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Taylor Kinney and David Eigenberg both played in the Lifetime Movie Five which was 5 short films that explore the impact of breast cancer. Taylor Kinney played the "Enforcer" and debt collector 'Tommy' whose dancer wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. David Eigenberg played the gambler who owed money and eventually helped Tommy understand that he has to help his wife and be supportive of her and encourage her to get treatment and that he would be there no matter what. Tommy turns his life around and helps his wife through and she ends up having a child before apparently succumbing to the illness. See more
Most departments, Chicago FD included, do not allow firefighters on duty to grow out facial hair on the cheeks or on the lower lip or chin as Lt. Severide often does. It interferes with achieving a tight seal on the SCBA (air) mask as the seal gasket on the rests against those parts of the face. Firefighters with too much facial hair will also fail the mask fit test for the same reason.
Mustaches (as often seen on Chief Boden, Mouch, Otis and some others) are not technically an issue, but some departments may have internal regulations that restrict them. See more
Referenced in Meet the Mormons