11/13/13 146 W - + 10 - 5 Vintage Video - Salt Lake City Fire Department Paramedics in Action

Saw this on Statter911, which he found at the Salt Lake City Fire Department's YouTube channel. Great vintage film demonstrating their paramedic program in the 1970s. The program was created prior to 1976, which is the year cited in the video that the program was expanded. The staged scenes look quite a bit like what we watched as kids in Emergency! That television program debuted in 1972, so there's a fair chance the filmmaker(s) were influenced therein. Says that Wikipedia article, there were only twelve paramedic units operating in North America when the show started. (And just noticed a shot at the end of the clip, that appears to pulled from the TV show. Shot of Squad 51 responding in late-day light.) What other vintage films from this era have readers found and enjoyed, via YouTube?

Love how the dude runs to the phone booth.
Duda (Email) - 11/13/13 - 11:47

That sequence of the squad running hot that leads into the scene from the Asian restaurant was not of Squad 51. It looked like the Ford squad truck from the beginning of the video. Still, pretty neat.
Duda (Email) - 11/13/13 - 11:54

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