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Chicago Fire is a dramatic television series that airs on the NBC network on Wednesday evenings. Developed and created by Michael Brandt, Ahmed Ashour and Derek Haas, the series is produced by Dick Wolf. The show follows the firefighters and paramedics who work at Engine 51, Squad 3, Truck 81, Battalion 25 and Medic 61 of the Chicago Fire Department. The firehouse actually depicted in the series is the official Engine 63 fire station.

Pilot and Premiere

The series pilot was co-written by the creators and filmed in the city of Chicago. The series will continue to be filmed there and the premiere episode featured the actual Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel. He made the appearance with the understanding that there would be an investment made to the Firefighters' Widows and Orphans Fund.

Cast

The cast features the following: Jesse Spencer as Lieutenant Matthew Casey, Taylor Kinney as Lieutenant Kelly Severide, Charlie Barnett as Firefighter Peter Mills, Monica Raymund as Paramedic Gabriela Dawson, Lauren German as Paramedic Leslie Shay, Eamonn Walker as the 25th Battalion Chief, Merle Dandridge as Chief Lynn Fitori, David Eigenberg as Firefighter Christopher Herrmann, and Teri Reeves as Doctor Hallie at Lakeshore Hospital.

Characters

Christopher Herrmann, as a veteran fireman of Truck 81 is held in high esteem by the other men. As an earthy family man, he has seen his share of misfortunes. He and his family reside with his in-laws due to financial hardship induced by a number of get-rich-quick schemes.

Matthew Casey is a strong lieutenant who relies upon intuition as he grapples with the loss of one fireman, as well as his relationship problems. Kelly Severide is a brash young lieutenant with a seemingly unflappable outward appearance. However, he faces many internal demons of his own. As a young graduate of the fireman's academy, Peter Mills follows a long history of multi-generational firefighters.

Gabriella Dawson and Leslie Shay are quick-thinking and fearless paramedics who face many harrowing situations. Battalion Chief Wallace Boden is a fireman's fireman who confronts many critical personal decisions. Hallie Thomas is a hospital resident in the midst of a marital separation from Lieutenant Matthew Casey.

All of the firemen and medical staff have their own personal crosses to bear, in addition to the life and death situations that they face daily against the backdrop of the fascinating city of Chicago.

Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on NBC
6 Seasons, 120 Episodes
October 10, 2012
Drama
7.9/10
Cast: Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund, Yuri Sardarov
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Chicago Fire Full Episode Guide

  • After heroically saving a mother and newborn baby from a rooftop fire, Kidd receives surprising news when she discovers she is being transferred out of the firehouse. Severide and Casey believe something is off about the turn of events, prompting them to investigate the situation. Otis and Herrmann discuss the possibilities of taking over a rundown bar and Dawson's frustration with her father, Ramon, reaches a boiling point.

  • Casey and Severide find themselves at odds after Casey argues with him over the best way to save a teenager entangled in barbed wire. When Casey looks to Boden for help smoothing out the situation, he comes to the realization that he will have to fix it himself. Elsewhere, Otis tries to convince Casey to participate in the beta test for an expensive piece of new firefighting equipment imported from Japan. Meanwhile, Kidd and Hope come to blows over a payroll issue and Brett goes on a date with a doctor she meets during an ambo call.

  • While running a secret errand, Dawson finds herself trapped in a collapsed parking structure. In other events, pressure mounts on Casey as he takes on additional duties; Kidd grows skeptical of Hope; and the firehouse receives a surprise visitor.

  • After learning the school fire wasn't an accident, Chief Boden turns up the pressure on Severide and Casey to investigate the cause of the fire that trapped his wife. Fueled by a competitive bet against Firehouse 87, Mouch pushes all of the wrong buttons in his need to win the competitive challenge known as the firefighter muster. Meanwhile, as Kidd settles into her new living arrangement, her unresolved feelings prompt her to question the intentions of newcomer Hope.

  • With most of the squad still trapped inside the burning warehouse fire, Chief Boden makes a risky last-minute decision in an effort to save his men. Dawson continues to deal with her father, who has new plans for himself. Brett's childhood friend Hope visits the Windy City and strikes the attention of someone within the firehouse, while Kidd goes head-to-head with her landlord. Meanwhile, a fire at a high school hits close to home for Boden.

  • A dangerous warehouse fire puts truck and squad at risk. Tensions are high for Dawson and Casey when Dawson's father overstays his welcome at their home. Meanwhile, Casey continues to fight for his first responders bill, Mouch makes a serious decision regarding his future and Herrmann goes to tremendous lengths to make a young boy smile.

