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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Focused Fire Captain/Paramedic well-versed in fire emergency response patient assessment, emergency care and fire prevention. Reliable and efficient with over 25 years of quality performance in Firefighting, emergency assessment, patient care and Hazardous materials response. Accustomed to making critical decisions in dynamic and changing environments. Expert in controlling emergency scenes and emergency response. Mitigating emergency situations and public safety.

  • Wrote and assisted in implementation new Standard Operating Procedures for Fire Department.
  • Implemented necessary required changes to adhere with ever changing laws and procedures.
  • Implemented new advanced Life Support Program and created Standard Operating Procedures to insure laws and base hospital direction were learned and adhered too.
  • Created and implemented Basic Fire Academy for new hires.
  • Created and implemented Emergency Vehicle Operators course for new fire apparatus drivers and new employees.
  • Researched and brought in Refresher course for Paramedics and EMT's.
  • Trained all dispatchers in Emergency Medical Dispatch and implemented new program for dispatching apparatus including EMD.
  • Well versed in computer skills, including Word, Office, and Excel.
  • Used Microsoft Excel to develop inventory tracking spreadsheets.
  • Supervised team of 10 Firefighters Paramedics and EMT's.
  • Resolved issues among peers and subordinates.
  • Paramedic
  • Rope Rescue Technician
  • ITLS
  • CPR for The Professional Rescuer
  • Hazardous Materials Technician (IFSAC), Arizona
  • DOD (IFSAC) Hazardous Materials Incident Commander
  • DOD (IFSAC) Firefighter I,
  • DOD (IFSAC) Firefighter II,
  • DOD (IFSAC) Airport Firefighter,
  • DOD (IFSAC) Driver Operator Pumper
  • DOD (IFSAC) Driver Operator Aerial
  • DOD (IFSAC) Fire Officer I
  • DOD (IFSAC) Fire Officer II
  • ICS 100, 200
  • IS-00242.b Effective Communication
  • IS-00235.c Emergency Planning
  • IS-00230.d Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • IS-00200.b ICS for Single Resources and
    Initial Action Incident.
  • IS-00120.a An Introduction to Exercises
  • IS-00100.b Introduction to Incident Command
  • IS-00700.a National Incident Management System
  • Basic, Policies
  • Budgets
  • Report writing
  • Risk Assessment
  • Communication skills,
  • Safety adherence
  • Strategic planning
  • Direct Supervision
  • Technical training
  • IV Insertion
  • Patient Assessments
  • Fire Haz-Mat and Emergency Medical Response
  • Triage
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Medical Records Management
  • Pre-hospital Care
  • Care Plan Adherence
  • Medication Administration
  • Emergency vehicle operation
  • Fire Prevention
Work History
03/2008 to Current
Fire Captain/Paramedic Yuma Proving Ground Fire Department City, STATE,
  • 72 hours per Week; Senior Captain/Paramedic Yuma Proving Ground Fire Department 301 C street Yuma AZ 85365 Chief Jerry Ball (XXX)328-2949 may contact supervisor.
  • Directs emergency management planning for all departments by strategically looking towards near and far future to evaluate unknown or unforeseen situations or events based on information and data (e.g., changes in climate, international terrorism, emerging vulnerable populations, active shooters, etc.) and anticipating solutions to best position, overseeing development and implementation of disaster/emergency preparedness policies (i.e., preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation), plans, and procedures (e.g., agency emergency response plans, all hazard plans, hazard mitigation plans, organization and disaster plans, Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), etc.), involving all Departments including, local, State and Federal jurisdictions, private industry, and the general public, for a variety of emergencies (e.g., fire, earthquakes, floods, terrorism, etc.); and analyzing and code and Federal guidelines (e.g., Comprehensive Planning Guide 101, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),insured compliance with all aspects of emergency management and emergency mitigation. Developed and managed strategic partnerships with elected officials, private sector entities, Federal, State, and local government agencies (e.g., service organizations, media outlets, and public safety agencies) and other area departments by communicating with public/private entities (in-person, phone, or email) as a representative of the Fire Chief in public/private meetings, workshops, and conferences; and building relationships and consensus amongst a diverse set of stakeholders (e.g., Base Commanders, Directors, Board members, agency representatives, community partners, etc.) in order to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships to implement the bases future emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts; successfully deliver completed emergency management initiatives; and provide subject matter expertise to senior leadership and policy makers.
