Chris Tomlinson
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  • Churubusco, IN
  • United States
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We're donating a rescue truck

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Tomlinson Aug 21, 2009. 9 Replies

Your biggest fear in firefighting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Angela Aug 18, 2009. 44 Replies

My favorite P.O.V.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Tomlinson Jul 27, 2009. 4 Replies


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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Churubusco Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
My Training:
I have a 2-year college degree from Ivy Tech of Ft. Wayne Indiana related to the fire service.

I've had IDACS/NCIC clearance in the past at my 9-1-1 jobs, trained many people on proper communication during incidents and even have a degree in web design.
About Me:
I own a small award winning web design company in northeast Indiana ( and we provide cost-effective web solutions to businesses ranging from industrial to retail services
Day Job:
Web designer
Relationship Status:
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Looking to network with fellow firefighters and EMS professionals around the country
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Because you get to be part of a 2nd family that cares like no one else on the planet

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Posted on September 24, 2009 at 2:32pm 7 Comments

After nearly two decades of being on my volunteer department I’ve started noticing a frightening trend amongst our members – low attendance. And I’m not just talking about the boring and mundane weekly truck / station maintenance. I’m talking about emergency incidents and training.

The same ten or so people out of a 30-person roster keep showing up for everything, while the others seem to show up periodically. Some I haven’t seen… Continue

A Little Lesson

Posted on April 12, 2009 at 12:10am 2 Comments

As a member of our department for nearly two decades, having served as a reserve police officer and worked as a 911 dispatcher for nearly a decade, I've seen a lot and I've heard a lot, but nothing prepared me for February 12th, 2008.

Safety is critical and we all know that, but I learned a tough lesson that night that will live forever in my mind, my fellow brethren and my family.

The simple and short… Continue

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At 10:07pm on July 12, 2009, steve said…
chris why is it so hard to keep the volunteer program going both in ems and fire my area the volunteers are dropping away extremely fast because the local township and local goverment just let these programs fade out.what can be done to keep volunteers aroundand going.please reply to me...steve guis
At 6:47pm on April 24, 2009, Leslie Bertram said…
That sounds like a really good idea!!! I'm not sure if that would help us much... small town. But how would you go about doing all that????
At 3:06pm on April 16, 2009, Leslie Bertram said…
Ok so I just checked that out... I'm sure I can do it, it looks simple enough. I think I'm just going to work on getting the rest up and running first now. You should check the site out now Just a few things left to do. My husband and I worked on it till 5:00 in the morning last night.
At 2:52pm on April 16, 2009, Leslie Bertram said…
Well I can't send you a message. SO what are you talking about styling the tables with CSS? I'm sorry I don't understand what that means. But who knows I may be able to figure it out. LOL THANK YOU for the help so far!!!
At 6:05pm on April 6, 2009, sarah arledge said…
hi Chris Tomlinson welcome to ffn hope you lke it here its a great place to be. have a great night stay safe take care
At 11:19pm on April 2, 2009, Fireyladd - Retired Chief Sharp said…
Chris, welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Southern Oregon Coast
At 3:21pm on April 2, 2009, Leo Cartwright said…
Hi there Chris; I’m Leo from Australia, Paramedic; Welcome to FFN hope U enjoy the site and gather many friends during your stay. If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends. If I have not added you as a friend, it’s because I have reached my Max and I am waiting for members to reply to me.
I also collect Patches and badges and would love to show one of yours in my collection. I am looking for Police, Medical, Ambulance, S&R; Dispatcher & Fire Service patches. If U are interested, or U know someone in these groups please contact me. My Email is
My address is:-
Leo J. Cartwright
246 Kay Street

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