Emergency 51 Fire Helmet
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This memory was added on: May 29, 2007
I had the black hat i got it at a woolworths i loved mine i would pretend to drive the squad and had two cases to emulate the drug box and the phone i also had the figures and thesquad one of these days i am going to get the dvd's it was a cool show.
This memory was added on: March 27, 2007
i used to have that hat and the accompanying play air tank and mask.i used to watch the show every week and used to live right by station 51 when i was a kid in Carson. i used to beg my parent to take me there to see Gage and Desoto.i am truly happy to see that i am not the only one that remembers the show or toys
This memory was added on: February 19,2007
I also had the helmet, and also a Emergency SCBA. Also had the action figures, the Squad 51 truck they fit in, and the accessory pack- a jump kit, oxygen, extinguisher, portable radio, axe, rope ladder...and there may have been more stuff I cant remember...they also had a fold out headquarters. Believe it or not, one Christmas I got a toy defibrillator....it was not an Emergency endorsed product...it was a white metal case that when it opened, one side was a Biocom radio, and the other had two defibrillator paddles DW- firefighter/paramedic, and knew I wanted to be one since watching Emergency as a child
This memory was added on: February 5,2007
I had the hat i loved it ,the show was my favorite at the time when i was a kid...and today i live right down the street from "Rampart" hospital...A.K.A. Harbor UCLA Medical center.... and i drove by station 51 right off the 405 freeway in Carson,CA,....still looks the same today....i also had a 5 day stay at "rampart" in Oct. 2005....the hospital was remodeled in 1999..."The west and East end caps of the hospital are not the same"...sad to hear that "Dixie" died also in 1999(Julie London)
This memory was added on: November 28,2006
I used to where this hat and hold the Hotwheels firetruck that looked just like the one the guys drove on the show. You could push the blue lights down on the front of the truck and the I'd make the sound, Aaaa, Ooooo, Eeeee and push the hose in the back the lights come up and I was fighting fire right along side them. I also held onto the banaster of the staircase like I was on the back of the firetruck.
This memory was added on: October 24,2006
Great show. Always watched it as kids w/ my cousins and etc. Their dad was a longtime fireman, so we got the added 'in home' touch there if you know what I mean. It was fun to watch Chet and co do their thing every week. And to make the siren noises along w/ the trucks on the TV.
This memory was added on: September 20,2006
I ahd the entire Emergency! playset with the helmet and SCBA. I was one of the fortunate kids to actually get the black helmet like Roy and Johnny's. The crew from Station 51 and family that were in the fire services really influenced me on becoming a firefighter when I grew up. And although I don't have my favorite black helmet anymore, I'm still lucky to have my red one ( and my real fire helmets at that too !)
This memory was added on: September 8,2006
WHEN I WAS 7 YEARS OLD MY TWIN BROTHER INVITED OUR FATHER TO ENJOY WITH US EACH EPISODE , I REMEMBER WHEN GAGE WAS ATTACKED BY A SNAKE DURING A RESCUE AT A FIELD, THERE WAS NO CHANCE TO ASK FOR AN AMBULANCE SO HIS FRIENDS TAKE HIM TO THE HOSPITAL ON THE FIRE TRUCK
This memory was added on: June 21,2006
Didn't have one either, but one of my favorite shows. I would get SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited when they had a call lol.
This memory was added on: March 2,2006
I must have gone though about 10 of these helmets as a kid!! We load up the big wheel with the garden hose put on the helmet and spray down the side of the hose pretending to be firefighters. The problem was all the water would peel that sticker off in a matter of minutes!!! Great memories though!!
This memory was added on: December 15,2005
Well, even though I never had one of these wonderful helmets..I LOVED Emergency!! I was in love with Johnny!!!!!! I used to watch that show without fail. My mom still to this day teases me about how obsessed I was about that show :) memories :)
This memory was added on: November 16,2005
My husband, a firefighter and paramedic, always talks about having wanted to be like Roy and Johnny while growing up. We have 6 of the episodes on tape through a Jems Communication promotion, and our son is repeating history by emulating EVERYTHING Roy and Johnny do! When my mother-in-law saw the tapes and her grandson's antics, she said she had just the thing to make it just like she remembered. So off to the attic and back down with the red Emergency 51 fire helmet! She had kept it all these years and it is now one of my son's favorite toys.
