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A Coffin That Small
Season: 1
Episode: 19
Original airdate: March 27, 2013
Teleplay by: Derek Haas
Michael Brandt
Story by: Steve Chikerotis
Directed by: Darnell Martin
Episode chronology
Previous episode: Fireworks
Next episode: Ambition


Tragedy strikes when a rescue attempt at a tenement building proves unsuccessful, leaving the men and women of firehouse 51 affected by the loss of the victim. Severide's decision to put Mills on the fast track to move from Truck to Squad doesn't sit well with some of the others and tension mounts between Severide and Casey over Heather Darden. Shay and Dawson are forced to deal with a junkie's crazy behavior while on a call and Shay considers a different way to have a family. Meanwhile, the team draws the ire of local drug dealers who threaten the peace and safety of the neighborhood and firehouse.


Main Cast

Guest Stars


  • Morocco Omari as Detective Dan Vikan
  • Chaon Cross as Heather Darden
  • Kris D. Lofton as Greshawn
  • Randy Flagler as Firefighter Harold Capp
  • William Smillie as Kevin Hadley
  • Marcus Jackson as Dougie Leppert
  • Jabarie McCoy as Taye Leppert
  • Dustin Whitehead as Louis
  • Sammy A. Publes as Uniformed Cop
  • Denzell Armon as Dealer
  • Patrick Zielinski as Phillip (Homeless Guy)
  • Fred Zimmerman as Preacher
  • Bill McGough as Mortician


Background information and Notes

Chicago Fire season 1
Episodes PilotMon AmourProfessional CourtesyOne MinuteHanging OnRear View MirrorTwo FamiliesLeaving the StationIt Ain't EasyMerry Christmas, Etc.God Has SpokenUnder the KnifeWarm and DeadA Little TasteNazdarovya!ViralBetter to LieFireworksA Coffin That SmallAmbitionRetaliation HitLeaders LeadLet Her GoA Hell of a Ride
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