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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Dedicated firefighting professional with great leadership, planning and scene management abilities. Talented in keeping crew members at peak performance with continuous training and expert motivational talents. Ready for any challenge and certified in multiple areas.Safety-oriented and rescue-focused firefighting professional having more than twenty two (22) years of public and private safety experience including planning, organizing, and administration of all fire department operations. Possess knowledge in fire administration, public relations, equipment management, budget management, and the enforcement of regulations, policies and procedures related to fire suppression, investigation and prevention, hazardous material response, rescue and emergency services. Highly competent in assessing and eliminating risks and hazards through effective recommendations in executing corrective action plans, analyzing accident and injury, formulating policies and providing safety instructions. Leadership and analytical skills as evidenced by ability to continuously improve fire / rescue operations and emergency medical services. Astute interpersonal skills interface effectively with key stakeholders, community members, union and non-union staff and the general public. Dedicated firefighting professional with great leadership, planning and scene management abilities. Talented in keeping crew members at peak performance with continuous training and expert motivational talents. Ready for any challenge and certified in multiple areas.

Skills
  • Facility, apparatus and equipment general maintenance
  • Fire, Rescue and EMS response
  • Development of department SOG/SOP
  • Staff performance evaluation
  • Fire Suppression Coordination
  • Apparatus Spec Team
  • Fit to Fight mindset
  • Advanced Communication Knowledge
  • Incident Command
  • Budget Planning and Management
  • Multitasking abilities
  • Proficient with service administrative duties
  • Accountable
Work History
09/1999 to Current Fire Captain Soc Inc. | Chantilly, VA,
  • Positions Held include: Deputy Fire Chief of Operations (01/2020 - 11/2020), Division Chief of Training (03/2019 - 01/2020), Fire Marshal (06/2008 - 03/2019)
  • Supervised cleaning and maintenance of buildings, rooms, and equipment.
  • Made daily inspections of facilities and equipment.
  • Preserved order and discipline among subordinates and gave assignments and instructions.
  • 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 variety of departmental documentation including log books, run reports, training records, reports of suspected arson, violations of fire codes or ordinances, firefighter timesheets, accident reports, and "close call" reporting.
  • Conducted periodic firefighter written performance evaluations and completed written recommendations on probationary firefighters.
  • Responded to emergency medical calls to perform lifesaving procedures and other emergency medical services.
  • Maintained and refurbished equipment to improve operational capability.
  • Inspected apparatus, equipment, grounds and stations for proper order and condition on daily basis.
  • Directed implementation of comprehensive training operations, including drills, inspections, tests, and performance evaluations.
  • Supervised firehouse operations, maintaining inventory and liaising with vendors to secure necessary supplies.
  • Coordinated, scheduled, and maintained team resources to achieve top levels of operational readiness.
  • Oversaw proper implementation of best practices, policies, and procedures in alignment with regulations and operational needs.
  • Actively listened to customers' requests, confirming full understanding before addressing concerns.
08/2016 to Current Fire Captain Soc Inc. | Cedar Rapids, IA,
  • Drove and operated structural pumpers, tankers, ladders and service vehicles to aid in rescue operations.
  • Led team in fighting fires and exercised considerable judgment in deciding best way to extinguish based on type of fuel and environment.
  • Assessed active fires and consulted with Process Manager Pierce to devise optimal approach and containment strategies.
  • Conducted thorough tests and inspections of gear, equipment and tools to stay ready for every type of fire.
  • Handled emergency spills and environmental cleanup requests with organized approach.
08/2016 to 06/2017 Fire Science Teacher Concentra | Timonium, MD,
  • Assessed submitted class assignments, determined grades and reviewed work with struggling students to boost success chance.
  • Taught fire science subject matter to twenty (20) students on information compiled from multiple sources, including textbooks, Indiana Department of Homeland Security online sites and other educational materials.
  • Planned, prepared and taught lesson plans, giving students individual support.
  • Assessed student comprehension through regular quizzes, tests and assignments.
  • Encouraged student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and participation in middle and high school national science competitions.
  • Arranged materials and instructional plans to implement immersive activities delving into fire sciene concepts.
  • Maintained assignment grades and worked closely with students needing additional mentoring.
  • Advised students on course selection, career decisions and other academic and vocational concerns.
  • Supervised and monitored students' use of tools and equipment.
03/1997 to 09/1999 Emergency Medical Technician La Porte County EMS | City, STATE,
  • Maintained levelheadedness and efficiency in high-pressure situations, effectively prioritizing tasks to save lives and provide medical care.
  • Communicated with lucid patients to gather incident and medical history information.
  • Developed and maintained rapport with coworkers and local hospital staff to facilitate efficient patient care.
  • Evaluated patient vital signs and status to determine care needs using pulse oximeters and electronic vital sign machines.
  • Determined medical and safety requirements at emergency scene by assessing medical status of ill or injured persons.
  • Administered basic life and advanced life support to patients at scene, en route to hospital and pre-hospital settings.
Education
Expected in 09/2022 to to Associate of Applied Science | Fire Science Technology Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale, FL GPA:
Expected in 06/2005 to to High School Diploma | Jamestown High School, Jamestown, NY GPA:
Accomplishments
  • Through research and organized efforts, provided adequate documentation to support the reduction of our Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (ISO Mitigation) from a four (4) to a two (2). This accomplishment reduced insurance premiums for residents and business owners alike.
  • Testified before the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Fire and Building Safety Committee to implement a local ordinance that requires carbon monoxide detectors be installed in new residential construction
  • Minimized the potential for injury, at Cleveland Cliffs, by writing and implementing the Contractor Safety Walkthrough policy.
  • Successfully wrote and were awarded multiple grants for the Michigan City fire department, such as: FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)
  • Collaborated with Cleveland Cliffs to install and implement life safety rings along the East pier in Washington Park; Michigan City.
  • Coordinated efforts to obtain funding through the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to purchased and install two fire training facilities
Affiliations
  • NR-EMT
  • International Association of Fire Investigators
  • American Heart Association
Certifications

National Proboard

Hazmat A/O

Firefighter 1/2

Fire Instructor 1

Fire Officer 1

National Proboard Eligible - Degree Program/State

Fire Instructor 2

Fire Officer 2

Fire Investigator 1

Fire Inspector 1

Plans Examinar

Apparatus Operator Pumper/Aerial

Swift Water Rescue Technician

Rope Rescue Tech

State Level Certifications

Rope Rescue Technician

Swift Water Rescue Technician

Confined Space Rescue Awarness

Vehicle and Machinery Rescue Technician

RIT Team

Emergency Medical Responder

Others upon request

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School Attended

  • Keiser University
  • Jamestown High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Fire Captain
  • Fire Captain
  • Fire Science Teacher
  • Emergency Medical Technician

Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • High School Diploma

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