• DRAGNET, ADAM-12 , EMERGENCY

    From Brokenmind@VERT/TIABBS to Moondog on Sat Oct 1 07:56:50 2022
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    Jack Webbs three TV series he produced, Dragnet, Adam-12, and Emergency all so urced their story lines from real police departments. IIRC Dragnet and Adam-12's stories were all LAPD, and Emergency sourced theirs from all over th e US. Several of the extra firefighters on Emergency were real LA County firefighters, and the dispatcher was voiced by the real county dispatcher. The county fire chief was the actual county fire chief.

    Emergency was my favorite tv show growing up and I actually was a firefighter for 12 years before I was unable to countiune to serve due to injury. I did not know the dispatchers voice was the real actual voice and that the county fire chief was real but i was aware that a few of the firefighters were actually firefighters in real life. My son was also a firefightr and my daughter is an EMT and just went back to school to get her RN.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Brokenmind on Tue Oct 4 07:04:00 2022
    Brokenmind wrote to Moondog <=-

    Emergency was my favorite tv show growing up and I actually was a firefighter for 12 years before I was unable to countiune to serve due
    to injury. I did not know the dispatchers voice was the real actual
    voice and that the county fire chief was real but i was aware that a
    few of the firefighters were actually firefighters in real life.


    Ask anyone who grew up in the 70s what the beep pattern for Squad 51, and they'll probably be able to mimic it.

    What I didn't know was that there was some PR element to the show. LA was
    part of a pilot program for fire departments to have EMTs driving alongside the traditional fire crews, and the tele-health units that transmitted vital signs to the hospital was new tech. The show was intended to show both off.




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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu Oct 6 22:15:00 2022
    Re: Re: DRAGNET, ADAM-12 , EM
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Brokenmind on Tue Oct 04 2022 07:04 am

    Subject: Re: DRAGNET, ADAM-12 , EMERGENCY
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    Brokenmind wrote to Moondog <=-

    Emergency was my favorite tv show growing up and I actually was a firefighter for 12 years before I was unable to countiune to serve due to injury. I did not know the dispatchers voice was the real actual voice and that the county fire chief was real but i was aware that a few of the firefighters were actually firefighters in real life.


    Ask anyone who grew up in the 70s what the beep pattern for Squad 51, and they'll probably be able to mimic it.

    What I didn't know was that there was some PR element to the show. LA was part of a pilot program for fire departments to have EMTs driving alongside the traditional fire crews, and the tele-health units that transmitted vital signs to the hospital was new tech. The show was intended to show both off.




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    in later seasons the pumper truck was replacxed with a newer model. Chances are the Ward Lafrance (custom builder of fire trucks) provided it as test vehicle. On some episodes they'll be backed up by Squad 128(?) and they have one of those old mid-sixties Dodge ladder trucks with the open top roofs.
    The fire station on the show is real, at least when they film exterior shots.
    That is Squad 128's station and they park their trucks across the street furing the few outside shots. Squad 51 was decommissioned when a larger department relocated to cover a larger area. Since it was a non-existant precinct, fire calls made to it could me made during daytime hours and not disrupt other department operatrions. I heard 51 was put back into use by
    the universal studio tours as their onsite meergency response unit. The paramedic truck was built to LAFD specs by the prop department so it can be donated to the FD after the show's cancellation. The truck was never donated and appeared on CHiPs on a few occasions.

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  • From Brokenmind@VERT/TIABBS to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Feb 3 10:50:01 2023
    Re: Re: DRAGNET, ADAM-12 , EMERGENCY
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Brokenmind on Tue Oct 04 2022 07:04 am

    Ask anyone who grew up in the 70s what the beep pattern for Squad 51, and they'll probably be able to mimic it.
    What I didn't know was that there was some PR element to the show. LA was part of a pilot program for fire departments to have EMTs driving alongside the traditional fire crews, and the tele-health units that transmitted vital signs to the hospital was new tech. The show was intended to show both off.

