Roy and Johnny draw what might be an envious assignment: to provide medical coverage for a football game. But they're too busy with a choking victim, a man with breathing problems, an announcer who has a heart attack and a photographer. The also help a man trapped in a tree.
A rule forbidding squads from entering each others' jurisdiction causes a delayed response. Roy and Johnny treat a possible heart attack, a fainting victim, a man trapped in a car, and must rescue an escaped prisoner from a ledge when he flees out a window and his nerve fails.
Firefighters rescue an elderly homeless man from a fire, and discover a small fortune in his mattress, a part of which he tries to donate to the station in gratitude, refusing to understand that they cannot take the money. A bride faints walking up the aisle and a plane crashes into a warehouse. At Rampart, Dixie must give a tetanus shot to a young boy.
Roy gets dizzy following a fire in a nightclub. Paramedics help an instructor injured while teaching self-defense and a pair of hang glider pilots following an unfortunate encounter with a cliff. As Roy's vacation draws near, the station becomes crowded with people offering destination advice.
The laziest mascot in the long history of lazy mascots, Henry the Hound, joins Station 51, taking a place on the couch from which only great effort can dislodge him. At an industrial plant that does government work, plant security will not permit Roy and Johnny into a secret room to search for victims because they lack the needed clearance. A husband and wife who "therapeutically argue" keep allowing their arguments to escalate out of control. A tunnel cave-in traps Johnny when he tries to rescue as pair of injured workers.
Johnny and Roy are called to serve on the paramedic advisory committee, and there encounter Johnny's temporary replacement, Craig Brice, a man with whom even easy-going Roy has difficulty working. A car hits a utility pole, injuring the lineman working atop it. Paramedics must make another climbing rescue: a pair of mountain climbers trapped on the side of a building.
Paramedics must from time to time prove they know their craft, and for Roy and Johnny that time has come: the dreaded recertification exams. While trying to cram, they must deal with a fireman's widow who has come to rely on the station just a little too much - to the point that when she actually needs help, they're not sure whether to believe her. Also, a stunt that goes wrong causes a fire.
The firemen hold a retirement dinner - really a party - for a strict Captain they're happy to see the last of. Heat exhaustion overcomes a woman dressed as a bear. Firemen rescue a pair of CHP officers from a downed helicopter, and a family fears their mother has died.
Gage gets a windfall: a paycheck for thousands of dollars! It's a computer error, of course, but frustration mounts has he tries to put it right. A vagrant falls asleep in a junked car - and finds himself in a car crusher! Johnny and Roy face problems trying to help a man with back problems - from the man's dog! Firefighters must retrieve two injured men from a scaffold.
Johnny and Roy plan a fishing trip to Santa Rosa, but stranded climbers and a boat explosion delay them. Finally arriving, they offer their ideas to the local sheriff when he expresses interest in adding emergency medical services to his jurisdiction.
Chet and Marko face the unpleasant task of correcting a filing problem caused by a computer error. A new supply system at Rampart still needs work, and the nurse in charge causes problems for the paramedics. A kid nearly drowns in a storm drain, a janitor drinks some *very old* wine and firemen respond to a warehouse blaze.
Doctor Brackett has a car accident that costs the other driver his life, and leaves that victim's daughter mute; the doctor's compassion leads him to blame himself. Later, the squad's fanbelt breaks, and when they pull over to repair it, Johnny and Roy become involved in a shootout, and eventually must treat a policeman with heart problems. Fire breaks out on a pier, and a boxcar full of ammonia makes fighting it far more dangerous.
Johnny volunteers himself and Roy to discuss fire prevention on a television show, and they become involved in a real emergency. A heart patient's treatment is complicated by the fact that he's trapped on a ferris wheel. A child eats a powerful pesticide. Chet tries to teach Henry tricks, not realizing he'd have more luck making the sun rise in the west!
Captain Stanley begins to worry when he learns one of his past captains is now his battalion chief, and his unfortunate mood proves contagious. Paramedics rescue a man whose car hits a truck carrying pesticides and a man shot in the chest by nail gun. The entire station tries to end a fight at an ice skating rink, and Marco is endangered by electricity and fire at a gas station.
An intermittent electrical problem periodically kills the power in the squad. Armed with a manual, Roy and Johnny set out to fix it, figuring it can't be that hard. A naturalist couple comes to Rampart with a version of anthrax. The paramedics rescue a man from an amusement part ride.
Roy dreads his mother-in-law's impending visit. Firemen must respond to a fire at... Rampart Emergency Hospital! A model rocket sets an attic on fire, endangering two kids and then Chet when he tries to rescue them. A quack nostrum gives a man lead poisoning, and doctors Brackett and Early argue over a medical convention in a very nice spot!
Roy and Johnny feel Dr. Morton is too cautious, keeping them at scenes too long and limiting their availability for other rescues. Dr. Morton, of course, believes his caution is appropriate, and all three of them end up arguing it out with Dr. Brackett as the unhappy referee. Paramedics help a drowning man they discover when responding to another call, and rescue Vince from a traffic accident, except that Vince's head injury changes his reality, and he nearly shoots Johnny! Rampart treats a child beaned by an errant baseball and a man injured by a phosphorus grenade.
Station 51 reaches the semi-finals of the fire department basketball league, but exhaustion from a rough shift the night before may scuttle their chances to go farther. Rescues include a cafeteria fire, a gymnast's fall, and a workman trapped at a studio.
Charlie, the man who keeps the station's equipment in good working order, stores a boat that he wants to sell in the back parking lot. The firemen decide they want to buy it as a kind of "time share" fishing boat. A bookie has a heart attack and the station has to break into his locked and barricaded office to reach him. A fire forces Rampart to evaculate, always a difficult task in a hospital.
When a storm washes out a bridge, Johnny and Roy find themselves trapped at Station 86. They're the only medical help in the area at first, and they treat victims of an auto accident, a kid with bronchitis, a woman with a possibly broken hip and a man with heart problems. When Copter 15 transports victims to Rampart, Doctor Morton returns, and just in time to help the victims of another auto accident. Rampart also treats the victim of a lighting strike.
Captain Stanley wants to pass the battalion chief's exam, the first qualification for becoming a battalion chief. He's afraid an incident between him and the current battalion chief years earlier may derail his effort. A soap opera doctor with mononucleosis creates chaos all around him and a real doctor with a serious blood vessel disorder is stuck in an elevator. Luckily for him Johnny and Roy are stuck in it with him.
Captain Stanley thinks he has arthritis - but won't see a doctor, because if he's right, it's the end of his fire fighting career. Finally, his men set up an appointment for him. A man gets his hand caught in a garage door opener and the station works to extinguish a refinery fire.
A man with heart problems becomes upset when his daughter is trapped under a backhoe, threatening his own health. A boy accidentally shoots himself with a pellet gun and a baby sitter can't catch her breath, requiring Dr. Brackett to treat her with a piece of equipment that costs about a penny. Everyone's favorite paramedic Craig Brice returns, having made the papers, and Johnny jealous. But Johnny has his chance to shine when he must rescue Craig from a fire. The aftermath of that earns Brice still more good press!
Roy and Johnny treat a singer suffering chest pains. The station responds to a night time auto accident and a daredevil attempting a tight walk between two buildings who has become trapped. Johnny tries to write a game show.