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Chris Kelly
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  • Houston, TX
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Lives in:
Houston, Tx
Department:
Houston Fire Department
Title/rank:
Captain
Years of public service:
13
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Addressing training in a department that has seen much turnover due to retirement, and a large influx of new firefighters and new officers, is a must. Ensuring quality leadership is taught to new officers will determine our success in daily operations. Our other issue is having our voice heard. The Houston Fire Department makes a large amount of working fires, and from that comes some great experience. But that experience is not making it far past the city limits. There are decisions being made on how we should fight fire, and our voice is not getting out so that it can be heard.
Topics you provide training for:
Engine and Truck Company Operations.
Firefighter Fitness.

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Poking the Bear, in the Name of Justice

Everyday firefighters risk something. In the traditional sense, it’s our life, so that we may save the life of another. We risk our health, as we are exposed to hidden carcinogens around the apparatus bay, and on fire scenes. We put our bodies through hell with working shift work, and our emotional health is even worse due to the gruesome scenes we encounter. We do this, because we took an oath to protect people, we have a duty to act. It is why we take…

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Posted on February 27, 2016 at 10:49am — 2 Comments

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