Fire Captain offering 5 years of experience as a company officer and 12 years of professional firefighting experience at a large ISO Class one accredited fire department. Hazmat Technician and Instructor level certified. Fire Instructor and EMS Instructor certified as well. I have acted in the role of Battalion Chief on multiple occasions and have successfully commander serious incidents. I also possess leadership and mentorship skills. I lead by example and believe in pride and ownership as well as professionalism.
Fire science expertise
Hazardous material handling
Fire equipment knowledge
Wilderness fire control
High stress tolerance
Instructing and training
Rapid patient assessments
Sound decision maker
Pre-hospital Trama Life Support (PHTLS) course completion
7 years as a Hazmat instructor
3 years as a Fire instructor
Served as a Medical Preceptor
Created and assisted in implementing multiple SOPs
Assisted in procurement of equipment
Fire Officer One
ProBoard Certified Fire Officer One
BLS, ACLS, PALS Instructor
Advanced Hazmat Life Support Provider
Advanced Hazmat Life Support Instructor
Certified Hazmed Instructor
ProBoard certified Hazmat Tech
Live Fire Adjunct Instructor
Incident Commander for Hazardous Materials (certified)
State of Florida Hazmat Technician
IAFF Hazmat Instructor
Fire Apparatus Operator/Fire Service Hydraulics
to Current City of Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue – 528 Nw 2nd St. Fort Lauderdale,
Supervised and coached multiple new staff members per year.
Cultivated close working relationships with other municipalities and governmental agencies to achieve a stronger working relationship between agencies.
Ensured safety and proper procedural application for members of crew.
Created Standard Operating Procedures
Ensure operational readiness of fire-rescue crews.
Provide training, guidance and mentorship to current and new members.
Respond to and supervise emergency incidents.
Act in the position of Battalion Chief.
Lead Instructor 01/2010
to Current Hazmat and Advanced Training Solutions – Port Saint Lucie,
Maintained accurate and complete records for 30 students.
Pursued professional development continually by attending educational conferences and teacher training workshops.
Created an enjoyable and interesting learning environment for 30 students each year.
Completed and filed all necessary paperwork for classroom activities, including meal count sheets and attendance logs.
Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with district, county, state and federal guidelines.
Encouraged interactive learning by incorporating educational software and the Internet.
Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health.
Instructed up to 30 students individually and in groups.
Set up lesson materials, bulletin board displays and demonstrations.
Completed training courses to keep up-to-date with new teaching methods and developments in the field.
Explorer and Recruit Firefighter 12/1999
to 01/2005 Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue – West Palm Beach,
Responded to dispatched emergency assignments quickly and safely.
Assessed patient condition through physical and verbal exams and by collecting information from others at the scene.
Interpreted limited histories and used physical examinations to identify potential underlying critical issues.
Monitored patients for changes, and reviewed and revised plans accordingly.
Inspected the vehicle, medical supplies and equipment during down time.
Promoted team effort when working with dispatch center, external public safety agencies and health care providers.
Demonstrated high standards of performance, including teamwork, communication and compassion.
Kept vehicles ready for emergencies by cleaning them and keeping medical supplies stocked.
Strictly protected the confidentiality of all information related to patient care activities and EMS operations.
Responded to fire, crash and rescue calls.
Bachelor of Science: Fire Administration CurrentColumbia Southern University -
Associate of Science: Emergency Medical Services Technology 2010 Florida Medical Training Institute -
Associate of Science: Fire Science CurrentColumbia Southern University -
Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue - August 2010 - Employee of the month
Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue - 2010 - Outstanding Attendance
Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue - 2010 - Field Save Incident # 10-26757
Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue - 2013 - Promoted to Fire Lieutenant
Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue - 2013 - Field Save Incident # 13-04408
Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue - 2014 - Field Save Incident # 08-42192
Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue - 2017 - Field Save
City of Fort Lauderdale - 2016 - Ten Years of service award
City of Fort Lauderdale - 2011 - Five Years of service award
Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue - 2000-2001- Explorer of the Year award
Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue - 1999-2000 - Rookie Explorer Award