Fire is an Australian television series transmitted on the Seven Network between 1995 and 1996. It was shown in the UK & Ireland on Sky One. In 1999 and 2000, the series was shown on Channel 5.

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StarringAndy Anderson
Wayne Pygram
Tayler Kane
Liddy Clark
Deborra-Lee Furness
Jake Brady-Scarff
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26
Running time50 minutes
Production company(s)Liberty Films
Original networkSeven Network
Original release14 February 1995 –
9 May 1996

The series explored the lives of a platoon of firefighters. The leading cast members included: Andy Anderson, Georgie Parker, Peter Phelps, Shane Connor, Deborra-Lee Furness, Danny Adcock, Wayne Pygram, Tottie Goldsmith, Liddy Clark, Aaron Jeffery, Tayler Kane and Max Phipps.


Season One:

Firefighter Morgan "Mad Dog" Cartwright ~ Georgie Parker
Station Officer Nick "The Boss" Connor ~ Peter Phelps
Senior Station Officer Quentin "Spit" Jacobsen ~ Wayne Pygram
Firefighter John "Repo" Kennedy ~ Andy Anderson
Firefighter Louis "Grievous" Fazio ~ Tayler Kane
Firefighter David "Giraffe" Simpson ~ Shane Feeney-Connor
Firefighter Richard "Banjo" Gates ~ Aaron Jeffery
Firefighter Edward "Dinosaur" Spence ~ Max Phipps

Season Two

Senior Station Officer Quentin "Spit" Jacobsen ~ Wayne Pygram
Station Officer Montgomery "Seldom" Webber ~ Damian Pike
Firefighter John "Repo" Kennedy ~ Andy Anderson
Firefighter Louis "Grievous" Fazio ~ Tayler Kane
Firefighter Danny "Nugget" Hunt ~ Danny Adcock
Firefighter Marilyn "Tex" Perez ~ Tottie Goldsmith
Firefighter Greta "Garbo" Fazio ~ Fiona MacGregor
Firefighter Peter "TNT" Thompson ~ Robert Morgan
Firefighter Martin "Mary" Hawthorne ~ Damian Rice

Recurring Characters

Dolores Kennedy ~ Deborra-Lee Furness
Detective Sergeant Jean Diamond ~ Liddy Clark
Det. Sen. Sgt. Ron Chandler ~ John Heywood
Det. Henri Aldridge ~ Andrew McKaige
Det. Vlad Hadzic ~ Wayne Cull
Al ~ Norman Steiner
Dr. David Crown ~ Sean Scully
Ted Cartwright ~ Daniel Roberts
Anne Risdale ~ Anne Tenney
Sophie Harrison ~ Genevieve Picot
Jimmy Runyon ~ Kym Gyngell
Dr. Pru Eberhardt ~ Angela Punch McGregor

Season 1Edit

The series starts with new female recruit Morgan Cartwright (Georgie Parker) joining the ranks of South East Fire station in Brisbane. Morgan has to face prejudices in the male dominated profession, mainly from the icy platoon sergeant "Spit". Other characters include The Boss (Peter Phelps), Grievous, Banjo (Aaron Jeffrey), Dinosaur, Repo (Andy Anderson) and Giraffe.

The local arson squad also play a very prominent part from the beginning of season 1. Detective Sergeant Jean Diamond (Liddy Clark) has been investigating a series of fires for over a year, which she believes to actually be the work of a firefighter. Knowing that Morgan has just joined South East, Jean approaches Morgan and puts her theory to her. She asks that Morgan will be her "eyes and ears" in the fire station. This makes life complicated for Morgan.

Ultimately, Detective Diamond's theory is proved correct. It is revealed that one of the firefighters from South East has been lighting fires.

Season 1 was made with the cooperation of the Queensland Fire Service and their appliances were used during filming as well as their logos. The two main appliances used at South East were an International ACCO Teleboom and a Firepac appliance.

Season 2Edit

Season 2 was centred on a different fire station. However, three fire fighters from the original series were retained and joined by new characters at West End fire station. After the death of Repo's father, he decides to apply for the rank of Station Officer at West End. He gains the promotion much to the disgust of Spit, the Senior Station Officer. After some events that take place at fire scenes, Repo decides that he would be happier just being a firefighter. He steps down from the position of Station Officer and this vacancy is taken by Seldom, who has recently passed his tests.

Meanwhile, Tex finds out that she is pregnant and is confused as to what to do. She talks to Repo's wife, Dolores and her Doctor and decides to terminate.

The station is a mix of various characters. Grievous is the womaniser who loves to fight fires and finds out that he has a son from the turkey baster incident in season 1. Nugget is the veteran who just likes to get on with the job. Mary, the Army wannabe loves regiment and discipline and looks up to Spit. TNT is the union rep at the station who seems to always look on the negative side of everything (hence the nickname "Totally Negative Tommo").

