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Jun 7
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Fire Engineering: The Future Firefighter Podcast with Captain Justin Schorr

“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours.”– Richard BachIn this episode, Chris Baker sits down with Rescue Captain, Justin Schorr, "the Happy Medic" to talk about what he's learned over the last 25 years in the fire service and why one of the worst pieces of advice is "get your…See More
May 22
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Fire Engineering: The Future Firefighter Podcast with the Happy Medic

Tune in on Tuesday, May 21st at 4:30 PM PST / 7:30 PM EST for this episode of the Fire Engineering: The Future Firefighter Podcast with Rescue Captain Justin Schorr, of the Happy Medic, as we discuss why it is important to become a paramedic for the future firefighter.Here is a Hint... You have to WANT to…See More
May 19
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Apr 18
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Fire Engineering: The Future Firefighter Podcast Show Notes

Fire Engineering: The Future Firefighter Podcast Show Notes Jacob McAfee, MS, CFO, CTO, MIFireE is the Fire Chief of the Fresno City College Fire Academy and Director of Fire Technology Programs.  He is a Deputy Chief of the North Central Fire Protection…See More
Mar 13
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FDIC 2019: Session: Firefighter Mentorship

FDIC 2019: Session: Firefighter Mentorship Firefighter Mentorship: Designing, implementing, managing and sustaining an effective mentoring program. Join me at the Fire Department Instructor Conference FDIC 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM in Room 107-108. It is paramount to effectively engage every member of your agency from…See More
Mar 11
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The Future Firefighter: Episode 1988

“Success isn’t done by looking out the window, it is done by looking in the mirror.”- Chief Dave McGlynn “Nothing is achieved by yourself.  There is nothing in life that you are going to do by yourself.  Everything in life you are going to do, someone is going to assist you along the way, and that is a great thing.  If you are dedicated and passionate about it, your time…See More
Feb 12
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The Future Firefighter: Year In Review 2018

In our premier year of the future firefighter, Fire Engineering, blog talk radio show, we had the opportunity of welcoming several notable guests on to our show.  As we reflect on our first year, we also welcome this opportunity to personally express our gratitude to all our guests for sharing their guidance to those pursuing a career in this honorable profession.  If you…See More
Dec 30, 2018
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The Future Department of Defense Firefighter

“Protecting Those Who Defend America.” – Bill Killen, Director, Navy Fire & Emergency Services, 1985 - 2004 (Retired).Article by Deputy Chief Jacob McAfee and contributor Chris BakerJobs in the fire service are hard to find, and when you do, they are extremely hard to ascertain.  The standards firefighters are held to are well above traditional standards for many…See More
Dec 19, 2018
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The Future Firefighter: Episode 1952

Tune in for the next episode of The Future Firefighter, Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Show with Christopher Connelly, Regional Fire Chief, Navy Region Southwest Fire & Emergency Services Federal Fire with co-host Deputy Chief Jacob McAfee as we discuss opportunities in the Federal Fire Service as a Department of Defense Firefighter on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at…See More
Dec 17, 2018
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The Future Firefighter: Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Show with Fire Chief Reggie Freeman

(Photo Credits: Patrick Raycraft, Hartford Courant).Reggie Freeman, CFO, FIFireEFire Chief / Emergency Management Director at City of Hartford“Values and beliefs make up organizational culture. Exercising authentic leadership within that same organization makes a difference.”– Chief Reggie FreemanI am incredibly humbled and genuinely honored to invite Fire Chief Reggie Freeman on to the…See More
Oct 20, 2018
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National Fire Heritage Center

Chris Baker (left) with National Fire Heritage Center Founding President, Chief Ronny J. Coleman (right).(author photo)“The ultimate role of a firefighter is to leave a mark on the system, not just a memory.” - Chief Ronny J. ColemanOn Monday, October 8th, 2018, I had the privilege of walking the aisles of the…See More
Oct 11, 2018
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Where Do I Start To Become A Future Firefighter?

(Photo Credits: Mark Tabay, Fresno City College, Public Information Officer).As Fire Science Instructors and Fire Technology Directors, we are frequently asked by perspective fire academy candidates, "what fire academy should I attend?" Our response is usually a series of questions for the prospective future firefighter. Where do you reside? Where is your community located? Where do you…See More
Aug 20, 2018
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Service Beyond Self

(Photo Credits: Top - Noah Berger, Lower Left: Matthew Henderson, Lower Right: Parra Photography).Serving beyond their physical, mental and even emotional limits. Sleeping in the dirt or wherever they can find a spot untouched by the devastation of the unprecedented firestorm. These servants are dirty, hungry and beyond their normal limits. The call of duty for a public servant to perform…See More
Jul 29, 2018

Profile Information

Lives in:
Fresno
Department:
North Central Fire Protection District
Title/rank:
Fire Engineer
Years of public service:
13
Agency structure:
Paid 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:
Chris Baker, has over thirteen years of experience in volunteer, combination, and career, fire departments in California. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology and Associates of Science Degree in Fire Service Command, Company Officer. Chris is a California State Fire Training certified Fire Officer, Driver-Operator, Fire Instructor, and Lead Firefighter I Certification Evaluator. He has over nine years of teaching experience as an Adjunct Instructor in the EMS discipline, Firefighter 1 Academy Instructor, and Fire Science Instructor in the California Community Colleges System. Chris is a member of the California Fire Technology Directors’ Association and the California Training Officers Association. He served as a volunteer Peer Reviewer on the FY 2017 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) for both hiring and recruitment/retention. Chris also served as a Peer Reviewer on the FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and the FY 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). He is a Volunteer Advocate Regional Manager, Region IX (CA, NV, AZ, HI) for the Everyone Goes Home Program through the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Chris also serves as a volunteer member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Safety, Health and Survival Section serving in their staging area. He was a member of the 2018 and 2019 Safety Stand Down committees. Chris is a member of the Board of Directors and Public Information Officer (PIO) for the National Fire Heritage Center located in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He is a National Fire Service Instructor teaching at notable fire conferences across the country including the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) International. Chris is the co-host of the Fire Engineering: The Future Firefighter Podcast, and he writes blog articles published through Firefighter Nation and the Fire Engineering Training Community on mentoring the future generations of the fire service.
Web site:
http://instructorchrisbaker.com

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Fire Engineering: The Future Firefighter Podcast with Dr. Richard Gasaway

Dr. Gasaway is widely considered to be one of the nation's leading authorities on human error, situational awareness and high-risk decision making processes. His work has been chronicled in more than 450 books, book chapters, journals and website articles and he has delivered over 4,000 presentations…

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Posted on July 23, 2019 at 1:10pm

Fire Engineering: The Future Firefighter Podcast with Captain Justin Schorr

“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours.”

– Richard Bach…

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Posted on May 22, 2019 at 11:00pm

Fire Engineering: The Future Firefighter Podcast with the Happy Medic

Tune in on Tuesday, May 21st at 4:30 PM PST / 7:30 PM EST for this episode of the Fire Engineering: The Future Firefighter Podcast with Rescue Captain Justin Schorr, of the Happy Medic, as we discuss why it is important to become a paramedic for…

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Posted on May 19, 2019 at 9:30pm

Fire Engineering: The Future Firefighter Podcast Show Notes

Fire Engineering: The Future Firefighter Podcast Show Notes

 

Jacob McAfee, MS, CFO, CTO, MIFireE is the Fire Chief…

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Posted on March 13, 2019 at 11:30am

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