‘Chicago Fire’ Special Effects Team Added Features To a Car Wash To Make it Even More ‘Premium’

by Shelby Scott

NBC‘s “One Chicago” franchise is a fan-favorite across social media. Many shows keeping secret the tactics, props, and settings that make our favorite episodes come to life. However, “One Chicago” and its flagship show, “Chicago Fire,” does just the opposite.

Previously, Wolf Entertainment has shared sneak peeks into the creation of some of “Chicago Fire’s” most dramatic saves. Additionally, they’ve shared close-ups of personally designed props over on “Chicago Med” and “Chicago P.D.’s” recent work with United States veterans.

Now, “Chicago Fire” showrunners have gratified fans once more. This week, they’ve given us a behind-the-scenes look at the car wash that featured in Wednesday night’s episode.

This time around, the “Chicago Fire” set took place at a genuine car wash. Alongside the fake drain from last week’s episode, designers went above and beyond to make the car wash appear even more “premium. Showrunners shared the SPFX team added additional sprayers, rollers, and other fancy mechanics. All of which play into the genuineness of “Chicago Fire’s” latest episode.

Other tweets capture the added brushes and sprayers.

‘Chicago Fire’ Goes Behind the Scenes with Season 10 Rescue

This week, the “Chicago Fire” SPFX team went all out in doing up the car wash as a way to make it appear more “premium.”

However, last week fans of the hit NBC show got an even cooler sneak peek as to how the episode’s daring rescue actually took place.

Among other things, last Wednesday’s episode of “Chicago Fire” saw the rescue squad on a call at a soccer field. A girl’s soccer team had been playing when one of them fell into an unseen sewer drain, the player seemingly holding herself out of rushing water with only a bar to grasp onto.

During the rescue, Severide suspends himself upside down into the drain so as to grab the soccer player’s arms and pull her to safety. However, the entire time, neither characters were ever in any harm.

Wolf Entertainment showed how the SPFX team constructed the drain itself, the walls only a handful of inches thick. The team then suspended the wall above running water, objects purposely tossed in. And the whole time the rescue took place, the soccer player, Grace, safely sat upon a bicycle seat.

So, while each episode of “Chicago Fire” promises some daring rescue on screen, off the screen, much of the tension is actually created courtesy of the creativity of the hit show’s special effects team.