Chicago Fire Season 8 Episode 17: "Protect a Child" Quotes
Kidd: So the reason I reached out, I have a program I’m looking to start that’ll benefit young women and I need a female officer to co-sponsor. I’m calling it ‘Girls on Fire,’ and the idea is I reach out to public school girls and show them what a career in the fire service is all about. It’s hands on, direct, small groups…
Seager: Say no more.
Seager: I’m in.
Kidd: You are?
Seager: Are you kidding? My classmates at South Shore used to make fun of me when I said I wanted to be a firefighter.
Seager: ‘You’re a girl. You can’t lift a bag of feathers. It’ll never work.’ I heard it all. So young women need to see real role models at CFD, know this is a career choice, not just a dream for boys.
Seager: This program sounds badass. Whatever you need, sign me up.
Julie: And you should definitely say yes.
Brett: Well, I’m not really looking to date right now.
Julie: Ugh, I knew it. You’re hung up on Matt.
Brett: No. I, no, we’re friends. Just friends, trust me. He was married to my best friend. It’s a whole thing.
Julie: OK, I will leave it at that.
Casey: You mean to tell me you called to have a child taken away from his mother because of some tree roots?
Neighbor: That woman almost got her son killed.
Casey: Do you know what it’s like to have a son taken away? ‘Cuz I do, and what you’re doing is reprehensible.
Casey: This woman came here to check some boxes. Didn’t matter what I said.
Boden: You’re right. I didn’t like her attitude.
Casey: She wanted a few choice quotes so she could take a boy away from his disabled mother. Doesn’t sit right with me, chief. Doesn’t sit right with me at all.
Casey: What’s he doing?
Cruz: Apparently, he’s making his own officer’s quarters.
Herrmann: That is precisely what I am doing. If you guys want to get something done around here, you have stop asking for permission to start building your own future. Voila. OK, clap it up. Just know that where preparation meets perspiration, you have…
Gallo: Hey, hey, when I was your age, there was a fire at my house too, and I hid in as safe a place as I could find, exactly what you’re doing, OK. But this place isn’t gonna keep you safe much longer, OK?
Casey: It’s true.
Gallo: So come on. Come with me, and we’ll get you to safety. We’ll get you to your mom, yeah?
Julie: I was thinking I could get your help with neighborhoods. I know I can google 'best neighborhoods for new moms in Chicago,' but I'd rather land some insider knowledge from someone who's in these streets every day.
Brett: You've come to the right place. Trust me, I am the go-to house hunter at Firehouse 51.
Julie: Oh hey, there's a show called that: 'House Hunters.' Have you seen it?
Brett: I am the biggest fan in the world. I even roped my ex-fiance into marathoning the whole series with me.
Julie: Wait, what? Ex-fiance?
Brett: Oh uh, that's a whole other...
Julie: A whole other something I want to hear about. I know we have time, but I will take every Sylvie Brett story that I can get.
Kidd: OK, so I just had some inspiration. The short version is I gotta do more for young women out there. Whatever is happening in the “women’s movement,” it’s not happening on streets like Marquette or West Garfield or South Ashland. So what if I set up a program where I recruit young women from Chicago Public Schools to be junior firefighters?
Boden: Sounds good, though I will say, as with anything of this nature at the CFD, you are gonna need an abundance of two things: patience and persistence.
Kidd: I got both those things. I mean I can when I need to.
Boden: Yes, Lt. Hermann?
Herrmann: Thank you chief for addressing me by rank there because it cuts to the heart of why I raised my hand. I was wondering about officer's quarters. You see, it's been over a year since I made lieutenant, you know, and Casey and Severide over there, they got their own officer's quarters down in the bunk room.
Boden: We only have two officer's quarters at 51.
Herrmann: I understand that, and I thought about that, and that's why I'd like to request the blue room down in the bullpen. I can be closer to you, and then...
Herrmann: That was a little quick.
Boden: New office is for storage, now and forever. It's not gonna be your officer's quarters or a women's lounge or whatever odd function you come up with by tomorrow.
Capp: Like a game room?