The BEST episodes of Emergency!
Every episode of Emergency! ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Emergency!!
Emergency! is a reality-based show that takes a good look at what goes on in the daily lives of the fire department and hospital work, and everyday life-and-happenings. The series focuses on two locations: LA Fire Station 51 with paramedics John Gage and Roy DeSoto, and Rampart General Hospital with Doctors Kelly Brackett and Joe Early and Nurse Dixie McCall. Another work of Jack Webb's Mark VII Limited, the show was based on the paramedic program that started in Los Angeles, California in 1969. Produced in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Department of Hospitals, it is well-regarded for its realism. Senator Alan Cranston actually praised the show for informing the public about the value of funding such programs!
#1 - Welcome to Santa Rosa County
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/25/1976
Roy and John try to go fishing in Santa Rosa County, but are delayed when they rescue climbers from a cliff face and a fishing boat blows up. They help the sheriff come up with ideas for implementing emergency medical services in his county
#3 - Grateful
Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/7/1976
After paramedics rescue Grant and Robin Elder, they attach themselves to the station to help out, but soon wear out their welcome. A car goes right through a restaurant window, and in a scene straight out of A Christmas Story a BB injures a child's eye. While returning from a false alarm, Johnny and Roy rescue people endangered by a boat fire.
#4 - Paperwork
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/8/1977
Chet and Marco are drafted to sort out a filing dilemma caused by computer error. A kid falls in a storm drain and nearly drowns. The paramedics experience problems with a new supply nurse. A janitor drinks samples of an archeologists' Mesopotamian wine. The firemen respond to a warehouse fire.
#5 - Breakdown
Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/12/1977
A sporadic electrical short plagues the squad but Roy and John are convinced they can fix it. A back-to-nature couple is ordered to cut back on their shrubbery; the wife is discovered to have a variant of anthrax. The paramedics rescue a man trapped at the top of a tower.
#6 - Alley Cat
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/6/1973
A stray cat decides to have her kittens on Johns bed at the station. A family is trapped in a down airplane. An old man gets his foot caught in a bear trap. A stage actress suffers an anxiety attack. A school develops a gas leak. Roy and John rescue the victim of a boating accident.Watch Now:Amazon
#7 - Right at Home
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/10/1976
Johnny and Roy rescue a father and son from their overturned camper. The father's injuries will confine him to the hospital for longer than the boy's, so Roy takes the lad in. That's a mistake'; the child's a monster who tears up Roy's home and harms his neighborhood reputation. Brackett rides along in an air ambulance, and Early treats a boy with spinal meningitis.Watch Now:Amazon
#8 - Rules of Order
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/6/1976
A driver crashes into a pole, injuring two workers. John and Roy are asked to be on a paramedic advisory committee, but they have to put up with everyone's favorite paramedic - Brice. The firemen rescue a stunt climber from the side of a building.
#9 - Family Ties
Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/19/1977
Roy's mother-in-law is scheduled for her annual visit. A car runs into the back of a truck. Drs. Brackett and Early argue over attending a convention in Acapulco. An elderly man becomes ill from drinking a quack's remedy. When a fire breaks out in a hospital room, the occupant goes into cardiac arrest. A boy's model rocket sparks a house fire.
#10 - The Promotion
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/3/1973
Roy passes the Engineer's test, but accepting the promotion will mean leaving the paramedics. A bad fog leads to a multi-car accident on the San Diego Freeway. A young crash victim has a heart murmur. The paramedics have difficulty responding to an attempted suicide. At a structure fire, Johnny is injured and Roy must rescue both him and a security guard.Watch Now:Amazon
#11 - Insomnia
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/10/1973
A boat has an explosion aboard en route to the marina. John obsesses about the lack of night runs and can't sleep. A man and his son are injured when they swerve to avoid a dog. Doctors race against time to save a marijuana smoker dying of an unidentifiable malady. A worker is pinned in a loading dock by a semi. A man child fall into a gravel pit.Watch Now:Amazon
#12 - That Time of Year
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/23/1976
Everyone gives Roy advice on where to go on vacation. Roy gets dizzy during a fire at a singles club. An instructor is injured during a self-defense class. A man with stomach pains is brought into Rampart. The firemen rescue two hang glider pilots from the face of a cliff.