This memory was added on: November 14,2005
I didn't have this toy as a kid, but I always wanted one. I am a big fan of "Emergency!" and have been since 1972. I have a nice collection of E! items and add to it as often as I can when something rare comes up on Ebay and I can afford to buy it. Hey Marc C.---I have the E! LP you mentioned in your note.
Long Live E! and all it stood for and for all the Paramedics/EMTs it helped inspire.
This memory was added on: October 26,2005
Leslie Siegel remembers when she was in 5th grade and another girl told Leslie she knew Randy Mantooth from Emergency and he had come over to their apartment! Leslie Siegel believed the girl when the girl brought in a man's white tailored shirt and said it was Randy Mantooth's shirt! From the moment she gave Leslie Siegel that shirt, Leslie wore it every day even with that red fire hat that her sister bought for 300 pennies when the teacher took it away from Leslie! For years Leslie Siegel would wear the white shirt that the girl said was Randy Mantooth's until about 2 years later, when she was in junior high school and a friend of that girl who gave Leslie the supposed "Mantooth" shirt, told Leslie that the whole Randy Mantooth shirt thing was a joke, that the girl had taken one of her father's shirts, but didn't have the heart to tell Leslie. It went so well with the red Emergency fire hat that Leslie kept up the ruse and just told anyone that it really WAS Randy Mantooth's shirt, even though it was not!
This memory was added on: October 4,2005
I remember crusing the neghiborhood on my big wheel wearing my Eergency 51 fireman hat. I felt about 10 feet tall and bullet proof. I was deeply touched and taken straight back to my childhood when I saw the hat again.
This memory was added on: October 3,2005
When Emergency with Randy Mantooth hit the airwaves, I, Leslie Siegel, was very hooked right from the beginning. My whole room was cemented in photos of Randy Mantooth, I wrote him letters, my sister and I found the number of Universal Studios and called every day! There was a fire station next door to our apartment building, the United Nations Plaza in New York City. My sister and I would ride our bikes over there and that's when I spotted the plastic Emergency firehat and I bought it with 300 pennies and wore it to the fire station. One day I was wearing it in class and goofing off and gazing at Tiger Beat Magazine when the teacher grabbed the magazine and pulled the fire hat off my head. She took a pair of sissors and cut the centerfold photo of Randy Mantooth and threw the hat in her big draw desk, then wrote in a notebook that I had received a de-merit! I wanted that hat back so badly I was crying and carrying so my sister Diane Caputi went to the store and bought me another one! I was so happy and had that hat up until I went to college in the late 1980's... Thanks for the memories Leslie Siegel.
This memory was added on: September 25,2005
I WAS INSPIRED BY THE SHOW , I HAVE WORKED IN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIREFIGHTING PROFESSION FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS , I SURE WISH THEY WOULD REPLAY SOME OF THE EMERGENCY 51 EPESODES AGAIN
This memory was added on: August 15,2005
If you remember the tones on Emergency followed by the buzzer,those are produced by a Motorola Quick Call II system. & speaking of sirens maybe you remember some models & makes of outdoor sirens such as those made by Federal Signal. Such as the Thunderbolt sirens which are sirens with rotating square horns. When I used to live in Oklahoma in Mountain View there was a dual tone Thunderbolt 1000T on the roof of the fire station across the street from my school & every noon they would test it. There's one in fact on the main page of http://www.airraidsirens.com
This memory was added on: July 18,2005
I've been at Emergency! fan since I was 13 years old and I'm now 43. I have a great collection of things from the show---toys, books, the LP, etc. Most of it I have purchsed on Ebay. I had many items as a kid, but they were all destroyed in a flood, so I've been working a long time to replace things. I have the helmet and still love to look at it and play with it with my son. I wanted to be a paramedic very much, but when I discovered the sight of blood made me pass out---that took care of my medical career. I still love the show and have met Randy Mantooth several times. He is just as great in person as you would expect him to be----very down-to-earth, friendly and HANDSOME. If anyone knows where I can get the Roy DeSoto action figure, let me know. I'm still searching for one.
This memory was added on: May 23,2005
I had the red helmet, and when finally released, the black helmet. Emergency! and M*A*S*H were my two favorites growing up. It is no wonder I became an Army Medic.
