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Outside Sales Representative

Local Address: Oklahoma, United States
Casco Industries , Inc.
1920 Rankin Rd Suite 155
Houston , Texas 77073
United States

Company Description: Casco Industries, Inc. has been in business for over 50 years. Casco is a family-owned business and is in its second generation of ownership. The company originally...   more

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Oklahoma City firefighter Chris Fields lights the torch at the Opening Ceremonies of the World Police and Fire Games
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6/13/01 Oklahoma City firefighter Chris Fields lights the torch at the Opening Ceremonies of the World Police and Fire Games, Saturday, June 9, 2001, in Indianapolis.More than 9,000 public safety officials from 57 countries are competing in 70 sports through Jun
Texas firefighter is silhouetted against flames and flying sparks
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Chris Fields hopes the photo of him and 1-year-old Bailey Almon will soon be perceived differently.
More than any other photo , even the image of the blown-up building , it was flashed around the world on television , published in newspapers and magazines.I think the picture was used because it had more of an effect on people because of the innocence of a baby caught_up in the tragedy , said pictured firefighter Chris Fields.Fields , a firefighter for almost 15 years , was on duty at Station 5 , less than two miles from the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma_City , when the blast that reverberated around the world went off.We heard it , and it rattled the windows at our station , Fields recalled.When we looked_out the back of the station , and saw the huge column of smoke , we all jumped into the rigs and headed that way..Fields said normally they would call the dispatch office and report smoke , but with the magnitude of the sound of the explosion , they knew it was something big.A misconception printed in most cutlines under the picture is that Fields carried 1-year-old Bailey Almon out of the wreckage of the building.Fields said he worked at the YMCA day care facility before going to the Murrah Building , and helped clear the way for a woman with a broken ankle to be brought_out of the bombed facility.He said he was standing outside the building when Sergeant John Avery of the Oklahoma_City Police_Department said he had a critical infant , and handed the baby to Fields.There was an ambulance across the street , and I carried her there , Fields said.I told EMSA personnel we had a critical infant , and they got a blanket so we wouldn't have to lay the baby on the ground..Fields said he was not aware his picture had been taken until about 11 p.m. that night when he got a call from the dispatch office.They had a photo that had been FAXed to them from Great Britain , asking for identification of the firefighter , Fields said.The chief in dispatch is a good friend of mine , and he said , from the profile , it looked like me , and there was a 5 on the helmet.So by process of elimination , we figured it was me..During the next weeks , Fields said , he received copies of newspapers , which carried the photo , from cities in almost every state.And he talked to media from around the world.Sometimes I had a hard time understanding the questions reporters were asking because of their accents , Fields noted.Fields said the thing that bothered him about the photo , and its extensive use , was that Erin Almon , Bailey's mother , had to look at her baby.As firefighters , we're in the newspaper and on TV all the time , but here was a picture of Erin's daughter , who was dead , going all over the world , Fields commented.It was like she should just toughen_up and get used to it..Fields met Almon shortly after the bombing , and they have become close friends.
In the last few weeks , Almon who is now married , and goes by the name of Almon-Kok , and Fields have joined in a project Almon-Kok started to promote putting protective.
Firefighter Chris Fields with wife Cheryl and sons , Ryan , 7 , and Parker , 15 months
glass on windows of high-risk buildings , especially schools and day care centers.During the bombing and the May 3 tornadoes last year , there were lots of people injured by flying glass , noted Fields.There is a protective coating that keeps people safe through tornadoes , high winds , hurricanes and national disasters..Schools , day-care centers and other buildings which use the protective covering will receive a plaque from Almon-Kok's foundation.The plaque has the image of Fields and Bailey Almon.Five years after the bombing , Fields says his life has changed , as have the lives of most other Oklahomans.The tragedy has made me appreciate the little things more , Fields acknowledged.It's one of those deals where you think , something like this is never going to happen in little Oklahoma_City , but it did.I don't take small things for granted anymore.It's made me think how fragile life really is..At the time of the bombing , Fields' oldest son was 2 , and carrying Bailey naturally made him think of Ryan.As I was looking at her , I was thinking , this is someone's baby , and they're going to find_out today that their baby is dead , " Fields recalled.I couldn't comprehend getting a phone call and finding out my son was dead..Fields said , as a firefighter , he deals with life and death most every day.We make calls on heart attack victims and others in an arrested state , but they are usually older , and have lived a reasonably long life , he explained.When the 75-year-old grandpa has passed away , once EMSA or the police_department gets there , we're released from the scene and go on down the road.We never know anything about them , the funeral or anything.It's just part of our job , but because of the coverage of the bombing , we came to know these people almost on a personal basis , Fields said.We saw the effects the loss of loved ones had on people..Fields , who grew_up at Oklahoma_City , South Lindsay , and was a member of Oklahoma_City , Westmore at the time of the bombing , said his faith has helped him understand and cope with the fact there had to be a reason for the bombing.If you believe in God , have faith , and realize there is purpose in everything , and something good will come_out of it , things are easier to handle , said Fields.The ones without faith are the ones you see five years down the road who are still angry and bitter..Fields said his mother believes her son was in that place at that time for a reason.Fields doesn't disagree.It's hard to say , he said.I may not know until 30 years from now , or it may be the foundation I'm helping Erin with..Fields admitted he never thought he would be involved in something as big as the bombing.We've been on some big fires all night long , but this was beyond comprehension , he noted.As for the photo becoming a symbol of the bombing , Fields said he and Almon-Kok can never change that.That's one of the reasons for the Protecting People First Foundation , he said.The image of the photo on the plaques is not a bloody image..Fields acknowledged that the perspective of the photo--how people look at it--can never be changed , but perhaps another perspective can be added.Maybe 10 or 15 years down the road , people will know the plaques are there because of the safety protection places have taken , Fields said.Perhaps the photo will come to represent safety , instead_of just the tragic day of the bombing..
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Oklahoma City Bombing [1995]: The image of firefighter Chris Fields holding the dying infant Baylee Almon won the Pulitzer Prize f...49 comment(s) | 9327 view(s)
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum – Official Website, 24 July 2008 [cached]
On Friday, July 25, 2008, District Chief of Support Services Chris Fields shares his experiences with Museum visitors. Chris has been with the Oklahoma City Fire Department since 1985. As a first responder on April 19, 1995, Fields worked the rescue and recovery effort, and is the firefighter pictured holding Baylee Almon in the Pulitzer Prize winning photo.
Fields served 21 years in the Suppression Division before his promotion to District Chief of Support Services in 2006. As District Chief he supervises Fire Dispatch, FMIS, Graphics and Human Resources. Fields retains his HazMat Tech rating and his EMT license.
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