    I found out about that later in History and I know a lot of firefighters and others today that actually have there beep pattern set for there text alert and even volunters for there pagers. thanks for the heads up about that though

    BrokenMind

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  • From Cougar428@VERT to BROKENMIND on Sat Feb 4 07:33:00 2023
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    Re: Re: DRAGNET, ADAM-12 , EMERGENCY
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Brokenmind on Tue Oct 04 2022 07:04 am

    Ask anyone who grew up in the 70s what the beep pattern for Squad 51, and they'll probably be able to mimic it.

    I found out about that later in History and I know a lot of
    firefighters and others today that actually have there beep pattern
    set for there text alert and even volunters for there pagers. thanks
    for the heads up about that though
    BrokenMind

    Sad to say, but I still watch Dragnet, Adam 12 and Emergency...

    I know, I'm hopeless.

    Cougar


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Cougar428 on Sun Feb 5 11:04:00 2023
    Re: Re: DRAGNET, ADAM-12 , EM
    By: Cougar428 to BROKENMIND on Sat Feb 04 2023 07:33 am

    Quoting Brokenmind to Poindexter Fortran <=-

    Re: Re: DRAGNET, ADAM-12 , EMERGENCY
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Brokenmind on Tue Oct 04 2022 07:04 am

    Ask anyone who grew up in the 70s what the beep pattern for Squad 51, a they'll probably be able to mimic it.

    I found out about that later in History and I know a lot of firefighters and others today that actually have there beep pattern
    set for there text alert and even volunters for there pagers. thanks for the heads up about that though
    BrokenMind

    Sad to say, but I still watch Dragnet, Adam 12 and Emergency...

    I know, I'm hopeless.

    Cougar


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    I used to like Emergency as a kid. My father bought me a black Plano tackle box because I thought it was cooler than a fire truck

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  • From Brokenmind@VERT/TIABBS to Cougar428 on Tue Feb 7 07:36:50 2023
    Re: Re: DRAGNET, ADAM-12 , EM
    By: Cougar428 to BROKENMIND on Sat Feb 04 2023 07:33 am

    I found out about that later in History and I know a lot of
    firefighters and others today that actually have there beep pattern
    set for there text alert and even volunters for there pagers. thanks
    for the heads up about that though
    BrokenMind

    Sad to say, but I still watch Dragnet, Adam 12 and Emergency...


    I know, I'm hopeless.


    Don't feel bad i still watch Emergency and Adam 12 , Airworlf and others :)

    BrokenMind

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Cougar428 on Tue Feb 7 06:26:00 2023
    Cougar428 wrote to BROKENMIND <=-

    Sad to say, but I still watch Dragnet, Adam 12 and Emergency...

    I think it's Pluto TV that's got Emergency, I've watched a couple of
    episodes. The doctors look like they smoke in their offices and the
    nurse's outfit looks like something from the 1800s. kooky...



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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Feb 7 22:03:00 2023
    Re: Re: DRAGNET, ADAM-12 , EM
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Cougar428 on Tue Feb 07 2023 06:26 am

    Cougar428 wrote to BROKENMIND <=-

    Sad to say, but I still watch Dragnet, Adam 12 and Emergency...

    I think it's Pluto TV that's got Emergency, I've watched a couple of episodes. The doctors look like they smoke in their offices and the
    nurse's outfit looks like something from the 1800s. kooky...



    ... Frightfully nice.

    Emergency was on 50 years ago. The chief nurse wore pants suits and that was sa point when nurses uniforms were evolving from those old style dresses.
    The portable ekg machine with RF data link to the hospital was fairly
    modern. By the later episodes the ekg machine had a defibrulator built in.

    Funny thing is the chief nurse was married in real life to the gray haired doctor, and was written in to be the love interest of the other main doctor. The dispatch operator who would speak over the talk box was the real LA
    county dispacter. Several of the firefighters were real firefighters. The fire chief who would appear at the fire scenes was the actuall county fire chi ef. I get the impression the show producers got access to the new stuff, and handed it over to the ifre department when the series was over.

