While filming the hearing scene, when Dan Aykroyd made his way to the middle of the room to shout 'Enough,' 'Adam Sandler' and 'Kevin James' cheered him on, thus starting a standing ovation from the extras. According to the director, Aykroyd missed the rehearsal for the scene, so the extras were unaware of what he was going to do. The segment was caught on film and can be found in the extras on the DVD.
The fire companies portrayed in the movie are Engine 506/Ladder 223. In reality, FDNY engines numbered in the 500's are used as spares or are fully equipped on reserve status. Ladder 223 is also another fictional fire company. For the film, the firehouse used was FDNY's Engine 280/Ladder132 - built in 1912 and located in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. The patches and motto used in the movie are the same patches and motto for the real fire companies assigned to the firehouse.
It represents Adam Sandler and Universal's fourth collaboration and their first movie together in eleven years. It is also Sandler's first major film not released by Columbia Pictures since Little Nicky (2000), which was released by New Line Cinema.