I've got them all).
    "Be LOUD, Be PROUD..... It just might save your can someday when goin' through an intersection!!!!!"

    Life on the Truck (Quint) is good.....

    Eat til you're sleepy..... Sleep til you're hungry..... And repeat.....

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    2

    Default

    thanks for the help

  4. #4
    Forum Member
    JayDudley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    1,272

    Default Rescue 51

    Mikeyboy....I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with the DVD's of Emergency. They even just had an open house @127's where it was filmed.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Respectfully,
    Jay Dudley
    Retired Fire
    Background Investigator
    IACOJ-Member
    Lifetime Member CSFA
    IAFF Alumni Member

  5. #5
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Bossier Parrish, Louisiana
    Posts
    10,598

    Default

    They have all 7 seasons of Emergency now availalble on DVD.

    As far as I can remember they worked several brush fires but were never assigned to a Brush Camp.
    Train to fight the fires you fight.

  6. #6
    Forum Member
    EastKyFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Posts
    3,088

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDudley View Post
    Mikeyboy....I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with the DVD's of Emergency. They even just had an open house @127's where it was filmed.
    Neeeeeeat! I'd give a nickel to go there someday. My 7-year-old is determined to get to Hollywood, so maybe we can run by their after all her auditions
    "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.
    --General James Mattis, USMC


  7. #7
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    100

    Default

    There are a few episodes where Squad 51 ends up at command centers or at another station. Your episode might be the one where Johnny and Roy are miffed that they are the only guys not paged out to a big brush fire. They eventually go and set up at Station 65 (I think). Like mikeyboy said, they end up going out on a rescue and get trapped by the fire. The episode is called "Inferno" in season 3.

    I can think of another episode in the last real season (6) where floods wash out bridges and they are stranded at Station 86. They set up a mini hospital in the bunk room and treat various injuries and illnesses. I believe it is called "Isolation". It's been a while since I've seen it, so I don't remember any more details off the top of my head.

  8. #8
    Forum Member
    Doorbreaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Near Cooperstown N.Y.
    Posts
    111

    Default

    You can "visit" 127 on Google maps.
    The question I always had was about the 127 station itself. Where did they put the real rigs while they were shooting the show? Just park them nearby? I know that the only time 127 was actually used was for the shots of the rigs coming out of the station but you still figure they need some time to set up the lights, cameras and such.
    I like watching the series BUT have a problem with all the stock footage. Gee how many times do they drive past the blue warehouse? Or over the bridge near the train yard??

  9. #9
    Forum Member
    EastKyFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Posts
    3,088

    Default

    And there were a lot of combinations...day, night, sunny, rainy, squad only, engine only, squad and engine, turning left out of station, turning right out of station...
    "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.
    --General James Mattis, USMC


  10. #10
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    West Point, VA
    Posts
    435

    Default

    There is another brush call where Roy gets bit by a snake, starts an IV on himself and is transported on the hosebed of the engine.

  11. #11
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    100

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Spencer534 View Post
    There is another brush call where Roy gets bit by a snake, starts an IV on himself and is transported on the hosebed of the engine.
    That was an MVA over a cliff. A forestry dozer was clearing brush along the road and saw the crash. A forestry Huey dropped a load of water on the car to keep the ensuing car fire from spreading, but it wasn't paged as a brush fire. The dozer cleared a path straight down the hill to the car and one of the FF's put the engine fire out with a fire extinguisher. John Gage went back after his portable after the rescue and was bitten by a rattler. It's episode "Snakebite" from season three.

  12. #12
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    5

    Default

    All of the seasons are on Netflix instant watch now, too.

    I like how they are first in at the harbor, in the industrial area, in the commercial area, at the school, on the mountain top, in the desert, and sometimes suburban too.

    And they get on the scenes of their EMS calls, do all their work and turn it over to the ambulance without one word of report. Must be how California's system got it's start.

  13. #13
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    100

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by insidethebox View Post
    All of the seasons are on Netflix instant watch now, too.

    I like how they are first in at the harbor, in the industrial area, in the commercial area, at the school, on the mountain top, in the desert, and sometimes suburban too.

    And they get on the scenes of their EMS calls, do all their work and turn it over to the ambulance without one word of report. Must be how California's system got it's start.
    Now that I have all 7 seasons on DVD (6 regular seasons + 1 tv movie season), it figures that they would suddenly put them all on Netflix. .

