"Chris Fields gives a no holds barred testimony of both his personal life as a firefighter as well as his professional life as a firefighter. Those of us in the profession know that these are one in the same. I watched intently the faces of the firefighters in the room (roughly 200) and I realized that for many of them that what they heard and witnessed from Chris was more than just a story, rather, it was a large mirror placed in front of them revealing a reflection of themselves. Simply put Chris' experience was, is and always will be, PURPOSE DRIVEN!"
CHAD MAJOR / PRESIDENT / PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS ASSOC. OF LOUISIANA
"Chris Fields embodies the person we should all strive to be as 1st
Responders. Dedicated to mission. Sacrificing for the greater good. Bravery
under fire. Compassion for those he serves. When you hear his story - the
successes and the failures told with transparent courage - you will be
amazed and inspired."
JAY DOBYNS / AGENT - AUTHOR - KEYNOTE
“Chris has a message that any first responder, military, or anyone with a HEART should hear. His message is about helping others and changing the narrative in how Post Traumatic Stress is dealt with. I have served in the military for over 22 years and I recognize a servant leader and Chris is that leader.
In short, Chris’s experience as a firefighter along with his skills and abilities, make him the perfect choice for any speaking engagement. He possesses the required traits and intangibles you are looking for to mentor, lead, and build superior future leaders. In addition, he possesses the highest levels of confidence, humility, maturity, sound judgement; all of the qualities you look for in a motivational speaker”.
JOHN J CHACON / SMSGT / USAF
"After 31 years as a Firefighter, Chris Fields retired and began the next chapter of his life. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs was fortunate to be included in his next chapter. Chris exposes the audience to a raw telling of his life as a Firefighter. His experiences, professional and personal, remind us to search for the silver linings in every situation. After hearing from Chris Fields, you cannot help but feel inspired and motivated!"
JANET VAN KAMPEN / PROGRAM DIRECTOR - PUBLIC SAFETY / UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO COLORADO SPRINGS
"Chris Fields experienced a catastrophic event, the scope of which a lot of 1st responders will not see in their careers. The struggles that Chris Fields experienced after the event are real struggles that 1st responders are dealing with across the nation. By talking honestly about his professional and personal struggles, Chris is giving many 1st responders the courage to talk about their struggles and begin the healing process."
COREY KIRT / CAPTAIN / FALCON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT