Chris’ Story

FIRST IN – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ONE OF AMERICAS MOST RECOGNIZED        FIRST RESPONDERS

 

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8

Chris served over 31 years with the Oklahoma City Fire Department, promoting through the ranks he retired as a Major in 2017. Chris was captured in a photo that became an iconic symbol of the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995 when he was cradling the body of 1yr old Baylee Almon. Chris discusses the brutal realities of a life spent responding to citizens in their darkest hours. Routinely placing others before himself and representing the greater good in all of us. Chris tells a story of his life, his 31 years of public service and how that day in 1995 all combined to take a toll on his life and his family, he suffered in silence for many years. Now he shares how he took control and his journey out of the suffering in hopes of helping other 1st responders avoid the failure, the pitfalls and to reach out.

“I was shocked when I reached out, how many people were reaching back”

For more information contact Chris Fields at clfields64@att.net