This memory was added on: April 18,2005
I HAD THE BLACK EMERGENCY 51 HELMET AND I WAS SO INSPIRED BY THE SHOW WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I BECAME A FIREFIGHTER/MEDIC.
This memory was added on: April 14,2005
I had no idea as many people loved this show-- of course when you are young you don't think of that- I had the hat and I was, in today's slang, the BOMB!! I had convinced most of my friends that Randolph Mantooth was my brother and he got me that hat-- I played (hear the noise) Squad 51-- and I wanted to be a fireman/paramedic-- but now I weigh only 94 and dragging a 120 pound dummy around was the "task" that got me- so ok I settled for being a physical therapist. my dad and sister and I made those horrid chef boy r dee pizzas that came in a box and watched this cause the maid was off and mom was studying for nursing school-- wow i want those days back!
This memory was added on: March 11,2005
I remember getting this toy after I had my tonsils out. It was so cool. I loved that show.
This memory was added on: March 11,2005
I was so much in love with Johnny Gage! My mom wouldn't let me have the helmet though. I was jealous of Dixie and would dream of the episode where this lady gets her big toe stuck in the bathtub and Johnny and Roy rescue her.
This memory was added on: March 3,2005
I had that exact helmet and the EMT squad truck. Does anyone have the emergency 51 LP?
This memory was added on: February 25,2005
Hi. I had a station 51 helmet as a kid. I watched every show when I was a kid. Wish I had known it was in my blood then. I am now an EMT I.V. Tech and Chief of a small town EMS service.
Brent Cole Feb 2005
This memory was added on: November 17,2004
This memory was added on: October 23,2004
First i want to be a paramedic but i go college and start to be paramedic and then move to education. See in cable the series again and then start training to be a frefighter and i accepted in 2003 in Puerto Rico Fire Dept. Carolina Station
This memory was added on: October 23,2004
Gracias a la seria queria ser paramedico pero las cosas del destino hizo cambiar me opinion y fui maestro pero la llama de los bomberos se enciendo cunado en cable TV repiten la serien emergencia y ahora en el 2003 ingreso al Cuerpo de Bomberos de Puerto Rico y trabajo en la estacion de Carolina
This memory was added on: October 23,2004
Gracias a la serie queria ser paramedico pero las cosas del destino hizo cambiar me opinion y fui maestro pero la llama de los bomberos se enciendo cunado en cable TV repiten la serien emergencia y ahora en el 2003 ingreso al Cuerpo de Bomberos de Puerto Rico y trabajo en la estacion de Carolina
This memory was added on: September 26,2004
This memory was added on: September 15,2004
I found one of these in an old thrift store 2 years ago. Since I'm a firefighter, I was pretty excited - I took it up to the counter and the guy said - "that will be .50 cents! - Wish I could find the complete set.
This memory was added on: August 25,2004
I had one of these as well as the board game Emergency 51! Thinking back the game was as cheesy as the show!
This memory was added on: May 10,2004
I have HORRID memories about this dredded thing. I just found this site tonight and was going over it with my brother, we laughed our asses off at the memories of all the stuff we used to have. Anyway, my grandmother had a toybox for us kids, and we would go there every sunday for family dinner, in this toybox was this very fireman helmet, missing the inside headliner thinger, that you would use to adjust the sizing of it. With this liner missing, the helmet was incredibly painful to wear, being that there were little spiny things DIGGING into your cranium. When my brother and I saw this helmet on your site, we almost passed out from laughter. I had tears streaming. Funny stuff....this site is great!
This memory was added on: September 16,2003
I was a big Emergency fan as a little boy. My dad was a firefighter/paramedic in the 70's He came home one day with a black plastic squad 51 helmet. It was my favorite toy as far back as I can remember. I am a firefighter/EMT now. I guess it was in the blood. The hat is long gone now. I have been trying to buy one but have had no luck.
This memory was added on: May 5,2003
I had the helmet, a homemade jump box and a jump rope as a hose. My best friend and I growing up would always fight over who could be E51 and Who could be "Lil-Engine" Squad 51. Today he is a police officer and Im a firefighter Paramedic here in Las Vegas
This memory was added on: May 4,2003
I had the red helmet and the air tank with the face mask,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i loved it so much ,,,i became a fire fighter,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Apr. 12 1971