Fireman Sam is a Welsh animated children's television series about a fireman called Sam, his fellow firefighters, and other townspeople in the fictional Welsh town of Pontypandy. The original idea for the show came from two ex-firemen from Kent.
Sam, Elvis, Arnold and Penny are on their way to rescue Lizzie Sparkes from the Veterinary Clinics roof only to find that it's Woolly that needs rescuing. Meanwhile, James, Sarah, Norman and Mandy are having a race to the hills and Norman is not happy that James and Sarah are ahead of them. Back at the Veterinary clinic, Arnold is attempting to get Woolly to come to him and Sam advises him to talk to Woolly calmly, but in the end it's Arnold who manages to fall onto the safety pad below and Sam ends up rescuing Woolly. Norman, angry that Sarah and James are winning, suggests riding a horse to win, but Mandy does not like this idea. Suddenly, the horse speeds off and ends up getting stuck in some mud. Sam, Arnold and Ellie respond to the rescue call along with their new multi purpose 4x4 Phoenix. Once they arrive Sam and Arnold change into their animal rescue gear and rescue Norman and the Horse from the mud, with Arnold keeping the horse calm. Later as Norman rants about not winning the race, Sam advises Arnold that there is someone else who needs calming down as well.
While trying to get Sam's birthday organised, Sam's present goes out of control and James, Hannah and Dilys fall into the quay.
Mandy, Norman and the Twins play castles and kings and Norman wanted to build a fire breathing dragon, but the dragon catches fire and later crashes into Bessie's shed which causes the fire to spread on the back of the shed.
James makes Sam, Sarah and Hannah a Pizza which was one of Bella Lasagne's recipes. Since Hannah never knew who she was, Bronwyn told her that she had her own Café once in Pontypandy (still seen opposite from Dilys shop) and had since moved to Newtown. Gareth turns up at the Wholefish Café asking for help with food at a party down at the railway station and James volunteers to help. At the Ocean Rescue Centre, Arnold and Ellie are proceeding with their fire service training by changing into their ocean rescue uniforms as quickly as possible. However, Elvis manages to get the zip on his life jacket stuck. At the Cafe, James, Sarah and Hannah have made lots of pizzas but are struggling to fit them in the oven so Sarah suggests cooking them in the oven upstairs and cooking some at Hannah's house. Back at the fire station, Arnold and Ellie are now changing into their animal rescue uniforms whilst Station Officer Steele is trying to get the Ocean rescue uniform off Elvis. After that Elvis quickly changes into the Animal rescue uniform and gets that stuck too. Sarah James and Hannah arrive back at the Cafe only to find that it's on fire. Station Officer Steele sends Sam, Penny, Arnold and Ellie to fight the fires whilst Elvis gets out of his uniform. Once the fires are out, Hannah forgets that there's pizza's in the oven at her house and worries that they could be on fire too, so a late Elvis rushes there on Mercury and puts out the last fire. With the pizza's all burnt, there's no food left, so Sam fetches 2 surprises: 1. Fresh pizzas and 2. The return of Bella Lasagne who everyone is surprised to see.
Norman tries to show Dilys how good he is with Aunty Phily's pet dog.
Whilst on the way to the ruins, Trevor's bus brakes down and tries fixing it but he disconnects the brakes and when Mrs Chen helps out she ends up driving the bus out of control.
Norman is making a spy movie. However he makes James do all the stunts which puts him in danger including getting trapped in a garage fire.
Sarah and James organise a spooky party at the Whole Fish Cafe for their friends. However when the party's centre piece is revealed it causes a fire, trapping the kids in the cafe.
Elvis and Mike break up their band to form solo acts and when Mike's guitar machine falls apart during a show, it causes a fire.
It's a big day at Pontypandy park. The fire crew is about to have a football game with some of the Pontypandy citizens. Norman wants to watch the game, but Dilys promised Bella Lasagne that Norman would serve pizzas cooked and made by Bella, but when he accidentally takes a pizza out of the oven, hot bits of charcoal come out too causing a pizza box to catch fire. Norman later sets a hill on fire when he throws the blazing pizza box on the ground.
While Sam helps Trevor teach the Pontypandy Pioneers about woodland fire safety, Chief Fire Officer Boyce tries to put the other firefighters through a faulty exercise routine he planned. When they get injured as a result, only he, Sam and Station Officer Steele are left to deal with a woodland fire.
Gareth is taking Mrs Chen and the children up to the mountains to see the northen lights, however his cardboard box space helmet causes mishap by setting the train on fire and driving off without him.
Mike inflats a bouncy castle on the beach and Norman wants to play on it, but Mike tells him it needs to be secured first. But when Norman ignores him, He and Mandy end up floating out to sea
Mike organises an ice rink at his house so the children can play hockey since its a snowy day in Pontypandy. However, he dosen't secure the floodlights when comes to night time and they all topple over and cause a fire.
Tom, Charlie and the Twins spend the day at the beach. But when Tom takes a rest on his dingy he finds out that he's been washed out to sea when he wakes up.
Bronwyn organises the Froggy Fantasy play at the pool and James, Sarah, Norman and Mandy are performing, dressed up as frogs. Norman is jealous that James is the star of the show and decides to lock him in his changing room by gluing the door shut. but during the play, Norman knocks an umbrella into Trevor's BBQ and starts a big fire which reaches the changing rooms where James is trapped. Sam must fight the fire and rescue James. Luckily Tom helps him out by using the water from the pool. As a severe punishment Norman must now regularly attend fire safety lessons with Penny
Is Christmas in Pontypandy and Gareth takes the children to the Mountains for a Christmas surprise, Mrs. Chen tells Sam that the tree dilys ordered for the town hasn't arrived but Elvis promises her that Sam will find one, but the local radio has reported that a snow storm is heading their way and Gareth and the children are in trouble
Norman loudly trumpets his latest venture - "a big top circus" in the park, which he promises will be "the greatest show on earth
Ben and Hannah are on an ocean paddle expedition together to the Northern Buoy and back
When a penguin escapes from Newtown Zoo Elvis really hopes he will see it. But it's Norman and Mandy who meet the penguin first, waddling across the beach!
The residents of Pontypandy have gathered in Pontypandy Park for the annual town festival.