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Old 06-06-2009, 06:01 PM
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Default Emergency convention

Paul:

You are missing an "A" in SPAAMFAA for those interested in converting to "firetruckism".

(*) It's probably been 10 years ago now, but an EMERGENCY TV SERIES Reunion or Convention was hosted in Burbank by the late James O. "Jim" Page who was a PCS / SPAAMFAA Club Member, a very good friend of mine, who was an LA County Fire Battalion Chief at the time "loaned" to Jack Webb to assure the shows authenticity and later considered the "Father of the Paramedic System as we know it today".

Lou Farah and Kevin O'Connell as I recall were also (very) instumental in putting the event together with Jim. As I recall all of the (still living) main actors were there at the show along with Squad and E-51. I was absolutely amazed at the time of the the show's following..... there was "EMERGENCY ADDICTS" there from all over the world along with testimonials of people who had watched the show as kids and later became paramedics all over the country because of it. MM
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:14 PM
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Mike, yes, the Burbank reunion was in 1998.

A similar event was held on the East Coast in 2000 as part of Project 51, which accompanied some of the artifiacts from the show being donated to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. Jim Page was similarly involved in this. By then, Bobby Troupe had passed away and Julie London was not doing well. Cast members Mantooth (Johnny), Donnelley (Chet), Lopez (Marco), Stoker (Mike), and Pinkard (Dr. Morton) all were in attendance, as was Squad 51. For the main public event, at the Hyattsville VFD station, over 5000 people attended from all along the East Coast and Canada. It was amazing the fan base that still exists!
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As a twelve or thirteen year old, I had an ENORMOUS crush on Dixie. For me puberty and the way Dixie fit into those whites just was perfect! Unfortunately the show had an effect on me given my obsession for chasing nurses and the onset of my "Gage Syndrome". I had an advanced case as I went onto start marrying the nurses.
At The EMS Museum in Essex Len has a Mannequin of a Nurse in White Dress and cape. I told My Wife ( Who has Been an RN for Many Years & Is now a Nurse Practitioner) That Is a Real Nurse. She Smacked Me LOL


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Old 06-07-2009, 01:38 AM
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That is what real nurses always did.... smack the patient when they were not co-operative. Glad to hear that Nurse Ratchett is alive and well, and married to such a nice guy.
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That is what real nurses always did.... smack the patient when they were not co-operative. Glad to hear that Nurse Ratchett is alive and well, and married to such a nice guy.
I have Been a Patient But never with My wife as the Nurse Her Friends from the E/R were the ones to take care of me.

Thanks Paul I need all the HELP I Can GET LOL


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That is what real nurses always did.... smack the patient when they were not co-operative. Glad to hear that Nurse Ratchett is alive and well, and married to such a nice guy.
Paul, I think you are confused again. Both of these professions give uh, care, but nurses wear white. Dominatrixes wear black, smack you and cost a lot more money for one on one care!
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I get a kick out of watching this show and now pay attention to the time when the rig goes out on a call. While John and Roy are doing their stuff pay closer attention to their watches and see what the ACTUAL time is. Kind of funny. Call goes out at 8:05 a.m. but their watch says 3:31 p.m..

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I've also noticed how gas prices keep going up in the show from the first year at 0.38 cents to now 0.51 cents in the fourth season.
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I've also noticed how gas prices keep going up in the show from the first year at 0.38 cents to now 0.51 cents in the fourth season.
Okay Richard, you are spending WAY TOO MUCH time watching these episodes. As many times as I have seen these, I have never noticed those details.
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I get a kick out of watching this show and now pay attention to the time when the rig goes out on a call. While John and Roy are doing their stuff pay closer attention to their watches and see what the ACTUAL time is. Kind of funny. Call goes out at 8:05 a.m. but their watch says 3:31 p.m..Richard
The firehouse wall clock (in the Cap's office) also doesn't match, but you rarely see it. Also, whenever someone asks "What's your ETA?" (estimated time of arrival, as in 'how long until you get here?'), Johnny always looks at his watch before he replies. What difference does it make what time it is right now to figure out how long it will take you to get somewhere? There's never rush-hour traffic in "Emergencyland".
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