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Christopher Baker, GIFireE

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Christopher
Baker, GIFireE
Sacramento
CA

EDUCATIONAL:
Fire Science Instructor, California Community Colleges System (2017 - 2019).
Adjunct Instructor, California Community Colleges System (2013 - 2019).


MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTAL:
Fire Captain / PIO, Mosquito Fire Protection District, Placerville, CA (2021).
Fire Engineer, North Central Fire Protection District, Kerman, CA (2019 - 2020).
Acting Fire Engineer / Firefighter, Pinole Fire Department, Pinole, CA (2013 - 2016).
Fire Security Specialist, Chevron Fire Department, Richmond, CA (2011 - 2013).
Fire Fighter 1, Seasonal, CAL FIRE, Shasta-Trinity Unit, Redding, CA (2010 - 2011).
Fire Fighter 1, Seasonal, CAL FIRE, Lassen-Modoc Unit, Susanville, CA (2008 - 2009).
Firefighter / Driver Operator, Sleeper, City of Patterson Fire Department, Patterson, CA (2006 - 2008).

EDUCATION:
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Individualized Major - Cultural Anthropology (2002)
Shasta College 40th Fire Fighter I Academy (2009)
Shasta College, Redding, CA, Associate of Science (A.S.) Fire Service Command, Company Officer (2010)

CERTIFICATIONS:
California Office of the State Fire Marshal - State Fire Training:
Fire Officer, Fire Instructor 1, Fire Apparatus Driver Operator 1, Fire Fighter 1, Fire Fighter 2, Volunteer Fire Fighter, Rescue Systems 1.

California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI):
Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness/Operations, Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations Decon, Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations - Weapons of Mass Destruction, Hazardous Materials Industry Technician, Hazardous Materials Incident Commander.

CAL FIRE:
Basic Fire Fighter 1 Course, Advanced Fire Fighter I (Commercial / Industrial), Wildland Firefighter Safety & Survival Level 1, S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaws – A CARD, I-236 Staging Area Manager, I-253 Receiving and Distribution Manager.

Federal Emergency Management Agency / Emergency Management Institute:
IS-29.a: Public Information Officer Awareness, IS-42: Social Media in Emergency Management, IS-100.a: Introduction to the Incident Command System, IS-200.a: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, IS-120.c: An Introduction to Exercises, IS-230.d: Fundamentals of Emergency Management, IS-240.b: Leadership and Influence, IS-242.b: Effective Communication, IS-247.b: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for Alert Originators, IS-315.a: CERT and the Incident Command System (ICS), IS-317.a: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Team (CERTs), IS-363: Introduction to Emergency Management for Higher Education, IS-520: Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas, IS-546.a: Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness Course, IS-650.b: Building Partnerships with Tribal Governments, IS-660: Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships, IS-700: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System, IS-706: NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid – An Introduction, IS-800.c: National Response Framework, An Introduction, IS-909: Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone.

Fire Service Training & Education Program:
Low Angle Rope Rescue Operational, Firefighter Safety Survival, Fire Control: 1, 2, 3A, 3B.

National Fire Academy:
Incident Safety Officer (S0729)
Introduction to Strategic Community Risk Reduction (Q0841)
Introduction to Community Risk Assessment (Q0843)
Management Tools for Emergency Services Leaders (Q0880)
Foundations of Leadership and Operations for the Company Officer (Q0891)

National Wildfire Coordinating Group:
S-223 Fireline-EMT (FEMT), S-230 Crew Boss – Single Resource, S-231 Engine Boss, S-270 Basic Air Operations, S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior, L-180 Human Factors on the Fireline.

Pro Board:
Advanced Exterior Industrial Fire Brigade, Health and Safety Officer, Incipient Industrial Fire Brigade.

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service:
NFPA 1081- Industrial Exterior Fire Brigade, Marine Fire Fighting.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

Fire-Rescue International 2021 Conference (July 27–30, 2021)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Presented "Respect Our House: Extinguish Bullying" as a member of the IAFC – Safety, Health and Survival (SHS) Section Bullying Task Force.
Volunteered through the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) - Everyone Goes Home Program.
Completed 7.5 hours of Continuing Education.

