Local fire fighter fulfills TV dreams

Published: Aug. 11, 2017 at 6:41 PM EDT
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A local volunteer fire fighter fulfilled his dream to become a TV star this week.

NBC’s hit show, Chicago Fire was filming their next season earlier this week, and Jeremiah Baumann was chosen to be an extra. Baumann, Second Assistant Chief for the Tamarack Volunteer Fire Department, has been a huge fan of the show for years, and dreamed of someday being a part of it.

The show was looking for people in the Chicago area to help participate in a mock fireman’s tournament for one of the episodes, something he has lots of experience with here in the U.P.

"So, I was the team captain this year for the Copper Country Fireman's Tournament and thought, you know, it's a long shot We're a long way away but I'm going to apply anyway and see what happens,” Baumann said. “Then in a couple days the production crew called and said, 'hey, we'd love to have you down.'"

Baumann’s previous acting experience was as part of an improve group in high school. He hopes to return as an extra on the show in the future, along with some of his fellow Copper Country firemen.

Baumann is featured in scenes for Season 6, Episode 3, which is set to air the first week of October.