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Christopher Baker, GIFireE

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Baker, GIFireE

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

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, CAL FIRE, Shasta-Trinity Unit, Redding, CA (2010 - 2011).
Fire Fighter 1, CAL FIRE, Lassen-Modoc Unit, Susanville, CA (2008 - 2009).
Firefighter / Driver Operator, City of Patterson Fire, Patterson, CA (2006 - 2008).

Fire Captain / PIO, River Delta Fire Protection District, Isleton, CA (2017 - 2019).
Engineer / PIO, Rio Vista Fire Department, Rio Vista, CA (2017 - 2019).
Firefighter, Shasta County Fire Department, Bella Vista, CA (2009 - 2011).
Engineer / Training Officer, Shasta Fire Department, Shasta, CA (2009 - 2011).
Firefighter / Driver Operator, West Stanislaus Fire Protection District, Patterson, CA (2006 - 2008).

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)

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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