The show Chicago Fire premires tonight at nine pm on channel 5. We’d like to know what you think about it.
Bill Post found a preview trailer for the show Chicago Fire
It is about one fire station which they are calling Station 55 but in reality it is Engine 18’s new house. It also shows the traditional rivalry between the squad men and the men assigned to the other companies.
We mentioned HERE that the buggy being used as Battalion 25 for the show Chicago Fire was identified as formerly being assigned to the FACT Team. Bill Friedrich submitted an image of shop #B-490 as lettered for the FACT Team.
One of our readers found a link to an NBC article on the filming of Chicago Fire that includes a gallery of images from the Columbus Avenue scene this week. Looking at the photos will answer several reader questions that have been posed about the apparatus being used as Squad 3 with an unconventional … unique color scheme. Also there is a large blue stripe that has been added to the ambulance.
Tim Olk submitted images of the three suppression rigs being used for the show. Squad 3 is obviously the spare haz mat (G-492, 1989 Spartan Gladiator/Saulsbury) but the shop numbers have been removed from the engine (1995 Spartan/Luverne) and the truck 1995 or 1996 Seagrave). The Ambulance carries shop #C055 which is a 200 Ford/MedicMaster (American LaFrance) that had been assigned to Ambulance 47.
Check it out the NBC5 article HERE.
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The magic of Hollywood continues around Chicago as the production company works to create footage for several episodes of the new show called Chicago Fire. Filming has been spotted at Engine 18’s house which provides a view out the rear of the apparatus bays that shows the Chicago skyline. Some information about the cast can be found HERE. A recent article HERE details some of the filing, and last week there was a nighttime fire scene that was created near the corners of Franklin Street and Institute Place.
Today they are reportedly shooting a scene with a large wreck and extrication on Lower Wacker Drive near Columbus Avenue.
Here is a list of some of the apparatus being used.
Squad 3 is the old 5-1-1, the 1988 spartan/saulsburyTruck 81 is a 1996 Seagrave 100' RMEngine 51 is a Spartan/LuverneAmb. 61 is a Ford/Medic MasterBattalion 25 is a Ford Expedition
Work is progressing towards production of the new TV show based on Chicago firefighters. Reportedly they filmed a structure burn this week and several of the actors are riding with Southside companies to gain experience and see what happens in the real world … which of course may have nothing to do with the reel world.
Hank Sajovic found the following article on tvfanatic.com about the show we mentioned HERE
Taylor Kinney to Star on Chicago Fire
Taylor Kinney, best known to fans of The CW as Mason Lockwood from The Vampire Diaries, has landed a lead role on Chicago Fire, an upcoming drama produced by Law & Order head honcho Dick Wolf.
The series will center around the men and women of the Chicago Fire Department, with Kinney – as first reported by Deadline – portraying Squad Lieutenant Kelly Severide, someone described as an “adrenaline junkie.”
The actor joins a cast that also includes Eamonn Walker as the squad’s captain.
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