chris baker

Instructor Chris Baker has over 10 years of experience in volunteer, combination and career fire departments in California.  He started as a volunteer firefighter for the West Stanislaus Fire Protection District and the City of Patterson in 2006.  In 2007, Chris became a paid reserve Firefighter / Driver-Operator for the City of Patterson Fire Department.  He spent four seasons with CAL FIRE as a seasonal Firefighter, two years with the Chevron Fire Department as a Firefighter / Engineer and  three years as a Firefighter / Acting Engineer with a municipal fire department in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology from Pacific Lutheran University, Associates of Science Degree in Fire Service Command Company Officer from Shasta College.  He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Emergency Services Administration.

Chris is a California State Fire Training certified Fire Officer, Driver-Operator, Fire Instructor, Lead Firefighter I Written Certification Evaluator and Firefighter I Skills Certification Evaluator.  Chris is a Fire Science Instructor in the California Community Colleges system.

Chris is a member and educator with the International Society of Fire Service Instructors.  He is the Co-Chair of the Curriculum Development Committee for the ISFSI.  Chris is a Volunteer Advocate, Region IX Advocate Manager (AZ, CA, HI, NV) for the Everyone Goes Home Program.

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