Firefighter Moonlighting on the TV Show Chicago Med Spots REAL Fire
Chicago, IL -- A firefighter who was moonlighting on the Chicago-based Chicago Med TV show spotted a fire while on set and saved the family.
Firefighter Michael Agostinelli was on the set in Kenwood, IL when he smelled smoke and saw a light haze. He walked a few houses down and saw smoke coming from the roof of a home.
"I knew it wasn't part of the scene," said Agostinelli, who was working as an on-set medic for cast and crew. "That wasn't in the, uh, plan, for the day."
Agostinelli saw smoke coming from the roof of a two-story frame home. "I saw the residents. I told them I think their roof is on fire, went in, made sure everyone was out of the building, then I called 9-1-1."
Fire crews arrived three minutes later. The fire had spread to the attic by then and they called additional backup. The fire went to a 2-11 alarm.
Agostinelli said he was "just doing my job, doing what I was trained to do. Nothing major, you know, just making a phone call, making sure everybody's out." Read the whole story here.