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Emergency Services

Austin Fire Department

126 Fire House

    Captain Owen Strand 

Captain Owen Strand

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Profession: Firefighter

Played By: Rob Lowe

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

Owen is a former New York firefighter who relocated to Austin, Texas with his son, TK Strand. Developed lung cancer due to working during 9/11.
  • A Father to His Men: Is deeply involved in taking care of his squad.
    Owen: I have three commitments to my people. Everybody who clocks in will also clock out, everybody gets a fair shake, and no one, and I mean no one, gets left behind when it comes to skincare.
  • Action Dad: Has been a firefighter for over 20 years and now works with his son.
  • The Captain: Previously of the 252 Manhattan Fire House in New York. He is currently this to the 126 Austin Fire House.
  • Da Chief: Was this to the 252 Manhattan Fire House. Since moving to Austin, he's now this to the 126 Austin Fire House.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Owen's first symptom of his lung cancer is a cough, he thinks it's only the flu until his doctor tells him otherwise.
  • Experienced Protagonist: Owen has been a firefighter for over 20 years. He is also the only firefighter to rebuild an entire fire house from scratch, this makes him the perfect one to rebuild the 126 Austin Fire House.
  • First-Episode Twist: Is told he has lung cancer that was caused by exposure at 9/11 ground zero.
  • Good Parents: Is this to his son, TK.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Surprises Michelle with his skills in line dancing.
    • Has a real in-depth knowledge of skin care.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: He's rather particular about his hair and is very worried about what will happen to it when he starts cancer treatment. He's also very big on his skin care routine, offering to teach Paul how to get a complexion like his own.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Zoe thinks he's gay in "Studs" (1.05) because he knows so much on skin treatments.
  • Papa Wolf: Is quite protective of his son and his squad.
  • Parent-Child Team: Works with his son in the same firehouse.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's a very fair, reasonable commanding officer.
  • Secretly Dying: Found out he has lung cancer and hasn't told his son. It doesn't last long.
  • Shirtless Scene: Is seen shirtless in the changing room of the fire house in the "Pilot" (1.01)
  • Sole Survivor: 20 years prior to the "Pilot" (1.01), Owen was the only one of his Manhattan firehouse to survive the 9/11 attack.
  • Survivor Guilt: He has felt a lot of guilt for surviving 9/11 while so many, including his entire firehouse crew, didn't. When he was diagnosed with cancer, he actually felt relief since he felt that the universe was finally evening the score. He gets another dose of this when a paramedic is killed right in front of him and he lives because he was about a foot to the side.
  • Team Dad: Besides being the father to TK, he actively tries to treat his subordinates with as much respect and kindness as possible. He clearly trusts his team because of their skillset, not because of their identity.
  • The Topic of Cancer: Owen is told in the "Pilot" (1.01) that he has lung cancer.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Owen keeps a melted part of the South Tower from the 9/11 attack on his desk as a reminder.
  • White Male Lead: Lampshaded, as Owen asks why Austin FD is headhunting him when they're trying to improve diversity, especially considering that it was so bad the federal government had to intercede. He's told that, for this house, knowing how to rebuild a firehouse from scratch is the single most important qualification. It's also implied that his hiring practices in New York were similar to those he showed in Austin.
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    T.K. Strand 

Tyler Kennedy "T.K." Strand

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Profession: Firefighter/Paramedic

