PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION

ID#51 003D

Squad 51 TV Show Fresh Paint Scheme - Wheels and Lug Nuts Are Red

Published InFire Warden
Issue InfoVolume 28 - Issue 2 - 2019
Page #back cover



OFFICIAL PHOTO:

Official Museum Digital Photo

PHOTOGRAPHER:

Joe Woyjeck

SUBJECT:

51s


APPARATUS INFORMATION:

Apparatus ID# A101
We Own This Rig
Manufacturer Dodge
Year 1972
Model Squad
Engine No. 51

Most popularly known as Squad 51 from the Television show EMERGENCY! filmed in the 1070's by Universal Studios.

Universal Studios built the vehicle entirely from scratch according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department's specifications at that time. After the filming of EMERGENCY!, Universal Studios donated Squad 51 to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and it was used as a reserve paramedic vehicle. The Department presented Squad 51 to the County of Los Angeles Fire Museum Association. It was given a frame off restoration at a cost of approximately $30,000. Squad 51 is now residing with its co-stars from EMERGENCY!, both Engine 51s, the 1965 Crown and the 1973 Ward LeFrance.


Squad 51 with fresh paint set up to be just like it was for the TV show. The wheels and lug nuts were painted red.

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