A fire service professional with more than thirty-one years of progressively responsible experience in community services, human resource management, emergency preparedness, and emergency response. More than eighteen years as a chief officer (seven as Executive Staff member) within the Phoenix Fire Department
Assistant Chief (2005-2007) Support Services Division
Responsible for all Fire Department supplies, fire stations, the entire fleet, as well as administrative support.
Directs the management staff responsible for services such as purchasing, warehousing, equipment and apparatus purchase and maintenance, and facility construction and maintenance. Successfully works closely with the City centralized Purchasing Department.
More than $12 million worth of purchases for the Fire Department (with very few exceptions) come through the Resource Management Division.
Developed numerous specifications and processes including: Apparatus Specifications; Protective Clothing Specifications; Specification for Personal Protective Equipment (Helmet, Gloves, Turnouts, SCBA etc.); Open Bid Process; Research and Development (test prototypes); Direct Involvement of Equipment Malfunction; Compliance (NIOSH, OSHA and Underwriters Laboratory); Training/Familiarization of New Products and Equipment.
Assistant Chief (1997-2005) Personnel Services Division
Human Resources Management that included management and development of these key programs:
Recruitment; Testing (entry and promotional, test); Internal Affairs; Internal Audits; Alcohol and Substance Abuse Education, Awareness, Treatment and Prevention Program; Substance Testing; Pay and Benefits; Pension Board; Administrative Regulations (discipline, rules and regulations); Affirmative Action Program; Court Litigation; Citizen Complaints; Service Awards; Custodian of Records; Labor Negotiations; Co-Chair Human Resource Labor/ Management Committee; Outside Employment; Leave Management; Civil Service Board.
Assistant Chief (1996-1997) Operations/Suppression Division Division comprised of several sections of the Fire Department including the development and administration of the budget.
Responded to all major/significant incidents.
Assumed all responsibilities of the Fire Chief when designated; Department Contact/Liaison for Elected Officials at all Major Emergencies; Incident Commander for the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) for Major Disasters; Report to Public Safety Subcommittee; Attend Community Forums/City Council Meetings.
Deputy Chief (1989-1996)
Fire Division Chief (1986-1989)
Fire Battalion Chief (1985-1986)
Prior to 1985 Fire Captain, Fire Engineer, Firefighter
Australian Graduate School of Police Management Graduate of Executive Development Program 1998
Australian Fire Authorities CouncilSydney, Australia
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