John talks about settling down after another date goes wrong. Station 51 is responding to a traffic accident; en route another accident occurs and Squad 51 has to handle it before responding to the other accident; one dead, two injured, and the injured man asks about his wife, who was badly burned. The woman hit in the first accident takes a shine to John. A man is suffering from watching too many medical TV shows instead of stomach cancer. A belly dancer overdoses on diet pills, then flirts with Dr. Early until Dixie catches her and offers a career change. The paramedics assist a child (who turns out to be one of three children John's love interest has) who has a dog bite after the child bit the dog first, and a victim in a fire that gets so intense John & Roy have to jump to safety. Written by
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Did You Know?
The trampoline-like device used to rescue Roy and Johnny from the ledge of the burning building is called a Browder Life Safety Net, or Life Net for short; the trampoline was itself based on the Life Net. Developed in the 1880s, the Life Net was a controversial device almost from the word "go", due to the risk of injury or death, both of the party being rescued and of fire fighters on the ground, especially if the jumpers were civilians. By the 1970s, Life Nets were still considered authorized equipment, but usage of them had become rare. In 1977, a hotel fire in Amsterdam resulted in 33 deaths, many from guests who had thrown their luggage to the Life Net below before jumping themselves. By 1983, improvements in firefighting and rescue equipment led to the phasing out of Life Nets altogether. Today, they are mainly found on display at firefighting museums. See more
Gage and DeSoto are wearing air packs and have helmets when they enter the building. When they emerge from the third floor windows, they no longer have the air packs or their helmets. See more