The BEST episodes of Chicago Fire

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The lives of firefighters and paramedics working for the City of Chicago Fire Department at Fire Station 51, made up of Truck 81, Squadron 3, Ambulance 61, and Battalion 25.

Last Updated: 6/27/2024Network: NBCStatus: Continuing
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No Regrets
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8.28
1532 votes

#1 - No Regrets

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/19/2013

When a tanker collides into a commuter train that subsequently crashes into a warehouse, the firehouse is called to the horrific scene that tests everyone to the limits as life and death hangs in the balance. With the ultimatum in place for him or the firehouse, Boden is tasked with making life-changing decisions regarding his future. Severide learns more about Katie, the young woman he saw with his father. Meanwhile, Shay and Dawson are still at odds and Casey’s responsibility of being a surrogate father takes a sharp turn.

Directors: Michael Slovis
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My Miracle
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8.25
1932 votes

#2 - My Miracle

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/16/2017

A dangerous warehouse fire puts truck and squad at risk. Tensions are high for Dawson and Casey when Dawson's father overstays his welcome at their home. Meanwhile, Casey continues to fight for his first responders bill, Mouch makes a serious decision regarding his future and Herrmann goes to tremendous lengths to make a young boy smile.

Directors: Michael Brandt
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Not Like This
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8.22
1612 votes

#3 - Not Like This

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/10/2013

All seems lost with firehouse 51 on the verge of closing its’ doors, thanks in no small part to Gail McLeod, but Chief Boden and the rest of the house refuse to allow themselves to sit by and let it happen. An emergency call to an apartment structure fire tests everyone’s limits and puts the squad in harm’s way. Meanwhile, Dawson receives some life-changing news and union president Greg Sullivan makes headlines, which has an immediate impact on Mouch.

Directors: Alex Chapple
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Sacred Ground
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8.21
960 votes

#4 - Sacred Ground

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/25/2019

The mattress factory fire spirals out of control. Truck and squad lay it on the line in hopes of getting the trapped victims out alive.

Directors: Reza Tabrizi
Writer: Derek Haas
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Real Never Waits
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8.20
1466 votes

#5 - Real Never Waits

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/12/2014

A fire at a boarding school leaves Lt. Severide shaken and wondering if he could have done more. Meanwhile, with the firehouse in full support of Dawson as she retakes the fireman’s exam, Lt. Casey attempts some political maneuverings on her behalf. Elsewhere, Mills looks for answers about his father’s mysterious past and Chief Boden’s grand plans take a detour.

Directors: Michael Brandt
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A Coffin That Small
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8.18
1579 votes

#6 - A Coffin That Small

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/27/2013

Tragedy strikes when a rescue attempt at a tenement building proves unsuccessful, leaving the men and women of firehouse 51 affected by the loss of the victim. Severide's decision to put Mills on the fast track to move from Truck to Squad doesn't sit well with some of the others and tension mounts between Severide and Casey over Heather Darden. Shay and Dawson are forced to deal with a junkie's crazy behavior while on a call and Shay considers a different way to have a family. Meanwhile, the team draws the ire of local drug dealers who threaten the peace and safety of the neighborhood and firehouse.

Directors: Darnell Martin
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Tonight's the Night
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8.13
1601 votes

#7 - Tonight's the Night

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/21/2014

When a drunk driver knocks down a transformer, the entire neighborhood is left without power on a frigid Chicago night and members of Firehouse 51 step up to lend their much needed help. While many from the community ride out the night at the station, in the midst of such close quarters, romances speed up and tempers flare. Meanwhile, Casey continues to lie to both himself and Dawson about his condition and the stakeholders in Molly's bicker about the bar's direction.

Directors: Jann Turner
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Spartacus
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8.12
1142 votes

#8 - Spartacus

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/12/2015

Lt. Casey puts his life on the line and digs deeper into the shady dealings of Jack Nesbitt. Chief Boden must figure out how to create unity in a divided house, while Severide comes to question his own judgment. A dangerous warehouse blaze quickly gets out of control and threatens members of firehouse 51.

Directors: Michael Brandt
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Deathtrap (1)
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8.12
2047 votes

#9 - Deathtrap (1)

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/1/2017

Truck and squad are called to aid in a massive all-city response when an old, ill-equipped factory-turned live/work space quickly turns into a firestorm, trapping countless unsuspecting victims. The dire situation quickly turns personal when it is discovered that one of Chicago PD's own has a family member at the scene. With the rescued victims in need of serious medical attention, the doctors and nurses of Chicago Med are tested as the major influx of patients are brought through their doors. Meanwhile, in the aftermath, the building owner steps forward to cooperate with the ongoing investigation, but the situation takes a sudden and unexpected turn. (Emotional Proximity (2) Chicago P.D. S04E16) (Fake (3) Chicago Justice S01E01)

Directors: Joe Chappelle
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I'm Not Leaving You
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8.11
884 votes

#10 - I'm Not Leaving You

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/22/2019

Severide and Kidd continue to investigate Benny’s old arson case, unexpected news leads Brett to ponder a big decision and all hell breaks loose.

Directors: Reza Tabrizi
Writer: Derek Haas
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A Dark Day (1)
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8.10
1473 votes

#11 - A Dark Day (1)

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/29/2014

Lt. Casey and Dawson volunteer to help at a charity run at Chicago Medical when a massive explosion sends Chicago into chaos. With one of their own missing in the blast, the firehouse is tested like never before. (8:30 PM (2) aired on Chicago P.D., season 1, episode 12.)

