Show Type: Adventure

First Telecast: September 20, 1981

Last Telecast: September 12, 1982

Producer: Irwin Allen

Broadcast History:

September 1981, Sunday 8:00-9:30 on ABC

November 1981 - March 1982, Sunday 7:00-8:00 on ABC

July 1982 - September 1982, Sunday 7:00-8:00 on ABC


Battalion Chief Joe Rorchek..... Lorne Greene

Ann Rorchek..... Julie Adams

Ted Rorchek..... Andrew Stevens

Chris Rorchek..... Sam J. Jones

Haley Green..... Martina Deignan

Danny Blake..... Adam Rich

Captain Mike Benton..... Joe Maross

Rags Harris..... James Crittenden

"Stuff" Wade..... Dennis Haysbert

Al Martelli..... Jack Lindine


Lorne Greene headed a family of firefighters in this instructional series. Joe Rorchek was a 30-year veteran of the Los Angeles City Fire Department who specialized in arson investigations. His sons were also firemen - Ted on the ground and Chris from the air, as a helicopter pilot. Haley was a young woman trying to prove herself as the city's first female "smoke eater," and Danny was a homeless 13-year-old adopted by the Rorcheks. Naturally he joined the Fire Department's Explorer Program so he could learn all about firefighting, too.

Along with lessons in fire safety, viewers saw examples of the work of paramedics, rescue operations, and even "scuba diving for underwater fire prevention" - a danger most people would find unlikely!