As Connie Brooks frets to Mrs Davis over her boring life, she tells about a new venture of Mr Boynton. The biology teacher has taken an interest in volunteer fire fighting. Even Walter’s life seems more interesting in his teenage drama and troubles in not seeing Harriet much lately. A little reverse psychology on the stubborn Mr Conklin could be the way to weasel Walter’s way back into Harriet’s life.
Only wanting to enjoy a quiet night of television, Mr Conklin has a world of well intended mix ups coming his way. Connie helps Boynton practice rescuing damsels in distress from burning buildings. The absurd thought that Walter and Harriet are eloping sends Conklin home to check.
The misunderstanding behind the fire ladder rescuers, and elopements causes comedy, until a real emergency arises.