Seldom gets himself into disciplinary trouble with Spit, when his vendetta against Jimmy Runyon (Kym Gyngell) becomes far more than job related. After TNT makes some disparaging remarks towards the Commissioner he finds himself transferred to the bush. His replacement is Greta Fazio who just happens to be Grievous' cousin. She is a bit of a daredevil (earning herself the nickname "Garbo") and takes a little while to settle in. She becomes involved in a sexual harassment case with Nugget, which ultimately ends in tragedy.

Season 2 was made without the support of the Queensland Fire Service. The made up name of Queensland Fire Brigade was used during this season with a different logo. Appliances used were purchased/loaned to make the show. The two main appliances used at West End were an International ACCO Pumper and a RFW Wormald Simon Snorkel appliance. The withdrawal of support by the Queensland Fire Service was the result of concerns raised by the United Firefighters Union and Fire Service management about the way firefighters and the fire service were portrayed in the first season.

List of episodesEdit

Season 1: 1995Edit

Episode Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate
1-01 (1)"The Curse"Peter FiskTony Cavanaugh14 February 1995 (1995-02-14)
1-02 (2)"United We Stand"Megan SimpsonTony Cavanaugh21 February 1995 (1995-02-21)
1-03 (3)"Doppelganger"Gary ConwayTony Cavanaugh28 February 1995 (1995-02-28)
1-04 (4)"The Rip Off"Peter FiskTony Cavanaugh7 March 1995 (1995-03-07)
1-05 (5)"The Bushfire"Megan Simpson-HubermanDeborah Cox14 March 1995 (1995-03-14)
1-06 (6)"Hellfire"Peter FiskTony Cavanaugh & Deborah Cox21 March 1995 (1995-03-21)
1-07 (7)"Crazy Horse"Geoffrey BennettDeborah Cox28 March 1995 (1995-03-28)
1-08 (8)"Galileo and Da Vinci"Megan SimpsonTony Cavanaugh4 April 1995 (1995-04-04)
1-09 (9)"Evening Star"Catherine MillarTony Cavanaugh & Deborah Cox11 April 1995 (1995-04-11)
1-10 (10)"Sanctums"Peter FiskEverett de Roche18 April 1995 (1995-04-18)
1-11 (11)"Glory Days"Donald CrombieEverett de Roche25 April 1995 (1995-04-25)
1-12 (12)"The Father of Paradox"Peter FiskEverett de Roche2 May 1995 (1995-05-02)
1-13 (13)"Shadows"Peter FiskEverett de Roche & Tony Cavanaugh9 May 1995 (1995-05-09)

Season 2: 1996Edit

Episode Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate
2-01 (14)"Down the Barrel"Peter FiskTony Cavanaugh & Peter Schreck14 February 1996 (1996-02-14)
2-02 (15)"The Accident"Geoffrey BennettTony Cavanaugh21 February 1996 (1996-02-21)
2-03 (16)"The Responsibility"Ross McGregorTony Cavanaugh28 February 1996 (1996-02-28)
2-04 (17)"The Big Bang"Peter FiskTony Cavanaugh7 March 1996 (1996-03-07)
2-05 (18)"Vendetta (I)"Geoffrey NottageTony Cavanaugh14 March 1996 (1996-03-14)
2-06 (19)"Vendetta (II)"Ross McGregorTony Cavanaugh & Graham Hartley21 March 1996 (1996-03-21)
2-07 (20)"Vendetta (III)"Peter FiskTony Cavanaugh28 March 1996 (1996-03-28)
2-08 (21)"Vendetta (IV)"Geoffrey BennettGraham Hartley4 April 1996 (1996-04-04)
2-09 (22)"Vendetta (V)"Ross McGregorGraham Hartley11 April 1996 (1996-04-11)
2-10 (23)"War of the Worlds (I) - Who's Afraid of Greta Garbo?"Peter FiskEverett de Roche18 April 1996 (1996-04-18)
2-11 (24)"War of the Worlds (II) - Fools Paradise"Geoffrey NottageEverett de Roche25 April 1996 (1996-04-25)
2-12 (25)"War of the Worlds (III)"Ross McGregorEverett de Roche2 May 1996 (1996-05-02)
2-13 (26)"War of the Worlds (IV)"Peter FiskEverett de Roche9 May 1996 (1996-05-09)

Home mediaEdit

Both Season 1 and 2 were released on DVD as separate Box Sets by Beyond DVD/Force Entertainment in Australia.

DVD name Format Ep # Discs Region 4 (Australia) Special Features Distributors
Season One DVD 13 None
Season Two DVD 13 None
Fire (The Complete Collection) DVD 26 8 4 September 2013 None Beyond Home Entertainment

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