A careless worker sparks an explosive fire in a high-rise building. Station 110 leads a full alarm response, assisted by Squad 51. A triage team from Rampart Hospital, led by Dr. Brackett, sets up in a nearby garage. Several workmen and two women - including the fiancée of a paramedic - remain trapped on the 16th floor. A Coast Guard helicopter assists in rooftop evacuation; Dixie and Dr. Early take charge of the many patients at Rampart. A paramedic is injured attempting a rescue, while Gage and DeSoto extricate themselves from a broken elevator. An explosion on the 21st floor injures a fire captain, necessitating a dangerous rescue down an elevator shaft. Written by
Did You Know?
Fire fighters are seen checking for hot doors using the palms of their hands. The proper way is to use the back of the hand. First, the back of the hand is more sensitive to heat. Second, if the heat blisters the palm, the fire fighter would not be able to handle equipment or grab things. Damage to the back of the hand may be uncomfortable, but would not put the fire fighter out of action. See more