Chris Parliman
  • 45, Male
  • Cuddebackville
  • United States
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Chris Parliman's Discussions

contact numbers for an aircraft down

Started this discussion. Last reply by FETC Oct 27, 2008. 10 Replies

Preconnect hose lay

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Parliman Nov 8, 2008. 8 Replies

Looking for a chiefs vehicle and a medical response vehicle.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jenny Holderby Oct 18, 2008. 3 Replies


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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Fire Chief / Chief of Department, EMT - Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Cuddebackville Fire Dept.
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Otisville Fire Dept was my first fire dept I joined when I was 16 yrs old and the went to Cuddebackville when I was 19 years old.
My Training:
I am trained in numerous state and county fire courses along with the NIMS courses. I am currently enhancing my training by taking online college courses for a degree in fire science.
About Me:
I am 30 yrs old married with 4 children. I have been in the fire service for 14 yrs, I obtained my NYS EMT cert in 2000 and am currently in the rank of Chief of the Cuddebackville Fire Dept. You can hit me on yahoo and aol instant messenger. yahoo screen name is parlimanc and aol is chieffir6
Day Job:
OC 911 Dispatcher
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I joined the fire service to help the community and return a service to the community that I live in
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Helping people in need gives you a great feeling at the end of the day
Top Issues Facing Responders:
the major issues facing responders is the fact that the world has changed and we have to take a different aspect to the calls we respond too and in some cases we have to approach things differently also. another issue facing the fire service is the fact the people don't have the time to do much volunteering anymore, volunteer fire departments need to find something to keep the members they have and a good recruiting tool to get more members.

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Chris Parliman's Blog

Offically fire chief

Posted on December 9, 2008 at 4:28pm 5 Comments

After finally graduating college and running the fire department as assistant chief for the past year, the fire department and board of fire commissioners made it offical last night. All the headaches are now mine offically and members will get mad, but such is life, you can't please every one all of the time, you can only please some of the people some of the time. Even though I look forward to the challenges, I also look forward to the many new things that some of the members would like to… Continue

Full Time college work and full time job with family and fire dept duties...... wow

Posted on November 18, 2008 at 10:01pm 2 Comments

Yes talk abot a lot on you plate, I'm a full time dispatcher, just finished college work for an AA degree in Fire Science, with a family of four and of course my duties as fire chief. Having completed my college studies, some of the stress will be relieved for now. The family fun with my wife and children never gets dull or stressfull, as a matter of fact that is kind of my stress reliever. Don't get me wrong, I love my job and the duties at the fire house can be delegated out, so not so much… Continue

Life as a dispatcher

Posted on October 12, 2008 at 9:24pm 5 Comments

yes life as a emergency services dispathcer can be rough taking calls, sending fire departments out to motorcycle mva's and finding out that the rider or riders are DOA. yes it is very rough. but just like being a fire fighter you learn quickly that you cant save every one and you have to put the bad ones behind you. this is not an easy thing to do knowing that you took the call for that motorcyclist down or person hit by the car, not knowing what happened to that person or persons can be… Continue

Being a chief

Posted on October 11, 2008 at 8:58pm 3 Comments

OK so officially I have been chief of my fire department for just over a month, and people think it is so easy being chief. let me tell you first hand it is not all that easy, you have to be every one's friend, you have to be a father to the young guys, a brother to you peers and a listener to the ones who where ther before you. In addition to that you also have to be the leader that the department need you to be, making quick and life changing decisions. Making everyone happy is impossible, it… Continue

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At 10:27am on February 9, 2009, Dale Barker said…
Good morning Chris where abouts are you located? Can't say as though I have heard of this town.
At 2:58pm on January 18, 2009, Jan Hughey said…
Hey Chris, I represent a 200 + million $ nutritional wellness company and I'm always looking for Firefighters interested in an additional source of income. This is also about saving lives and helping other people. If you'd like additional information please send me an email at
Thanks, Jan (originally from Newburgh, NY)
At 1:18pm on January 5, 2009, Kayla Bartlett said…
hey thanks for the message.. hope that you have a good day.....
At 1:06pm on December 31, 2008, Beth said…
At 8:16pm on December 27, 2008, Beth said…
At 10:15pm on December 10, 2008, Scott said…
Hey Chief wanted to know if you had any luck in getting that fly car or SUV
At 2:45am on November 26, 2008, Bulldog324 said…
thank you for stopping in hope to get more of us in here
At 8:37pm on November 10, 2008, Sandi Humphfres said…
Thanks for the invite to the Not all fire trucks are red. Have a great week !
At 9:09pm on October 19, 2008, Tiger Schmittendorf said…
Hi Chief -

I stumbled across a comment you made in the FASNY group looking for recruitment help.

I've just taken charge of FASNY's statewide recruitment and retention efforts. I'm curious to know how FASNY can support your local efforts.

Keeping in mind that we can't do the actual recruiting for you, what tools and resources can we provide that you can leverage to make your job more effective at recruiting and retaining qualified members?

I'm interested in your feedback.

Stay safe. Train often.
At 11:21am on October 12, 2008, Mary Ellen Shea said…
thanks for the add Chris--
Stay safe

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