Friday, August 26, 2011

On Duty with Chris, Firefighter/Lieutenant

On Duty are posts where we highlight employees of TheFireStore who are not only committed to serving our customers throughout the workday, but also spend their free time serving in the industry they love. 

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What is your job at TheFireStore and what does it entail?


I'm the Sales Support Supervisor at TheFireStore, and I oversee the inside support team that supports the Outside Sales staff who are based out of our Abbottstown and Williamsport branch offices. 

In what line of service are you and for how long have you been serving? 


Currently I am a Lieutenant serving with the Berwyn Fire Company in Pennsylvania. I have been a firefighter for about 8 years now. 

What do you love most about being a Firefighter/EMT?


I would say that being able to help others and be involved with an organization that has such strong community ties. Also being part of such a strong brotherhood of people is a benefit that can’t be beat. 

Do you enjoy working in the fire service in both your professional and personal life? Why?


I do, most of the time! It’s nice having a job that deals with something that is such a huge part of my personal life. Sometimes it can get a little overwhelming, but it’s what I know and love, so I always enjoy it in the end. 

How have you felt your experience has helped you better aid our customers? 


Yes, definitely. Customers like being able to talk to someone who has experience actually using the products they are buying. Anyone can be a salesman, but in the fire equipment industry it makes a difference if you’ve actually had to use the tools you’re selling in an emergency setting.

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