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Chris Costamagna
  • Sacramento, CA
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Lives in:
Sacramento, Ca.
Sacramento Fire Department
Battalion Chief
Years of public service:
18 Years
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Professional Qualifications:
2yr degree Fire Science
Master instructor state of Ca
4yr degree CSUS
US&R Safety Officer
Topics you provide training for:
Truck Co. Operations
Swift Water
Thernal Imaging
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Cordination of Attack

Does your department have a good foundation for its SOG/SOP's do they make sense? Do they build from simple to complex? Does the first alarm have pre-determinded assignments? What is your staffing like? Does the SOG properly address the fireground basics ? lets talk about these questions what can we do to fix or change broken SOG's.

Posted on January 7, 2009 at 12:10am

Riding Positions!

Does your Agency Have riding positions for Engine and Truck/Ladder positions? Are you familar with the concept? If you are please comment on how they work for you. If so does the assignment have a tool assignment also? Does the Position line up with agency Standing orders or SOG's?

Posted on December 24, 2008 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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At 11:49pm on February 19, 2009, Billy lewis said…
I had such a great time in San Deigo Cheif. It was a real honor to be around all you guys. It was such a great experiance, and aI learned so much.
Thanks again Chief
At 11:31am on January 16, 2009, Dave Gallagher said…
Ahhh, El Chiefo.... Love the pics... looks like your conducting Madame Butterfly in a few of them.... Good to see you here, and I agree about staying in touch better.... and now, I'm going to steal a few of your blog comments and put them on my site...
And Hankins can buy all of us the round....
At 7:41pm on December 10, 2008, Eric Hankins said…
Great to see you on the site Chief...

How's life in the SOC been treating you?

You going to San Diego in Feb? If so I'll buy the first round.

Be safe Brother,


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