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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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Dec 28, 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
Jonah Smith and Christopher Baker are now friends
Dec 5, 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…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…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…See More
Jul 29, 2018
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The Power of The Word - WHY

(Photo Credits: Author)“The best tool for fire attack is your brain. The only limits to maximizing its effectiveness are the barriers you put in place. Be as aggressive in obtaining knowledge as you are in advancing an attack line.” – Chief John TippettThis quote sparked my interest recently on twitter.  I…See More
Jul 21, 2018
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Jul 1, 2018
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The Future Firefighter: Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Show with Firefighter Functional Fitness

(Photo Credits @MTLfirehousefitness IG)“Fitness is 90% mental, 10% execution. The body cannot go where the mind does not believe.” – Captain Jim Moss “Attitude comes first.  We must accept the fact that our fitness is a requirement…See More
Jun 1, 2018
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May 11, 2018
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The Future Firefighter: Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Show with Dr. Harry R. Carter

Live from FDIC 2018: Day FiveThe Value of Education in the Fire Service“I have achieved a great deal in life through education.” – Dr. Harry R. Carter This show is in memory of Fire Chief Alan V. Brunacini (April 18, 1937 – October 15, 2017). Dr. Carter started riding an ambulance as a junior in high school in 1964.  In 1966,…See More
May 1, 2018
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Tragic Week In The Fire Service

It doesn’t matter if you are active or retired, career or volunteer, instructor or student.“When one hurts. We all hurt. That’s who we are.” - Ryan PenningtonThoughts and prayers for all the families and for the fire department family members.Photo Credit: California Fire FoundationSee More
Mar 27, 2018

Profile Information

Lives in:
Redding
Department:
California Community Colleges System
Title/rank:
Fire Science Instructor
Years of public service:
12
Agency structure:
other
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 twelve 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 is a 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). 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 is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Fire Heritage Center located in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Chris is a National Fire Service Instructor teaching at notable fire conferences across the country. He is the co-host of The Future Fighter, Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Show. Chris writes blog articles for Firefighter Nation, Fire Rescue and Fire Engineering Magazines on mentoring the future generations of the fire service.
Web site:
http://instructorchrisbaker.com

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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…

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Posted on February 12, 2019 at 11:00pm

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…

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Posted on December 30, 2018 at 1:30pm

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…

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Posted on December 19, 2018 at 9:00am

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…

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Posted on December 17, 2018 at 8:00pm

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