  • Cruz finds himself in a bad spot when an off-duty incident begins to unravel, prompting Mouch to step in and offer help in hopes of avoiding serious consequences from the CFD. Casey goes head to head with a big politician to get his measure for first responders passed. Lt. Severide makes life difficult for newest team member Jason Kannell and Dawson gets an unexpected visit from her father.

  • Casey goes to drastic measures to help his friend Kannell. Lt. Severide helps an old widow come to terms with letting go, but realizes he may be the one needing help. Otis and Cruz deal with surprises when they find a new roommate to move in. Dawson and Brett get crafty to save a young girl.

  • When the squad's rig has mechanical failure in the field, Casey reunites with his old friend and colleague Jason Kannell from Squad 6, whose crew gets assigned a temporary change of quarters until the truck is fixed.

  • When Casey discovers a new crack house on the block is harboring a female junkie, he is desperate to fix the situation. Dawson and Brett get assigned a new trainee for the shift and the newbie gets the pair in trouble when he surprises them during a harrowing call.

  • When similar car accidents reveal that someone is targeting innocent people, Dawson is determined to figure it out. Severide bends over backwards to make Anna feel welcome in her new Chicago surroundings.

  • The team is caught in the crossfire of a turf war and become hostages when a group of armed gang members take cover and assume control over Firehouse 51.

  • When an old, ill-equipped factory-turned live/work space catches fire, countless unsuspecting victims become trapped. The situation takes a turn for the worse when it is discovered that one of Chicago PD's own has a family member at the scene.

  • After overriding Chief Boden, Chief Anderson reassigns members of 51 to various houses around town, arguing the need for improvement.

  • The team responds to the scene of a dangerous accident. Chief Boden is forced to make an impulsive decision that overrides Chief Anderson, the incident commander whose house was the first to respond to the call.

  • The team is on high alert when a previous incident during a fire call leaves a dangerous man on the loose with a vendetta to target Lt. Casey and Firehouse 51, and prompts CPD to step in. Dennis Mack, a buddy firefighter of Severide's father, comes to town to shadow the squad but may have ulterior motives. Meanwhile, Brett and Antonio's relationship hits some bumps in the road when his ex-wife Laura surfaces and Casey has a present for Dawson.

  • Dawson struggles to manage her emotions during an ambo run involving a pregnant teen. Elsewhere, the firehouse is called to the site of a building fire and Casey is faced with a dilemma when two victims demand assistance.

  • Severide agrees to a bone marrow donation but a work accident puts the plans on hold. Casey and Dawson struggle to establish harmony at home. Meanwhile, Otis and Mouch decide to film a PSA encouraging people to join the Chicago Fire Department but hit a creative wall in the process.

  • Dawson and Casey must address legal matters in their efforts to remain Louie's legal guardians. Severide is determined to help Anna with her bone marrow procedure, but when things don't go as planned, he finds comfort in old habits. Meanwhile, Brett opens up to Dawson, and members of Firehouse 51 become competitive, much to the dismay of Chief Boden.

  • Lt. Casey and Dawson apply for permanent adoption of Louie, but must overcome a major obstacle. Firefighter-turned-medical student Jeff Clarke approaches Lt. Severide with an enticing proposition. With hopes of drumming up business at the bar, Otis convinces a skeptical Herrmann to throw a bash in celebration of the milestone 100th anniversary of Molly's.

  • It's a family reunion when Dawson and Antonio's mother and father come to Chicago for their big anniversary party, but things quickly turn south. When a deep secret comes to the surface involving his stepson James, Chief Boden decides to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Casey tries to save a young boy during a harrowing call to a warehouse and Otis and Kidd become competitive at the mud-hundred race.

  • While responding to a call, Dawson incidentally hits a pedestrian. Lt. Casey and Lt. Severide disagree and continue to investigate an arson case while Chief Boden is faced with a dilemma.

  • Lt. Casey fails to rescue a woman who becomes trapped inside her burning greystone, prompting him and Lt. Severide to clash over the husband's role in the tragedy. Herrmann is on a quest to find out the identity of a mystery tagger that keeps targeting their firehouse.

  • Lt. Casey must resort to extreme measures when a forklift incidentally pierces a tank storing acid. Dawson and Brett respond to an elderly woman who has a difficult senior advocate. Otis shares some exciting news as he prepares himself for an unusual expedition.

  • Casey seeks help from Susan Weller. A rich party guy asks Severide to accompany him on travel. Stella tries to help a sick street kid. Otis and Herrmann share their concerns about Molly's lack of customers.

  • Casey and Dawson become caught in the middle of a potential political disaster. Stella has to make a big decision about her ex. Brett and Mouch set aside their writing differences for the greater good.

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