Played By: Ronen Rubinstein

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

T.K. a firefighter and Owen's son, who is gay, as well as a recovering opioid addict.
  • Bar Brawl: Is involved in one in "Texas Proud" (1.03)
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Has a history of addiction.
  • Extremely Protective Child: He has Owen's back just as much as Owen has his. In the second-season premiere, he's ready to go at someone who is shooting at Owen and Tommy with a fire axe before being stopped by Judd.
  • In the Blood: His father is also a firefighter. Subverted in Season 2. He comes to realize he functions much better as The Medic than as a firefighter, so he applies to and eventually joins Tommy's team.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Doesn't know about his father's cancer at least until "Act of God" (1.04).
  • The Medic: Applies to be part of Tommy's paramedic team in "Everyone and their brother" (2.06).
  • Missing Mom: In the first season, TK's mom is only mentioned as being Owen's first wife. She shows up in the second season.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He's muscled as all hell and gets quite a few Shirtless Scenes to show his very defined body.
  • Not Good with Rejection: After getting dumped by his boyfriend, T.K overdoses on pills. A somewhat more justified example, as he was about to propose when he finds out.
  • Official Couple: After much teasing, he finally makes things official with Carlos.
  • Off the Wagon: Overdoses when his boyfriend tells T.K that he's in love with someone else and breaks up with him, right after T.K proposes to him.
  • Parent-Child Team: Works with his dad in the same firehouse. The team is broken up once he switches to being The Medic.
  • Romantic Wingman: TK is this to Paul in "Studs" (1.05), hyping him up and helping to convince Paul to go on a date with Josie.
  • Ship Tease: With Carlos. They become official at the end of the first season.
  • Shirtless Scene:
    • Is seen working out shirtless in the "Pilot" (1.01)
    • Is seen making out shirtless with Carlos in "Yee-Haw" (1.02)
  • Straight Gay: He's proud of his masculinity as well as his sexuality.
  • Recovered Addict: Swears to his dad that he hasn't touched a single pill in years, however, the confession from his boyfriend causes him to relapse.
  • Tropaholics Anonymous: T.K. is attending NA meetings after his overdose.

    Judson "Judd" Ryder 

Judson "Judd" Ryder

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Profession: Firefighter

Played By: Jim Parrack

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

Judd, firefighter and Grace's husband, he is the sole survivor of 126's opening fire disaster.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Once he grows close to the rest of the team, he becomes quite protective of them.
  • Crisis of Faith: After the death of his original team, Judd doesn't see the point of going back to church with his wife.
  • Happily Married: Is married to Grace and seems to be a happy and lovely relationship.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The height difference between him and his wife speaks for itself.
  • Secret Keeper: Judd is this for Owen, as he is the only one that Owen has told about the cancer.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: 6 months after the 126 firehouse tragedy, Judd is clearly suffering from PTSD.
  • Sole Survivor: Judd is only the only survivor of the original 126 Fire House.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted in "Yee-Haw" (1.02), Judd is attempting to see a therapist, with Grace, to help deal with his PTSD from the original 126 tragedy.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Smacks a teenager in "Hold the Line" (2.03), in order to prevent him from going unconscious.

    Marjan Marwani 

Marjan Marwani

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Profession: Firefighter/Paramedic

Played By: Natacha Karam

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

A firefighter/paramedic who is also a devout Muslim.
  • Action Girl: In Marjan's interview, it is shown that she jumped off a bridge into water in order to rescue two civilians trapped in a submerged car.
  • Attention Whore:
    • Has no problem being filmed when making a rescue and gaining millions of views over social media. Even debating with Paul as to who should repel down a building to save a person, Paul points out she only wants to do it because a news crew had just turned up.
    • Averted, however when her hijab comes off in "Texas Proud" (1.03). Marjan is quite worried that moment was caught on camera.
  • Instant Web Hit:
    • In the "Pilot" (1.01), the instagram video of Marjan's water rescue has over 6 million likes, it gets 3 million more in one night after Cardi B reposts the video.
    • In "Texas Proud" (1.03), a video of her hijab coming off goes viral, getting over 6 million views on Instagram within a day.
    • Weaponized in "A Little Help From My Friends" (2.10), when she undercuts some obnoxious teens' intent to virally mock a young woman's injuries by posting her own video of them gloating about said injuries. Given how many followers she has as "Firefox", the clip of the teens' callousness becomes vastly more popular than the cruel clip they'd tried to disseminate.
  • The Medic: In addition to being a firefighter, she is also a paramedic.
  • The Squadette: The only girl in the 126 Fire House.
  • Token Religious Teammate: She's a devout Muslim and is very proud of being one.
  • Twofer Token Minority: A threefer, as she is Middle Eastern, Muslim, and female.
  • Thrill Seeker: Loves to get into the heart of the danger even it means risking her life.

