Emergency!

Grateful - S5-E21

Character mistake: At the restaurant, when Captain Stanley's on the Biophone with Rampart, Brackett asks, "Is there any evidence of external hemorrhaging on your second victim?" and then Cap responds, "We can only see superficial cuts at this time... Pupils are equal and reactive, negative on the IV at this time," as if Brackett ordered an IV, but Brackett never said anything to Squad 51 about any IV.

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Equipment - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: After Roy finds Willy, when he calls Captain Stanley to help get Willy out, Roy's on Willy's left and Captain Stanley's on his right as they rush out, but in the next shot they've switched, Captain Stanley is now on Willy's left and Roy's on his right, just before the explosion.

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Pressure 165 - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: At the decompression chamber on Catalina Island, after John and Roy introduce themselves to Dr. Scott, the doctor removes the stethoscope from around his neck and puts it down, but in his closeup it's still around his neck, then in the wide shot it's gone, only to return in closeup again.

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One of Those Days - S5-E9

Visible crew/equipment: After Brackett tells Donny's mother that her son does not have meningitis, it cuts to an exterior shot of Roy and John driving in the squad, and the moving shadow of the filming vehicle is visible on the ground, in front of the squad.

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One of Those Days - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: Dispatched to the structure fire are Station 51, Engine 36, Engine 116, and Truck 3. While Johnny and Roy are searching the rooms for the young girl, it cuts to a shot of guys from 9, and later there are also shots of 28's and 19's guys, even though none of their companies were called to this incident. These are shots from previous episodes including 3x7, "Promotion."

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Tee Vee - S5-E11

Character mistake: When the guy who was injured in the manhole is brought to treatment 6, he's transferred onto the ER's gurney and we see Carol taking his pulse, but then she tells Early, "Pulse 120, respiration 24," even though she never checked his respiration rate.

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Grateful - S5-E21

Visible crew/equipment: When the dispatcher tells Copter 10 to meet Squad 51 at the five mile mark, Copter 10 lifts off, and we can see the moving shadow of the filming helicopter near the shadow of Copter 10.

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Election - S5-E3

Revealing mistake: When Station 51 is dispatched to 'man trapped', just as Engine 51 rolls out of the apparatus bay and heads down the driveway, the real 127's vehicle is seen parked inside the bay, near the rear door.

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Election - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: After bringing the man who choked on a beer can's pull tab to Rampart, when Squad 51 returns to the station and backs up the driveway, the engine seen parked in the apparatus bay is the Crown from seasons 1 and 2, not their current Ward LaFrance engine.

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Trainee - S2-E8

Roy: I think you're on some sort of an ego trip, Ed. And in my book that makes you a very dangerous character.
Ed: [Laughs.] Ego trip, huh? Well, I didn't realize that psychiatry was part of the paramedic's training.
Roy: Oh that's good, Ed, you be funny. But that isn't gonna change anything. You wanna know what I figure? Well, I figure when you were working in Vietnam, it was rough. So rough you started playing over your head. And you were making it, you were doing real good. Considering it was a combat situation. And pretty soon you started getting all blown up about how Ed Marlowe is just as good as the real doctors. And you've been living on that ever since. And the trouble is, Ed, you are good. Except for two little problems. You can't quit competing with real doctors. And you can't face being wrong. You see, those people we treat out there, I mean the people we work for, the people who pay for this whole operation, they're real people, Ed, with real problems. And they have a right to expect more than just being used by you for some sort of trip. [Completely exasperated.] I guess what I'm trying to say to you, Ed, is that in my book you're just plain unprofessional.
[Ed walks out.]
John: Do you think it did any good?
Roy: Do you?

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Trivia: On May 16, 2000, 28 years after the debut of "Emergency!" on television, due to the profound impact "Emergency!" had on the American EMS system, key props and memorabilia from the show were inducted into the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural History - the Public Service sector, located in Washington, D.C. Some of the items included: Original scripts, Biophone, trauma boxes, defibrillators, monitor, radios, turnout gear, helmets, and Roy's and Johnny's uniforms.

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Question: Why is the driveway in front of the station always wet? Day or night, whenever they pull in or out it looks like it was just hosed down.

Answer: It is standard practice to wet down driveways so that they stand out in a long shot.

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