Charlotte, N.C.’s First Responders Honored at Screening for NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire’

Charlotte, N.C.'s First Responders Honored at Screening for NBC's 'Chicago Fire'

On Thursday, Oct. 4, NBC hosted a private screening of their new high-octane drama, “Chicago Fire.” Select Charlotte, N.C., fans and tastemakers were invited to stylish, modern establishment Mez in EpiCentre Theater for an exclusive first look at the latest project from Emmy Award-winning executive producer, Dick Wolf of “Law & Order” fame.

“Chicago Fire” is an edge-of-your-seat look at the professional and personal lives of the firefighters, rescue squad personnel, and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51. The weekly series depicts much more than the dangers, conflicts and clutch moments faced on the job as emergency responders. It also examines the personal and relationship tolls exacted by the pressure to perform at such a high level, and the triumphs that can result when you dare to take big risks.

In keeping with the theme of “Chicago Fire” and in honor of the sacrifices made by real-life emergency responders, NBC and rolling out invited first responders to be our special guests at the screening and honored some of Charlotte’s hometown heroes. Ronisha Blackwere of Emergency Medical Servies, Simmie L. Ford III of the Charlotte Fire Department, and Peggy J. Caple of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department were recognized for their dedication and contributions to the Charlotte community and its citizens.

Charlotte was one of three cities in which “Chicago Fire” was screened. It was also screened in Detroit and Houston.

Chicago Fire premieres Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 10 EST/9 CST on NBC.

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