First Responder Mental Health Keynote Speaker
Chris Fields served over 31 years with the Oklahoma City Fire Department, promoting through the ranks, he retired as a Major in March of 2017. Chris was captured in a photo that became an iconic symbol of the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995 when he was cradling the body of 1yr old Baylee Almon. Chris discusses the brutal realities of a life spent responding to citizens in their darkest hours. Chris tells a story of his life, his 31 years of public service, and how that day in 1995 all combined to take a toll on his own life and his family, he suffered in silence for many years. Now he shares how he took control and his journey out of the suffering in hopes of helping others avoid the failure, and the pitfalls he experienced, and to reach out!