The First Responders of Television
- 478 Pages
- Illustrated in B&W
- Released: February 29, 2012
- Publisher: BearManor Media
|Author:||Richard C. Yokley|
Description by OLDIES.com:
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 US 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, EMT's, 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 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 are covered. "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, 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.
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