    Paul Strickland 

Paul Strickland

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Profession: Firefighter

Played By: Brian Michael Smith

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

A firefighter from Chicago who is also a trans man. Specializes in damage assessment.
  • Awesome by Analysis: His specialty. So far:
    • In the "Pilot" (1.01), during his interview, a video is shown that he was able to uncover an arsonist in a crowd of people, with little to no other information other than how that person was acting on the scene.
    • Also in the pilot, he is able to determine how a mother crashed her car and where the doors would have come off, just by viewing the site.
    • In "Yee-Haw" (1.02), he is able to determine who and how poisoned the office worker within a few minutes.
    • "Back in the Saddle" (2.01) has him quickly determining who was shooting the crossbow by looking through the open windows, noticing that the culprit is the only one with a window next to an air conditioner.
  • Badass Beard: Has a short Goatee.
  • Bald of Awesome: A brilliant fire fighter, with the Awesome by Analysis ability, without a single hair upon the top of his head.
  • Rescue Romance: In "Studs" (1.05), Paul helps Josie after a fight at a strip club, they strike a flirty texting relationship and end up going on a date. They only have one date after Paul reveals that he's trans.
  • The Smart Guy: Because of how Paul grew up, he has a strong ability to read people and situations.
  • Supreme Chef: Is able to make a wide variety of food to feed the multi cultured 126 team members.
  • Trans Relationship Troubles: In "Studs" (1.05), Paul is worried about going on a date with Josie, due to the fact that she doesn't know that he's trans and he's afraid of how she'll react. The date goes well and Josie really likes Paul, but after Paul reveals that he's trans, Josie admits unfortunately that him being trans is something that she can't get past. She is quite apologetic about how she reacted the night before after their date.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Is black and transgender.

    Mateo Chavez 

Mateo Chavez

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Profession: Firefighter

Played By: Julian Works

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

Mateo is a rookie firefighter who is trying to prove that he is worthy of being one. Very meticulous.
  • Book Dumb: Failed the firefighter written test 4 times, though this is justified as he is revealed to be severely dyslexic in "With Friends Like These" (1.06)
  • Eager Rookie: Really wants to prove that he's worthy to be called a firefighter, and has the least experience out of all the new hires.
  • The Illegal: He's a DREAMer, an undocumented immigrant who's given temporary residency as a minor. He needs to keep his job or else he'll be deported.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Probie", because he's the newest firefighter.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: In the season 2 finale, Mateo is stuck working a temporary assignment with the 129 and sent out to pick up lunch instead of responding to calls. This results in him being on scene when a plane crashes during a sandstorm, forcing him to take command of a mass casualty event by himself. By the time crews respond to the scene, they find Triage already organized and many of the victims already rescued.
  • New Meat: While the other fire fighters all have worked in other fire houses, Mateo hasn't had that.
  • Shirtless Scene: Is seen shirtless in the changing room of the firehouse in the "Pilot" (1.01).
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the second season finale, he takes control of an entire city block in the aftermath of the sandstorm, setting up stations for people to go to for medical assistance when backup arrives, guiding people to safety, and even helping people out of a stalled elevator. His performance is so impressive that Owen states that, once the firehouse is rebuilt, his probation period will be over and he'll be a full-fledged firefighter.
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Station 121

