Original Airdate: 19-Jan-1980
Plot: While Ponch and Jon admire a couple hang-gliders, two kids cause a car to swerve. Ponch and Jon chase after the car as the theme begins. They catch the guy, who turns out to be a fireman, and give him a ticket for crossing the double line. After Ponch and Jon volunteer for EMT training at UCLA, they get assigned to the A-shift (6am!). The next day, they show up to class 10 minutes late. Their teacher is the same fireman they stopped the day before. The next day, Ponch and Jon share a hang-glider. They spot a car that caught on fire and fell down a cliff. They land on a ledge and aid the victim. They can't figure out how to get him up, so they get the victim on the hang-glider and fly him to the beach below. In the next EMT class, Ponch and Jon have to pull a "victim" up a hill three times. The next day, Ponch and Jon visit the fireman's house. While his family is happy to meet Ponch and Jon, the fireman is obviously upset with them. Feeling uncomfortable, Ponch and Jon make a break for the door. Days later, Ponch and Jon encounter an accident caused by an old guy who had a heart attack. Ponch and Jon use their EMT training to save him. The next day, Ponch and Jon encounter a stock car that fell off the side of the road. The driver is "banged up" and the car trapped some kids in a cave. Ponch gets one of the kids out while the fireman goes in for the other. When a big truck crosses the road above, the "club house" in the cave falls in on the fireman and second kid. Somehow, he ends up getting out because after the commercial, we see him in a wheelchair being pushed his son. He only has broken legs. ...oh, and the kid made it out of the cave ok too.
Briefing: Fill out reports and volunteers for EMT training
Guest Stars: William Smith (as Michael Adams), Ellen Geer (as Margo Adams), Dennis Dimster (as Jimmy), Dago Dimster (as Bobby), Ross Borden (as Man with Camera), Chuck Howerton (as Colson), Harv Selsby (as Korbel), Patrick Petersen (as Warren), Trevor Henley (as Waters), Calleen Kelly (as Stewardess) and Kallie Gross (as Stewardess)
Written by: Jerry Thomas and Frank Dandridge
Directed by: Phil Bondelli
Hang Gliders Furnished by: Wills Wings, Inc.
- When the fireman's trapped, he doesn't even try to get the boards off his legs. When he puts the blanket around himself, some of them look pretty light. In fact, they must be if the kids dragged them into the cave themselves.
- Did I blink? When we leave the fireman in the cave, he's trapped. After the commercials, he's in casts at his house.
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