District Chief Chris Kidder began his career in 2002 as a Firefighter and has over 17 years of experience. Chris began his journey at SWFD in 2005 as a Firefighter/EMT and is an active member of the SWFD Technical Rescue Team. In 2008, Chris obtained his Florida Paramedic License and holds an AS Degree in Emergency Medical Services. Chris was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2012, Lieutenant in 2015, and District Chief in 2019. Chris is certified as a CCEMTP, ITLS Instructor, Fire Officer 1, Fire Officer 2, Instructor 1, Live Fire Training Instructor, and pump operator.