Chris Blackwell was a 20 year veteran of the F.D.N.Y, with the last 12 as a member of “Big Blue” Rescue 3. He had been awarded several fire department medals for bravery. He also was a paramedic for 24 years and served in the Air Force for 4 years.
Chris was a key instructor in the F.D.N.Y. Technical Rescue School where he taught Collapse Void Search. Chris had also taught in many different states.
Chris is survived by a wife, two daughters and a son.