6 year veteran fire professional seeking a responsible and challenging position in a growth oriented progressive organization where my experience and skills will significantly contribute to the overall success of the organization and provide opportunities for my career growth.
National Registry EMT-Basic
Fire Officer I
Fire Officer II
FIre Officer III
Incident Safety Officer
Trench Rescue I & II
Confined Space Rescue I & II
Fire Instructor I
Fire Instructor II
Apparatus Operator: Aerial
Apparatus Operator: Pumper
Apparatus Operator: ARFF
Fire Inspector I
Fire Inspector II
Fire Investigator I
NFA Fire/Arson Origin & Cause Investigations
Applied appropriate extinguishing agents to structural, residential, commercial, industrial, chemical, petroleum, aircraft, vehicle and wilderness fires.
Cooperatively and supportively interacted with coworkers and supervisors.
Maintained constant public presence to enforce fire prevention laws, including city ordinances.
Completed continuing education classes in firefighting, rescue and emergency services.
Prepared reports of fires, accidents and emergencies for accurate transfer of information.
Ensured that programs conformed to federal, state, county and city codes and laws.
Fire Prevention/Investigation Officer07/2014 to CurrentHuntsville Fire & Rescue/Prevention OfficeHuntsville, AL
Plans review and field inspection on all commercial buildings to ensure compliance with codes and ordinances.
Issues permits for applicable structures and services and citations for noncompliance of fire codes and ordinances.
Investigates and evaluates the fire scene to determine the area/point of origin, source of ignition, materials ignited, act(s) or activity that brought the ignition source and materials together.
Assesses the subsequent progression, extinguishment, and containment of the fire, and secures the fire scene so that all evidence or potential evidence is protected.
Documents the fire scene and preserves evidence by using proper physical and legal procedures.
Obtains information through interviews and interrogations.
Gathers reports, records, equipment, and materials, so that all information is appropriate to the investigation, and is complete and authentic.
Ensures that the chain of custody for evidence is maintained and acceptable for court.
Comprehensive written report on investigation findings and documentation.
Testifies during legal proceedings, gives investigative findings and contents of reports Educates and trains the public and private sector on fire safety related issues.
Conducts interviews with the news media on fire safety topics and investigations.
Firefighter/EMT-Basic/Rescue Tech/Hazmat Technician07/2011 to 07/2014Huntsville Fire & Rescue/Special OperationsHuntsville, AL
Performs required operations on Engine and Truck Company.
Perform initial fire attack, utilize ground ladders and fire suppression equipment.
Perform ventilation, search and rescue of structures involved in fires.
Treatment, transport of ill-injured patients.
Operations of cardiac monitors and various other medical equipment, packaging and extrication of ill-injured patients.
Serve as member of HAZMAT team in various roles (Decontamination, assist with chemical analysis, and other tasks).
Utilize various fire suppression tools, HAZMAT detection and containment equipment, EMS medical equipment.
Perform basic maintenance and upkeep of Fire Department properties and facilities, perform basic repairs and daily / weekly checks of Firefighting and EMS equipment.
Trained in the use of: SCBA, PASS device, various Firefighting hand tools and power tools, wildfire hand and power tools, hydraulic rescue equipment.
Firefighter08/2009 to 05/2014Huntsville Fire & Rescue Huntsville, AL Firefighter/EMT-BasicHuntsville, AL
Participates in controlling and extinguishing fires by utilizing hoses, ladders, and hydrants.
Performs work at airfields handling aircraft with high crash or fire potential.
Performs Hazardous Materials Operations insuring initial hazardous materials information is collected.
Initiates established medical protocols in providing basic life support Utilizes special safety equipment, such as SCBA, encapsulated suits, and radiation monitoring devices.
Utilizing communication equipment for dispatching manpower and equipment.
Utilizes a variety of motorized firefighting vehicles and maintains firefighting equipment, such as special extinguishing agents and hydraulic pumps.
Serves as crew member for the operation of hose lines, ladder, hydrant or rescue operations for the control of extinguishment of fires as directed by a crew leader.
Performs basic life support functions and emergency procedures as EMT-Basic.
IT Associate/Liaison06/2004 to 06/2009LESCOHuntsville, AL
Utilized computer for operation of data entry in various stages.
Liaison between company CEO and building contactors.
Provided overall management, supervision, control and direction of building contractors.
Bachelor of Science: Fire ScienceMay 2013Columbia Southern UniversityOrange Beach, ALGPA: Graduated Cum Laude GPA: 3.62
Master of Science: Emergency Services ManagementJanuary 2015Columbia Southern UniversityOrange Beach, ALGPA: GPA: 3.92
International Association of Arson Investigators
National Fire Academy Alumni
People skills: enthusiastic people person, advanced problem-solving, great organizational skills
Fire Prevention: Plans review, Field inspection, documentation of pertinent information
Fire Suppression: hand tools, monitors, packaging, power tools, protocols, repairs,
Computer Skills: Data entry, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint