Accomplished Glenwood Springs Fire Department Battalion Chief looking to transition 29 years of fire service background to the position of Deputy Fire Chief. Effective in blending experience, knowledge, training, and education to successfully lead teams in the delivery of emergency services.
Supervision and coordination of strategic and tactical methodology used in resolving emergencies and other situations; Scheduling and coordination of shift staffing levels, changes, and activities; Implementation and oversight of best practices, policies, and procedures in alignment with department guidelines and operational needs and ; Project development, implementation, and management. Additional duties specific to EMS Program Coordinator include oversight and management of GSFD's fire-based EMS system including response, quality management, policy, training and certification, compliance, County and State licensing requirements, inventory, purchasing, budgeting, and grant writing.
Initiation, maintenance, and transfer of patient care in 911 and inter-facility transport settings. Executed emergency diagnostic procedures, adapted treatment plans quickly and effectively based on changing patient conditions and reactions, administered applicable procedures and medications to achieve favorable patient outcomes, communicated with patients to continuously maintain care and comfort during transportation, and safely delivered and transferred patients to definitive care. Additional duties involved EMS training, equipment inventory and restock, vehicle preparedness, and other routine activities.
Progression through positions and associated duties of Firefighter, Medic, Driver Operator, engine company Lieutenant, truck company Captain, and Battalion Captain. Roles were served during five years as volunteer, one year as resident firefighter, and nine years as career firefighter. Fifteen years with RWBFD provided opportunities to feel confident in operational, project management, and leadership skills. Opportunities also included several administrative duties such as serving as Fire Training Officer, Summit Fire Authority Academy Coordinator, EMS Program Coordinator, and Wildland Program Coordinator.
Served in capacity of general purpose firefighter, EMT, Engineer, and Command Officer if needed. Assisted in evaluating situations at emergency sites to determine and execute most effective methods for saving life and property, responded to emergency medical calls to perform lifesaving procedures and other emergency medical services, drove and operated structural pumpers and tenders, participated with public education on fire safety and prevention methods, frequently developed and delivered fire and EMS training, and worked with peers to assure vehicle and equipment readiness.
National Fire Academy (exclusive of Executive Fire Officer curriculum)
Training Program Management
Command and Control of Fire Department Operations at Target Hazards
Hazardous Materials Incident Management
National Wildfire Coordinating Group
S 130/190 Wildland Firefighting
S 131 Advanced Firefighter
S 200 B Initial Attack Incident Commander
S 205 Fire operations in the Urban Interface
S 212 Wildfire Chainsaws
S 230 Single Resource Boss
S 231 Engine Boss
S 234 Ignition Operations
S 260 Interagency incident Business Management
S 270 Basic Air operations
S 281 Supervisory Concepts and Techniques
S 290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
S 336 Tactical Decision Making in Wildland Fire
Advanced Cardiac life Support
Advanced Medical Life Support
EMS Assistant Instructor
EMS Primary instructor
EMS Training Administrator
Basic life Support
Master's level coursework and applied research in fire service executive development, leadership, community risk reduction, planning, finance, and emergency Management.
USFA Executive Fire Officer Designation
Colorado Executive Fire Administrator
IFSAC/ Colorado Fire Instructor I
IFSAC/ Colorado Hazardous Materials Technician
NREMT/ Colorado State EMT-Paramedic
NWCG-Incident Commander Type 4
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