Christopher Baker's Blog – August 2017 Archive (4)

Maintaining the Work and Life Balance in the Fire Service

In my fire service career, I have worked on various different shift schedules.  When I first started as a volunteer, I signed up for 24-hour shifts on a Kelly Schedule as a paid reserve.  About a year later, I received the opportunity to be a…


Added by Christopher Baker on August 20, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Become a Volunteer and Serve In Your Community

Over the years I have volunteered for various organizations. When I first started my career in the fire service, I began as a volunteer and, this original experience taught me the importance of volunteerism. One of the most rewarding volunteer experiences is when I traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti after the…


Added by Christopher Baker on August 14, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Why I Became a Public Servant

I will never forget the day I signed up to be a volunteer firefighter for my community. In 2005, I can recall watching the devastation on TV from the natural disaster Hurricane Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Region of the United States.  I felt like I needed to help in some form or fashion I wanted to do something. At the time, in…


Added by Christopher Baker on August 8, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 6

The stage is set. In the audience are family members, friends, and mentors patiently watching you on stage for your pinning ceremony.  There are few milestones in life that are held in such high regard.  The…


Added by Christopher Baker on August 2, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

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