Returning from a fishing trip, Roy, John, and Chet help the victims of a car accident. On duty, after rescuing some joyriders whose car went over a cliff, John is bitten by a rattlesnake.


(as George Fenady)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Kelly Brackett
... Dixie McCall, R.N.
... Dr. Joe Early
... Paramedic John Gage
... Paramedic Roy DeSoto
... Hector
... Ozella Peterson
... Fireman Chet Kelly
Michael Norell ... Captain Hank Stanley
Marco Lopez ... Fireman Marco Lopez (as Marco López)
Mike Stoker ... Fireman Mike Stoker
Ron Pinkard ... Dr. Mike Morton
Johnnie Collins III ... Jake
... Captain, Engine #85
Tony Haig ... Dr. Frick


John, Roy & Chet are returning from a "boring" fishing trip in a rural area when they come across a traffic accident, one man is dead, a mother and son are injured; and they have to find a local doctor to assist them. The firemen help rescue the victims of a rollover accident off a cliff; after the victims are medivac'd to Rampart. Dixie gets the assistant nurse to take on the patient's case, suffering from heart trouble, with Dr. Early, from Squad 45. John is bitten by a rattlesnake and is rushed to Rampart atop Engine 51. Written by Gary Richard Collins II (

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27 October 1973 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The snake in this episode's titular scene is a real rattlesnake. See more »


Two completely different actors are shown operating the bulldozer as it makes a path down the hill toward the wrecked car. One operator is an older guy wearing a helmet with no face shield. The other operator is a young guy with a helmet and full face shield. See more »

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