Flat Tyre
Series 01, Episode 04
Air Date Welsh: October 6, 1987
English:December 8, 1987
Australian: February 1, 1990
Previous Trevor's Training
Next Camping

Flat Tyre is the fourth episode of Fireman Sam Series 1.


The tyre on Trevor's bus goes flat and when Sam helps him with the new one, it rolls away so he has to pick up Dilys, Norman, Sarah and James for Trevor, making him late to pick up Station Officer Steele's chair.




  • Pontypandy
  • Pontypandy Fire Station
  • Bella's Cafe
  • Price's General Store
  • The Newtown Road
  • Newtown (mentioned)


  • Stock footage from Barn Fire is used, as is extended stock footage from The Kite.
  • This is the only episode to feature Jupiter's old two-tone horns.
  • This is to date the only episode where the fire service is not required for an emergency of any kind.
    • Trevor's Training, Lost In The Fog and Bentley the Robot do not count in this matter, since an emergency does happen. The only reason the fire brigade is not called out in these three episodes is because they were in the area, and were subsequently already on hand to help. Similarly, Sam's Day Off and Halloween are not to be included, since both featured the fire service being called out to potentially dangerous situations.


  • Dily's should have been wearing shoes instead of slippers whilst she was out with Sarah, James and Norman.