    Captain Billy Tyson 

Captain Billy Tyson

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Profession: Firefighter

Played By: Billy Burke

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

A former firefighter for the 126 who plots to take Owen's job as captain of the 126.
  • Badass Mustache: Has one of these.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He befriends Owen, then tries to get him fired from his position at the 126.
  • The Captain: Is this to the 121 Fire House.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: His relationship with Owen is....complicated, to say the least. His initial conflict with Owen ends in them having a grudging respect for each other, and he later returns with them on more friendly terms. He serves as a Red Herring for the Serial Arsonist plotline, seeming to betray Owen but this actually being part of a plan to catch the real culprit. But by the season finale, he's taken the Deputy Chief position that Owen turned down and states his intention to keep the 126 closed. The second season concludes with Owen punching him in the face for this latest betrayal.
  • Kick the Dog: When Owen offers to let him have the 126 as long as he keeps the current crew, Billy makes it clear he intends to fire them all. Especially his son.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He tries to take Owen's job, and accuses him of being reckless. When it starts raining on the golf course, he mocks Owen for being afraid of a little weather. He gets struck by lightning for his trouble.
  • Lifesaving Misfortune: When he was in the 126, he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and was on leave to get treatment. Thus he was spared the fate of the rest of the 126.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He skirts around things a bit, but is particularly disdainful of the minority members of the 126. He fully intends to fire them, but takes the time to mockingly ask if he's pronouncing Marwani's name right and mocks Chavez for his learning disability.
  • Villainy-Free Villain: He may be a huge jerk, but the only thing he actually did in his drive to reclaim the 126 was tell Owen's superiors about his cancer, which is not only true, but a matter of genuine concern as most people really couldn't do the job while undergoing chemotherapy.

Other Firefighters

    Deputy Fire Chief Alden Radford 

Deputy Fire Chief Alden Radford

Profession: Fire Chief

Played By: Kyle Secor

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

A fire chief who persuades Strand to rebuild 126 Fire House.


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Emergency Medical Services

    Captain Michelle Blake 

Michelle Blake

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Profession: Paramedic

Played By: Liv Tyler

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

Michelle is a paramedic, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) captain. She is also trying to locate her missing sister Iris, who has been missing for three years.
  • Always Someone Better: Michelle had this relationship with her sister, Iris. Whatever Michelle would accomplish, Iris would do something but better. In high school, Michelle won District for track, while Iris won State. Michelle became certified as an EMT and Iris went to medical school.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Michelle was very protective of her sister, Iris, before she disappeared 3 years prior to the "Pilot" (1.01).
  • Brainy Brunette: Is a certified EMT with the brains to match.
  • The Captain: Of the EMS 126 crew.
  • Friendless Background: Is told by her mother that she used to be a free spirit and fun to be around, but ever since Iris disappeared, Michelle's obsessive drive to find her sister has lead to her having no friends or boyfriends or hobbies. Even her relationship with her crew is simply that of colleagues.
  • The Medic: Is the captain of the Emergency Medical Services team at the 126.
  • Put on a Bus: Has quit being captain in Season 2 to help mentally ill people on the street like her sister.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Has been harassing and keeping tabs on Dustin, her sister Iris' ex-boyfriend, for years after Iris disappeared. It gets to the point that he takes out a restraining order against her and she's arrested several times.

    Nancy Gillian 

Nancy Gillian

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Profession: Paramedic

Played By: Brianna Baker

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

A paramedic who is also a member of Michelle Blake's EMS crew.
  • Ascended Extra: She gets considerably more screentime and character depth in season two.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Towards TK when he joins the paramedic squad, as she's still grieving her partner Tim. She gradually warms up to him over the latter half of the season.
  • Flat Character: In the first season, she and Rosewater serve no character purpose or role other than filling out Captain Blake's paramedic team. This changes by the second season.

    Tim Rosewater 

Tim Rosewater

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Profession: Paramedic

Played By: Mark Elias

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

A paramedic who is also a member of Michelle Blake's EMS crew.
  • A Death in the Limelight: The most screentime and character development he gets comes in his final episode.
  • Mauve Shirt: In Season 1, he seemingly had no function other than simply being a member of Blake's paramedic crew, same as Gillian. Just as he was getting more depth and demonstrating how he desired to try and reassure the people he saved even if he couldn't keep the promises he makes, he's killed after getting struck by a volcanic boulder.
  • The One Guy: For EMS 126. Ceases being that after he's killed.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He expresses severe doubt that Tommy can do her job after eight-or-so years off of the job. As Tommy quickly proves, she still very much got it. Rosewater never doubts her again after her first day back.

