Friday, April 5, 2013


A -  Twenty-Six TV Shows - Z

The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

This series features the adventures of the paramedics of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, John Gage and Roy Desoto. Together they respond to emergencies ranging from false alarms to major disasters. As at this time, the Paramedic program, which is designed to keep emergency patients alive long enough to get to medical facilities, is still a relatively recent service, the paramedics must be guided by licensed medical personnel through radio contact on site. This is where the staff of Rampart Hospital come in with doctors Brackett and Early as well as Head Nurse McCall providing the necessary instructions for the paramedics to do their jobs. In addition to that, we see the work of the medical staff on their own as deal with the medical problems they encounter.

 Ode to a Fireman
by Gregg Metcalf

Everyday that he is on call may be his last
he races into danger when he hears the blast
Never giving it a thought he is there to save
those trapped in deadly flames, he is so brave

On the line his life is placed for you and me
He's a fireman, and it's all he wants to be
he would say to  each and all it's no big deal
but I wonder how he does this job so surreal?

Paramedics and fireman are very special folk
it is my desire with this poem to invoke
your appreciation for the sacrifice they make
in the face of danger with each call they take

When you hear a siren with that shrill blast
and you see the trucks that are racing fast
pull over to the side, and take time to pray
for him and for all those he will save today

Let's hope you never need him at your place
and that to your side he should need to race
may he pass his days with ease and little care
safely among all those whose lives he shares


Anonymous said...

A great ode to these brave foremen.
Wonderful post.


jel said...

Very Cool!

got a cuz, that's a fireman

and Emergency, was and still is one of my fav. :)

Josh said...

...and of course, the guy who played Dr. Early wrote "Get Your Kicks on Route 66". Small and funny world.

Lady's Knight said...

we can never say too many thank yous to firemen they respond to danger regardless of their own safety

We are at Lady's Knght

Timothy Brannan said...

I loved this show as a kid.

Tim Brannan
The Other Side and The Witch
Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword
The Freedom of Nonbelief