Texas fire rescue offers future ‘Chicago Fire’ actor insight into rookie life

  • Source: KCBD-TV NBC 11 Lubbock
  • Published: 11/05/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A Lubbock native is headed to Chicago in December as he embarks on a new role in the hit television show Chicago Fire. First, he wanted to stop by and learn from his hometown heroes. “I think it’s very, very important whenever you can become this character months before,” Ynez Spencer said. “And, I think it’s very important to show up ready to go.” That’s a lesson in acting but also a lesson in being a rookie firefighter he learned during his time touring Lubbock Fire Station 1 on Thursday. “I’m sure he’s gonna have great people there advising him,” LFR Captain Phillip Grandon said. “It’s just different, though. A show is not the same as real life. So, I did want him to know when a rookie shows up to the fire station, this is what they do. It’s a lot of work. You’re the new guy. You’re having to prove yourself to the other crew members with a lot of little trivial things. As a rookie, are you willing to be humble to do all these trivial things really well.”


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