Chris has 17 years of firefighter and rescue experience (both volunteer and career). Chris volunteered for 10 years before becoming a career firefighter with Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, working in the Allison Hill section of the city. Chris later joined the Philadelphia Fire Department where he is currently a firefighter assigned to Ladder 6 in West Philadelphia. Prior to his current assignment, he worked on an engine in West Philadelphia and at Ladder 19/HAZMAT 1in South Philadelphia. Chris graduated with a B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University prior to seeking firefighting as a career. Chris is currently enrolled in a Masters of Emergency Management program through Millersville University. Chris is trained in firefighting, medical, HAZMAT, vehicle, confined space, rope, water, ice, trench, and structural collapse rescue.