Chicago Fire (2012–…): Season 7, Episode 2 - Going to War - full transcript

A raging fire consumes a 25-story apartment building complex, trapping victims on the top floors.

We had to pick it up.

Was this one of the ones
that happened last week?

Hey, Tony.

You stink!

Ice Palace Fire, 2013.

Over 300 firefighters worked that one

for two days straight
in sub-zero temperatures.

15 men injured.


Small ones can be just as dangerous.

Andy Darden.

Died of a flashover

in a two-story frame house.

Month later,
my good friend Herbie Johnson

died in the same type of building.

Sorry to hear that, Chief.

How's it going for you so far?

Just taking it all in.

Trying to learn everything I can.

Oh, for the love of...

Brett, wait up.

I've been trying to find you
since the start of shift.

You avoiding me?

Of course not.

I'm just... I'm a little busy.

Engine 51, Truck 81, Squad 3,

Ambulance 61, Battalion 25,

- Sounds serious.
- Seriously fun.


You better bring that body
of yours back in one piece,

because I have got big plans
for it tonight.

Let's go, let's go, let's go.

- You ready?
- Ready, Chief.

Sounds like a big one.

I'll ride with you.

In case you thought
this was a false alarm.

Oh, man.

51, get me a water supply
from the standpipe.

Truck 81, Squad 3, I need search teams.

Engine 37, get the hoses
into the north stairwell.

Ambulance 61, set up triage.

Get ready, people.

We're going to war.

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Fire's on the 20th floor.

- How many units on each floor?
- 12.

- Where's your alarm panel?
- It's right over here.

Mouch, you're on lobby control.

- Get the elevators down here.
- You got it, Captain.

Okay, fire is confined to 20 for now.

We need to investigate the fire floor.

Get to everybody trapped above it.

I made at least four people
signaling from their windows.

- We riding or walking?
- Casey.

Mouch, what's happening?

I have control of one, two, and four,

but the number three car

is stopped on the 18th floor,
can't get it moving.

Can we get a look inside
of that elevator?

- Number three?
- Right here.

The car is empty, Mouch, but keep trying.



Everyone else, help clear the lobby.

Hey, thanks, but we'll take it from here.

- You should get outside.
- I got it, it's all right.

Oh! Whoa, whoa, whoa!

Take your time, are you all right?

Hey, you're in the way.

Out you go! Come on.

Hey, take your time.

Come on, come on, come on.

Okay, heat is interfering
with the electronics.

That settles it. You're climbing.

To all companies,
we can't trust the elevators.

Use the stairs only.

Stage on 19.

Truck 81, give me a primary search on 20.

Squad 3, take 21.

Engine 37 will attack the fire.

Okay, let's go, let's go, let's go!

I don't mean to be in your way, Chief.

I'm just here 'cause

Commissioner Grissom wants me to be.

Keep moving.

Follow them downstairs.

Sir, come sit down. Let me check you out.

I got waters and oxygen
for anyone who needs it.

Victims from the upper floors
will be on their way down soon.

Okay. Is that Emily Foster?

Here, take some water.



Hey, hey, come on. Come on.

Let's go.

Take a couple of deep breaths for me.

Take a drink.

Extra air tanks get stashed on 19!

We'll attack from the north stairs.

Use the south stairs for evacuation.

Hey, Chief, we're approaching
the 20th floor.

Copy that, Casey.

Got a victim here. Burned bad.

What's their condition?

She's breathing but not conscious.

We'll get her down.

Ambulance 61, you take this first victim.

I need a floor plan of the tower.

It should be around here somewhere.

I got her.

Grab her feet. Go.

Come on, come on, come on.

Come on, Ritter, what's the hold up?

These threads are
in bad shape, keep sticking.

I thought I told you
to clean the standpipe.

I did, Lieutenant.

Yeah, not with your hands,
with a wire brush!

He used a brush. I saw him.

All right, let me in there. I'll do it.

I got it. It's on.

Well, then open the valve!

Hey, Paxson. Go easy on the kid.

He's doing great.

Mind your business, Herrmann.

Hey, put your mask on.


Chief Boden!

- Halstead?
- Where's the fire? What floor?

20, why? What's up?

My dad lives on 23.

Casey, what's it looking like up there?

Hang on, Chief, we're almost in.

And we're hooked up.