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  • From Cougar428@VERT to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Tue Feb 7 21:56:00 2023
    Quoting Poindexter Fortran to Cougar428 <=-

    Sad to say, but I still watch Dragnet, Adam 12 and Emergency...

    I think it's Pluto TV that's got Emergency, I've watched a couple of episodes. The doctors look like they smoke in their offices and the nurse's outfit looks like something from the 1800s. kooky...

    I watch Dragnet and Adam 12 on Amazon Prime and Emergency I see on
    ME or Cozi TV. Dixie from Emergency was from when Nurses still wore
    white hats, I think that's what you are referring to anyway...

    I also see the Flying Nun once in a while, now there's 'kooky
    hats'...

    Regards there Poindexter!

    Cougar


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Wed Feb 8 16:21:00 2023
    Sad to say, but I still watch Dragnet, Adam 12 and Emergency...

    I think it's Pluto TV that's got Emergency, I've watched a couple of episodes. The doctors look like they smoke in their offices and the
    nurse's outfit looks like something from the 1800s. kooky...

    Me TV has it, but Pluto may also.


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Moondog on Wed Feb 8 07:13:00 2023
    Moondog wrote to Cougar428 <=-

    I used to like Emergency as a kid. My father bought me a black Plano tackle box because I thought it was cooler than a fire truck

    I'm surprised they didn't market to kids that tackle box with a phone that
    they used to talk to the hospital and communicate vital signs to the
    doctors. Apparently that was a real thing and a new thing they were
    "selling" as part of their PR campaign for those units.

    Apparently, LA and another city were pilots for the paramedic program
    and used the show as a PR campaign.




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  • From Cougar428@VERT to MOONDOG on Thu Feb 9 08:57:00 2023
    Quoting Moondog to Poindexter Fortran <=-

    Re: Re: DRAGNET, ADAM-12 , EM
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Cougar428 on Tue Feb 07 2023 06:26 am

    Cougar428 wrote to BROKENMIND <=-

    Sad to say, but I still watch Dragnet, Adam 12 and Emergency...

    I think it's Pluto TV that's got Emergency, I've watched a couple of episodes. The doctors look like they smoke in their offices and the
    nurse's outfit looks like something from the 1800s. kooky...



    ... Frightfully nice.

    Emergency was on 50 years ago. The chief nurse wore pants suits and
    that was sa point when nurses uniforms were evolving from those old
    style dresses. The portable ekg machine with RF data link to the
    hospital was fairly modern. By the later episodes the ekg machine had
    a defibrulator built in.
    Funny thing is the chief nurse was married in real life to the gray
    haired doctor, and was written in to be the love interest of the other main doctor. The dispatch operator who would speak over the talk box
    was the real LA county dispacter. Several of the firefighters were
    real firefighters. The fire chief who would appear at the fire scenes
    was the actuall county fire chi ef. I get the impression the show producers got access to the new stuff, and handed it over to the ifre department when the series was over.

    As you mention, Julie London (Dixie) was married to Bobby Troup (Dr Joe
    Early). Prior to that, she was married to Jack Webb and they had 2
    daughters. Ironically, Stacy Webb was killed when involved in a
    collision with a California Highway Patrol car in 1996.

    I think Jack Webb had a big hand in creating the series. He had a
    big impact on radio and TV of the times. I wish more of the Dragnet
    series of the early 50's were archived somewhere. Sadly not the
    case.

    Cougar


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Moondog on Thu Feb 9 06:41:00 2023
    Moondog wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    I get the impression the show
    producers got access to the new stuff, and handed it over to the ifre department when the series was over.

    The paramedic program was a pilot program in LA and another city, and
    the show was a PR/awareness campaign of sorts showing off the new
    program tech, like being able to call a doctor, have the doctor read
    vitals and prescribe treatment.



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