Chris Dennis

Fire & Rescue Department
Title: Fire & Rescue Chief
Phone: 608-838-3278
Chris Dennis

Chief Dennis joined the McFarland Fire Department in October 1994 and the McFarland Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department in May 1999. Chris has held many positions in the Fire Department, including being the Squad 5 Foreman from 1999 to 2007, being promoted to Fire Lieutenant in 2007, and then being promoted to Fire Captain in 2012. Chris was also promoted to Deputy Director/Chief of EMS of McFarland EMS in 2011. Chris was also honored as the 2012 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) of the Year by the Oregon-Brooklyn-McFarland Veterans of Foreign Affairs Post Number 10272. In March 2015, Chris was promoted to Division Chief, and in January 2016, Chris was appointed to Chief. Chris is also a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program.

Along with his many accomplishments previously noted, Chief Dennis also maintains the following certifications/licenses:

  • Advanced EMT
  • Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO) III Instructor
  • Driver/Operator - Aerial
  • Driver/Operator - Pumper
  • Emergency Services Instructor II
  • Fire Inspector I
  • Fire Office II
  • Firefighter I
  • Firefighter II
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Ice Rescue Technician

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