Emergency!: Season 2, Episode 2

Kids (23 Sep. 1972)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Russ Gentry
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Defense Attorney
Anne Whitfield ...
Chirley Gentry
Christian Juttner ...
Frankie Stewart
Gary Clarke ...
Mr. Peters
Lorie Busk ...
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Helen Parker
Tony Kelvin ...
Joey Parker
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Randy Peters
William Bryant ...
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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 girl runs to Dixie telling her she's giving the airplane to a boy, then Dixie also asks the girl if her best friend fell simply by running away from home, to recognize the boy found his best friend to be a liar. Brackett's efforts to save the boy from his abusive life fails in the legal system and leads to tragic results. Other rescues include a boy whose head was 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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First appearance of Boot, the first mascot of station 51. 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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