Show Type: Adventure
First Telecast: January
August 1, 1974
– August 1974, Thursday 8:30-9:00 on ABC
Myers..... Richard Jaeckel
Caputo..... Michael Delano
Dalzell..... Brad Davis
Dakin..... Bill Overton
Smith..... Scott Smith
In 1972 a crudely written but
true-to-life book titles Report From Engine Co. 82, whose author
was a real-life fireman, shot to the top of the best-seller list. About a year
and a half later, a crudely produced but hopefully true-to-life television
series called Firehouse premiered on the ABC network. Was it coincidence?
Where do you suppose TV producers find their inspirations?
James Drury portrayed the father
figure to the young smoke-eaters of Engine Co.
23 in this action drama. They encountered various disasters and performed
various rescues each week; one of the more interesting of these was a man in
traction whose house was about to slide off a hill. The firemen couldn't get
into his room to maneuver him out without setting off the tilting house. How did
they get him out? Sorry, series canceled.