Chris Stevens, Captain/Paramedic
Urban Search & Rescue Division
Captain Stevens has been in the fire service for a total of 28 years; the last 21 years have been with the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA). Chris was promoted to Fire Captain in March of 2005 and is currently assigned to OCFA’s Heavy Rescue unit at Station 6 in the City of Irvine where he has served for 10 years; he also serves as both the Technical Rescue Program Coordinator and as a Rescue Team Manager on FEMA US&R California Task Force 5 (CA-TF5) for the OCFA.
Chris has been a member of CA-TF5 and CA-RTF 10 since 2006, serving as a Rescue Squad Officer, Rescue Team Manager, and Rescue Section Coordinator. He has deployed with the task force and CA RTF-10 six times during his tenure, including Hurricanes Rita, Gustav & Ike, the Montecito mudslides, and the Camp Fire in Paradise, Ca. Recently, Chris was appointed by the Orange County Fire Authority to assist with the FIRESCOPE TSAR committee and represent the organization on the REMS subcommittee as well.
Since 2007, Chris has served an instructor for OCFA’s technical rescue program, OCFA’s Recruit Academy, Santa Ana College Basic Fire Academy, LACo Regional Fire Training Group, and here at North Net Fire Training. He is a CSFM Senior instructor in Rescue Systems 1, 2, & 3, Confined Space Rescue Technician, and a primary instructor in Low Angle Rope Rescue and Rope Rescue Operations.
During his time away from work, Chris enjoys spending time at home with his family and friends and being a part of Orange County Fire Authority’s Pipe and Drum band, which represents the OCFA all over the state and the nation, celebrating the lives of those who have fallen in our chosen profession.