Owner / Lead Instructor
Citizens First Fire Training
Chris Kessinger has been a student of the craft for 17 years, currently holding the role of lieutenant with the City of Lebanon, OH, Division of Fire. He serves as the lead instructor and owner of Citizens First Fire Training in addition to the role of training officer/instructor for numerous schools, training facilities and departments. Kessinger has a deep passion for this job, making sure that the blue-collar traditions of our foundation stay alive and well. As an active member for the Central Ohio FOOLS chapter, Kessinger is able to continually spread those traditions and keep our service headed in the right direction. His passion, that one thing on the job that drives his soul will always be with truck company operations. Be aggressive in the search, aggressive in throwing ladders, aggressive in ventilation but most of all be aggressive in LOVING the job! Those core values are what Kessinger lives by. He is a nobody from nowhere who just loves the job and spreading the passion everywhere he goes. Our citizens are our absolute No. 1 priority, anything other than that is simply unacceptable.