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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Chicago Fire'

Updated November 11, 2020 422 votes 86 voters 2.4k views9 items

This list features the best seasons of Chicago Fire, listed from best to worst. Part of the larger Chicago franchise that follows emergency service workers in the Chicago area, Chicago Fire tells the stories of the members of Firehouse 51. Fans may debate which season of Chicago Fire is the best, but each installment of the action-drama series features memorable episodes. All Chicago Fire seasons focus on both the life-saving efforts of the Firehouse 51 team while exploring the personal lives of the firefighters and paramedics.

This list of Chicago Fire seasons has been voted on by fans from all over the world, helping to decide once and for all which collection of episodes starring Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, and Monica Raymund are the best. Season One found the Firehouse 51 team coping with the death of a friend and later seasons detailed Dawson and Casey's relationship.

Which Chicago Fire season is the best? Help us decide by giving your favorite season of Chicago Fire a vote up.

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    The second season of Chicago Fire premiered on September 24, 2013, and contains 22 episodes. This season continues to focus on the life-saving efforts of Firehouse 51.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "A Problem House," "Prove It" and "Not Like This."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • Dawson trains to become a firefighter.
    • Severide's sister is kidnaped.
    • Casey proposes to Dawson.
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    The fifth season of Chicago Fire premiered on October 11, 2016, and contains 22 episodes. This season focuses on Severide, Brett, and the Firehouse 51 team.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Lift Each Other," "Some Make It, Some Don't" and "Deathtrap."

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    • Mouch and Brett team-up on a new project.
    • Dawson gets in an accident while driving the ambulance.
    • The firefighters get trapped in a warehouse fire.
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    The third season of Chicago Fire premiered on September 23, 2014, and contains 23 episodes. This season focuses on changes to the Firehouse 51 team.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Always," "Nobody Touches Anything" and "Red Rag the Bull."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • Shay is a victim in an apartment fire explosion.
    • Dawson becomes a candidate at Firehouse 51.
    • Mills starts a new chapter in his life.
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    The first season of Chicago Fire premiered on October 10, 2012, and contains 24 episodes. This season focuses on the personal and professional lives of the firefighters and paramedics at Firehouse 51.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Hanging On," "Leaving the Station" and "Warm and Dead."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    • Mills joins the Firehouse 51 team as a Firefighter/EMT Candidate.
    • Casey makes an enemy in Detective Voight.
    • Molly's opens its doors.
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