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Christopher Baker
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  • Redding, CA
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Maintaining the Work and Life Balance in the Fire Service

In my fire service career, I have worked many different shift schedules.  When I first started as a volunteer, I signed up for 24-hour shifts on a Kelly Schedule as a paid reserve.  About a year later, I received the opportunity to be a wildland firefighter and transitioned to the 72-hour shift schedule.  As a…See More
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Become a Volunteer and Serve In Your Community

When I first started my career in the fire service, I started as a volunteer and this original experience taught me the importance of volunteerism.  One of my most rewarding volunteer experiences is when I traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010.  I have volunteered for several organizations…See More
Aug 14
Benjamin Martin and Christopher Baker are now friends
Aug 12
Christopher Baker posted a blog post

Why I Became a Public Servant

I will never forget the day, I signed up to be a volunteer firefighter for my community.  In 2005, I can recall watching the devastation on TV from the natural disaster Hurricane Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Region of the United States.  I felt like I needed to help in some form or fashion, I wanted to do something.  At the time,…See More
Aug 8
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Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 6

 The stage is set. In the audience are family members, friends and mentors patiently watching you on stage for your pinning ceremony.  There are few milestones in life that are held in such high regard.  The moment when you find the one you want to spend the rest of your life with and marry to become your significant…See More
Aug 2
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Aug 2
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Tap The Box - FETC Services

Welcome to our Tap the Box with FETC Services Group. We have been doing Professional Development - Leadership Programs on Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio. We would love to hear from you all. See More
Aug 2
Christopher Baker posted a blog post

Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 5

Last week we discussed two very important character traits; those traits were maintaining a strong work ethic and taking the proper initiative.  This week we are going to cover two more equally important character traits that will help you achieve success throughout your fire service career:You must maintain a…See More
Jul 24
Christopher Baker posted a blog post

Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 4

There are two character traits that will help you stand out from the rest throughout the probationary period; those traits are maintaining a strong work ethic and taking the proper initiative.  When it is time to go to work, you have to roll up your sleeves, because work is always the answer.  Take initiative when…See More
Jul 19
Christopher Baker joined Brad Hoff's group
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The Battalion.TV: True Reality, Truly Unscripted

The brothers and sisters in this group are dedicated to promoting the World's ONLY web based Firefighter Reality series showcasing firefighters and their departments across the the U.S., Canada, Mexico and soon beyond.The True Reality Truly Unscripted Webisodes not only show the daily lives of firefighters and other first responders, it's about the JOB & the BROTHERHHOD. The website also provides "Real Life" Training and often features free live web feeds with training you can use.Supported…See More
Jul 12
Christopher Baker joined Brad Hoff's group
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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Welcome to the NFFF Group. Our mission is to honor and remember America's fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives. Please support the NFFF and the goal of "Everyone Goes Home".See More
Jul 12
Christopher Baker joined Christopher Naum, SFPE's group
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Buildingsonfire

Buildingsonfire.com; An Informational, Reference and Training site Dedicated to the Art & Science of Building Construction, Firefighting and Command Risk Management Hosted by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE,
Jul 12
Christopher Baker joined Todd Shoebridge's group
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Everyone Goes Home

Group dedicated to making sure that "Everyone Goes Home" through training, ROAM-Air Management, Calling the MAYDAY, seat belt use, LACK, and Courage To Be Safe.
Jul 12
Christopher Baker joined Billy Goldfeder's group
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FireFighterClose Calls

Fires & runs with a "Close Call" where we coulda, shoulda, woulda-or, it was simply not avoidable. Short and sweet: what happened, what we learned, would do different...or...sometimes this sh!t just happens. A place to pass it on for others to learn.See More
Jul 12
Christopher Baker joined Jason Hoevelmann's group
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Engine House Training, LLC

Midwest training company comprised of owners Jason Hoevelmann, Frank Lispki, Andy Seers, Gary Graf and Dave Konys, all students of the fire service.  Just wanting to share and learn our craft.See More
Jul 12

Profile Information

Lives in:
Redding
Department:
Rio Vista Fire Department
Title/rank:
Public Information Officer / Training Instructor
Years of public service:
12
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Recruitment
Retention
Training
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Officer
Fire Fighter I & II
Fire Instructor I
Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator I
Topics you provide training for:
Auto Extrication
Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator
Basic Emergency Vehicle Operations
Basic Pump Operations
Confined Space Rescue Awareness
S-130: Fire Fighter Training
S-190: Introduction To Wildland Fire Behavior
S-230: Crew Boss - Single Resource
S-231: Engine Boss - Single Resource
S-290: Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
Fire Control 1: Basic Fire Chemistry
Fire Control 2: Basic Operations - Structural
I-200: Basic ICS
Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness
Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations
Hazardous Materials First Responder Decon
Fire Fighter I Written Certification Examination
Fire Fighter I Skills Certification Examination
Emergency Medical Responder
CPR
Areas of expertise:
Entry Level Fire Fighter/EMS Training
Bio:
Instructor Chris Baker has over 10 years of experience in the Fire Service. He started as a volunteer firefighter for the West Stanislaus Fire Protection District and the City of Patterson in 2006. In 2007, Chris became a paid reserve Firefighter / Driver-Operator for the City of Patterson Fire Department. He spent four seasons with CAL FIRE as a seasonal Firefighter, two years with the Chevron Fire Department as a Firefighter / Engineer and three years as a Firefighter / Acting Engineer with a municipal fire department in the San Francisco Bay Area. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology from Pacific Lutheran University, Associates of Science Degree in Fire Service Command Company Officer from Shasta College. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Emergency Services Administration.

Chris is a California State Fire Training certified Fire Officer, Driver-Operator, Fire Instructor, Lead Firefighter I Written Certification Evaluator and Firefighter I Skills Certification Evaluator. Chris is an Adjunct Instructor in the California Community College system. He teaches various subjects in both the Firefighter I Academy and Emergency Medical Services Programs.

Chris is a member and educator with the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. Chris is an Advocate for the Everyone Goes Home Program through the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation.
Web site:
http://instructorchrisbaker.com

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Christopher Baker's Blog

Maintaining the Work and Life Balance in the Fire Service

In my fire service career, I have worked many different shift schedules.  When I first started as a volunteer, I signed up for 24-hour shifts on a Kelly Schedule as a paid reserve.  About a year later, I…

Continue

Posted on August 20, 2017 at 6:00pm

Become a Volunteer and Serve In Your Community

When I first started my career in the fire service, I started as a volunteer and this original experience taught me the importance of…

Continue

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 11:00pm

Why I Became a Public Servant

I will never forget the day, I signed up to be a volunteer firefighter for my community.  In 2005, I can recall watching the devastation on TV from the natural disaster Hurricane Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Region of the…

Continue

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 8:00am

Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 6

 

The stage is set. In the audience are family members, friends and mentors patiently watching you on stage for your…

Continue

Posted on August 2, 2017 at 2:30pm

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