Roy saw drivers intercept his tour kids|
even as they clustered around the
first little boy lying
in the street who
was already waking up from his faint.
DeSoto leaned heavily on the garage
frame for only a moment before
he went back towards the squad. Only
half of it was buried. He touched
on the arm, who had staggered to his
feet to hang onto the squad's mirror.
he asked as he pulled
the passenger side door open for the
paramedic helmets there and got
the two turnout coats from
the side compartment he could reach.
He handed Johnny's to Cap to
and put on his own.
"Yeah, I think so. I think a board
hit me in the head when I
the boy out of the way..." he
gasped, catching his breath.. "I
heard Kelly's blast just
Any sign of Lopez?"
Roy shook his head. "Not yet."
Then he thought of something else.
"Mike!!" And he yelled to the kitchen
which was now dark. A part of the roof outside
over the window, blocking out
The smell of gas was very strong
both got there to where the door
was partially jammed open. Looking through
the cracked glass
window in the door,
they saw a pair of legs on the floor...
started to push on the door,
trying to break it out of its jammed
"No, you need an
air bottle in there.
Go!" Cap said, pulling him away.
Roy ran back to the squad, shoving and
kicking away debris to get to the right
store compartment. He got on his
tank in record time. He
at the kitchen entryway when Cap
finally got the door open with a crowbar.
Hank coughed as a wall of gas boiled|
out over him. "Get him out first.
Then go back for Stoker
woman.." Cap ordered Roy as
DeSoto put on his face mask and
reset his helmet over it..
A small form shot out from under
their feet, from the darkness,
yelping.. It was Bonnie..
She disappeared through a crack
leading to the backyard as if on
in relief.. "Bonnie's alive.
Gas can't be too bad in there.." he
shouted through his face plexiglass.
He got to Marco and grabbed him
by the shoulders. Even as Roy did so,
he shouted. "Mike!!
He couldn't see anything at first
as his retinas still burned with sun
But then he saw that the
side door had been chopped down with an
axe and opened and he caught
glimpse of Stoker carrying out Miss
Thorne into the only direction he
She seemed out cold and he seemed
to be hurrying more than just because
gas danger. ::She must be worse off than
Marco if Stoker left him behind.:: Roy thought.
Cap's HT crackled as Roy finished
dragging Marco out near where outside
air was pouring through
escape hole washing away the
gas fumes. Roy listened to a new
even as he watched
Cap get Marco's airway secure
for a listening check.
It was Chet..
##I'm ok, and two twin girls and
the boys who were with me. We're
out in the yard! I don't see
Gage. But I think I know where
he is.. Bonnie's digging through
a brick pile..## came Kelly's
##The woman's respiratory arrested.
Stoker's working on her now.##
off his mask and tank
and snatched up the HT Cap
had left on Marco's stomach.
##We hear you
Chet. Hang on.
Marco's unconscious, too. Let us get
a handle on his situation and
we'll be right
there! We got
the rest of the kids out. L.A.'s
on the ball and the gas is getting
He heard the sirens
from the approaching police car
arrive and shut down. Very soon,
someone climbing over
the debris in the driveway and
a face peered into the place in
main doors where the
children had gotten out.
It was Vince. "You boys ok in there?!|
Everyone's fine out here by the road!"
Roy shouted from
his place by
Cap and Marco, talkie still in hand
and to his ear, listening to Chet's
report even while he
shouted at Vince.
"Go to the yard Vince.!.. Johnny's trapped
and Chet's got an arrest
victim.. We'll get out there with
the gear soon as we can..Marco needs
us right now."
He ducked when Vince's body weight
and movement jarred tilted rafters
plaster pieces fall onto
the three of them as he hastened to
go where directed.
back down to Marco,
removing his overcoat.
"Cap, is he still breathing?"
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 23:37:20 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Digging by Daylight..
up. "Barely. He's gonna
need O2 and I think something else
is wrong with him. He feels awfully
"Yeah well, we gotta get him out of
here first. Who knows when the gas
will get L.A's stop order. This
earthquake might have given them
higher priorities.." Roy said.
we need is 100 % O2 mixing with all
the fumes in here."
"Hey..Knock it off,
t-that's my line." Cap
Roy grinned, which levelled, as he
concentrated on a quick
He got a grip on Lopez's carotid, and paused
as he got an initial
breathing rate visually.
"Marco's doing well enough for an evac,
Cap.. Watch him a sec. I'm going
see if I can free up a stokes for him and the
resuscitator. Stoker's gonna need it if
school teacher's down too deep."
"I remember hearing about her.."
Cap shook his head, trying
to clear it.
"Yeah. That's right..S-Sounds like a plan.."
Roy looked up at Cap. "Hey. You
right to be alone for a bit? You still
"It's nothing. I'm only a little woozy.
Go.." he said, meeting Roy's eyes
evenly with his own to show the
truth in his words.
studied Cap for a moment
but was finally convinced. He ran.
He got to where the squad's rear
compartment was and started to
lift off rafter beams and ceiling
pieces until he got down
rescue truck's heavy equipment
Miraculously, he got everything
he needed free in half a minute.
He set the biophone, drug box,
defib, O2, and the IV box
the squad stokes on the brick strewn floor
in the only narrow space available. Along
the wall map's baseboard.
On a whim thought, he grabbed
shovel. ::There's not much digging
Vince can do getting to Johnny with their
That done he shouted.
Hank didn't answer right away.
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