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Kylie Estevez Got Huge, Amazing News in Chicago Fire Season 11

The administrator played by Katelynn Shennett worked so, so hard for this next step in her career. 

By Christopher Rosa

Let's face it: Kylie Estevez (Katelynn Shennett) keeps things running on Chicago Fire. The young 51-er does more than just admin work: She makes sure everyone at the firehouse stays in line, whether that's by pulling folks in for meetings or assessing the budget.

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Remember when she got rid of junk food in the kitchen because it was too expensive? And she didn't care what the firefighters thought? Queen!

Look back at her character arc in Season 11.

What big hurdle did Kylie face in Chicago Fire Season 11?

Kylie had major ambitions beyond being Firehouse 51's logistical point person; she wanted to be a firefighter herself.

Luckily, through Stella Kidd's (Miranda Rae Mayo) Girls on Fire program, Kylie had already received some pretty phenomenal training. 

But all that hard work came down to one very important day in Season 11, Episode 20 ("Never, Ever Make a Mistake"). It's the day Kylie took both the physical and written exams to become a firefighter.

Kylie was nervous — who wouldn't be? — but, with the support of both Stella and Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker), she felt a little more secure in her chances.


Kylie (Katelynn Shennett), Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo), and Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker) appear in a scene from Chicago Fire.

How did Kyle do on the exams to become a firefighter in Chicago Fire Season 11?

Kylie passed the physical portion of the test with no problem, and it was clear that the person assessing her was even pretty impressed.

However, she felt like she stumbled a bit during the written exam, telling Stella that she froze during the test and feels she completely failed it.

Kylie was so terrified about the result of her written exam that she made Stella promise not to "give up on her" (which would never happen). Stella, meanwhile, told Kylie that she makes her proud every day and that, even if she got the lowest test score in the history of the CFD, she would still proud.

Luckily, that worst-case scenario didn't come to pass. As all the girls in Stella's GoF program were running drills outside, Boden approached them with some very exciting news: Kylie passed not only the physical portion of the firefighter's exam but the written one, too.

That meant she was officially in the running to becoming a firefighter, though she still had to wait for her number to be called to get a slot in the academy.

Stella was so excited that she threw an 18+ party at Molly's that night to celebrate Kylie's results.

Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo), Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker), and Kylie (Katelynn Shennett)appear in a scene from Chicago Fire.

What happened to Kyle Estevez in the Season 11 finale of Chicago Fire?

In Season 11, Episode 22 ("Red Waterfall"), Kylie got the ultimate news about her interest in becoming a firefighter. Her number had been called, which meant she was going to the Academy. Our girl was truly, truly going to be a firefighter.