Herrmann and Engine 51 respond to a fire and discover the couch, which was engulfed in flames in seconds, is manufactured by the same company that made the mattresses from the factory fire that killed Otis.
Herrmann and the rest of 51 rally and try to get the company to change its standards, even though the standards are in compliance with state and federal regulations.
Herrmann makes a bold move and burns one of the company's couchs in front of the CEO, and tells the guy to do the right thing and make the company's furniture a little safer.
The CEO later comes to 51 and tells Herrmann new, safer regulations are now in effect.
Severide starts at OFI and immediately makes waves when he and Seager investigate an old case.
Van Meter just wanted Severide to help clear the backlog, but Severide says he's not going to rubber stamp every case, telling Van Meter if OFI wanted that sort of person, then they picked the wrong guy to detail.
Kidd is offered the opportunity to teach cadets at the Academy, as Boden says it’s a great way to establish herself as a leader within the fire department.
However, balancing being a full-time firefighter and teaching two classes at the Academy proves harder than Kidd thought, as she starts burning the candle at both ends.
She makes a mistake during a call and gets rung out by Casey. She apologizes and says it will never happen again.
Foster is strapped for cash when she finds out her rent will be going up and decides to look for a part-time job to earn some extra money. She has no luck finding a job until Brett puts in a good word for her as a cyclist instructor.
Brett goes to Foster's first class, and it is brutal. Brett thinks it's a disaster, but it turns out everyone loved the intensity.