The real Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 8 is at 7643 West Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. Rescue 8 shows more physically oriented rescues than the later, similar television series Emergency!, as firemen were not then trained as paramedics but acquired the expanded role in the early 1970s.The Rescue 8 truck depicted in the series was a 1958 GMC Suburban equipped with classic, front-bumper General Motors "dagmars". According to several Internet sources, the real Rescue 8 squad of the series timeframe employed the use of a 1956 Chevrolet panel-van truck (a somewhat less robust version of the nearly identical GMC truck).Contents 1 Selected episodes 2 Other guest stars 3 References 4 External linksSelected episodesIn the series premiere, "The Ferris Wheel" (September 23, 1958), the firemen must devise a plan to retrieve a woman, who was recently released from a mental institution (Jeanne Bates), and her young daughter (Gina Gillespie) from the top of a Ferris wheel on which they are trapped. Rand Brooks guest stars in the first of his two appearances as Tom Hickey.In "Subterranean City" (October 14, 1958), rescuers Wes and Skip search for a lost girl in the sewer tunnels and encounter three criminals hiding out underground, one of whom is Skip's nephew, Pete, played by Warren Oates. Pete breaks with his companions and joins the firemen in finding the child.In "The Cave-In" (December 2, 1958), Will Wright played an elderly man who attempts with shovel and bucket to build a backyard swimming pool for his grandchildren with disastrous results because of the lack of proper shoring.In "The Bells of Fear" (December 9, 1958), an elderly clockmaker who is trying to repair the chimes in a church clock is trapped inside the instrument just before Christmas Eve. Joe Flynn and Russell Johnson appear in this episode. In "Calamity Coach" (December 30, 1958), Wes Cameron and Skip Johnson seek to rescue three actors on location when a stagecoach tumbles down a mountain, Douglas Kennedy guest stars.In "The Secret of the Mission" (January 6, 1959), J. Pat O'Malley plays a priest who is trapped with a would-be thief named Carlos (Rafael Campos) under the roof of a collapsed church.In "Disaster Town" (February 17, 1959), Gail Kobe plays Ellen Mason, a mother looking for her son, Jimmy, in a ghost town. Some six months before the premiere of his CBS situation comedy, Dennis the Menace, Jay North was cast as the missing son. The rescue team is called when the woman is trapped after falling through the floor of an abandoned building.In "A Handful of Vengeance" (February 24, 1959), Pete Brocco played Stephano, a deranged pyromaniac, who threatens the lives of a warden, his wife, and their two children and then turns on the rescuers as well.In "International Incident" (March 17, 1959), Robert Cabal plays a foreign prince, Raj Tamal, who is trapped in an automobile accident and is also the target of an assassin, portrayed by Vito Scotti. Denver Pyle guest stars as Sergeant Frank Hogan.In "The Third Strike" (December 2, 1959), John Beradino, a professional baseball player-turned-actor, was cast in the role of a baseball player who loses consciousness when struck by a wild pitch. He soon awakes with short-term amnesia.On January 6, 1960, Jay Silverheels of The Lone Ranger, played an American Indian fireman fighting a forest fire in the episode "Leap of Life".In "Breakdown" (March 31, 1960), one of the last episodes of Rescue 8, Robert Redford plays Danny Tilford, a mentally-disturbed young man trapped in the wreckage of his family garage. Other guest starsLee Aaker, John Archer, Malcolm Atterbury, Roy Barcroft, Charles Bateman, James Best, Patricia Blair, Walter Burke, John Carradine, Wally Cassell, Richard Chamberlain, Virginia Christine, Mike Connors, Ellen Corby, Robert O. Cornthwaite, Walter Coy, Joel Crothers, Michael Dante, Douglas Dick, Don Durant, Ross Elliott, Frank Ferguson, Dabbs Greer, James Griffith, Gloria Henry, Tommy IvoContinued: Brad Johnson, Robert Karnes, Brett King, Ruta Lee, Suzanne Lloyd, Ann McCrea, Tyler McVey, Dennis Moore, James Philbrook, William Phipps, John M. Pickard, Richard Rust, Walter Sande, Johnny Seven, Hal Smith, Quintin Sondergaard, Harry Dean Stanton, Naomi Stevens, Hope Summers, Jack Weston, and Robert Warwick.