  • Assesses, formulates, and direct comprehensive communication strategy, such as communicating timely unfolding of disaster events, day-to-day operations, etc.
  • By providing direction to emergency management professionals, senior and elected leaders, and County leadership in order to develop County capabilities; improve outcomes of emergency response and recovery; and address informational needs across a diverse communication group of stakeholders, such department heads as deemed necessary.
  • Coordinates work of all emergency management programs, including emergency preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery initiatives (e.g., community education, public information, emergency operations, training and exercises, operational integration, public assistance, and individual assistance) by working collaboratively with managers and staff assigned to multiple divisions; providing oversight; developing and initiating efficient emergency management strategies; developing new and innovative programs and initiatives in order to improve outcomes in emergency management ecosystem and increase capabilities throughout operational areas.
  • Assisted in preparation of division's annual budget and approval of program budgets by analyzing departmental budget requests; directing analysis, coordination, and control of expenditures and revenues.
  • Formulates policy and procedures for administration of the Fire Department by anticipating existing and potential issues; directing collection of data; leveraging existing knowledge on laws and regulations affecting disaster/emergency preparedness; preparing reports on audit findings regarding resource utilization and audit results; and recommending changes in operations and financial activities in order to ensure division and department is in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, policies and procedures Supervises work of subordinate managers (e.g., New Engine Captains, Inspection branch, Training Branch, and Office staff, coordinated all units responding to emergency scene, assigned tasks to insure safest, quickest and most efficient mitigation of all incident no matter scope or size until arrival of Chief Officer, insured complete and concise pass on was given to relinquish command and take new assignment.
  • Communicated with treatment center personnel and dispatchers to provide information about situation, arrange reception of victims and receive instructions for further treatment.
  • Executed emergency diagnostic procedures to treat patients, including suction, airway management and heart monitoring.
  • Triaged injuries by communicating with patients, bystanders and family members, and identified appropriate medical facility for transport.
  • Evaluated patient vital signs and status to determine care needs on scene and during transport
  • Prioritized tasks to provide effective care for over average of 10 daily patients.
  • Identified appropriate medications based on protocols, potential interactions with other medicines, accurately calculating correct dosages according to drugs on hand and patient's weight.
  • Conducted equipment and vehicle checks to maintain continuous and safe operation.
  • Performed intubations to secure airway in patients under respiratory and cardiac arrest.
  • Administered continuous 12-lead electrocardiogram monitoring to record heart rhythms in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
  • Communicated with medical professionals in medical terms to relay patient needs and maintain accuracy.
  • Trained many EMTs in basic life support skills, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, oxygen therapy, wound care, patient history elicitation and splinting.
  • Administered tests and medication to stabilize patients in field or in transit.
  • Insured ambulance restocked with proper equipment such as vents, ET tubes, medication and IV pump tubing to maintain optimum inventory and apparatus readiness.
  • Administered fluid replacement via IV, IO and IM to replace fluid volumes and correct electrolyte imbalances when needed.
  • Developed and maintained rapport with coworkers and local hospital staff to facilitate efficient patient care.
11/1998 to 03/2009
Engineer/Paramedic Yuma Proving Ground Fire Department City, STATE,
