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Christopher Baker, GIFireE

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Christopher
Baker, GIFireE
Clovis
CA

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

MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTAL:
Acting Fire Engineer / Fire Fighter, Pinole Fire Department, Pinole, CA (2013-2016)
Fire Security Specialist, Chevron Fire Department, Richmond, CA (2011-2013)
Fire Fighter I, CAL FIRE, Redding, CA (2008-2011)
Firefighter / Driver Operator, City of Patterson Fire Department / West Stanislaus Fire Protection District, Patterson, CA (2006-2008)

EDUCATION:

California State University, Long Beach, CA, Emergency Services Administration, Masters Extension Degree Program, (In Progress), 14 Credits (2015)
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Individualized Major - Cultural Anthropology, 93 Credits (2002)
Shasta College 40th Fire Fighter I Academy (2009)
Shasta College, Redding, CA, Associate of Science (A.S.) Fire Service Command, Company Officer, 80.5 Credits (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

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

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

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-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

Director, National Fire Heritage Center (2018 - Present)
Everyone Goes Home Program®, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Volunteer Advocate Regional Manager, Region IX (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada), (2016 - Present)
Fire Engineering Radio: The Future Firefighter Podcast Host (2018 - Present)
International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Safety, Health and Survival Section, Staging Area, Member (2018 - Present)
International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA), Essentials of Fire Fighting, Eighth edition validation committee (2019 - Present)
The Institution of Fire Engineers, USA Branch, Graduate Grade (GIFireE), (2020 - Present)
Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Member (2020 - Present)

Farnsworth, J., & Eisner, C., & Baker, C. L. (2020, October 23). Fire Chief Harvey Eisner: A Major Driving Force in the American Fire Service [Web log post] https://fireheritageusa.org/archives/fire-chief-harvey-eisner-a-major-driving-force-in-the-american-fire-service
Paisner, E. M., II, Vu, D., Milke, J. A., Dr., & Baker, C. L. (2020, October 9). Dr. John L. Bryan: Pioneer and Professor in Fire Protection Engineering [Web log post] https://fireheritageusa.org/archives/dr-john-l-bryan-fire-engineering 
Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives in the Wildland [Editorial]. Firehouse Magazine, A22-A23. September (2020) https://www.firehouse.com/safety-health/document/21152256/national-fallen-firefighters-foundation-2020-fire-service-health-safety-report  
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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  • The National Fire Heritage Center
  • Address: 17701 Creamery Road  Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
  • Phone: (210) 380-8364
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