COMING TO NBC: “CHICAGO FIRE”
Wednesdays (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on NBC
From renowned, Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf (“Law & Order” brand) and creators Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, the writing team behind “3:10 to Yuma,” comes the high-octane drama “Chicago Fire,” — an edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America’s noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating. These courageous men and women are among the elite who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way and whose actions make the difference between life and death.
The pressure to perform on such a high level has a way of taking a personal toll, sometimes putting team members from the Truck and the specially-trained Rescue Squad at odds with each other. Despite any differences, this is an extended family, and when it’s “go time,” everyone inside Firehouse 51 knows no other way than to lay it all on the line for each other. When a tragedy claims one of their own, there’s plenty of guilt and blame to go around. Lt. Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer, “House”), in charge of the Truck, tries to carry on, but butts heads with the brash Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney, “The Vampire Diaries”) of the Rescue Squad – and each blames the other for their fallen team member. Adding to the turmoil, Casey, unbeknownst to his colleagues, is in the midst of a separation from Hallie (Teri Reeves, “Three Rivers”).
The firehouse also includes: Battalion Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker, “Oz”), a fireman’s fireman who is confronted by important personal decisions; paramedics Gabriela Dawson (Monica Raymund, “The Good Wife”) and Leslie Shay (Lauren German, “Hawaii Five-O”), who share a close bond and team together to face some of the most harrowing situations imaginable; Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett, “Law & Order: SVU”), an academy graduate who is the latest generation in a family of firefighters; and Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg, “Sex and the City”), a seasoned veteran who loses his home to foreclosure and now must uproot his family to move in with his in-laws.
In addition to Wolf, Haas and Brandt, executive producers also include Matt Olmstead (“Breakout Kings”), Joe Chappelle (“The Wire”), Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski (“Law & Order” brand). Haas and Brandt wrote the pilot, which was directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (“Homeland”).
“Chicago Fire” is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.
Firehouse and Fire Nuggets Announce Strategic Events Partnership
Provides Fire Service Training at National, State and Local Level
Burnsville, Minn. (November 2011) – Firehouse and Fire Nuggets announced a strategic partnership today that will combine the collective strength of both organizations to provide high quality education and content on a national, regional and local level. This partnership, initially combining and consolidating event efforts, will make Firehouse and Fire Nuggets the leaders in serving today’s fire-service via live events.
A trusted name in the industry for more than 30 years, Firehouse currently reaches over 500,000 firefighters in print, online and through live events. Firenuggets.com receives an average of 400,000 page views a month, is viewed in 87 countries and is the premier name for one-day seminar offerings throughout the country. “This partnership elevates the Fire Nuggets brand and stable of speakers via Firehouse events, and in turn, makes Fire Nuggets the exclusive partner and provider of education on a regional and local level via the Firehouse brand,” stated Ed Nichols, Vice President of Firehouse Events.
“We’re excited about this partnership,” said Mary Flynn, Group Show Manager for Firehouse Events. “The benefits for both of us are wide-reaching. We’ll be able to pool our resources, expand our reach, and make training and education available to more people within the fire service.”
Firenuggets.com, a free-access Internet magazine, was founded in January 2000 by veteran firefighters Battalion Chief Ted Corporandy, San Francisco Fire Department, (ret) and Battalion Chief Paul Schuller, San Jose Fire Department (ret). Firenuggets.com helps to promote a common-sense approach to everyday decision-making for routine and emergency operations by drawing on the lessons from fire service professionals. Fire Nuggets also goes beyond the website to provide a series of one-day seminars in select cities throughout the U.S. Fire Nuggets seminar presenters are recognized as some of the leading names in fire service training.
Paul Schuller, co-founder of Fire Nuggets, explained, “We are honored to enter into an exclusive agreement with an industry leading organization like Firehouse. Everyone’s first-hand experiences result in 'nuggets' of knowledge. We’ll combine our 'nuggets' with those from Firehouse to benefit firefighters from around the world. Our common goal is to present experience-based information intended to improve operations, prevent disastrous situations and, above all, SAVE LIVES”!
A list of the current education available via this partnership, including Firehouse World (February 19-23, 2012) in San Diego, Calif., Firehouse Expo (July 17-21, 2012) in Baltimore, Md. and Fire Nuggets events can be found on Firehouse.com and Firenuggets.com.
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Photographer Craig Allyn
During a recent lunch hosted by members of San Jose's Fire Station 13 A-Shift, Photographer Craig Allyn Rose was recognized for his First Place Award presented by the California Professional Firefighters. Additionally, Fire Nuggets Co-founder Paul Schuller presented Craig with another award acknowledging his efforts to preserve firefighting history through photography. As you can tell, Craig put down his camera for the award presentation and some amateur took the shot cutting part of it off. Won't mention names, but, "Way to go Kevin C.!."
During the lunch, Craig also captured shots of Station 13's fantastic kitchen table which was hand-crafted by the members assigned.
Fire Nuggets Co-founders Ted Corporandy and Paul Schuller are proud to have Craig's regular submissions posted on the Fire Nuggets Fire Pics on the Job pages and encourage you to check out the Fire Nuggets Gallery, as well as Craig's website for other great pictures at www.emergencyphoto.com. Congratulations, Craig!!!
|Above: Fire Nuggets' Paul Schuller presents special award to Craig Allyn Rose|
|Above: Award lunch hosted by members of San Jose's Fire Station 13 A Shift|
|Above: Station 13's unique table art.|
|Above: Station 13 strike force! More table art.|
|Right up their alley!|
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