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  • "Chicago Fire" on NBC

    I saw a commercial for this upcoming show on NBC the other day. Just wondered if anyone has heard any nitty gritty on the show. Maybe some body from Chicago got to see any filming? Anyone?
    Kevin Sink
    Fair Grove Fire Dept.
    Thomasville, NC USA
    kevinsink@northstate.net

  • #2
    I love how they took the nose cups out of their masks so people watching can recognize one character from another. I did hear that they brought in someone from the fire service to consult though so maybe that will help. Although, I also heard that it was the same person that consulted on Backdraft, so maybe not. I'll give it a shot though.
    Nothing is as unimpressive as someone who is unwilling to learn.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by EastKyFF

      It's the other stuff that irritates me. Remember "Rescue 77"? Female medics--all of them slim, white, young, pretty, with long hair--chilling in the station in sports bras and shorts. Puh-leeze.
      Slim, young, pretty, long haired female medics wearing sports bras and shorts.

      YOU HAVE MY ATTENTION.
      We do not rise to the occasion. We fall back to our level of training.

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      • #4
        " Chicago Fire," is being produced by NBC-Universal, under the executive producer (called a "show runner") Dick Wolf, the producer who has put all the "Law & Order" shows on television. It is just another, scripted, dramatic series, similar to many of its predecessors, that will have minimal "B" roll of greater Chicago, apparatus, and some action scenes, but lots of personal interaction between the characters, most of which none of us have ever seen or experienced in a firehouse.

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        • #5
          I recorded "Chicago Fire." last night and just watched the first twenty minutes. Now I admit I've been out of the active service since 1985, thus I'm not sure if what I saw are new SOP's for most departments or were just Hollywood "make-believe."
          These are the three things I saw:

          1. Working House Fire-White smoke showing from the first floor, with a strong orange glow being seen from the cab of the first arrival apparatus in the first floor interior. Fire had not vented yet. Chief's size-up report to Central is as he exits his vehicle, with no 360 assessment. First crew approaches front door and without any looking, checking, etc., punches in the door with a Halligan, enters without a hose. When the Chief is told that a victim's brother is upstairs & had not exited the building, the aerial is raised and two FF's approach the window. The closest one takes his Halligan and punches in the window without knowing if the fire has been vented. The FF behind him tried to stop him. The window breaks and the first FF says, "See, it must be vented," and enters the room. Suddenly, the FF on the 1st floor says there's no vent and the upper room backdrafts, killing the FF in that room.

          2. At an MVC, they find 2 victims in the car, and no driver. Then, one FF looks at the river and declares the driver was ejected, over the railing of the bridge, into the river, below. Two RFF suit-up and as they're making their way into the river, someone else yells that one of the people looking on is the driver, and another FF runs over and tackles him.

          3. In the firehouse, one of the EMT's passes one of the lead character FF's and passes him a vial of some sort. He moves to a private area and shoots up.

          At that point, I hit the stop button.

          So, I ask you, is this a fairly true representation of the CFD and/or where firefighting in general, has gone since I retired?

          On the off-chance that you may agree with me, please visit http://bit.ly/OXlU05.

          Be safe, and let's make sure everyone comes home!

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          • #6
            You are over thinking it. Its just a show.

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            • #7
              The first presidential debate was more interesting than the pilot of Chicago Fire!
              Stay Safe and Well Out There....

              Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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              • #8
                Just watched it, what a steaming pile of dung. The only part that felt real was the guy talking about his foreclosure and non-existent sex life. THAT was a funny scene.

                The commercial fire scene with the guy hanging over the hole, I was waiting for the "You go, we go" just like Backdraft.

                And they had to make one of the female paramedics gay, so they can fit in with every other hollywood show. I know it's fricking TV, but the same medic does a pleural decompression and a pericardiocentesis, plus gets held at gunpoint, in the first episode? What's left for season three?

                The BC comes to a fire from a boxing bout? And do you think the rescue co. Lt could shave? He shows up at the hospital with 12 o'clock stubble and a leather jacket looking like Mad Max. Just make it stop...

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                • #9
                  The show last night was just as worst as the first show.
                  Stay Safe and Well Out There....

                  Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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                  • #10
                    Watched about 5 minutes of it. It had too much of the Law and Order over dramatic feel for my taste.

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                    • #11
                      Seriously, if you stick with the show it's very addictive.
                      Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Wolfn View Post
                        Seriously, if you stick with the show it's very addictive.
                        Addictive like Toradol? Nice play on words, there.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Wolfn View Post
                          Seriously, if you stick with the show it's very addictive.

                          agreed. its got me hooked

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                          • #14
                            it can addictive with time....Not a great show but a good enough though

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by fortion View Post
                              it can addictive with time....Not a great show but a good enough though
                              Exactly. It won't win any awards or anything, but it's a fun show.
                              Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.

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