Directors: Joe Chappelle
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I Am the Apocalypse
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8.10
1272 votes

#12 - I Am the Apocalypse

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/7/2015

The Chicago fire team works seamlessly with Chicago Med personnel to help aid victims of a deadly gas leak, but things quickly take a turn for the worse when the hospital is suddenly forced into quarantine.

Directors: Joe Chappelle
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Carry Me
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8.09
1904 votes

#13 - Carry Me

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/2/2017

Casey goes to drastic measures to help his friend Kannell. Lt. Severide helps an old widow come to terms with letting go, but realizes he may be the one needing help. Otis and Cruz deal with surprises when they find a new roommate to move in. Dawson and Brett get crafty to save a young girl.

Directors: Eric Laneuville
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Always
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8.09
1477 votes

#14 - Always

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/23/2014

Boden forces members of Firehouse 51 to pull themselves back together in the aftermath of a harrowing fire explosion. While Severide goes missing for one week too many, Casey works to track down his whereabouts. Newhouse brings some unexpected news regarding one of Mills’ relatives. Herrmann and Otis make some new goals regarding Molly’s.

Directors: Joe Chappelle
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The Last One for Mom
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8.08
1608 votes

#15 - The Last One for Mom

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/26/2016

Firehouse 51 unites to help a young boy in tragic circumstances. A high-powered political consultant helps Casey navigate a potential scandal. Cruz makes a mistake that nearly costs him his life.

Directors: Fred Berner
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Superhero
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8.08
1629 votes

#16 - Superhero

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/17/2016

In the Season 4 finale, Boden and Jimmy are at odds. Kidd deals with her unstable ex. Dawson continues her quest to foster Louie. Casey's new political consultant urges him to think big. The team responds to a dangerous structure fire.

Directors: Michael Brandt
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Rear View Mirror
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8.07
1683 votes

#17 - Rear View Mirror

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/14/2012

Facing suspension, Dawson gets a hand from the same girl she saved through the procedures that landed her in front of the disciplinary board. Lieutenant Casey finds his fuse shortening as Detective Voight stops at nothing to get him to retract his statement. However, when Casey lays his life on the line during an apartment fire, he may have unknowingly caught the break he was needing.

Directors: Joe Chappelle
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The Sky Is Falling
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8.07
1360 votes

#18 - The Sky Is Falling

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/2/2016

The team responds to a mass shooting; Casey investigates the missing money from the fund-raiser. Jimmy agrees to represent the firehouse in a boxing match against the Chicago PD's 21st District. Chili's behavior continues to be an issue for Brett.

Directors: Joe Chappelle
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Joyriding
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8.07
1636 votes

#19 - Joyriding

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/12/2013

While out on a jog, Severide comes across a secluded and empty construction site and encounters a young boy who has been trapped in a backhoe loader and is in dire need of assistance. Boden and McLeod continue to butt heads about the future of the firehouse and Boden breaks news about his future to Casey. Meanwhile, it's election day for the union presidency and Mouch and Greg Sullivan have a debate on Otis' podcast. With rival bar Game Day's future in peril, the finger is being pointed at Molly's.

Directors: Steve Shill
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A Heavy Weight
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8.06
1363 votes

#20 - A Heavy Weight

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/15/2014

A suicide note is delivered to a surprised Dawson and Lt. Severide digs deeper into Bloom’s dark past. Elsewhere, Chief Boden learns shocking news, and with the help of Shay, Lt. Casey goes on the search for a life-changing item.

Directors: Reza Tabrizi
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Merry Christmas, Etc.
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8.06
1591 votes

#21 - Merry Christmas, Etc.

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/19/2012

After putting out a kitchen fire in an upscale townhouse, Casey, Herrmann, Mouch, Cruz, Otis and Mills find themselves accused of stealing a $50,000 diamond necklace from the home, touching off an internal investigation. Cruz’s brother Leon is caught in the middle of an escalating gang war, leaving Cruz to make a desperate choice to save him. Meanwhile, Dawson invites Casey to her cousin’s fancy Christmas party, and a frustrated Shay has reached her limit with Severide.

Directors: Steve Shill
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Going to War (1)
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8.06
1030 votes

#22 - Going to War (1)

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/3/2018

In the first part of a three-show, one-night crossover event, Firehouse 51 is faced with a daunting challenge when an out-of-control blaze consumes a 15-story apartment complex, trapping victims on the top floors. Complicating the rapidly escalating situation, members soon discover that someone close to home may be one of the trapped victims. [Chicago Med S04E02 When to Let Go (2)] [Chicago P.D. S06E02 Endings (3)]

Directors: Reza Tabrizi
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All the Proof
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8.05
983 votes

#23 - All the Proof

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/31/2018

Halloween is in full effect for Foster and Brett, who are summoned to a home where a prank has quickly turned serious. Gorsch continues his reign of terror on Firehouse 51.

Directors: Leslie Libman
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What Will Define You
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8.05
955 votes

#24 - What Will Define You

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/7/2018

Severide faces some major adversity and Kidd is on a mission to help in any way she can. Following a car accident rescue involving a teenage girl and her young sister, a suspicious Brett has an unsettling feeling there is more to the story than what appears on the surface.

Directors: Olivia Newman
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A Hell of a Ride
star
8.05
1597 votes

#25 - A Hell of a Ride

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/22/2013

When a call comes in from the Cook County jail, the squad steps into a volatile predicament and are tasked with trying to defuse an escalating situation. Shay remains hopeful about her baby dreams and Hermann's wife Cindy goes into labor with their fifth child. Meanwhile, Mills and Dawson face key decisions in their personal lives.

Directors: Alex Chapple
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