If you wish to know more about the courageous profession that firefighting is, tune in to ‘Chicago Fire’, the show that tells you about the personal and professional lives of the firefighters. There is a lot of drama, deaths, thrills and life saving involved to keep you glued. The show has been created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas and is the first installment in the ‘Chicago’ franchise, which is the brainchild of Dick Wolf of ‘Law & Order‘ fame. ‘Chicago Fire’ airs on the NBC and first premiered on October 10, 2012.
The series centers around the lives of paramedics and firefighters who are part of Firehouse 51 of the Chicago Fire Department. This is the home of Truck Company 81, Squad Company 3, Engine Company 51, Ambulance 61, and Battalion 25. We see how the men and women risk their lives day in and day out to protect the people of Chicago. If you enjoy this show, we advise you to check out the other shows that are part of the franchise, like ‘Chicago P.D.‘, ‘Chicago Med‘, and ‘Chicago Justice‘, since these shows often opt for crossover episodes in order to tie the entire narrative into an immersive universe for fans to enjoy.
Chicago Fire Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast ‘Chicago Fire’ is led by Jesse Spencer as Captain Matthew Casy, the captain in-charge of Firehouse 51 and the Truck Company 81. He is second in command to the Battalion chief. He also works in a freelance capacity as a skilled handyman and a carpenter. Although aloof, he is fiercely protective of the people he works with.
Tayler Kinney plays the role of Lieutenant Kelly of the Firehouse 51 and the person in charge of Squad 3. His character is mostly portrayed as a ladies’ man who has a flirty nature. Monica Raymund comes in as a firefighter candidate, Gabriela “Gabby” Dawson. She plays an interesting character and, being one of the few women on the team, she is treated like a sister to all the men.
Lauren German is Leslie Elizabeth, who is an experienced paramedic and designated ambulance driver. Other characters include Charlie Barnett who is a fire candidate and is known as Peter Mills. There are several other recurring and main characters who help capture the risks that these people take every day to ensure that the citizens of Chicago feel safe.
In the upcoming season, most of the main characters are expected to return. Dawson’s character might not be returning though since her reappearance in the previous season itself was a surprise. There is also a chance that some more main characters might be killed off, perhaps in a fire, to make way for fresh faces since it is bound to keep the long-running show exciting.