Capt. Stanley assigns Chet and Marco to fix numerous incident reports rejected by the computer. A man runs his car into a fire hydrant; when leaves his son alone to call for help (because the son wanted to "watch the water") the son nearly drowns by falling into a storm drain. Dixie hires a new supply nurse, which makes it harder for Roy and John to get supplies for Squad 51. The paramedics help a college janitor with stomach pains after drinking Mesoptamia-era wine and two people trapped in a warehouse fire.
Dixie stops by Station 51 and Johnny is unable to sell her tickets to the Firemen's Picnic, where the top seller gets a trip to Las Vegas. The firemen respond to a traffic accident that Dr. Brackett is involved in which resulted in one death, for which Brackett blames himself, and he refuses Dixie's requests to rest. When the squad breaks down in an alley, they find themselves in an undercover operation with the police and aid a detective suffering from an angina attack. Later the firemen rescue two victims of a dock fire complicated by a box car full of flammable ...
A man with chest pains is trapped on a ferris wheel. A child ingests an illegal pesticide. While making a TV appearance to discuss fire prevention, Gage and DeSoto become stars of a real-life emergency.
Capt. Stanley is unnerved that his former captain is now his Battalion Chief, and the station is concerned about his increasing paranoia. Chet tries to get Henry off the station couch into a doghouse. The carelessness of a gas station owner and attendant, as well as an angry driver leads to a fire. Dr. Brackett becomes increasingly angry at a new hospital administrator, constantly moving meetings around. A young wife accidentally shoots her older husband in the chest with a nail gun, while the doctors are treating him, Dixie prevents his young wife from seeing him. ...
Roy is not looking forward to the annual visit from his mother-in-law. The paramedics assist two victims of an auto accident. Drs. Early and Brackett both argue about attending a convention in Acapulco; Dixie must encourage Dr. Brackett to go there with Dr. Early. An elderly man suffers stomach pains from drinking an elixir made from 50% alcohol, wants to get his pants back, but not until both Dixie and Dr. Early had told him to do exactly as Early said. A candy striper carelessly places a bottle of alcohol above a clock radio which spills out, and the ensuing fire ...
The paramedics have a conflict with Dr. Morton wasting their time ordering excessive responses to trivial medical complaints, while an inattentively slow admission of a patient at Rampart Hospital leads to tragedy.
The Station 51 basketball team qualifies for the semi-finals. The paramedics rescue victims at a gas explosion. While at basketball practice, the firemen treat an injured gymnast. The night before the big game the firemen get very little sleep: they respond to a number of emergencies, including a workman trapped at a studio.
The firemen get excited when Charlie announces he is selling his boat; Roy and John rescue a couple off of Catalina Island; a bookie has a heart attack while trying to keep up with all of the incoming bets in a room full of telephones.
John gets jealous when Brice is on the news, then their "favorite paramedic" leads another paramedic meeting in his own parliamentary way; later they Squad has to rescue Brice from a fire. The firemen rescue a man's daughter from under a backhoe - then the father goes into cardiac arrest. Drs. Brackett and Morton treat a boy who accidentally shot himself with a BB gun and required a tracheotomy.
Capt. Stanley is worried his Chief's exam will be sabotaged by the current Chief, who has a past beef with Stanley. A soap opera doctor has real mono and causes drama both on-set with John and Roy, and at Rampart with Dixie and Dr. Early. Also, Dr. Brackett observes from Dixie that the producer is filming a hospital room with an ill patient, Dr. Brackett angrily confronts with the producer, before he seriously asks everyone to leave. John and Roy are stuck in an elevator with a retired doctor who has a self-diagnosed (and correct, as it turned out) aortic aneurysm.
Capt. Stanley is in a foul mood and thinks he has arthritis, it takes Roy to talk to Dr. Brackett for information on his captain's arthritis. Roy and John help a man whose fingers are caught in a garage door opener, then a woman who passes out from inhaling contents from an aerosol can and has an auto accident. Dixie, Drs. Brackett and Early treat a woman, who underwent botched plastic surgery. John tests a new type of rope, which fails, and assist victims of a two-alarm fire at an oil refinery.
Gage tries to create his own television game show. An elderly musician experiences heart trouble. When a car runs a stop sign, three injuries result. A tightrope walker gets stuck between two buildings.