    It's interesting how the show evolved as far as the way they operated. I don't know how much of it was the way the show was written or how much the paramedic program evolved in those years. Probably a little of both. It loosely parallels the evolution of the casts' haircuts.

  14. #14
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    West Point, VA
    Posts
    435

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tbzep View Post
    That was an MVA over a cliff. A forestry dozer was clearing brush along the road and saw the crash. A forestry Huey dropped a load of water on the car to keep the ensuing car fire from spreading, but it wasn't paged as a brush fire. The dozer cleared a path straight down the hill to the car and one of the FF's put the engine fire out with a fire extinguisher. John Gage went back after his portable after the rescue and was bitten by a rattler. It's episode "Snakebite" from season three.
    Dude you are so right. That was a classic.

  15. #15
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    813

    Cool Emergency

    That was an MVA over a cliff. A forestry dozer was clearing brush along the road and saw the crash. A forestry Huey dropped a load of water on the car to keep the ensuing car fire from spreading, but it wasn't paged as a brush fire. The dozer cleared a path straight down the hill to the car and one of the FF's put the engine fire out with a fire extinguisher. John Gage went back after his portable after the rescue and was bitten by a rattler. It's episode "Snakebite" from season three.
    You are mostly correct, the incorrect part is that a Forestry Dozer and Forestry Huey were involved. They were LACoFD Units, yes LA County did start as a Forestry FD, but they have been the County FD for many years now. LA County is a Contract County with the State, so they have sole responsibility for F/G within LA County. Lately, CalFire has been moving Units into the County during high fire danger times and responding with LA County.
    "Be LOUD, Be PROUD..... It just might save your can someday when goin' through an intersection!!!!!"

    Life on the Truck (Quint) is good.....

    Eat til you're sleepy..... Sleep til you're hungry..... And repeat.....

  16. #16
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    100

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyboy View Post
    You are mostly correct, the incorrect part is that a Forestry Dozer and Forestry Huey were involved. They were LACoFD Units, yes LA County did start as a Forestry FD, but they have been the County FD for many years now. LA County is a Contract County with the State, so they have sole responsibility for F/G within LA County. Lately, CalFire has been moving Units into the County during high fire danger times and responding with LA County.
    Were they not a forestry division of the LACoFD? I was not inferring that it was the USDA Forest Service or State Forestry Division. I don't know how the different components of the LACoFD are laid out so I just called it "forestry" because I assumed they weren't based out of a standard fire station.

  17. #17
    Forum Member
    CaptOldTimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 1999
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    7,242
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

  18. #18
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    100

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Looks like I should have said an LACoFD Heavy Equipment Unit dozer was clearing brush and a LACoFD Air Ops Huey dumped water, assuming both divisions were established in name by 1971-1972 when season 3 was filmed. I didn't see a starting date on the Air Ops page, and the Heavy Equipment division said "early seventies".

  19. #19
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    813

    Default

    CaptOldTimer, thanks for adding that..... Was gonna add it myself, but we were super busy at work this Tour.

    LACoFD is (1) FD, that has several junctions like most of us do in So. California. No problem, wasn't intending to harshly correct ya. When "Forestry" is mentioned here, it normally means the State (CalFire).
    "Be LOUD, Be PROUD..... It just might save your can someday when goin' through an intersection!!!!!"

    Life on the Truck (Quint) is good.....

    Eat til you're sleepy..... Sleep til you're hungry..... And repeat.....

  20. #20
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    100

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyboy View Post
    CaptOldTimer, thanks for adding that..... Was gonna add it myself, but we were super busy at work this Tour.

    LACoFD is (1) FD, that has several junctions like most of us do in So. California. No problem, wasn't intending to harshly correct ya. When "Forestry" is mentioned here, it normally means the State (CalFire).
    It is here too. I just assumed it was an LA Forestry division, not thinking that the helicopters may have been set up for more than just supression. IIRC, they even flew victims out in the choppers with drop tanks in more than one episode. BTW, I'm glad you mentioned it or I'd never have found out what I did.