#13 - Not Available
Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/2/1976
The paramedics complain when a rule forbidding squads to cross each other's territories causes them to come late to an accident scene. An elderly woman is treated at the hospital. While transporting a non-vital patient, the paramedics respond to an auto accident. A prisoner breaks out of jail and gets trapped on a ledge
#14 - The Exam
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/13/1976
John and Roy worry about their recertification exams. A fireman's widow keeps calling the station for assistance in minor matters. A TV sports fan experiences shortness of breath. The daughter of the fireman's widow suffers a serious fall. An accident on a movie set turns deadly.
#15 - Above and Beyond ... Nearly
Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/31/1976
Johnny and Roy receive an award, but they cannot remember which specific incident earned it. A ninety-four year old man breaks his ankle dancing. A man passes out in the dentist's chair - is it his heart, or something else? Paramedics rescue a stranded mountaineer.
#16 - Fools
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/19/1974
A man is injured when his chimney explodes. A brash young intern at Rampart thinks he knows more than the paramedics and makes a near-fatal diagnosis of a heart patient; Dr. Brackett send him on a ride-along with Squad 51. A girl gets her hand stuck in a mailbox. Johnny and Roy must rescue a heart attack victim trapped on an oil refinery tower — in the midst of an explosive structure fire.
#17 - Propinquity
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/16/1974
Roy spends the night at John's place while his house is being fumigated, which is one night too many. A woman is trapped inside a car while it burns around her; the ambulance carrying Roy and the victim is hit by a car. A man having a heart attack refuses to leave a poker game unless John agrees to play out the man's hand. An explosion at an abandoned refinery injures several workers.
#18 - Computer Terror
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/4/1976
The computer fouls up and Gage gets a check for thousands instead of for hundreds. A transient is injured in a car at a junkyard. A victim's dog causes problems. Two workers are trapped on a scaffold.
#19 - Helpful
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/16/1972
Roy has an argument with his wife and Johnny tries to help. The firemen rescue a man from precarious auto wreck. A brilliant doctor's erratic behavior causes concern at the hospital. Doctors diagnose a woman's heart condition. Paramedics rescue a dog from a roof and two children lost in a rapidly flooding storm drain.
#20 - Honest
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/17/1973
A gas explosion results from a white lie, prompting Johnny to go on an honesty kick. At the hospital, doctors work to save a boy who is inexplicably choking to death. In the field, the paramedics rescue a teenage boy injured in a dive off a roof, and a baby and his blind grandfather trapped in a burning house.
#21 - The Hard Hours
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/2/1974
Dr. Early is diagnosed with a heart condition and undergoes a bypass. A pro football player is embarrassed to admit that his son tackled him too hard. The firemen rescue a boy trapped in his homemade rocket, a woman with her toe stuck in a bathtub faucet, and an electrocution victim.Watch Now:Amazon
#22 - Captain Hook
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/20/1976
The firemen plan to celebrate the imminent retirement of a martinet captain with a party, under the guise of throwing a farewell dinner. A model in a bear suit suffers from heat stroke during a promotion stunt. A bizarre family believes their sleeping mother is dead. The firemen rescue CHP officers from a helicopter.
#23 - An English Visitor
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/13/1973
A paramedic from England has a stint with Station 51 observing Roy and John whose rescues include a structure fire, a wild-west performer, a car accident and a man trapped in heavy machinery. The visitor saves John's life. At the hospital Dr Brackett treats a rock singer in a diabetic coma and Dr. Early has problems with a defiant nurse.Watch Now:Amazon
#24 - The Nuisance
Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/6/1976
A woman passed out in a bar is suffering from more than drunkenness. Johnny becomes the victim of a hit and run accident and is a terrible patient. Worse, his replacement Brice annoys everyone at the station. The paramedics help a heart patient and fight a fire in an abandoned building where Roy, Brice, and Marko are trapped.
#25 - Inferno
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/5/1974
John and Roy are disappointed when they are the only squad not called to a major brushfire. Dixie gets her hand caught in a vending machine. A lawyer collapses in the courtroom with an apparent heart attack. Roy and John finally make it to the brushfire and become trapped while rescuing another firefighter.Watch Now:Amazon