June, 2011

Lieutenant Chris Bichsel

Lieutenant Chris Bichsel is the June 2011 Quincy Fire Department Employee of the Month. Chris is a 12-year veteran of the department, starting his tenure on May 17, 1999.  He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on December 19, 2005, and is currently assigned as a Lieutenant on Second Shift.

Lt. Bichsel is certified as a Firefighter III, Apparatus Engineer, Advanced Fire Service Instructor, Fire Officer I and a paramedic.  He also has earned his Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from John Wood Community College.

Lt. Bichsel currently serves as the Shift Training Coordinator for Second Shift.  He also serves as a leader for the Hazardous Materials Team, is a member of the Technical Rescue Team, is an officer with the Foreign Fire Insurance Board and is an active CPR instructor.