Motivated fire service professional with 30 years of progressively responsible experience in public service. Strong qualifications in training, safety, code enforcement,public relations, personnel affairs,and emergency preparedness. Determined to utilize my experience in public safety administration position.
Employed by a small combination fire department I have had the unique opportunity to perform many job responsibilities.
Fire Marshal of a BLS transporting combination fire department providing service to a population of 7000 in a 3.5 square mile. Second in command of department. Develop rules, procedures and guidelines. Coordinate all aspects of fire prevention and public education. Review site and building plans for compliance with adopted codes. Inspect new and existing buildings of all occupancy types. Conduct fire investigation. Consult with design professionals and contractors regarding code compliance. Instrumental in reducing the City's ISO Fire protection rating from a class 6 to a class 4.
14 years of career experience as a shift supervisor with increased responsibilities. Supervised firefighters during emergency response,training and related activities. Managed multiple areas of municipal fire department. Duties included Training Officer and Apparatus Supervisor. Instrumental in taking a lead role in the design/construction of a new fire station and fire engine. Responsible for researching, testing and purchasing fire equipment, utilizing NFPA standards. Maintained department records and licenses. Developed procedures and policy. Participated in setting department goals,planning and budgeting.
Served as a EMT with a private ambulance company. Duties included responding to emergency incidents and transporting patients to emergency room. Maintaining equipment and providing accurate report writing.
Aggressively trained and participated in continuing education as a on-call firefighter and emergency medical technician. Worked closely with fellow firefighters and command staff to provide efficient and effective response to a wide range of emergency incidents. Operated a variety of apparatus and equipment. Performed building and equipment maintenance ensuring for maximum readiness. Provided accurate report writing for EMS and fire incidents.
Anticipate graduating from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration in 2014.
Graduated fromThe School of Fire Staff and Command Management program consisting of 350 hours of competency-based education spread over 10 months.
Graduated with an Associate of Fire Technology degree in Firefighter Technology.
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