I was invited out by NBC for a few days of fun in Chicago! The Annual “One Chicago Day” demos took place at Lagunitas Brewing Company in Chicago, IL on October 30, 2017 and I had so much fun!
On set, I got to learn so many great tips from the actors and professionals that were there. They all showed us how they use their on-hand training for their roles on the show and how a person could use the same skills if they were to ever run into someone in need of medical attention or in danger. Ofcourse you would want to call 911 but every bit of information that they learn could help someone.
In high school, I took up diversified health occupations and thought I wanted to be a Registered Nurse. Once I got to college and took all those courses, I soon changed my major after my fourth year. Yeah, I had a change of heart. So being at the demos to learn all the life-changing skills brought back so many memories for me. Especially from Chicago Med and Chicago Fire. Check out all the fun I had at the live demo inside and don’t forget to check out all these fab shows on NBC that are currently airing now!
First demo was Chicago Med
Premieres on Nov 21st Tuesdays at 10/9c
About The Show:
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf (the “Law & Order” and “Chicago” brands), “Chicago Med” is an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s newest state-of-the-art trauma center and into the lives of the courageous doctors, nurses and staff who hold it all together.
Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) has to balance the stress as the ER’s supervising attending physician while exploring a budding romance with Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto), an emergency pediatrics resident. Rising star heart surgeon Dr. Connor Rhodes’ (Colin Donnell) skills are put to the test with the arrival of a new, highly competitive cardiothoracic fellow, Dr. Ava Bekker (Norma Kuhling). Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) recovers from the physical and psychological injuries of being shot, but remains the Sherlock Holmes of psychiatry. Dr. Sarah Reese (Rachel DiPillo) continues her psychiatry residency under Dr. Charles, despite new reservations in the wake of her mentor’s assault. Former Navy flight surgeon Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) brings his battlefield skills to the front lines of Chicago’s busiest ER, the go-to place for victims of the city’s gun violence. Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson), the venerable head of Chicago Med, balances the pressure of keeping the city’s largest hospital afloat while maintaining an atmosphere of quality care and compassion.
April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) is a smart, bold and intuitive ER nurse navigating the hospital politics of dating a doctor and co-worker. Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett) is a confident charge nurse and the eyes, ears and brain of the emergency department. Joining the team this season is Dr. Bekker, a perennial thorn in the side of Dr. Rhodes while his girlfriend, epidemiologist Robin Charles (guest star Mekia Cox), recovers from a rare illness. April’s ambitious brother, Dr. Noah Sexton (guest star Roland Buck III), joins the ER as its newest physician.
Together, they will confront Chicago’s most critical medical cases and challenging ethical dilemmas with courage, compassion and state-of-the-art treatment. Inspired by ripped-from-the-headlines cases, “Chicago Med” will weave cutting-edge medicine with the personal drama that comes with working in such a high-intensity environment. Through it all, familiar faces from “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” will intertwine with Chicago’s finest medical heroes.
Actor Colin Donnell (Dr. Connor Rhodes) gets a treat from his dying patient lol.
Actor Nick Gehlfuss(Dr. Will Halstead) is such the jokester
Nick Gehlfuss administering a shot to Actress Torrey Devitto (Dr. Natalie Manning). The needle is not real but they make it look like it. The needle actually retracts as soon as it touches the body lol.
My buddy and fellow Clevelander, Nick!
Actor Brian Tee
Brian dressed me up in scrubs to get me ready for surgery! The magnified surgery glasses had me laughing so hard!
This dummy looked so real!
Next stop, Chicago P.D.
Airs Wednesdays 10/9c
About The Show:
“Chicago P.D.” is a riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department’s elite Intelligence Unit, combatting the city’s most heinous offenses – organized crime, drug trafficking, high-profile murders and beyond.
Detective Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) and his intelligence team have always considered rules to be guidelines more than actual laws. Their goal has always been to protect their great city and they have used unique ways to help bring criminals to justice. Now it’s a new day and age in Chicago. Police are under siege and under a microscope – everyone from the federal government to politicians and citizens in their own city are watching. The intelligence team will feel the pressure, and their form of justice will be questioned and challenged.
Today, Chicago is a unique place to be part of the police department. Political and social agendas play key roles in how police function. Racial tensions, agendas of individual politicians, new federal regulations and other issues will be addressed this season. With police reform in full swing, the team is going to be forced to find new ways to achieve their ultimate goal: justice.
The cast includes Jon Seda (“Chicago” franchise, “Treme”), Jesse Lee Soffer (“Chicago” franchise, “Mob Doctor”), Patrick John Flueger (“The 4400,” “Scoundrels”), Marina Squerciati (“Chicago” franchise, “Marshall,” “Gossip Girl”), Elias Koteas (“The Killing,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), LaRoyce Hawkins (“Chicago” franchise), Amy Morton (“Chicago” franchise, “Boss,” “Blue Bloods”), and Tracy Spiridakos (“MacGyver,” “Bates Motel,” “Revolution”). Mykelti Williamson (“Underground,” “24”) is a recurring guest star.
Actor LaRoyce Hawkins (Officer Kevin Atwater) did a live demo showing us how to do a door ram. I got a chance to try this and that thing was so heavy, omg! You’re supposed to yell out, “Chicago P.D.!!!!” really loud, then ram the door, then move to the side just in case someone is on the other side of the door and shoots. The police officers then rush in with their weapons drawn. It was pretty exciting to do!
I’m trying to look so tough lol!
Actors Patrick John Flueger (Officer Adam Ruzek), Marina Squerciati (Officer Kim Burgess) from Chicago P.D.
This picture is so hilarious, yes Patrick pose lol!
I never wanted to be a police officer but I did like the uniform lol.
Last stop Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire Airs on NBC Thursdays at 10/9c
About The Show:
From renowned Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf (“Law & Order” brand) and co-creator Derek Haas, the writer behind “3:10 to Yuma,” comes Season 6 of 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. The firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51 risk their lives week in and week out to save and protect the citizens of their incredible city.
This is an extended family and everyone inside Firehouse 51 knows no other way than to lay it all on the line for each other. Lt. Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) leads the truck company and brash Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) runs the rescue squad.
The firehouse also includes Battalion Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker), a fireman’s fireman. As chief of 51, Boden keeps his house running smoothly and his firefighters prepared to overcome all adversity. Gabriela Dawson (Monica Raymund) returns alongside paramedic Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer), seasoned veteran Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) and resourceful firefighter Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo).
Actor David Eigenberg (Christopher Herrmann) got me all dressed up in firemen gear! It was very heavy and hot plus you have an oxygen tank on your back, huge helmet and you are carrying a firehose and sometimes an steal ax! Then if you are there to rescue someone, you have to drag them out of harms way, it was so scary and exhausting!
Actor Joe Minoso (Joe Cruz) showed me how to do a dramatic rescue and save a life! It was no joke but it was fun! Most times you only have seconds to save someones life in a fire….Yikes! You are really working on adrenaline for sure!
(Photos by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)