(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA XXX05
Professional Summary

Experienced Deputy Fire Chief offering extensive list of successes building and leading talented teams in training, drills, and high-danger emergency events. Highly committed to safety and continuous provision of quality emergency response. Equipped with strong background overseeing group efforts across diverse facilities ranging in size and complexity. Seasoned Firefighter with 21 years of experience and extensive training in emergency response operations. Committed to building and leading efforts of talented teams of up to 32 first responders. Skilled in enforcing municipal fire codes via inspections, covering testing of alarm and protection systems.

As a trained and qualified Task Force Leader serves as direct supervision and guidance to deployable resources in task force team configuration. Fosters safety and welfare of task force members by reviewing assignments and enforcing mission-appropriate Personal Protective Equipment. Bring leadership experience to successfully maintain accountability for task force personnel while coordinating activities, monitoring progress and achieving tactical objectives.

    • Quality control guidelines
    • Resources allocation
    • Site Inspections
    • Budgeting
    • Disaster management
    • Personnel management
Idaho State University Pocatello, ID Expected in 06/2019 Academic Citification : Community Paramedic - GPA :
Guardian College Meridian, ID Expected in 03/2015 Academic Certification : Paramedic - GPA :
Treasure Valley Community College Ontario, OR Expected in 06/2002 Associate of Science : Farm And Ranch Management - GPA :
Parma High School Parma, ID, Expected in 05/2000 High School Diploma : - GPA :

NWCG Wildland Certifications: Firefighter Type 1, Firefighter Type 2, Engine Boss, Strike Team Leader, Task Force Leader, Wildland Fire Instructor, IC type 5, and IC Type 4 Trainee.

NFPA Structure Firefighter Certification: Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Driver/Operator, Fire Officer 1, Fire Instructor, NFA Fire Instructor, Code Enforcement, ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800, and Extrication Ops.

EMS Certification: Paramedic, EMS Instructor, AHA CPR Instructor, PALS, ACLS, CPR, and Community Paramedic.

Work History
City Of Harrisonburg, Va - Deputy Fire Chief
Harrisonburg, VA, 09/2001 - Current
    • Supervised firehouse operations, maintaining inventory and liaising with vendors to secure necessary supplies.
    • Conducted periodic firefighter written performance evaluations and completed written recommendations on probationary firefighters.
    • Implemented comprehensive training operations, inspections, and performance evaluations.
    • Optimized fire services management with introduction of new systems, policies, procedures, and tools.
    • Oversaw proper implementation of best practices, policies, and procedures in alignment with regulations and operational needs.
    • Assessed scenes, coordinated responses and communicated critical details to superiors through two-way radios.
    • Prepared and adjusted schedules to cover demand.
    • Arranged emergency medical services for victims of fires and other incidents.
    • Created fire prevention courses to educate general public.
    • Inspected buildings to determine fire risk and advise owners on prevention methods.
    • Evaluated team performance and implemented strategies to close gaps in skills or knowledge.
University Of Kansas - Task Force Leader Wildland
Lawrence, KS, 09/2001 - Current
    • Briefed task force members on capabilities and limitations of components and adjusted resources as conditions warranted to maximize effectiveness.
    • Identified need for additional assistance, logistical support and replacements due to slow progress or unexpected events.
    • Received briefing reports and conducted personal observations based on work expectations to monitor progress and performance during operational period.
    • Documented and reported hazards, special considerations or events and updated status and location of assigned resources to fulfill administrative responsibility.
    • Briefed and assigned tasks to resources based on objectives, division and group assignments and resource capabilities.
    • Handled administrative requirements, maintained records and submitted operational reports.
    • Conducted and oversaw interrogations, briefings and debriefings.
    • Ordered, unloaded, sorted and tracked supplies and equipment needed for unit activities.
    • Offered friendly and efficient service to all customers, handled challenging situations with ease.
    • Prepare a variety of different written communications, reports and documents to ensure smooth operations.
Treasure Valley Community College - Fire Service Instructor Wildland
City, STATE, 09/2017 - Current
    • Connected instruction to real-world experiences and to students' post-secondary goals.
    • Assisted program participants with achieving career and learning goals.
    • Maintained documentation on educational services and tracked students' progress to gauge overall success of learning program.
    • Advised students on course selection, career decisions and other academic and vocational concerns.
    • Provided detailed instruction and role modeling for acceptable social and work-related behaviors.
    • Planned and documented programs of study meeting individual needs and abilities of students.
Treasure Valley Community College - Emergency Medical Technician Instructor
City, STATE, 09/2019 - Current
    • Provided immediate and constructive feedback to students individually and as group.
    • Instructed students on how to perform head-to-toe assessments on patients and how to intervene in medical emergencies.
    • Conducted clinical simulations and provided feedback for each individual student.
    • Assigned students to patients based on students' learning objectives and patient needs.
    • Supervised students when administering medications to maintain patient safety.
    • Updated instructional materials, ordered equipment and supplies and utilized various learning modalities to enhance instruction.
    • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships.
Region 3 Hazmat Team - Hazardous Materials Technician
City, STATE, 06/2018 - Current
    • Sampled and characterized waste to generate accurate materials profiles.
    • Maximized protections by accurately labeling hazardous waste containers in line with environmental and safety requirements.
    • Removed soil, debris and other materials from spill sites and placed in appropriate containers.
    • Executed safe handling to minimize exposure to internal and external hazardous material with precautious measures.
    • Adhered to all defined safety protocols, company requirements and federal and local laws to maintain safe and controlled environments.
    • Evaluated hazardous conditions to develop successful mitigation strategy and maintain public safety throughout procedures.

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  • Idaho State University
  • Guardian College
  • Treasure Valley Community College
  • Parma High School

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