Responding to accidents or dangerous rescues in an "emergency room on wheels" with directions via biophone from medical personnel back at the hospital, the paramedics performed Advance Lifesaving (ALS) techniques to stabilize injured, ill, and dying patients before transporting them to a medical facility.
To train for their parts, the actors, Mantooth along with Kevin Tighe, "..in on paramedic classes" (although they never took any written exams) "and rode out on extensive ride-a-longs with LACo FD".
On April 2, 2013, Mantooth's mother, Sadie Mantooth, died at age 90 at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. Mike Bender on Operation Petticoat (1977) and as Eddie Dawkins on Detective School (1979).
The on-screen camaraderie between Mantooth and Tighe, as well as their friendship with both London and Troup, carried over to real life as well.He is a spokesperson for both the International Association of Firefighters [IAFF] and the International Association of Fire Chiefs [IAFC] for fire fighter health and safety, and honored over the years with numerous awards and recognition.Mantooth has appeared in numerous films and television series in lead and supportive roles including miniseries adaptations of Testimony of Two Men (1977) and a starring role as Abraham Kent in The Seekers (1979–80).Some of the issues were drawn by John Byrne and Neal Adams. Viewmaster released a series of reels that had film stills of the show arranged in a story or photo montage.Mantooth and Kevin Tighe's characters John Gage and Roy De Soto appeared on another Robert A. The series focused on National Park Service Rangers stationed in the Sierras.