The missions of a rescue squad of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jim Davis ...  Wes Cameron 74 episodes, 1958-1960
Lang Jeffries ...  Skip Johnson 74 episodes, 1958-1960
Nancy Rennick Nancy Rennick ...  Patty Johnson 24 episodes, 1958-1960
Mary K. Cleary Mary K. Cleary ...  Susan Johnson 24 episodes, 1958-1960
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The experiences of two rescue specialists with the L.A. County Fire Department, whose job is to rescue people from dangerous, life-threatening situations (car accidents, cave-ins, stranded hikers, capsized boaters, etc.). This show predates the better known Emergency! (1972) by almost 15 years. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brigada 8 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(73 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In an episode of Gunsmoke (Railroad, 1968), Jim Davis had the same name has he did in this show, Wes Cameron. See more »

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I remember an episode of a plane crash

I too recall watching Rescue 8. One episode is very vivid in my mind was a rescue involving a private plane (was it "The Birdman"). The dramatic music score that played while the squad truck was en-route on call, I recall hearing in other TV shows and some cartoons. My memory played tricks on me, for a while I thought Rory Calhoun played the part of Wes Cameron but it was actually Jim Davis. Guess in my mind they looked alike. Like others in this blog, I too was very influenced by this show. I later became a firefighter, a National Registered EMT, Army Medic Instructor, and a founding member of the National Assoication of EMTs. We should be ever mindful of the powerful nature of television that can influence young minds for good or bad.


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