Firehouse World 2020 Conference (February 25–28, 2020)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Served as a volunteer for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) – Everyone Goes Home Program.

IFSTA Winter Meeting 2020 (January 24–25, 2020)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Attended the Essentials of Fire Fighting, Eighth Edition, Validation Committee Meeting.

Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) 2020 Conference (January 10–15, 2020)
Scottsdale, Arizona
Attended the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) – Everyone Goes Home Program Advocate Workshop
Co-Presented Attributes of Leading (AOL) Train-the-Trainer (TtT) Everyone Goes Home Program Course.
Attended the Health and Safety Officer (HSO) ProBoard course.

Fresno Training Symposium 2019 (November 18–19, 2019)
Fresno, California
Attended the (CSTI) Hazardous Materials Incident Commander course.

FDIC International 2019 Conference (April 10–12, 2019)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Presented "Firefighter Mentorship: Designing, Implementing and Managing an Effective Mentoring Program"
Completed 4.35 hours of Continuing Education.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) – Everyone Goes Home Program Regional Advocate Summit (November 16–18, 2018)
Crofton, Maryland

National Fire Heritage Center (NFHC) 2018 Annual Meeting (October 8, 2018)
Emmitsburg, Maryland
Appointed to the (NFHC) Board of Directors.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) – Everyone Goes Home Program 2018 Advocate Symposium (June 21–23, 2018)
Quincy, Massachusetts
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Headquarters
Attended Attributes of Leading (AOL) Everyone Goes Home Course.

FDIC International 2018 Conference (April 23–27, 2018)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Completed 16.70 hours of Continuing Education.

Firehouse World 2016 Conference (January 31–February 4, 2016)
San Diego, California
Served as a volunteer for the Firehouse Ambassador Program.
Completed 22 hours of Continuing Education.

Firehouse Expo 2015 Conference (July 14-18, 2015)
Baltimore, Maryland
Presented "Being the Ideal Candidate" and "The Written Exam" in the Future Firefighter Experience program.
Served as a volunteer for the Firehouse Ambassador Program.
Completed 13.5 hours of Continuing Education.

FDIC International 2015 Conference (April 20-25, 2015)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Completed 5.80 hours of Continuing Education.

Firehouse World 2015 Conference (January 25-29, 2015)
Los Angeles, California
Completed 5.50 hours of Continuing Education.

California Fire Explorers Association 2012 Academy (March 2012)
Schell Vista, California
Served as a volunteer instructor for various topics.

Board of Directors, Public Information Officer (PIO) National Fire Heritage Center (2018 - 2020).
Everyone Goes Home Program®, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Volunteer Advocate Regional Manager, Region IX (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada), (2016 - Present).
International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Safety, Health and Survival Section (2018 - Present).
International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA), Essentials of Fire Fighting, Eighth edition validation committee (2019 - Present).
The Institution of Fire Engineers, Graduate Grade (GIFireE), (2020 - Present).
Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Member (2020 - Present).

Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives in the Wildland [Editorial]. Firehouse Magazine, A22-A23. September (2020).
Firefighting Strategies and Tactics, Fourth Edition, Jones & Bartlett Learning (2020).
Introduction to Fire Protection and Emergency Services, Sixth Edition, Jones & Bartlett Learning (2020).
Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service, Sixth Edition, Jones & Bartlett Learning (2020).
Wildland Fire Fighter: Principles and Practice, Second Edition, Jones & Bartlett Learning (2020).
White Paper: Diesel exhaust source capture systems, apparatus-mounted, direct source protection system, building space filtration systems, International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC).
Safety, Health and Survival Section (SHS), (2018).
Chief Officer: Principles and Practice, Second Edition, Jones & Bartlett Learning (2017).

Commendation and Service Award, International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI), (2018).
Certificate of Heroism, City of Pinole Fire Department (2014).
Shasta College 40th Fire Fighter I Academy, Academic Achievement Award, 4.0 GPA (2009).
Firefighter of the Year, City of Patterson / West Stanislaus Fire Protection District (2007).

Christopher Baker, GIFireE

Your support will help with historical review of past practices and research for new approaches to save lives and reduce fire losses in the future.

Contact Info

  • The National Fire Heritage Center
  • Physical Address: 17701 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
    Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 76, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
  • Phone: (301) 876-3454