What do you know about
Emergency!? Try this Alan's FUN TV Trivia quiz. "Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
Emergency! is a television series, combining the medical drama and
action-adventure genres, that was produced by Mark VII Limited and
distributed by Universal Studios. It debuted as a midseason replacement
on January 15, 1972, on NBC, replacing the short-lived series The
Good Life, and ran until September 3, 1977. Who owned the production
company Mark VII Limited?
- Harry Morgan
- Gene Autry
- Jack Webb
2) The series followed the early years of the
Paramedic program in the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD)
with the focus on the personnel of Fire Station 51, in particular
Firefighter/Paramedics John Gage and Roy DeSoto. What fire station was
actually used in the series?
- Fire Station 51
- Fire Station 97
- Fire Station 127
3) Kelly Brackett, M.D. / F.A.C.S., was portrayed
by Robert Fuller, better known prior to this role as an actor in
Westerns. Dr. Brackett was the leading character of the show who was
also dedicated and fairly no-nonsense senior ER physician at Rampart
General Hospital, who appeared in almost every episode of the series. In
the pilot episode, "The Wedsworth-Townsend Act", it was
revealed that Brackett went to Johns Hopkins and took residency at the
4) Harold Jack Bloom co-created the TV series. Who
was the other creator?
- Marvin Johnson
- Abe Vigoda
- Robert A. Cinader
5) Los Angeles County was one of the first
communities - along with Seattle, Miami, and Pittsburgh - to start a
paramedic program in connection with the fire department between 1969
6) At the time of filming, what hospital portrayed
Rampart General Hospital?
- City of Los Angeles General Hospital
- USC Medical Center
- Harbor General Hospital
7) Who composed the theme music?
- Edwin Self
- William Stark
- Nelson Riddle
8) The vehicle which portrayed Squad 51 was
produced by Universal crews as an accurate replica of the units built
in-house on stock truck chassis by LACoFD at the time. The LACoFD shops
were unable to fulfill a request from Universal to build a unit for the
show within the short deadline the studio asked, but did provide the
blueprints to Universal crews so the studio could build its own unit on
a 1972 Ford F300 "dualie" (four rear tires, two per
side on one axle) chassis.
9) The radio call sign , which is said whenever
Station 51 is responding to a call, is still a valid FCC call sign
licensed to the LACoFD. What was the call sign?
10) Who had the memorable quote, "Start an
IV, 51...D5W TKO!"?
- Dixie McCall
- Dr. Bill Morton
- Dr. Kelly Brackett