Public service isn’t about doing what you want to do, Kelly. It’s about sacrifice, it’s about doing what others need you to do. Right now, OFI needs help, and you are uniquely qualified to provide it.


Herrmann: Do you think you might be able to talk some sense into him for me?
Burgess: Is it not obvious by my tone I’ve had my own run-ins with the guy. No, Herrmann, there’s no talking sense into Hartle. What you can do – maybe – is to appeal to his sense of victimhood.
Herrmann: How?
Burgess: Do a mea culpa. Say you made a huge mistake and you’re really sorry. You know, extend an olive branch.
Herrmann: Or maybe Voight could wrap him in duct tape and lock him in a car trunk until he changes his tone.

Brett: It’s not a date, right? Drinks and dinner is a date, but lunch, that’s daytime, which means it’s professional.
Kidd: I need carrots to win but I keep getting these little green things. What are those, apples?
Foster: That’s broccoli girl.
Brett: Does anybody care about my crisis?
Kidd: I’m sorry. I do, but it’s just that the guy at the deli said this is the game people seem to win the most.

Seager: Your expression, when I introduced myself, I’ve seen it a lot in the CFD. People are always surprised by how young I am to have this rank, but there’s a reason I made lieutenant by the time I was 28: I don’t give up easily.

Seager: I’d love for you to come work for us Severide.
Severide: I appreciate the offer, but I’m happy where I am.
Seager: I thought you might say that but maybe take more a little more than half a second to think about it.

Herrmann: Hey, can we get this squad car moved?
Officer: I’m a little busy or didn’t you notice we got a hostage situation.
Herrmann: Yeah, no kidding, but I’m under orders to get my engine connected to that hydrant.
Officer: Yeah, sounds like your problem, not mine.

Casey: Ryan's the guy you were dating, right? He seems really invested, which makes a difference in those situations.
Brett: I wasn't dating Ryan. We had a drink once at Molly's to talk about Isaac.
Casey: Either way, it's nice to know there's someone in the system advocating for kids like that.
Brett: Um, why was I so defensive about Ryan? It's super weird.
Foster: Don't ask me, partner.

I lost my entire family in that fire, but the thing is I heard my little sister call my name from across the hall, and I was so scared that I ran for the closet. To this day, I'll never know if I could have saved her. Maybe, I could have saved them all.


I'm pretty new to 51 too, so I don't have much standing to give you advice, but if there's one thing I know about this place, it's that you can be yourself here. In fact, you have to be. That rule about not going in alone on a call, that applies inside the firehouse too.


Phyllis: I always wanted my daughter to marry a fireman.
Severide: Yeah?
Phyllis: She married a plumber instead.

Hermann: Do you guys have any idea what kind of an uproar it would cause if we decided to make a men’s only area at the firehouse? The HR complaints, the lawsuits.
Capp: We should do it.
Mouch: Yeah, I’m not so sure.
Ritter: That could really backfire.
Hermann: Yeah, we wouldn’t get away without, and you know why? The world is going to hell in a handbasket.

Casey: I stuck my neck out to get you into 51 when everyone else was telling me you were too impulsive.
Gallo: I know. It was a major screw up. I’m really sorry.
Casey: You won’t know what sorry is until you scrub all the toilets, wash the truck, mop the floors, and about a hundred other dirty jobs I haven’t thought of yet.

Chicago Fire Quotes

Chief Boden once told me, "a hero's not somebody who's unafraid, it's the guy who's scared to death and does what's right anyway."


Dawson: Do I have clearance to hug you now?
Casey: You do.