    Captain Tommy Vega 

Tommy Vega

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Profession: Paramedic

Played By: Gina Torres

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

The new captain of the EMS in Season 2. Tommy was once a paramedic captain eight years ago until she retired to take care of her children. However, after the pandemic hit, her husband's restaurant took a huge financial hit, forcing her to take back up her uniform. Old friends with Judd.
  • The Captain: Of the EMS 126 crew.
  • Experienced Protagonist: It's stated that she was quite the respected paramedic eight years ago and even mentored Michelle Blake back in the day. As "Back in the Saddle" (2.01) proves, she's still very much got it.
  • Happily Married: Has a very loving husband. Makes it hit harder when she comes home to find he died.
  • The Medic: Is the captain of the Emergency Medical Services team at the 126.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Afro-Latina and a woman.

Austin Police Department

    Carlos Reyes 

Carlos Reyes

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Profession: Police Officer

Played By: Rafael Silva

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

Carlos a police officer with the Austin Police Department.
  • Fair Cop: Is a very attractive cop.
  • Friend on the Force: Is this to Michelle. He seems to be her only friend.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Muscled, handsome as hell, and gets many scenes to show off it off.
  • Real Men Cook: Cooks dinner for T.K. and himself, as a date. The date doesn't end well.
  • Ship Tease: With T.K. They become official at the end of Season 1.

9-1-1 Operators

    Grace Ryder 

Grace Ryder

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Profession: 9-1-1 Operator

Played By: Sierra McClain

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

Grace is a 9-1-1 operator and Judd's wife.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She displays a dry wit when dealing with particularly difficult callers.
  • Happily Married: Is married to Judd and seems to be a happy and lovely relationship.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The height difference between her and her husband speaks for itself.
  • Nice Girl: She's constantly warm and kind to those around her.

Other Characters

    Dustin Shepard 

Dustin Shepard

Played By: Jon Foster

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

An ex-boyfriend of Michelle Blake's missing sister Iris who Michelle believes is connected to Iris's disappearance.

    Zoe 

Zoe

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Profession: Professor of Psychology

Played By: Natalie Zea

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

A psychology professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

    Josie 

Josie

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Played By: Angel Parker

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

A woman who Paul meets at a call. They date briefly, until she learns he is trans.
  • Bested at Bowling: She is able to beat Paul on their bowling date.
  • Cat Fight: Is involved in one at a male strip club, Josie was helping her friend and ended up with a face full of stripper glitter.
  • One-Shot Character: Only appears in "Studs" (1.05).
  • Rescue Romance: After Paul helps Josie after a fight at a strip club in "Studs" (1.05), they strike up a flirty texting relationship and end up going on a date. They only have one date, after Paul reveals that he's trans and Josie admits unfortunately that him being trans is something that she can't get past.

    Iris Blake 

Iris Blake

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Played By: Lyndsy Fonseca

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

Michelle's missing younger sister. When Michelle finds her, it's revealed that not only is she homeless, she's suffering from schizophrenia.
  • Always Someone Better: Michelle describes her as this, having constantly showed her up in all areas of their lives. Unlike most examples, however, Michelle adores her regardless.
  • Walking Spoiler: She's only revealed to be alive in the final episodes of the first season.

    Charles Vega 

Charles Vega

Played By: Derek Webster

Appearances: 9-1-1: Lone Star

Tommy's husband.

  • Supreme Chef: He owned a restaurant before the pandemic forced him to shut it down, and now makes elaborate meals at home for Tommy and their daughters.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: he dies of natural causes offscreen toward the end of Season Two.

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