  • 72 hours per Week; Engineer/EMT; Yuma Proving Ground Fire Department, 301 C.
  • Street Yuma AZ, 85365 Chief Norman Massengale, (retired) (XXX)328-2316 may contact supervisor.
  • Responsible for safe operation of fire apparatus.
  • Drove and maintained all assigned fire apparatus, performed fire ground hydraulics at the emergency scene, insured apparatus and equipment were in working order and ready for use.
  • Performed basic maintenance and daily PM checks to insure proper working order of apparatus and all assigned equipment.
  • Filled in as Station Captain in his absence, responsible for safety of crew.
  • Insured all personnel were trained and prepared for situations that could arise, conducted training, on emergency scenes conducted size up, assigned tasks and insured accountability of fire ground personnel.
  • Used computers for report writing and communication skills to pass any information and tasks.
  • Drove and maintained YPG Fire Department Ambulance responsible for the safety of Ambulance crew and for the safety of patient to and from care facility.
  • Insured all EMS equipment was in stock and in working condition.
  • Kept inventory and ordered EMS equipment when needed.
  • Performed training in areas of Basic EMS including triage, patient packaging, trauma and medical assessment and the care of the mentally unstable.
  • Conducted research to test and analyze feasibility, design, operation and performance of equipment, components and systems.
08/1988 to 02/1996
U.S Marine U.S. Marine U.S. Marine Corps City, STATE,
  • Infantry Marine responsible for the supervision, well-being, physical conditioning combat readiness, and safety of up 13 other Marines.
  • Held inspections on gear and on their person, conducted physical training and all necessary training for their responsibilities served in Desert Shield/Storm.
  • Reenlisted for supply warehouse responsible for up to 20 million dollars of inventory.
  • Kept records on all gear coming in and going out of warehouse.
  • Insured that all personnel were trained in all functional areas of the warehouse.
  • Prepared and distributed daily reports on crews, milestones, issues, and progress.
  • Reported violations of regulations, applicable laws, and company policies immediately and took appropriate action.
  • Identified issues, analyzed information and provided solutions to problems.
  • Monitored all company inventory to ensure stock levels and databases were updated.
  • Performed duties in accordance with all applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
  • Conducted research, gathered information from multiple sources and presented results.
  • Created spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel for daily, weekly and monthly reporting.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
Expected in 03/2019
Bachelor of Science: Public Safety and Emergency Management
Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ,
Expected in 08/2011
Certificate/License: Paramedic Academy
Arizona Western College - Yuma AZ,
Expected in 09/1995
Fire Academy: Fire Science
Rio Hondo College, - Whittier Ca ,
Expected in 05/1988
High School Diploma:
Citizens High School - Atlanta, Georgia
CPR for the professional rescuer Hazardous Materials Technician (IFSAC), Arizona DOD (IFSAC) Hazardous Materials Incident Commander DOD (IFSAC) Firefighter I, DOD (IFSAC) Firefighter II, DOD (IFSAC) Airport Firefighter, DOD (IFSAC) Driver Operator Pumper DOD (IFSAC) Driver Operator Aerial DOD (IFSAC) Fire Officer I DOD (IFSAC) Fire Officer II ICS 100, 200
Profesional Liceneses and Certificates
  • PROFESSIONAL LICENSES/CERTIFICATES , State of Arizona Paramedic P54962 NREMT Paramedic P8062045 Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • PROFESSIONAL RATINGS, AWARDS, AND RECOGNITIONS , Outstanding rating for 2000- 20020 3 Certificate of Appreciation, 3 cash awards for work performed, Marine Corps Good Conduct 2 awards, Certificate of Accommodation, 2 Marine Corps Certificates of Appreciation, Meritorious Mast, several awards for Military Service.
  • President Local F-142 International Association of Firefighters.
  • ITLS International Trauma Life Support.
  • NCOA Non-Commissioned Officers Association.
  • Yuma County EMS Committee.
  • Member IAFF Marathon Team.
  • Knights of Columbus

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School Attended

  • Grand Canyon University
  • Arizona Western College
  • Rio Hondo College,
  • Citizens High School

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  • Fire Captain/Paramedic
  • Engineer/Paramedic
  • U.S Marine


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  • High School Diploma

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