Former Major of the Oklahoma City Fire Department and
Oklahoma City Bombing Responder
Former Major of the Oklahoma City Fire Department and Oklahoma City Bombing Responder
Book Chris Fields
Chris Fields is a former member of the Oklahoma City Fire Department. Chris joined the fire department on July 12, 1985, promoting through the ranks and retiring as a Major March 1, 2017, serving the citizens of Oklahoma City for 31yrs and 7 months. 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 has now dedicated his life and travels to speak to other 1st responders. He discusses the brutal realities of a life spent responding to citizens in their darkest hours. He routinely places others before himself and represents the greater good in all of us. Chris tells the story of his life, his 31yrs of public service, and how that day in 1995 all combined to take a toll on his life and his family. He suffered in silence for many years. Now he shares how with God, Faith, and Family he took control and his journey out of the suffering in hopes of helping others avoid the failure, the pitfalls, and to encourage them to reach out.
“I was shocked when I reached out, how many people were reaching back. I want 1st responders to know it’s ok, to not be ok sometimes. It’s all about changing the narrative and breaking the stigma of reaching out for help. As heroic a calling as our profession seems to many, to me it’s just as heroic if not more to speak up and reach out. Be a hero to yourself and your family.”