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L.A. celebrates 50 years of the modern Emergency Management System

Balloons in front of an antique fire engine at the L.A. County Fire Museum signal the celebration of 50 years of EMS care.
Balloons in front of an antique fire engine at the L.A. County Fire Museum signal the celebration of 50 years of EMS care.
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You might not like sirens, but they’re pretty crucial. It’s been 50 years since the beginning of the modern Emergency Management System. L.A. was an early pioneer, and they celebrated that on Thursday at the LA County Fire Museum. 

The 70’s hit TV show “Emergency” brought the daring rescues and life-saving medical treatment of L.A’s EMS workers into homes across the country, where few had seen this kind of care before.

A version of this story appeared on our website LAist.