The First Responders of Television by Richard C. Yokley

From the first live telecast of an actual fire in 1938, to such weekly television series as Rescue 8, Emergency!, Saved and Rescue Me in the U.S. and international favorites of England's London's Burning, Germany's Medicopter 117, and Japan's Burning Flame trilogy, this book offers detailed coverage of the many first responders of television. They include firefighters, police officers, paramedics, EMTs, lifeguards, aeromedical, forest rangers and the Coast Guard. Over 150 dramatic and comedic programs from around the world are discussed, including the apparatus they rode on, helicopters, aircraft and boats utilized, as well as the hospitals they filmed from. Also included are reality programming, (Rescue 9-1-1, The Paramedics and others), made-for-television movies (Firefighter, Pine Canyon is Burning), unsold pilots, and individual fire or rescue episodes from programs such as Perry Mason, Hunter, The A-Team, Law and Order and others are covered.

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