4 Chicago Fire characters who could be leaving the 51 next

There's a surprising number of candidates after Brett's exit.

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Port in the Storm" Episode 12006 -- Pictured: (l-r) Rome Flynn as Gibson, Jesse Spencer as Matt Casey -- (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Port in the Storm" Episode 12006 -- Pictured: (l-r) Rome Flynn as Gibson, Jesse Spencer as Matt Casey -- (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC) /
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Christopher Herrmann

Chicago Fire - Season 12
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Barely Gone" Episode 12001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Hanako Greensmith as Violet Mikami, David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann, Daniel Kyri as Darren Ritter, Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd, Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett -- (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC) /

Admittedly, the least likely candidate on this list. Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg) is a lifer, so there isn't a risk of him making a move to another firehouse or anything. The bigger issue is age, and his recent health issues.

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The character was forced to utilize hearing aids after a potent explosion, and he's getting close to retirement age. We're not saying he's going to die on the job or anything so dramatic, but a near future in which Herrmann decides to hang it up is not altogether surprising.