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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Did You Know?
Chet playfully hints at becoming a paramedic as part of his snide comments about his paramedic comrades not having to participate dealing with a brush fire. Later in the series, Chet does effectively do that to a degree by becoming informally a basic EMT medic for the station; a medic who performs basic assistance like first aid while the official paramedics perform the medical duties that only they are certified for. See more
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
Fireman Roy DeSoto
[from off screen
Hey Johnny. You wanna hand me this other air bottle?