Let's do this!

Hey, hold on, we haven't
had a chance to...

Casey, the door!

Hey, Candidate.

Hey, you're good.


Fire's too advanced at 20, Chief.

We can't get a foothold.

Okay, new plan.

Squad searches 21.

Truck continues up to 22.

Engine 37, get a hold of that fire floor.

- Copy that, Chief.
- Let's go.

Copy that, Chief.

So you're not searching 20?

You heard him.
That hallway is fully engulfed.

Where's your father?

- He lives in 23C.
- Is he up there now?

I don't know, he's not answering.

Excuse me, have you seen
Pat Halstead today?

Sorry, I don't know him.

There's over 500 residents in the tower.

Chief, my dad's got a heart condition.

It's okay. We're working
our primary search.

23 is next.

Do your thing. How can I help?

Keep that doorway clear, would you?


Everybody back. Clear this door.

Check every unit!

Open every door!

Fire department!

Fire department!

- Go, join the group.
- Right this way.

Follow them, please. Stay low.

Fire department! Anybody home?


- Ma'am.
- Come with us.

We're evacuating by the south stairwell.

Keep moving, keep moving. Let's go.

Stay low!

Follow them out. This way.

- Come on.
- Clear?


Fire department! Call out!

Help! In here!

Please, help me!

Hang on! We'll get you out.

- Fire department, call out!
- Yes!

Here! Over here!

Is there anyone else in the apartment?

Just us.

Hey, this room's clear.

I got this one, Lieutenant.

All right, I'll check across the hall.

Copy that.

The floor is really hot.

I think the fire's right downstairs.

You'll be okay.

Come here, buddy. What's his name?

- Rizzo.
- Rizzo?

Cubs fan, huh?

I'm Joe. What's your name?

- Chloe.
- Chloe.

We got a clear shot out of here, Chloe.

Walk in the park. You're gonna be fine.

- I'm gonna make sure, okay?
- Okay.

Come on. Let's go, all right.

Let's go. Keep your head low.

She was up on the fire floor.
Unconscious, but breathing.

Let's get her up. get her up.

We need to intubate her right away.

Her airways are burned pretty badly.

We need a fiber optic scope
to get in there.

We don't carry those.

We're gonna have to do it with this.

Damn. I need crich pressure
to visualize her chords.

Got it.

Should we just crich her?

No, I'll get it.

My old partner was a master at this.

She taught me well.

All right.

Tube's in.

Wow. That's nice work.

Back at you.

All right, let's call ahead to
Med, let them know her condition.

- Let's go!
- It's okay.

- You're okay.
- Keep moving.

Chief, we cleared 22.

Kidd and I are headed to 23.

Copy that.

Casey, I got Jay Halstead here.

His father lives at 23C.

He's not answering his phone.

Take a look.

On our way. Kidd, let's go.

Hey, Chief.

We pulled three victims off of 21.

I still got a few more doors to kick in.

We'll send these down with Truck.

Okay, hey, my buddy Otis
is gonna take you

the rest of the way down, all right?

- Just do what he says.
- You're not coming?

I gotta get back inside.

You'll be fine. I promise.

- Be careful.
- Excuse me, ma'am.

All right, everybody, follow me.

The stairwell is so smoky.

Are you sure it's okay to be in here?

It'll clear up once we're below the fire.

Let's keep moving.

It's a long way down.

Can't we take the elevator?

The elevators aren't safe.

I can hold your baby if you want.

Hey, buddy. Hey, little guy.

You wanna come to Otis?

Hey, come on. Let's go.

I can carry him. That's not the point.

Let's go.

Folks, we gotta keep the entrance clear.

I need you to wait
across the street. Come on.

Let's get two more engine
companies hooked up to hydrants

in case we start to lose pressure.

And move Truck 40 down to the corner.

I want to leave a lane open for
ambulances coming and going.

Copy that, Chief.

Chief, we're inside 23C right now.

- Halstead.
- This way.

Go ahead, Casey. What'd you find?

Nothing. The apartment's empty.

No sign of Mr. Halstead.

Carry on, Casey.

That's good news, right?

Yeah, I guess so. Thanks, Chief.

Hey, man, they just made it to
Dad's apartment.

He's not there. You hear back from him?

No. I just tried his cell again.

- Still nothing.
- Same.

