Emergency!
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The Stewardess - S5-E1

Visible crew/equipment: At the start, when Johnny is telling The Stewardess about the underwater rescue and in following shots, the outline of the lavalier mic wire and the dark strap (that holds the transmitter) around Johnny's waist are visible on the back of his shirt, and the mic transmitter is visible on the front, left side of his shirt, above his belt.

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One of Those Days - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: When Squad 51 heads out on the first call, Roy pushes the tool cart up against the wall map and the rear apparatus bay door is down, but in the next wide shot as they head down the driveway, the tool cart is gone and the rear door is raised all the way up.

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The Lighter-Than-Air Man - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: After Gage opens the baby layette wrapping, he and DeSoto leave the kitchen to answer a phone call, When dispatch calls on Engine 51, the rest of the guys start to pile out of the kitchen, but in the next overhead shot the guys are actually exiting the doorway that leads to the locker room, not the kitchen. The interior of Station 51's setup when facing it is, to the right are Captain Stanley's office and the kitchen, and on the opposite side, to the left, are the sleeping quarters and locker room.

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Involvement - S5-E19

Revealing mistake: The former head nurse is supposed to be unconscious when she's picked up from the couch. Yet she puts her hand up on a shoulder when being carried out.

The Nuisance - S5-E24

Other mistake: When Early and Morton are examining Johnny, Early tells the nurse, "Type and cross" (the blood vials she's holding), but the weird subtitles read, "Cut and cross."

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Pressure 165 - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: While Johnny and the doctor are in the pressurized chamber with the diver, the guy outside the chamber tells them that they're at 165 and vetting, as he holds the mic up to his mouth with his left hand, but when it cuts to the interior shot, the mic is held up in his right hand.

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Right at Home - S5-E17

Continuity mistake: When dispatch drops the tones at night, waking all the guys up, notice that Marco's mustache has vanished, though it reappears later. Additionally, they all get into their boots, turnout trousers, only white T-shirts, suspenders, and grab their dark jackets, but when the bay door opens they're dressed in their uniforms as they respond. Then at the fire they're in the turnout trousers, and Johnny and Roy are wearing the uniform shirts when working on the burn victim.

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Grateful - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: When Roy and Johnny go to get on the helicopter they are with only the orange bio-phone, but after The Boat brings them back to the shore you see them running to the helicopter with the patients, and they pick up their large black trauma box. They didn't have it with them when they left.

Tee Vee - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: Immediately before the man rescued from the sewer fire is brought into the hospital, the shot shows squad 51 and two ambulances in all three spots in the ambulance bay, however neither ambulance is the big box Mayfair type that was at the rescue scene. (00:11:20)

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Equipment - S5-E4

Revealing mistake: When Engine 8 rolls up on scene at the warehouse fire, as it passes the camera in the overhead shot we can see the real company number 60 printed on the surface between the jumpseats.

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Equipment - S5-E4

Character mistake: At the construction site, while the paramedics are defibbing the cardiac arrest Stoney's on the line with Rampart, and Brackett orders, "Administer 5ccs 1 to 10,000 epinephrine IV," to which Stoney responds, "Administer 5ccs epinephrine, 10-4, LA," even though he's speaking to Rampart not to LA dispatch.

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One of Those Days - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: When Early is examining the boy who had the grand mal seizure in the waiting room, after using his penlight Early puts it back into his pocket just before he examines the boy's ears in the closeup, but in the wide shot that penlight is on the gurney and Dixie picks it up then puts it into her pocket. Yet in Early's closeups the penlight is still in his pocket, and in the wide shots it's gone.

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One of Those Days - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: When Early examines the boy who had a seizure in the waiting room, Early uses a tongue depressor and his penlight to check the boy's throat. During his examination, in the wide shot the penlight is in Early's right hand and the tongue depressor in his left, but in the closeup they've switched hands. Additionally, in that wide shot Dix is holding the otoscope with her right hand, but in the closeup her right hand in under the boy's head.

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Breakdown - S6-E15

Charlie: I think you guys are playing games with me, and I don't like it.
Roy: Now, wait a minute. We're not playing games. We don't play games with the equipment...
Captain Stanley: Wait, hold on. C'mon everybody, look we're all on the same side here, aren't we?
Charlie: I wonder.
Captain Stanley: Charlie, why can't we put the squad in the shop and have us a reserve vehicle here?
Charlie: No, no, Hank. Not until I'm 100% sure that I can't fix it. If there's anything wrong with it. This coffee stinks. [Leaves the room.]
Captain Stanley: You guys playing some kind of joke on him?
John: We didn't make the coffee!
Captain Stanley: Not the coffee, you twit, the squad.
Roy: Cap, there's something wrong with that squad out there.
Captain Stanley: [sigh.] All right, if you say so... I made the coffee.

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The Promise - S3-E11

Trivia: During Richard's rescue from the ledge at Rampart, the snorkel that Roy and Brackett climb onto is Truck 127, from Station 127 aka Station 51. Truck 127 is used in many episodes requiring a snorkel, including 1x6, "Dealer's Wild" and 3x16, "Fools." There's a particularly nice shot at the end of this episode, when Engine 51 and Squad 51 are parked parallel to each other, and when Johnny responds to dispatch that Squad 51 is available, Truck 127 drives away between 51's vehicles. Nice touch.

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Show generally

Question: Why is the driveway in front of the station always wet? Day or night, whenever they pull in or out it looks like it was just hosed down.

Answer: It is standard practice to wet down driveways so that they stand out in a long shot.

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