"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."
With big reputations and hefty egos, the pressure to perform and make split-second decisions is bound to put squad members at odds. When a tragedy claims one of their own, there's plenty of guilt and blame to go around. In the middle of a divorce, Lt. Matthew Casey
) tries to go about business as usual, but can't help butting heads with the brash Lt. Kelly Severide
) of the Rescue Squad - and each blames the other for their fallen team member. When it's "go-time," though, they put their differences aside and put everything on the line for each other. This is a look inside one of America's noblest professions.
The firehouse also includes Battalion Chief Wallace Boden
), a fireman's fireman who is confronted by important personal decisions, paramedics Gabriela Dawson
) and Leslie Shay
), who share a close bond and team together to face some of the most harrowing situations imaginable, Peter Mills
), an academy graduate who is the latest generation in a family of firefighters, and Christopher Herrmann
), a seasoned veteran who loses his home to foreclosure and now must uproot his family to move in with his in-laws.
Rounding out the cast are firefighters Brian "Otis" Zvonecek
), who runs a popular podcast where he shares his unique firefighter wisdom, Joe Cruz
), a product of Chicago's tough streets, and Randy "Mouch" McHolland
), who will do anything to protect his fellow firefighters - and his coveted spot on the firehouse couch.
From renowned, Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf
("Law & Order
" brand) and creators Derek Haas
and Michael Brandt
comes the high-octane drama "Chicago Fire
" - an edge-of-your-seat view of a dirty job that often means the difference between life and death.
In addition to Wolf, Haas and Brandt, executive producers also include Matt Olmstead
, Joe Chappelle
, Danielle Gelber
and Peter Jankowski
. Haas and Brandt wrote the pilot, which was directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff.
" is produced by Universal Television
and Wolf Films
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(Its storyline takes place in the same fictional universe as Wolf's NBC series Law & Order
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