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  Listen to Fire Engineering Radio: the Future Firefighter Podcast as we discuss the importance of implementing a plan and the process of becoming a firefighter.   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 an...
  Listen to this episode of the  Code 3 Podcast  with Host Scott Orr. If you want to become a firefighter, the first thing to understand is that it isn’t easy.  There’s a lot of school required nowadays, and it can take several years to get there. But there are some things to know that’ll make the process easier. Here to talk ab
  “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours.” – Richard Bach In 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 Medic." While obtaining the license will
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National Fire Heritage Center Founding President, Chief Ronny J. Coleman   “The ultimate role of a firefighter is to leave a mark on the system, not just a memory.” - Chief Ronny J. Coleman   On Monday, October 8th, 2018, I had the privilege of walking the aisles of the National Fire Heritage Center   archives  with Archivist&nb
(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 r
   ( Photo Credits: Craig Clements)   Before the Carr Fire event occurred in Shasta County on July 26, 2018, another significant event occurred on the Eiler Fire on August 2, 2014. Both of these events happened late in the afternoon-evening hours approximately (1700 - 2000). Both of these significant events in Shasta County had simil
(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   Contact:   Chris Baker,  has over twelve years of experience in volunteer, combination, and career, fire departments in California. He holds
(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   Contact:   Chris Baker,  has over twelve years of experience in volunteer, combination, and career, fire d
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
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