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(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.
(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 Tippett This quote sparked my interest recently on twitter.  I wholeheartedly agree wit
(Photo Credits: Author)  If you truly know your why, you will also without a doubt unequivocally comprehend your what, where, when and how for your life.  In order to be a leader at home in your personal life or at work in your professional life; you must clearly establish your own strategic mission and vision statements.  
“All that I am I owe, I live eternally in the red.” – Dr. Carl Holmes   THE FUTURE FEMALE FIREFIGHTER “I can’t help but tell you that it’s all about the mentorship.  Without the direction and guidance of those who have come before us, there is no way that either one of us would be here.  The main message I want to relay to everyone i
  (Photo Credits:  B Shifter Magazine ).   I recently attended a train-the-trainer class for a new  Everyone Goes Home®  program course titled ‘Attributes of Leading’ created by Dr. Brian Crandell of the Crandell Research Group, Battalion Chief Kevin Conant (Retired) of Command Coaching, and videographer/editor Captain Jake
  06/14/2018 Takeaways from an interview with the men behind Firefighter Functional Fitness   Read More Here at:  Firefighter Nation Chris Baker  has over 10 years of experience in volunteer, combination and career fire departments in California.  Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology and Associates of Scien
(Photo Credits  @MTLfirehousefitness IG ) “Fitness is 90% mental, 10% execution. The body cannot go where the mind does not believe.”  – Lieutenant Jim Moss “Attitude comes first.  We must accept the fact that our fitness is a requirement of the profession.”  – Chief Dan Kerrigan “The future firefighter must have the mindset and
  To watch this episode with Dr. Harry R. Carter, please fast forward to the  (50:10) m ark.   Trusted Voices - Live from FDIC 2018 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Danny Sheridan 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Mikey G & Mikey D 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM David Dalrymple 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Chris Baker 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Remote from the 3M Scott Fire & Safety booth
Dr. Harry R. Carter, FIFireE, CFO (left) and Chris Baker (right). 05/08/2018   A conversation with Dr. Harry R. Carter at FDIC   Read More Here at  Firefighter Nation   Chris Baker  has over 10 years of experience in volunteer, combination and career fire departments in California.  Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts Degre
Live from FDIC 2018: Day Five The 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, during t
  Building the Unbreakable Future Firefighter   “If you quit you will regret it for the rest of your life. Quitting never makes things easier.” – Admiral William H. McRaven   Our guest was supposed to be Ryan Pennington from Jumpseat Training LLC. However, Ryan had a last minute schedule change and he is teaching a firefighter safety
  The Future Firefighter: Episode 1724 show notes with Fire Chief Jacob McAfee from the Fresno City College - FCC Fire Academy. “The bottom line in leadership isn't how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others.”   (Maxwell, 1998) Excerpt from the book by John C. Maxwell, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership:
  I am excited to announce 'The Future Firefighter' - Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Show premiers January 18th, 2018! Please tune in at 4:30PM PST. Thank you Chief Bobby Halton and the Fire Engineering family for this opportunity.   Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio  
  9/22/2017 FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS Firefighter Leadership: Throughout Probation and Beyond Series from Chris Baker on taking charge of yourself (author photo)   Read More Here at Firefighter Nation   Chris Baker  has over 10 years of experience in volunteer, combination and career fire departments in California. Chris holds a Bac
    09/21/2017 Series from Chris Baker on taking charge of yourself.   Read More Here at: Firefighter Nation   Chris Baker   has over 10 years of experience in volunteer, combination and career fire departments in California. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology and Associates of Science Degree in Fire Serv
08/30/2017 Maintaining the Work and Life Balance in the Fire Service   Read More Here at:   Fire Engineering Fire Blog Roundup     Cover Photo Courtesy: California Fire Foundation     Chris Baker   has over 10 years of experience in volunteer, combination and career fire departments in California. Chris holds
  08/09/2017 Fire Engineering Newsletter Why I Became a Public Servant  Read More Here At Fire Engineering
    08/03/2017 Fire Engineering Newsletter Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service, Part 6   Read More Here At Fire Engineering
  The stage is set. In the audience are family members, friends and mentors patiently watching you on stage for your pinning ceremony. There are few milestones in life that are held in such high regard. The moment when you find the one you want to spend the rest of your life with and marry to become your significant other. The birth of a child
  07/28/2017 Check out a roundup of recent posts from our featured contributors, including John Dixon on principles and morals, James Johnson on the importance of fire protection for suppression side members, P.J. Norwood on safety messaging, and more! Read More Here At Fire Engineering
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