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First Responders of Television (ebook)
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FIRST RESPONDERS OF TELEVISION by Richard Yokley
From the first live telecast of an actual fire in 1938, to such weekly American television series as Rescue 8, Emergency!, and Saved and Rescue Me and such international favorites as England's London's Burning, Germany's Medicopter 117, and Japan's Burning Flame trilogy, explore the many first responders of television.
Firefighters, Police Officers, Paramedics, EMT's, Lifeguards, Aeromedical, Forest Rangers, and the Coast Guard were depicted in over 150 dramatic and comedic programs from around the world. Discover the apparatus they rode on, helicopters, aircraft, and boats utilized, as well as the hospitals they filmed out of.
Also included are reality programming, (Rescue 911, 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.
About the author: Richard Yokley was a member of the Bonita-Sunnyside Fire Protection District (San Diego, California) from 1972 to 1999. He received Firehouse Magazine's Heroism and Community Service Award in 1987. He has written several newspaper and trade journal articles, and this is his third book. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to The Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society.