Fire Captain resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Astute Fire Captain with leadership and emergency response talents. Exceptionally resourceful and dedicated with excellent emergency response management record. Knowledgeable of safety regulations and fire department procedures, policies and internal controls. Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.

Recognized by citizens, supervisors and community for quick-thinking, calm and correct response to multitude of crises and emergencies.

A performance-driven Vocational Instructor excellent with promoting the advancement of professional skills for employment and leadership development opportunities.

  • 2021 Keynote Speaker, Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC).
  • 2019 recipient of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) "Excellence in Instruction Award."
  • Past Instructor at Large Executive Board with the ISFSI
  • Curriculum contributor to ISFSI "Understanding and Fighting Basement Fires."
  • Curriculum contributor to Missouri State Fire Marshal Firefighter 1 & 2 practical skills exam.
  • Author of several fire industry magazine articles.
  • Creator of the critically acclaimed Growing Leaders Using Empowerment (GLUE) Personal Leadership Training Workshop.
  • Camp Director, Midwest Children's Burn Camp
  • Chairman, Supervisor Committee (Executive Board) St. Louis Firefighter's Credit Union.
  • Facilitated and member of instructor cadres graduating over 250 fire recruits since 1997 from the St. Louis Fire Academy.

  • Differentiated instruction
  • Progress tracking
  • Performance evaluation
  • Curriculum Development
  • Training and Development
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem-Solving
  • Planning and Coordination
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Decision Making
  • Organization and Time Management
Work History
04/1992 to Current Fire Captain Soc Inc. | Cedar Rapids, IA,
  • Led team in fighting fires and exercised considerable judgment in deciding best way to extinguish based on type of fuel and environment.
  • Compiled and maintained log books, run reports and training records.
  • Made daily inspections of facilities and equipment.
  • Conducted periodic firefighter written performance evaluations and completed written recommendations on probationary firefighters.
  • Supervised cleaning and maintenance of buildings, rooms, and equipment.
  • Maintained and refurbished equipment to improve operational capability.
  • Directed work of 4-30 firefighters engaged in extinguishing fires.
  • Inspected apparatus, equipment, grounds and stations for proper order and condition.
  • Responded to emergency medical calls to perform lifesaving procedures and other emergency medical services.
  • Preserved order and discipline among subordinates and gave assignments and instructions.
  • Trained, oversaw and corrected personnel fighting fires.
  • Coordinated, scheduled, and maintained team resources to achieve top levels of operational readiness.
  • Coordinated fire control and prevention operations.
  • Arranged emergency medical services for victims of fires and other incidents.
  • Assigned firefighters to jobs at strategic locations to facilitate rescue of persons and maximize application of extinguishing agents.
  • Evaluated team performance and implemented strategies to close gaps in skills or knowledge.
  • Supervised firehouse operations, maintaining inventory and liaising with vendors to secure necessary supplies.
  • Checked fire suppression equipment regularly and oversaw upkeep.
  • Inspected buildings to determine fire risk and advise owners on prevention methods.
  • Maintained required maps and records.
  • Oversaw scene operations and assigned firefighters to strategic locations.
  • Inspected stations, uniforms and vehicles regularly for signs of maintenance needs or general professionalism.
  • 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.
  • Optimized fire services management with introduction of new systems, policies, procedures, and tools.
08/2010 to 05/2015 Chief Instructor Highlander Fire Academy St. Louis Community College -Forest Park | City, STATE,
  • Used learning assessments to regularly monitor student understanding of class concepts and materials.
  • Applied various teaching aids to minimize learning gaps and instruct and motivate students.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to achieve student-centered learning.
  • Developed classroom guidelines and assignment rules to communicate expectations.
  • Reviewed class and student records to look for areas in need of improvement and implement plans of action.
  • Increased student participation by facilitating interesting and relevant events.
  • Collaborated with administration to increase departmental budgets.
  • Tracked student progress, frequently checking in with struggling students and identifying root causes of problems.
  • Tested students on materials presented in workshops and classes to assess grasp of material.
  • Emphasized safe working and classroom conditions and practices.
  • Monitored student progress through test administration and adapted learning plans to optimize progress.
  • Decreased learning time by initiating new learning methods and ensuring complete student comprehension.
01/2005 to Current Fire Service Instructor Missouri Department Of Public Safety/Fire Safety | City, STATE,
  • Established goals for courses with organized outlines and detailed lessons.
  • Planned and documented programs of study meeting individual needs and abilities of students.
  • Developed software content, study aids, and handouts for industry professionals.
  • Performed instructional services for Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 vocational and occupational subjects.
  • Provided instructional handouts, texts, audiovisual aids and other materials to facilitate learning.
  • Identified program successes and failures based on student assessments and course reviews.
  • Maintained laboratory with equipment, tools and supplies to meet course needs.
  • Observed and evaluated students' work to determine progress, provide feedback and make suggestions for improvement.
  • Deployed technology and current research in instruction and monitored students' progress in use of online learning materials and technology.
  • Engaged students in academic and practical conversations that elicited critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication.
  • Provided detailed instruction and role modeling for acceptable social and work-related behaviors.
  • Met training needs with well-organized, factual programs based on contemporary requirements.
  • Advised students on course selection, career decisions and other academic and vocational concerns.
  • Kept updated with developments in subject area curriculum, technical and career trends and teaching resources and methods.
  • Supervised and monitored students' use of tools and equipment.
  • Presented lectures and conducted discussions to increase students' knowledge and competence using visual aids such as graphs, charts and slides.
  • Collaborated with colleagues and improved teaching practices through professional learning communities and student retention meetings.
  • Connected instruction to real-world experiences and to students' post-secondary goals.
  • Offered friendly and efficient service to customers, handled challenging situations with ease.
  • Conducted research, gathered information from multiple sources and presented results.
Expected in 01/2022 Bachelor of Science | Fire Services Administration Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL GPA:
Expected in High School Diploma | Charles Sumner High School, St. Louis, Missouri, GPA:

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School Attended

  • Columbia Southern University
  • Charles Sumner High School

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  • Fire Captain
  • Chief Instructor Highlander Fire Academy
  • Fire Service Instructor


  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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