You think of anywhere else he might be?

Well, the guy likes
to stick to his routines.

You know that. A walk in the morning,

then home for lunch.
He should be back by now.

All right, well,
I'm gonna keep an eye out.

You just let me know
if you hear from him.

I'm guessing he'll call you first.

You all right?

He'll turn up.
Old man's a survivor.

If you want you can head over there

and join your brother.

No, but thanks. I'm good.

Can do more here
as they bring victims in.

All right.

I want a secondary search
of the last few floors.

Make sure we found everyone
that was trapped up there.

Okay, when you get outside,
go across the street,

check in with the paramedics, okay?

Good work. Go outside.


Where's the woman with the baby?

She stepped aside to let
faster people go by.

I didn't see her after that.


Herrmann. The mom with the baby.

Did you see her exit the stairwell?

I thought they were up front with you.

- We gotta go up and find them.
- Right.

Just let me swap out my air tank.

Otis, can you take a look
at these controls?

I'm not on elevator duty, Mouch.

I know, but the number three car

is still fritzing out.

It was stuck on 18 for a while,

then it went up to 24,
and now it's stopped again.

The mom.

I told her we couldn't use the...


Chief, do we have eyes
inside the elevators?

- Camera's out.
- Damn it.

Okay, you go with Hermann,

I'm gonna work on the elevators,

try a system reboot.

If that mom took her baby
onto the elevator

they could be trapped.

All units above the fire floor,

keep your eyes peeled.

We are missing a woman and a young child.

I want them found.


I need to get up to 24
to check on that elevator.

Can you guys finish out on this floor?

Yeah, on it.


Any word on the mom and her kid?

Boden's got companies
searching from 19 on down,

but no sign of them.

She came from 22, right?

Kidd, you and Herrmann
sweep that floor again

just to be sure she didn't
go back up for something.

Mouch, come with me

and we'll start a primary on 24.


You're looking a little peaked.

I mean, you sure you don't want to stop,

take a breather?

Like hell.

I could do 20 more flights...

And still run circles around you.

- No doubt.
- Yeah.

Fire department, call out!

This is the teen girl we called in.

Name and age unknown.

She looks mid-teens,
second and third degree burns

on her torso, neck, and arms.

Good, you got her intubated.

Let's take her to Trauma Two,

get her prepped for a central line,

- and call Respiratory.
- You got it.

That was impressive.

Field intubation.

Her airways were so burned. I've...

only done that with high-tech equipment.

High-tech? Okay.

What's your story?

Because if we're gonna be partners,

I need to know.

Yeah, that's fair.

So until last year

I was a surgical resident at Lakeshore.

So, you... you went to med school,

got accepted at a highly
prestigious residency,

and decided...

"Forget all that.
I want to be a CFD paramedic?"

Not exactly.

Working with you has been great so far.

I hope it's not about to go to hell.

I cheated on my boards
and got kicked out.

Some things went crazy
in my personal life

right before the boards,

but I'm not trying to make excuses.

I just want you to know,

that's not who I am.

You don't owe me an explanation, Foster.

It's your business.

Come on, let's get supplies
and head back to the fire.


You got it.

Hey! You hurt?

Hey buddy, you okay?

Kay, he's locked up.

Took a fireball to the face earlier.

Probably shook him up.

Get him back downstairs.

You sure, Casey?

Yeah. He's in the way.

Get him out of here.

What's your name?

All right.

Come on, Ritter, let's go.


My captain just took off
by himself 'cause of you.

You get to your feet!

Lives are at stake!

Engine 37, talk to me.

We're still working our way in, Chief.

It's an inferno in here.

Engine 62, put another line up on 20.

- Copy that.
- Chief Walker.

Had my ears on the whole way here.

Sounds like you got a handle
on things, Boden.


- Any news?
- Nobody's heard from him.

I'm worried he's still inside somewhere.

Come on, you must have seen
this guy today.

Pat Halstead.

He's a crusty old pain in the ass.

He never smiles. Loves to yell at people.

Okay, yeah, yeah. I know the guy.

I haven't seen him today.

Does he have any friends in the building?

I see him sometimes pushing Mr. Strouse.

He's in a wheelchair. Ronnie Strouse.

A guy in a wheelchair?
What floor does he live on?

Uh, 25C. Top floor.

