Christian M Hartley
  • 39, Male
  • Houston, AK
  • United States
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Christian M Hartley replied to S.Ruble's discussion Patient ASSESSMENT
"Contact the state agency that manages EMT and Paramedic certications and licenses.  They often have banks of patient scenarios that have everything in them, they may be able to provide with a booklet of scenarios. "
Jun 10, 2012
Christian M Hartley replied to Kody Brodwater's discussion Any fundraising ideas?
"I see a lot of the common answers for fundraisers, which are typically an annual or monthly event that raises some funds but often not enough for buying tools or gear that you really need.  So here's food for thought - the fire…"
Jun 9, 2012
Christian M Hartley replied to Bob Kolva's discussion Cold weather firefighting tips in the group Training Ideas
"Old topic, but worth a response! I work in a department that during wintertime sees a lot of fires in extreme weather, our most extreme last winter was -37*F without windchill and about -46 with windchill accounted for. So I do have quite a bit of…"
Apr 30, 2011
Christian M Hartley joined James Hill's group


Anyone who is a member of FOOLS. Any chapter!
Apr 30, 2011
Christian M Hartley joined lutan1's group

Vehicle Extrication & Rescue

To talk about all things related to vehicle extrication.Not USAR. Not Confined Space. Not SAR. Not BA. Not Swift Water. Not Trench.Vehicle extricaiton only....See More
Apr 30, 2011
Christian M Hartley replied to Peter McCarthy's discussion Dept Training Requirements in the group Trainers Corner
"We train weekly, 3 hours, on Tuesday from 1900 - 2200. Quarterly trainings with mutual aid departments (we have three mutual aid departments so we try to have one of the three every month, making it quarterly with each of the them). First meeting of…"
Mar 11, 2010
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Mar 10, 2010
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Mar 10, 2010
Christian M Hartley joined Randy Macey's group

Trainers Corner

Topics, power point, videos, areas that need to be covered. Area where trainers can help trainers from different Fire Depts.
Sep 29, 2009
Christian M Hartley replied to Haven5's discussion Looking for drill idea. in the group Training Ideas
"What is the objective you are trying to accomplish, or is it just a drill for the sake of practicing ladders? How long do you want the drill to last? Our department recently did a two-hour drill where the firefighters laddered the roof of a three…"
Jul 15, 2009
Christian M Hartley replied to FF86's discussion Surviving low call volume
"down time = training time. Build a prop with some material that may be donated or left over from other projects - vertical ventilation, confined space, and entanglement props could all be combined into a single 6'x6'x4' prop. Make the…"
Jul 15, 2009
Christian M Hartley replied to john wakie jr's discussion some funny questions/ comments said to me while operating..feel free to add your own
"My favorite, as mentioned above, is on a scene with apparatus galore and an active extrication and a driver stops in the middle of the road and asks, "What's going on?" I always answer shark attack. And they drive away satisfied at an…"
Jul 15, 2009
Christian M Hartley replied to Bull's discussion know it alls!!!! in the group The Officer's Club
"If you have an SOG regarding attending trainings and drills, you don't let them play until they practice. I'm pretty sure brain surgeons know a LOT more information than other doctors, but they are still required to attend continuing…"
Jun 21, 2009
Russ Griffith replied to Christian M Hartley's discussion Entanglement Prop alteration in the group Training Ideas
"We have done similar trainings with ours, we use a 2ftX3ft by 7ft long wood frame box with a combination of both electric and communication wire run cris-cross throughout, at the end we install a piece of 1/2" drywall that the Firefighter must…"
May 2, 2009
Christian M Hartley replied to Ray Swanson's discussion Blue Light Laws
"In Alaska, blue lights are on POV for ems and firefighters, and some police departments, and it is state law that ALL drivers except other emergency vehicles responding to a call MUST pull over as if the 1988 Dodge Colt behind them is a ladder…"
Mar 21, 2009
Christian M Hartley added a discussion to the group Training Ideas

Entanglement Prop alteration

We had used several entanglement props and were seeing people getting too used to moving forward through the props. So we added a feature of allowing people to proceed through the prop with their mask clear and a darkened room. So they could see their destination and there the lines were as they proceeded.But at the end of the hallway, we screwed in a 1/2" thick piece of plexiglass that was donated to us by a local windshield repair business. It's funny to see how many times people bump their…See More
Mar 11, 2009

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Training Officer
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Houston (Alaska) Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Grand Canyon National Park FD, Talkeetna FD, Meadow Lakes FD, Willow FD
My Training:
Too many to type out - will kill my keyboard and tax my memory.
About Me:
Eat, Sleep, Save Lives. Repeat. Though order may vary.
Day Job:
Risk management consultant
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Parents were lifers, I wanted to be as well.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I like helping myself through helping others
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Retention, Training

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