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Chris Fleming commented on Dave Dalrymple's group Vehicle Technology - Concerns of today & tommorrow
"Our SOGs states a charged hose line be present whenever we are involved in an extrication due to the possibilty of a sudden fire.  If the fire starts because of ignition of flammable liquids, wouldn't make more sense to have a dry chemical…"
Mar 2, 2013
Chris Fleming joined Dave Dalrymple's group

Vehicle Technology - Concerns of today & tommorrow

Exchanging information on today's vehicle technology issues and preparing for tommorrow's concerns. Vehicle construction & materials, safety systems, patient management and motive power even vehicle fire concerns - chime in fellow rescuers!See More
Mar 2, 2013
Chris Fleming commented on Bobby Halton's blog post Bobby Halton's January editorial
" You make some excellent points and my comments here have nothing to do with any specific department's review process. The fact that reviews are taking place at all is very positive to the Fire Service as a whole, and looking to…"
Jan 26, 2011
Chris Fleming commented on Bobby Halton's blog post Syracuse Names Right Man for the Job
"Mark, Congratulations and keep up the good work!"
Dec 20, 2009
Chris Fleming commented on Tim Kelahan's blog post Where are we going?
"I think this is more of a societal problem than just a fire service problem. The loss of a sense of community has affected all of society. How many of our parents or grandparents worked for one company their entire life making a decent livable wage…"
Sep 29, 2009
Chris Fleming replied to Bryan Downie's discussion Need information on part time FF's replacing career FF's
"Bryan, I'm not familiar with your situation, but it sounds difficult. I think it is important to define what you and your members provide to the public. This not only means what you do on the street, but levels of knowledge, training, and…"
Sep 17, 2009
Chris Fleming commented on Art Zern's blog post Take some time to keep-up with research that is important to all of us.
"Art, Thanks for the posting. The more data we have from independent sources the more ammo we will have to fight the "enemy". I also kind of agree with Ray, that you have to be careful what you wish for. I think it was Benjamin Disreali who…"
Feb 13, 2009
Chris Fleming replied to Jim Mason's discussion Search Priorites in the group Common Sense Firefighting
"Unfortunately, I'm at work and haven't seen the video but I've read some of the comments and agree with alot of what has been said. I agree the building isn't vacant until we say it's vacant and I'm a big believer in…"
Feb 6, 2009

Profile Information

Lives in:
Scarborough, Maine
Portland Fire Department
Years of public service:
17 years total between volunteer and career
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing, leadership, and training.
Professional Qualifications:
N.H. Firefighter III, Maine Haz Mat Tech, EMT-B, Firefighter II. Portland Fire Dept. Drill School instructor.
A.A.S. Fire Science, New Hampshire Community Tech. College
B.A. English, University of New Hampshire
Executive Board I.A.F.F. Local 740
I started in the fire service as a volunteer in Warwick, NY. I served there 2 years before moving to New Hampshire where I volunteered with the Madbury, NH. F.D. I was hired full-time by the Rochester, NH. F.D. in 1995 and served 3 years there before being hired by the Portland, Maine F.D. I was promoted to Lieutenant in 2005 and am currently assigned to the Air Rescue station.

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At 10:43am on February 6, 2009, Brad Hoff said…
Thanks for the comment Brother!

We need to all stick together! Because like the one brother said" United we stand divided we fall" I also like the saying "I am not here for me, I am here for We and We are here for Them".
At 1:49pm on December 11, 2008, Jim Mason said…
Thanks for joining Common Sense Firefighting (CSF). It's a decision - making page on the site. Jump into any of the discussions at any time you like. We've got some good one going right now. How many members do you get on the fiurst due alarm. That's large dept, I believe. If you're going to FDIC we're thinking of having a CSF get together one of the nites, probalbaly Tues at about 7 pm . If you're interested let us know on th CSF page
Jim Mason
Chgo FD
At 12:27pm on September 2, 2008, Adam Bean said…
Hey LT,
Looks like I'll be seeing more of you know. Back on Shift 2 starting Saturday. Hope all is well.
At 9:49am on May 25, 2008, Dennis E Sampson said…
Hey Chris,
Small world I lived in Wallington NJ (Bergen County) for 3 1/2 years when I got Married and was in their Dept. You also enjoy the summer !
STAY SAFE !! Dennis
At 10:55pm on May 23, 2008, Dennis E Sampson said…
Hey Chris

Just a note I have family in Portland Maine and with your dedication I know there in good hands !!

STAFE SAFE !! Dennis
At 11:38am on May 13, 2008, Kevin Reilly said…
No doubt!
Look forward to seeing you this summer Chris.
I will be back in Maine for memorial day weekend. I'll give you a call.
Stay Safe, Kev
At 8:24am on May 11, 2008, Adam Bean said…
I'm thouroughly enjoying reading some of your comments on the various forums. Some great points and I especially loved the "widgets" and FDC comments.
At 10:13am on May 8, 2008, Adam Bean said…
Hey LT, hope things are going good on shift 2. Maybe I'll end up back with you, sounds like a shake up is coming.
At 5:04pm on May 7, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Take a look and sign up to our group we could use your input. Tactical Building Blocks & Air Management. If you search groups by most members we are list at the top.
This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips

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