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Christopher Baker
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  • Susanville, CA
  • United States
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Profile Information

Lives in:
Susanville
Department:
Rio Vista Fire Department / California Community College system
Title/rank:
Public Information Officer / Fire Science 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 a Fire Science Instructor in the California Community College system.

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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Maintaining the Work and Life Balance in the Fire Service

In my fire service career, I have worked various 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Posted on August 2, 2017 at 2:30pm

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