Christopher Plennes

Name: Christopher Plennes
Title:
Driver/Operator – AEMT
Years of Service: Since 2008
Hometown and Years in Teton Valley: Milwaukee, WI; Lived in Teton Valley in 1998

Personal Details (family and hobbies): I have two children, 4 dogs, a cat, and a new fiancé! I own a window cleaning business that I have operated for the past 12 years and also own a home in Victor. I am pretty much the typical story, moved here 15 years ago and never left. I enjoy all the activities the valley has to offer from motorsports to snowboarding, hiking, camping, hunting and fishing.

Why did you want to become a firefighter?: Both my grandfather and uncle are retired members of the Milwaukee Fire Department. It’s been something that has always had my interest, but I did not get involved until the age of 35, which I regret. The day I became a career firefighter and EMT will always remain a major highlight in my life. It took a lot of hard work and determination! The fact that we are here for a community like Teton Valley is a tremendous feeling. Although we usually come to help you on your worst day, the personal gratification, of being able to help, is at times overwhelming. The camaraderie of working with our team on scenes is something that cannot be matched in any other facet of life. Be Safe!

Training Highlights:
International Fire Service Accreditation Congress
Firefighter 1
Firefighter 2
Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator-Pumper
National Fire Academy
Comprehensive Fire Protection- Commercial Occupancies – 2009
Preparation for Initial Company Operations – 2011
Strategy and Tactics for initial Company Operations – 2011
FEMA- Emergency Management Institute
National Incident Management System (NIMS) – 2008
Incident Command System (ICS) 100 – 2008
Incident Command System (ICS) 200 – 2008
Idaho Emergency Training Programs
Extrication Awareness and Operations – 2008
Hazmat Awareness and Operations – 2008
Rapid Intervention Team Training – 2008
Brannigans Building Construction – 2010
Fire Behavior/Flashover Training – 2011
Miscellaneous
S- 130/S-190 Basic Wildland Fire Training – 2009
EMS Landing Zone Officer – 2012
National Registry Emergency Medical Technicians- EMT Basic – 2009
National Registry Emergency Medical Technicians- AEMT – 2011

Awards/Honors:
Firefighter Commendation Award (Reading in Schools Program) – 2012
Unit Commendation Award – 2012

Special Projects/Community Service:
Local 4667 Secretary/Treasurer: 2012 to present