That's where he went, for sure.

Okay. Halstead.

I can't have a cop get killed
on my fireground.

My men will handle it.

Fire department, call out!

Casey, what's your location?

I'm on 24 looking
for the number three car.

We can't open the doors.

There's no drop-key access.


You make your way to unit 25C.

Look for a wheelchair-bound resident.

Copy that, Chief.

Chief, I've got fire coming up
through a mechanical closet!

- On 24?
- Affirmative!

Repeat! The fire has reached
the 24th floor!

The fire is traveling through
the electrical shafts!

Is the wiring in this building original?

Uh, no, we did a big
renovation a while back.

Upgraded all the old copper stuff

with fiber optics.

That stuff's a lot thinner.
It leaves gaps.

You're supposed to seal those gaps off.

Hey, I don't own the place.

If they cut corners,
I don't know anything about it.

This is not good.

The fire's traveling faster
than we thought.

To all companies...

we are losing control of this thing.

Wrap up your searches,
retreat below the fire floor

until we get another hose line in place.

Come on. Ritter, you heard the Chief.

Time is running out.

Okay. Okay, Ritter.
Here's the deal.

I don't like to exert myself
unless absolutely necessary,

but you're not giving me
a lot of options here.

- If you don't get to your feet...
- I'm not like him.

What's that?

I'm not that tough.

I can't do it. I'm not like him.

Like who?

Uncle Anthony.

I called him Superman when I was a kid.

He fought fires like this.

But my heart won't stop pounding.


I'm scared too.

Any sane person would be.

Difference is, civilians panic.

Firefighters react.

And you are a firefighter.

Now you get your ass off that ground

and let's go.

Green is good. We like green.

Come on, come on, come on.


Chief, I got car three moving again.

Should be coming down right now.

Copy that.


Otis, what is it?

Got the mother and her...

The missing woman and child.

She must have ducked out on 18
and got in an elevator

against strict instructions not to,

and instead of taking 'em down,

it must have taken them up,
and it looks like, uh...

It appears like the doors
opened up again...

on the fire... floor...

All companies, be advised.

The missing mother and baby
have been... recovered.

Continue secondary search
for additional victims.

Hey, how's your air?

I'm good. I got a new tank downstairs.

Why, are you low?

I, uh...

I got a few minutes left.

All right. You know what, forget it.

This floor is clear.
Let's get below the fire.

Copy that.

Casey, what's your location?

Just reached the 25th floor, Chief.

Chief, 25's going to hell now, too.

I can't stay long.

Copy that, Casey.

Do what you can.

Fire department! Call out!

Over here! Help!

He came to get me, but then he collapsed!

I'm gonna get you both out of here.

Chief, I got two victims on 25,

Jay's father and his friend.

Good call. What's their condition?

They're both conscious and responsive,

but Mr. Halstead's in rough shape.

- I need a hand.
- I'll see who's close by.

Any available firefighter
to the 25th floor

to assist Captain Casey.

Hang in there, Pat!

Chief! Is anyone coming?

Damn it.

Casey, we're here!

Mouch, hurry!

Take this one!

Ready to hoist him up.

Okay, stay low!

Dad! Is he all right?

He was above the fire floor.

Swallowed a lot of smoke.

Been in and out of consciousness.

- Casey, thanks, man.
- Yeah.

Dad! Hey, this is my father.

His name is Pat Halstead.
He's 64 years old.

Listen, he had bypass surgery
a month ago.

- Dad, can you hear me?
- He looks hypoxic.

Let's get him on oxygen.

We can do CO levels and EKG en route,

rule out cardiac dysrhythmia.

I'm, I'm okay, Jay.

Dad, Ronnie looks like
he's gonna be okay.

You did good.
You're damn lucky to be alive.

Pat going to be all right?

They'll take good care of him.

All right, here we go.

You just got your first save, pal.

If it wasn't for me freezing up,

you would have got there sooner.

Hey, Ritter.

You could spend your life
on "ifs" in this job.

Don't do it.

You hear me?


Same here.

All right, Chief, Cruz and I
are finished on 23.

We're coming down now.

Help me!

Whoa, whoa, hey, Severide.

You hear that?

Fire department, call out!

Help me, please!

Where are you?


- 20B?
- That's three floors down.

That's the fire floor.

