Capt. Stanley makes the station aware of an impending inspection by the Battalion Chief and the County Supervisor. A heart transplant patient is having pains and his wife thinks her husband no longer loves her. A parachutist gets stuck on a electric tower during a stunt being filmed by a radio disc jockey, Dr. Brackett and Dixie treat a veterinarian bitten by a boxer, while the firemen, in the field, help a traffic accident victim that goes into shock due to internal bleeding caused by a broken hip and pelvis, before being helped by Dixie, Drs. Brackett and Early, in the hospital. Written by
Gary Richard Collins II (email@example.com)
Did You Know?
This episode centers around a visit to Station 51 by the L.A. County Fire Chief himself, referenced here as "Chief Houts". Richard Houts
was Chief of the Los Angeles County Fire Department from 1969 to 1977. The launch of the LACoFD Paramedic Program took place during his tenure, and he worked closely with Jack Webb
and Robert A. Cinader
as a consultant for "Emergency!", to give the show some authenticity, and to highlight the benefits of the Paramedic Program to a national audience. The portrait in Captain Stanley's office is of Chief Houts himself, and Captain Stanley's clock pokes fun at the Chief, in a Mickey Mouse kind of way. He retired in 1977, after 40 years of service. See more
Just after the midpoint of the episode, Gage is admiring the closet where Kelly has arranged the shirts neatly. Kelly hands Gage a wastebasket and asks him to take it to the captain's office. Gage replies "Sure Tim" using the name of the actor, Tim Donnelly, instead of the character, Chet Kelly. See more