A woman's husband is trapped under their house where a natural oil well has erupted. John tries to fix a boy's bike. A boy who wants to become a doctor is admitted to Rampart. The firemen rescue a child stuck in a pipe. Roy and John remove a ring from a young man's finger. Roy and Capt. Stanley struggle with a shutoff valve at a structure fire.
Roy encourages John to represent the station in the Fireman's Olympics track events. An armored car sideswipes a motorist and Station 51 must break into the van. A nurse spreads the rumor that Dr. Morton is having financial problems. Doctors treat a child with cyanide poisoning from peach pits. Dr. Brackett treats a bigamist with a skull fracture. The firemen rescue an electrocution victim hanging in mid-air and a man trapped in a warehouse fire.
Roy picks winning horses from the newspaper and Johnny wants to know how he does it. The paramedics rescue a woman who has fallen into a lion's cage, a dancer in a bar, an adult skateboarder who landed in a cactus patch, and save a bleeding policeman from a sniper.
Roy and Joanne go on a TV quiz show. Roy and John respond to a holdup where both a policeman and a suspect have been shot, and another officer gives them a hard time over treating the suspect. A woman brings in her abused son for treatment. A man inhales too much nitrous oxide. The paramedics treat a boy suffering an allergic reaction to a bee sting. A pickup carrying kerosene collides with a station wagon and starts a brushfire.
A woman is thrown from a motorcycle into a cactus patch. A surprise birthday party is planned for Dixie, who breaks her ankle while shopping, and the ER falls apart without her. Gage and DeSoto rescue two workers trapped on the side of a building next to a 1000-pound sign. A man is trapped in his new sauna. When an old woman refuses to leave her apartment during a gas leak, the building explodes with John inside.
Johnny competes for a date with a new nurse. The paramedics rescue an engineer frozen to refrigeration equipment, a man whose hands are glued to his model ship, a comatose child, and an injured man trapped in a theater fire.
A pregnant woman is accidentally shot by her husband. Tired of Chet's antics, the station gets their revenge by playing a practical joke of their own. A construction worker caught under a boat refuses an IV, and a man in an accident communicates through the use of his thumb.
John and Roy consider trading cars. A frat pledge chokes during initiation. Dixie takes on hospital management after budget cuts affect her nursing staff. A young patient cures Dr. Early's hiccups. A basketball player gets stuck in his car. A vehicle teeters on the edge of a drawbridge.
John thinks he can be a photographer and pesters Roy for candid shots. A teenager suffers smoke inhalation at an elementary school structure fire. A fireman thinks he's having a heart attack, but it's really just his chili. A woman is bitten by a scorpion. Dixie has 'one of those days' as she and Dr. Brackett deliver a baby in a restaurant on their lunch hour. The driver of a truck full of dynamite is pinned behind the wheel of his vehicle as it catches fire.
While responding to a call, Roy and John witness a pedestrian being struck by a car. A woman is badly burnt in a fire. John thinks about settling down. A belly dancer overdoses on diet pills. A child bites a dog and the dog bites back. At a structure fire, Roy and John must jump to safety.
Roy and John finally restore their old fire engine to ride in the California Fire Fighters Parade. A man with heart problems insists on driving, and causes an accident for which the other driver blames herself. Dr. Early treats a patient who has a seizure in the waiting room. A man on a date passes out and has difficulty breathing; the doctors search for the cause. A child's medical condition causes an argument between his divorced parents. Driving to the parade in the old engine, the paramedics respond to an actual emergency.
A man is trapped on a film set with a bear. When Roy and John rescue him, they are invited to a 'thing' that the man is giving later that week. John talks Roy into getting overdressed for the event. Dr. Brackett treats a man suffering from trichinosis. A bomb blast injures two men. The paramedics resuscitate a musician at the party.
A high school classmate of John's is assigned as Squad 51's new paramedic trainee. The firemen rescue a man trapped in his kitchen after a hydrogen sulfide explosion. The paramedics help treat accident victims at the hospital and tend to child at an amusement park. When an intoxicated man turns out to be a snakebite victim, Roy is hit in the eyes with cobra venom. Back at the amusement park, a heart attack victim is trapped high in the air.
A temporary captain from 'the old school' doesn't feel Gage and DeSoto should be practicing 'medicine', and has no problem in expressing his opinion. An elderly man sets his chair on fire. Dr. Early keeps coming up with oranges when all he wants is an apple. The paramedics struggle to save a heart attack victim. A boy with asthma gets trapped in a storm drain. Dr. Brackett uses an old-fashioned sedative on a biker. Chemicals complicate a structure fire.
Johnny is assigned to conduct a school tour of Rampart hospital; the youngsters are highly inquisitive. A veteran mentally reliving a battle is subdued by the paramedics; he turns out to have a brain tumor. A woman gets stuck in a dog door. A famous novelist attempts suicide. A cargo plane crashes in a residential area, hitting a school bus.
The paramedics rescue a magician trapped in his trunk. Dr. Brackett's father is treated at the hospital for phlebitis. A fireplace explodes and falls on top of the homeowner. An auto accident sends a power transformer flying into a man's bedroom. Roy and John are puzzled by a gift from the magician. A fuel truck collides with a car and a gas main, trapping a woman and starting a fire.
John agrees that the losing baseball team at the fireman's picnic will pay for the picnic. Chet becomes Station 51's only hope when their pitcher breaks his arm. A drunk driver becomes violent after crashing his car; another man is trapped in a car with a tiger. A man with a back problem must be extricated from his water bed. A structure fire is complicated by moonshine.
An elderly man is trapped in his burning house. Chet becomes obsessed with ridding the station of an uninvited guest. Paramedics and doctors treat a man who suffers repeated cardiac arrests. Dixie comforts the husband of an elderly patient. Roy and John help break up a fight. Several crises occur at an apartment house hit by a jet fighter.
A young OD victim is brought into the ER. A man fakes back pain to get a free ride to the hospital. John gets peeved at all the frivolous calls the squad goes on while real emergency victims need help. A man is shocked after kicking in his TV screen. The ambulance carrying the paramedics and a heart attack victim is involved in a traffic accident.