Rescue 8

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Rescue 8 is a syndicated American action drama series about Los Angeles County Fire Department Rescue Squad 8. It premiered in 1958 and originally ran for two seasons with syndicated reruns continuing for almost a decade thereafter.read more

Rescue 8 is a syndicated American action drama series about Los Angeles County Fire Department Rescue Squad 8. It premiered in 1958 and originally ran for two seasons with syndicated reruns continuing for almost a decade thereafter. It starred Jim Davis as fireman Wes Cameron, and Lang Jeffries as the fireman Skip Johnson. Nancy Rennick and Mary K. Cleary each appeared in twenty-four episodes as Patty Johnson and Susan Johnson, the wife and daughter, respectively of Skip Johnson. The series was produced by Screen Gems, with directors Dann Cahn and William Witney. Rescue 8 produced seventy-four half-hour episodes. The first season ran on Tuesday evenings, and the second season on Wednesdays.

Original Release

09/23/1958

US Release

09/23/1958

Cast

(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Suitcase Fireman Wednesday, 23 September 1959
2 The Rock Prison Wednesday, 30 September 1959
3 Fools Gold Wednesday, 07 October 1959
4 Paid in Full Wednesday, 14 October 1959
5 Dangerous Salvage Wednesday, 21 October 1959
6 3 Mile Bomb Monday, 26 October 1959
7 Not for Glory Wednesday, 04 November 1959
8 Forced Landing Wednesday, 11 November 1959
9 Smashout Wednesday, 18 November 1959
10 Runaway Wednesday, 25 November 1959
11 The Third Strike Wednesday, 02 December 1959
12 Pitfall Wednesday, 09 December 1959
13 Heat Wave Wednesday, 16 December 1959
14 The Birdman Wednesday, 23 December 1959
15 The Collision Wednesday, 30 December 1959
16 Leap of Life Wednesday, 06 January 1960
17 The Squatters Wednesday, 13 January 1960
18 Backfire Wednesday, 20 January 1960
19 High Explosive Wednesday, 27 January 1960
20 Add a Pinch of Death Wednesday, 03 February 1960
21 Ten Minutes to Doomsday Wednesday, 10 February 1960
22 Square Triangle Wednesday, 17 February 1960
23 Ti-Ling Wednesday, 24 February 1960
24 Lifeline Thursday, 03 March 1960
25 High Lonely Thursday, 10 March 1960
26 Comeback Thursday, 17 March 1960
27 Quicksand Thursday, 24 March 1960
28 Breakdown Thursday, 31 March 1960
29 School for Violence Thursday, 07 April 1960
30 The Devil's Cavern Thursday, 14 April 1960
31 13 Stories Up Thursday, 21 April 1960
32 Deep Danger Thursday, 28 April 1960
33 I Don't Remember Thursday, 05 May 1960
34 Second Team Thursday, 12 May 1960
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Directors

Robert G. Walker, William Beaudine, Lawrence Doheny, William Witney, William J. Hole Jr., Lew Landers, Dann Cahn

Writers

Jerry Thomas, Jesse Lasky Jr., Cy Chermak, Arthur Rowe, Jack Gariss, Stirling Silliphant, Howard J. Green, George Draine, Pat Silver, Victor McLeod, Gene L. Coon, Gene Feldman, John O'Dea, Stanley H. Silverman, Sam Ross, Wilton Schiller, Jack Laird

Creators

Paul Frees, George Draine

Cast

Producers

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