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Fire Station 118

Current Members

    Captain Robert “Bobby” Nash 

Captain Robert “Bobby” Nash

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Profession: Firefighter

Played By: Peter Krause

Appearances: 9-1-1

LAFD Captain. Is a recovering alcoholic, with a very dark and troubled past. Dating Athena as of the start of Season 2, and married her at the end of Season 2.
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    Howie "Chimney" Han 

Howie "Chimney" Han

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Profession: Firefighter / Paramedic

Played By: Kenneth Choi

Appearances: 9-1-1

Firefighter/Paramedic. After suffering an accident in episode 3, he's trying to figure out what to do now in his life.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Hen.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: He and his best friend Kevin joined the fire department together. Kevin dies saving a pregnant woman during a fire while Howie is standing a few feet away. Howie is traumatized and feels Survivor Guilt because he could have done what Kevin did but he hesitated so Kevin died instead of him.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He's impaled through the skull in a car accident, but survives by some miracle.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: He fears that he isn't as heroic as the others, leading him to make up stories to impress his girlfriend.
  • Jumped at the Call: When the karaoke bar he worked at caught fire, Chim snapped into action, evacuating the building and putting out a woman on fire. He applied to the LAFD before he even went home.
  • The Medic: Is a trained paramedic.
  • Realtionship Upgrade: Starts dating Maddie in "This Life We Choose".
  • Scars Are Forever: He has a distinct scar on his forehead from his accident.
  • Ship Tease: With Maddie. They click as friends almost immediately, and sing bad karaoke together. They start dating.

    Henrietta "Hen" Wilson 

Henrietta "Hen" Wilson

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Profession: Firefighter / Paramedic

Played By: Aisha Hinds

Appearances: 9-1-1

Firefighter/Paramedic. Athena's best friend, and lesbian wife with an adopted child.

    Evan "Buck" Buckley 

Evan "Buck" Buckley

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Profession: Firefighter

Played By: Oliver Stark

Appearances: 9-1-1

Firefighter. A reckless rookie, but does the job down. Also a huge Casanova.
  • Affectionate Nickname: "Buckaroo" in moments of closeness, with everyone.
  • Age-Gap Romance: Has one with Abby in the first season. She’s sixteen years older than he is, but for a while they made it work.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Definitely into women, but his relationship with Eddie is full of chemistry. He also never denies other's loaded comments, from his sister's teasing to an elf complimenting "their" son.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Is the youngest of the 118 crew.
  • Big Little Brother: He is nearly a head taller than Maddie.
  • Character Development: His time with Abby made him more interested in meaningful relationships.
    • He also gets more mature even over the course of the first season, while still keeping his hotheadedness. For example, when a crowd of gawkers gathers outside the trailer of the dead man who used Buck's identity online, Buck demands the coroner take the time to drain the body, allowing the man to pass with some dignity.
  • The Determinator: When he is injured in the line of duty, they tell him that he may not be able to be a firefighter anymore and decide once he recovers he will be put at a desk job. He is determined to get his old job back after this, even to the point of suing the city, the department, and even Bobby for wrongful termination. Eventually he gets his wish.
    Buckley: I told you that I wouldn't stop fighting until I got my job back, and I won't. Even if it means fighting you.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Eddie.
  • Friend to All Children: Kids hold a special place in his heart.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Athena calls him this by name.
  • Heroic BSoD: After he loses his first patient on the second episode of the first season.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Has shades of this towards Bobby.
  • Hidden Depths: Buck went through SEAL trials before the series started, but dropped out and became a firefighter because he wanted a dangerous, adrenaline-filled job that allowed him to help people instead of harm them. He also tended bar in South America and knows how to deal with tapeworms.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: It's painfully clear that Buck's entire sense of self-worth is tied to his work as a firefighter.
  • I Will Wait for You: In the second season, he's determined to keep waiting for Abby to return. He eventually decides to move on during "Haunted".
  • Instant Drama, Just Add Tracheotomy: Abby performs one on him in “Heartbreaker” after he chokes on their Valentine's dinner date.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Settles down once he begins to fall for Abby, and is hesitant to become intimate out of fear it will ruin things between them.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Deconstructed. While well-liked by everyone, his antics end up crossing the line into unprofessional and nearly costs him his job. It serves as a wake-up call that he needs to address his problem.
  • Married to the Job: As pointed out after his injury, Buck has no life outside the firehouse. No hobbies, no other friends, even his relationship with Abby is tied back to his job.
  • Mistaken for Gay: With Eddie
  • Mr. Fanservice: Has numerous shirtless scenes throughout the show.
  • Real Men Cook: He's becoming this, with help from Bobby.
  • Rescue Romance: He enters two. Neither works out.
  • Sex Addiction: Is self-diagnosed to be suffering from this. Buck attempts to get therapy for this but ends up sleeping with the therapist.
  • Unnamed Parent: His and Maddie’s parents haven’t been named as of yet.