- Hey, kid, what's your name?
- Josh!

My mom isn't here and I can't get out!

Josh! Stay right where you are!

My name's Kelly.
I'm coming down to get you!


Looks like they just got out.

Hey, are you all right?

Yeah... All good.

Just catching my breath.

Come on, let me take a look
at you on the rig.

Lungs sound good.

I'm fine.

Take a five minute rehab
or I'm reporting you.

Brett, come on.

Talk to me. What's going on?

How could you just let her go?

Trust me.

I'm angrier than you are.

Angry, hurt, pissed off...

All of it.

I couldn't have stopped her.

Neither could you.

Maybe if I hadn't had that fight with her

before she decided to leave...


I mean, at least you got
a chance to say goodbye.

Listen, the reason I was trying

to find you this morning...

She wanted me to give you this.


Hey, Paxson!


We need to get in 20B!
Can you take us there?

We're low on air!

I got a young boy trapped inside solo!

We'll get you in,
but my guys need relief!

Hey Chief, Cruz and I
are getting the victim

on the fire floor,

but 37 needs relief on this side line.

Herrmann and I are on 19,
we'll be right there.

All right, we're gonna have to cut across

to get to the attack stairwell.

Come on.

Hey! Severide!

She's alive!

All right, here. You take her down.

- I'll get the kid.
- Copy that, be careful!

Hey, Josh, where are you?

- Josh!
- Over here!

Hey, bud!

Come on. Let me get you out of here.


It's getting a little crazy out there,

- but we'll get through it, okay?
- Okay.

Hey 37, we're coming out. You ready?

Negative! We're pulling back!

Stay where you are!

What does that mean?

Don't worry. Help's coming.

All right.

Hang on a sec.

Hey 37, what's your ETA?

It's getting a little stuffy in here.

The fire is pushing us back!

- Come on!
- Cavalry's arrived.

Sit tight, Kelly!

Hey, Herrmann, Kidd, I hate to complain,

but I got a young boy here.

This thing is a beast!

We're coming as fast as we can!

This isn't working.
I'm gonna bail out.

Kelly, don't do anything stupid!

Second line is on its way!

What are you gonna do?
What's happening?

I don't want to wait and see
if they can get to us

before the fire does.

So we're gonna perform
what's called a self-rescue.

Don't worry. I've done this a bunch.

And when we're all done,

you'll have a hell of a story
to tell your friends.

All right, come here.

Your job is to hold onto me.

My job is to hold onto the rope.

- You got it?
- I hold onto you.

- And don't let go.
- No way.

Keep your eyes closed.

- You got it?
- Okay.

All right.

Hey, Kidd, Herrmann, get out of there.

Meet me on 19.

Listen. One more minute, we got this.

Hang on, Severide!

All right, buddy.

Oh, God.

Almost there.

What's wrong?


Nothing, I'm just getting
a tool to break the glass.

Hey, hey. You okay?


Mayday, mayday!

Kidd is down!

I need assistance on 20!

Mayday, mayday!

Hey, what happened?

Listen. She ran out of air!

Come on!

- Mom!
- Oh, God!

Okay, clear out!

Give us some room! Come on!

Get her up.

I've got a pulse but she's not breathing.

- Bag her.
- Got it.

Her air ran out and she just dropped.

Come on, Stella.

Start bagging her, please.

You got it.

Lieutenant, cut her shirt

so I can get the cardiac leads on her.

Come on, Stella.

Come on, Kidd.

Tube's in.

Let's hang a Cyanokit on the way to Med.

All right, guys,
let's get her in the rig.


Up, up.

Boden, you've done the heavy lifting.

I'll take it from here.

Go check on your firefighter.

- You're sure?
- Go.

Severide, Herrmann.
Stay with 61.

Yeah come on, let's move.
Come on.

Give them an escort.

- I'll drive.
- Thanks.

Come on!

It's Stella... Kidd.

She took in a lot of smoke.

She had a pulse but wasn't breathing.

We intubated, hung a Cyanokit on the rig,

her CO is at 40%...

Okay. We got her.

Let's transfer on my count.

One, two, three.

Thank you for taking over.

I get it.

It's family.

How did you let this happen?

Hey. Severide.


You're supposed to
have her back, Herrmann!

Hey, she didn't tell me
that her alarm went off.

She was trying to save you.

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