Oct. 10, 2012
Returning Series
60 min.
NBC TV Network

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Chicago Fire

No job is more stressful, dangerous or exhilarating than those of the Firefighters, Rescue Squad and Paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51. These are the courageous men and women who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way. But the enormous responsibilities of the job also take a personal toll.

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  • Taylor Kinney and David Eigenberg also starred in Five (2011) (TV).
  • The Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBAs) worn by the cast are Scott 4.5 Air-Pak 75s. This is one of the most popular brands and models of SCBA with fire departments across America for its durability, reliability, and ease of use. However, the masks worn by the cast members are unrealistic. They are nonfunctional and were made specifically for the series with the anti-fog interior facepiece and exterior voice amplifier removed, the lens elongated, and the regulator mounted at an odd angle to clearly show the actors' faces. These masks would fog badly if they were actually flowing air. Real SCBA masks are put on separately from the regulator, which is connected after the mask is on, and disconnected before the mask is removed. The air demand and exhalation valves make a loud noise when operating, and muffle the voice of the wearer.
  • The Fire Engine is Truck Number "51". That is the same number as the Fire Station (Truck and Rescue Squad) on NBC's Emergency!.
  • In Season 3 all firefighters can be seen wearing Harris radios. Actual Chicago firefighters wear Motorola Solutions APX radios.
  • Dora Madison played Alissa "Jelly Bean" Martin in "Chicago P.D." (2014) {Call It Macaroni (#2.1)}, before she was introduced as Jessica "Chili" Chilton, a paramedic, in "Chicago Fire" (2012) {We Called Her Jellybean (#3.21)}. Her "Chili" character did not appear in Chicago P.D.
  • Filmed in Chicago. Firehouse 51 is actually Station 18, which is located at 1360 S. Blue Island Ave in Chicago. "Molly's Bar," owned by characters Herman, Dawson, and Otis, is filmed in the real Chicago bar "Lottie's" in Bucktown.
  • Christian Stolte, Joe Minoso and DuShon Monique Brown had minor roles in Prison Break. Stolte and Brown had recurring roles as Corrections Officer Keith Stolte and Nurse Katie Welch. Minoso played a Video Technician, Chaz Fink in an episode of season 1.
  • Taylor Kinney and Steven R. McQueen previously appeared together in The Vampire Diaries, where Kinney had a recurring and McQueen a regular role.
  • Some scenes which take place in the Firehouse 51 kitchen are filmed in the actual firehouse kitchen, others are filmed on a studio set. If you see a door to the left of the cooking area, that is the studio set; if you see a drinking fountain, that's the actual firehouse.
  • Before starring as Firefighter Peter Mills, Charlie Barnett guest appeared in Dick Wolf's show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the episode "Gray" as Chuck Mills, a rapist, and in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "Cadaver" as Dr. Sam Harris.
  • Jesse Spencer (Casey) was a series regular on House as Dr. Chase.
  • SPOILER: In season 2 Heather Darden mentioned a women named Sylvie, in season 3 a paramedic was introduced as Sylvie Brett.
  • Season 1 features a story arc in which Joe Cruz lets a gang member die by inaction. He goes to Lt. Casey (Jesse Spencer) to confess. Season 6 of House featured a story arc where Jesse Spencer's character Dr. Robert Chase committed a similar act.
  • Some of the cast reappear in other Chicago shows as different characters for example Charlie Babbo (Ben Darrden) play a little boy who gets badly injured during a car accident in Chicago Med. All though these are two different characters they are both called Ben
  • The diabetic tree chopper's hat says Toppel tree service. This is a reference to the show's Greens Foreman Debra Toppel.
  • During filming of the plane crash rescue sequence, WGN, a Chicago TV station, was apparently unaware. When WGN's traffic chopper came upon the location, they believed that an actual crash had occurred and broke into their news broadcast to cover it. This went on for several minutes before it was brought to their attention that this was being done for a television show.
  • The man holding the Stanley Cup is wearing a jacket with the Hockey Hall of Fame symbol on it. The HHoF is located in Toronto.
  • This episode served as a backdoor pilot for the proposed series Chicago PD.
  • The other firehouse being considered for closure in addition to Firehouse 51 is Firehouse 17 from Backdraft, NBC Universal's first foray into the Chicago Fire Department.
  • Part 1 of "Chicago P.D" season 1, episode12 "8:30 P.M" crossover
  • When they show the plaque and date of death for Leslie Elizabeth Shay, it's May 13, 2014, the date the final episode of season 2 aired.
  • This was part one of a two-night, three episode crossover with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Chicago PD.
  • Part 1 of crossover with Chicago PD's episode "A Little Devil Complex".
  • Matthew Del Negro (Interim Chief Pat Pridgen) and Melissa Ponzio (Donna Robbins) both appeared _Teen Wolf_, in which their characters were married.
  • SPOILER: This episode was the backdoor pilot for a proposed spin-off called Chicago Med.
  • SPOILER: Final appearance (as yet) of Charlie Barnett as Paramedic Peter Mills, it is unknown whether he will return to the show in the future
  • This episode was part of 3 episode crossover with Chicago PD and Law & Order: SVU.
  • SPOILER: This episode reveals that Chili's sister Jellybean was Alissa Martin from "Chicago P.D." (2014) {Call It Macaroni (#2.1)}, whom Dora Madison also portrayed.
  • At the end of the episode, the guys say they are going to get "gas" in the truck, even though fire engines are diesel engines not gas engines. Made more evident when they start the engine, obviously a diesel engine. Diesel fuel is never referred to as gasoline.
  • SPOILER: Grand entrance for new candidate Jimmy Borrelli, played by Steven R McQueen. Riding to the firehouse in a speeding Mustang. Perhaps an homage to his grandfather Steve McQueen's "Bullitt" (1968).

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