  21. #21
    Forum Member
    mdcook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Finger Lakes Region, NY
    Posts
    204

    Post Original question

    To get back to the original question. If memory serves me correctly, in the two hour pilot episode, didn't Johnny start out in a rural station before he signed up for the paramedic training? Could that be what ethanroyall was talking about?
    "Your spill is our thrill."

  22. #22
    Forum Member
    CaptOldTimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 1999
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    7,242
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

  23. #23
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    100

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mdcook View Post
    To get back to the original question. If memory serves me correctly, in the two hour pilot episode, didn't Johnny start out in a rural station before he signed up for the paramedic training? Could that be what ethanroyall was talking about?
    He worked at Station 10 which upon reviewing the beginning of the show, looks just as urban if not more so than Station 51. The first call with 10 was paged as a "factory fire". They then got called to a rescue on a power line that looked to be in the suburban hills.

    To follow up with the rest of the calls, Johnny becomes a paramedic and teams up with Roy on 51. Their first call is an MVA with Dixie riding along because they aren't authorized by the state do do anything yet. Next field action is a search for a severed arm at a marina. Then comes a rural MVA with Dixie, where she ends up getting injured and the guys treat without medical consent. The last call is a tunnel explosion with "everybody but us" getting called. Eventually Station 51 gets called in. Dr. Brackett tells the guys to treat patients before the state law is passed allowing them to treat. Eventually he and Dixie show up at the collapse and tell them the state law passed. Hopefully I haven't missed one as I just skimmed the episode quickly.

  24. #24
    MembersZone Subscriber
    tree68's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Jefferson County, NY USA
    Posts
    2,289

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Doorbreaker View Post
    You can "visit" 127 on Google maps.
    The question I always had was about the 127 station itself. Where did they put the real rigs while they were shooting the show? Just park them nearby? I know that the only time 127 was actually used was for the shots of the rigs coming out of the station but you still figure they need some time to set up the lights, cameras and such.
    I like watching the series BUT have a problem with all the stock footage. Gee how many times do they drive past the blue warehouse? Or over the bridge near the train yard??
    Had the opportunity to hear Randolph Mantooth speak at an EMS conference a couple of years ago (and to have him sign my Squad 51 diecast model).

    One tidbit that came out of his talk was that there's a reason Roy always drove. Seems he did all the driving the day(s) they shot all the "stock shots."

    If you watch several episodes back-to-back on the DVDs, you'll start to notice that there's always a VW parked on one street they travel on a response, or sometimes the Crown shows up in the bay on a shot of the front of the station, well after the WLF came into "service," or that the morning flag raising (denoting that they're starting a new day in the plot) looks strangely familiar.

    All "stock shots." Shots with no dialog, no real time reference.

    As for what they did with the apparatus (only an engine, as I recall - there was no squad assigned to 127), I believe there was an area behind the station (remember the British antique engine episode(s)) - as long as they kept the rig out of the shot, there would be no problem.
    Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

    Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

  25. #25
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    100

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tree68 View Post
    If you watch several episodes back-to-back on the DVDs, you'll start to notice that there's always a VW parked on one street they travel on a response, or sometimes the Crown shows up in the bay on a shot of the front of the station, well after the WLF came into "service," or that the morning flag raising (denoting that they're starting a new day in the plot) looks strangely familiar.
    Adding to the stock footage, some shots in front of the building show water where they've washed out the bay or apparatus with the same water pattern on the ramp each time. There's stock footage where it has rained and the ramp and streets are wet. There's stock response footage showing a white/beige car sitting cockeyed in the turning lane as they pass by. I can't recall what model it is right off the top of my head. There's lots more in addition to the VW that I see in stock footage. I tend to notice the old Mustangs and Mopars along with some classic 50's and early 60's pickup trucks of various makes. Oh, and those same two nurses are always walking across Rampart's emergency access.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Safety From A Viewpoint We Don't Like To Look At
    By MalahatTwo7 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-09-2005, 04:11 PM
  2. USFA Initiates Second Phase of Study of Emergency Vehicle Warning
    By HeavyRescueTech in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-22-2005, 09:38 PM
  3. 2004 report by IAFC report on the volunteer fire service
    By HeavyRescueTech in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-02-2004, 09:55 AM
  4. Issues In Response To Stations
    By KVFDCAPTAIN21 in forum Volunteer Forum
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 03-12-2004, 03:51 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-28-2004, 10:37 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register