    Edmundo "Eddie" Diaz 

Edmundo "Eddie" Diaz

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Profession: Firefighter

Played By: Ryan Guzman

Appearances: 9-1-1

A new firefighter introduced in Season 2. A single parent of a young boy.

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Former Members

    Lena Bosko 

Lena Bosko

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Profession: Firefighter

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Played By: Creator/Ronda Rousey Devin Kelley

Lena Bosko is a firefighter with Station 136 with the Los Angeles Fire Department. She was recently temporarily assigned to Station 118 after her team was injured during the tsunami.

LAPD

    Police Sergeant Athena Grant 

Police Sergeant Athena Grant

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Profession: Police Sergeant

Played By: Angela Bassett

Appearances: 9-1-1

LAPD Sergeant. Trying to figure out what's best for her family after her husband reveals he's gay.
  • Amicably Divorced: Divorced her husband of 14 years in Karma's a Bitch, but they remain close friends.
  • Amicable Exes: Athena and her ex-husband Michael become this almost immediately after their divorce. Michael encourages her relationship with Bobby, and Athena grows to like Michael's boyfriend Glen, bonding with him over dinner.
  • The Beard: She is unknowingly this for her husband.
  • Deadpan Snarker: How she handles her job as a cop, and often has to deal with stupid people.
  • Incompatible Orientation: The reason she and Micheal got a divorce. He was gay.
  • Mama Bear: She won't tolerate anyone hurting her family, and is willing to use her authority as a police officer to protect them.
  • Meaningful Name: She absolutely fits her namesake, the Greek goddess of Wisdom and War.
    • Invoked when Hen warns Bobby about Athena's mother.
  • Offical Couple: With Bobby, as of "Under Pressure" they have been dating for 4 months. As of "This Life We Choose" they get married.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure:
  • Relationship Upgrade:
    • Her and Bobby become an item in “A Whole New You”.
    • They then get married in “This Life We Choose”.
  • Ship Tease: Between her and Bobby

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911 Operators

Current Operators

    Maddie Buckley 

Maddie Buckley

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Profession: 911 Operator

Played By: Jennifer Love Hewitt

Appearances: 9-1-1

The new main 911 operator as of Season 2. Buck's older sister.

  • Dark and Troubled Past: Was married to an abusive husband.
  • Domestic Abuse: She moved to LA to get away from her abusive husband, who had promised to kill her when she left him.
  • Hospital Hottie: She was a nurse before moving to LA.
  • Properly Paranoid: She is utterly terrified that her husband will break into her new apartment and kill her to the point she can't sleep some nights. And what's worst, he's finally found out where she's living in “Merry Ex-Mas”.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Her and Chimney get together in “”.
  • Ship Tease: She has a crush on Chimney, as shown in “Dosed”.
  • Shrinking Violet: She is a trained nurse, but didn't want to work with people when she came to LA. Somewhat justified, since she doesn't want to deal with her abusive husband.
  • Unnamed Parent: Her and Buck’s parents haven’t been named as of yet.

Former Operators

    Abigail “Abby” Clark 

Abigail “Abby” Clark

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Profession: 911 Operator

Played By: Connie Britton

Appearances: 9-1-1

911 operator of Season 1. A 42 year old woman trying to take care of her mother. She later befriends and starts dating Buck after he helps in a call during the Pilot.
  • Age-Gap Romance: Has one with Abby in the first season. She’s sixteen years older than he is, but for a while they made it work.
  • The Caretaker: Is this to her mother.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has her moments, like this comment after her first date with Buck went wrong when he started choking on bread:
    Abby: It was all going great till I had to cut a hole in his throat.
  • The Dutiful Son: She takes care of her Alzheimer's-stricken mother at the expense of herself.
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  • Put on a Bus: Leaves for Europe at the end of Season 1, following her mother's death.
    Gloria Wagner 

Gloria Wagner

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Profession: 911 Operator

Played By: Christine Estabrook

Appearances: 9-1-1

A 911 operator that takes Maddie under her wing, when she first arrives.
  • Amicably Divorced: Averted She is very bitter that her husband left her for her sister.
  • Beneath the Mask: Gloria puts out a friendly and welcoming front, but underneath that she is a bitter old woman, who hangs up on people calling for help.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Maddie's coworker Gloria seems to have it all figured out. Even offers her a muffin. Then we see her reject call after call with rude, insensitive, and even racist remarks.
    Gloria: If you were really going to jump, I doubt you'd be calling me.
  • Broken Pedestal: She is this to Maddie. Maddie really thought that Gloria was someone to look up to, as she had been in the 911 operator job for years and seemed to have it all figured out, but her true colours are shown when her previous recorded calls are heard and Gloria is heard being rude, insensitive and even racist to people calling for help.
  • Firing Day: Is fired in “Awful People” and could be facing jail time for interfering with emergency calls.
  • One-Shot Character:
  • The Mentor: It looked like Gloria was going to be this for Maddie, showing her to balance the stress of their work with living life. But that is not the case by the end of the episode.
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