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Chris Willis
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Lives in:
north side
Falmouth Volunteer Fire Department
Firefighter at station 2
Years of public service:
since 2002
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
budget, volunteers
Topics you provide training for:
rural fire opperations, engine company operations for departments with very limted staffing, training issues.
Chris started into the fire service in 2002 as an explorer. And is currently a firefighter out of station 2, with the Falmouth Fire Department. In 2012 he was selected to be apart of a Underwriters Lab study regarding exterior fire spread and attic fires. Chris started writing for Fire Engineerings Blog Network in September of 2012 and had a series of articles regarding barn fires published by Fire Engineering in 2012.

Chris Willis's Blog

the rural v urban debate.

How many times have you watched a YouTube video or seen a picture of fire that has taken place and seen someone ripping into the department at hand.

You shouldn’t be on the roof UL says so.

You should have hit that thru a window first everyone goes home.

Why don’t they man up and get inside for an interior attack.

Search should be done at the same time as fire attack.

I’m sure we have all heard these statements in reading the comments of a fire video that… Continue

Posted on March 18, 2016 at 12:43pm

training with staffing

Its  3 in the afternoon you get dispatched for a working fire in a single family dwelling. You get there and find that there is a working fire in ranch style house unknown entrapment, but your next in help is still 15 minutes out, you and your crew of 3 are all you have in the meantime.…


Posted on January 27, 2016 at 9:49pm

rural vacant buildings.



I have been seeing a lot of photos lately of people teaching about shutting the door and control the flow path and they are teaching it to civilians as a way to try and save themselves and their belongings.  So what does that do for the small town firefighter?

Quite a bit.

Take a look at this photo…


Posted on January 8, 2016 at 1:37pm

Why do we eat our own?

Why do we eat our own

I was reading a blog by one of my mentors Chief John Salka in regards to a video he watched on the Internet. In the blog he brought up some of the issues he saw as they relate to basic firemenship. This presents itself as a problem to others. They feel it's play Monday morning quarterback.

But is it really as condescending as we make it out to be.

why is it that if anyone looks at the wrong in a LODD report or a video on the Internet they automatically get… Continue

Posted on June 10, 2015 at 5:30pm

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