A stray dog wanders into the station, and the firemen name him Boot, who promptly takes a dislike to John. Later Roy and John rescue a boy trapped in a hole. Examination of the boy leads ... See full summary »

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Russ Gentry
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Anne Whitfield ...
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A stray dog wanders into the station, and the firemen name him Boot, who promptly takes a dislike to John. Later Roy and John rescue a boy trapped in a hole. Examination of the boy leads the doctors to determine the boy has a history of child abuse. A young girl who knows the boy approaches Dixie and reveals that she knows the truth about her friend, and wants to give him a model airplane of hers. Brackett's efforts to save the boy from his abusive life fail in the legal system, which leads to tragic results. In other rescues, a boy's head is stuck in a basement window, Dr. Early frees a boy's hand from his father's sport steering wheel, and the firemen rescue an injured hiker from a rapidly spreading brush fire with help from Boot, who 'adopts' a different fire station. Written by Gary Richard Collins II (brothergaryii@gmail.com)

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23 September 1972 (USA)  »

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First mention of Gage being of Native American heritage. Randolph Mantooth, who played Gage, is part Native American, with Seminole, Cherokee, and Potawatomi lineage. See more »

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When they look down at an unconscious John Travolta his head is facing to the right. When they get down to him his head is facing to the left. See more »

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Fireman Roy DeSoto: [from off screen] Hey Johnny. You wanna hand me this other air bottle?
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Kids
18 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The main topic of this episode is about a little boy the paramedics rescued from a hole. Dr. Bracket suspected child abuse, and this particular case doesn't have a very happy ending. Meanwhile, the paramedics find a stray dog at the station and decide to adopt him. This is our introduction to their first dog, Boot. Unfortunately, Boot decides not to stick around.

The child abuse case is my favorite part.

Of course, you have to like the little boy who got his head caught in the house. The rescuers also helped man who fell down a steep hill during a fire as well.


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