CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The NBC prime time show "Chicago Fire" captures the essence of life as a firefighter.
That's according to the experts -- real Clayton County firefighters.
"The language, camaraderie, even the things on call -- it's like, are they actors or real life firemen?" firefighter Antonio Merkersen said.
But more than being in love with the show, Clayton County's firefighters are in love with the profession.
"The brotherhood, camaraderie is a neat thing, and you get to chase fire and help people," Jeff Maday said.
Maday is a couple months shy of his one-year anniversary with the department, but claims he's not like the rookie on "Chicago Fire."
"I think I'm a lot better than Peter is!" he joked.
Little did Maday know that he was about to meet the actor who plays rookie Peter. Charlie Barnett had just arrived at the firehouse during a special preview of the latest "Chicago Fire" episode.