Fire Investigator resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Analytical Firefighter Paramedic and Fire Investigator with 19 years experience as a firefighter/paramedic and 5 years of experience in gathering and analyzing information by attending fire scenes to determine causes of ignitions. Detailed in assessing scenes by carefully reviewing areas, labeling evidence and taking photos. Systematic in collecting physical evidence, interviews with firefighters and witnesses, information from insurance companies and expert analysis.

  • Problem resolution
  • Supervision
  • Team building
  • Customer service
  • Scene documentation
  • Regulations enforcement
  • Process improvement
  • Organization
  • Communications
  • Team management
  • Operational improvement
  • Physical examination skills
  • Evidence collection and transport
  • Witness interviewing
  • Safety behaviors
  • Budgets
Work History
10/2015 to Current
Fire Investigator Efi Global Bozeman, MT,
  • Prepared documentation by writing notes, organizing official interview records, compiling inspection reports and maintaining supporting documents.
  • Conducted interviews of witnesses, coordinated with experts and communicated with insurance company representatives to gather information.
  • Led nine investigations of fires in 5 years to determine causes and assisted in several others over the same time frame.
  • Secured scenes and warned general public of investigation perimeters to prevent tampering or damage to evidence.
  • Recorded scene layout, damage and findings by drafting diagrams, numbering items and taking photographs.
  • Controlled safety protocols and avoided potential hazards at fire incident scenes to protect all investigation personnel from harm.
05/2012 to Current
Fire Safety Inspector Quadgraphics Burlington, NJ,
  • Identified safety concerns and documentable fire code violations in new constructions and existing structures.
  • Worked with building owners and users to outline actions required to bring structures in compliance with relevant fire code regulations, laws and accepted standards.
  • Completed thorough reviews of building equipment such as kitchen hoods, ductwork and exhaust systems to determine hazardous conditions and remove materials of concern.
  • Conducted follow-up site visits to check compliance with corrective actions implemented to address violations.
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
03/2002 to Current
Firefighter Paramedic State Of Nebraska Countryside Mobile Home Park, NE,
  • Calmly and effectively directed evacuations during fires and emergencies to avoid fatalities, injuries and panic.
  • Led team in fighting fires and exercised considerable judgment in deciding best way to extinguish based on type of fuel and environment.
  • Performed variety of fire suppression activities at fire scenes, including laying and connecting hose, holding nozzles and directing water streams, raising and climbing ladders and using pike poles, smoke ejectors, and forcible entry tools.
  • Maintained close contact with dispatch to receive and share information about current fires, equipment movements and incoming personnel.
  • Provided station tours, pre-incident surveys and installed smoke detectors to provide fire education to public.
  • Evaluated situation at emergency sites to determine and execute most effective methods for saving life and property.
  • Effectively supported fire suppression by setting up and maintaining water supply lines.
  • Assessed active fires and consulted with command positions to devise optimal approach and containment strategies.
  • Drove and operated structural pumpers, tankers, ladders and service vehicles to aid in rescue operations.
  • Inspected alarms, hydrants, sprinkler systems and standpipe systems for operational use to minimize incidents.
  • Inspected apparatus, equipment, grounds and stations for proper order and condition on daily basis.
  • Conducted thorough tests and inspections of gear, equipment and tools to stay ready for every type of fire.
  • Removed individuals from dangerous situations and offered emergency assistance for minor and critical concerns.
  • Responded to emergency medical calls to perform lifesaving procedures and other emergency medical services.
  • Completed daily training to stay in peak physical fitness and handle challenging tasks.
  • Evaluated areas after containing fires to identify and suppress hot spots.
  • Operated pumping engine to direct water pressure in hose and nozzle for most efficient operation.
  • Checked all fire and life safety systems and equipment for proper placement at properties, including fire alarms, sprinkler systems and smoke detectors.
  • Administered first aid and medical treatment to those injured during fires and car accidents.
  • Determined how to deploy personnel during periods requiring special fire department response and assigned activities.
  • Conducted periodic firefighter and paramedic written recommendations on probationary firefighters.
  • Directed work of up to six firefighters engaged in extinguishing fires.
  • Maintained strong knowledge of firefighting principles and suppression methods, which enabled proper decision making in emergency situations.
  • Educated public and community members on fire safety and prevention methods to provide life-saving techniques.
  • Prepared reports of fires, equipment and personnel.
  • Participated in firefighting duties as assigned, including as an acting company officer and as a firefighter/paramedic.
  • Preserved order and discipline among subordinates and gave assignments and instructions.
  • Made daily inspections of facilities and equipment.
  • Accurately completed written and verbal reports on patient care to hospital emergency departments.
06/1996 to 01/2001
Aviation Electronics Technician United States Navy City, STATE,
  • Installed electrical and electronic components and assemblies.
  • Coordinated work with engineers, technicians and other aircraft maintenance personnel.
  • Conducted preventive maintenance and repairs on wire bundles, connectors, RF cables and fiber-optic lines for avionics and weapons integration lab equipment.
  • Assessed aircraft electrical systems to evaluate proper functioning.
  • Performed scheduled and unscheduled inspections to check flight readiness of aircraft.
  • Utilized testing equipment such as oscilloscopes, ammeters and ohmmeters.
  • Tested electrical aircraft systems, components and equipment for compliance with standards and to uncover any malfunctions.
  • Completed preventative and reparative maintenance on aircraft electronics and computer systems.
  • Assessed and responsively adjusted to dynamic field conditions to provide personnel with clear and strategic leadership.
  • Trained new personnel in safe flight deck operations while deployed on a US Navy aircraft carrier.
  • Oversaw maintenance on the US Navy's S-3B Viking aircraft both on shore and at sea.
  • Operated as a flight deck trouble shooter performing immediate aircraft repairs during flight operations as well as after flight operations ceased.
Expected in
: Fire Science
College of DuPage - Wheaton,

Degree work continues currently.

Expected in
Associate of Arts: Business Administration
Benedictine University - Lisle, IL

Forced to self remove from program due to family issues.


Formal Class Work:

Fire Investigator- 10/27/2015

FEMA Building Construction for the Fire Service- 5/19/2017

Fire Scene Documentation and Evidence Course- 8/6/2018

Youth Fire Setter Intervention Specialist- 5/17/2019

Online Class Work (IAAI):

Basic Electricity- 6/28/2016

Ethical Duties Beyond the Fire Scene- 6/28/2016

Investigating Motor Vehicle Fires- 7/10/2018

Ethics and the Fire Investigator- 6/10/2020

Scientific Method for Fire and Explosion Investigation- 6/11/2020

Documenting the Event- 6/11/2020

Practical Application of the Relationship Between NFPA 1033 and NFPA 921- 6/18/2020

NFPA 1033 and Your Career- 6/18/2020

Member, International Association of Arson Investigators, September 2020.

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School Attended

  • College of DuPage
  • Benedictine University

Job Titles Held:

  • Fire Investigator
  • Fire Safety Inspector
  • Firefighter Paramedic
  • Aviation Electronics Technician


  • Associate of Arts

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