Firefighter Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Dedicated Locomotive Engineer seeking challenging new opportunity to apply 13 years of positive industry performance and support the safety and leadership operations within the Twin Cities Division on the BNSF Railway. Advanced knowledge of analyzing procedures and implementing improvements to promote safety. Resourceful and flexible with excellent background in project management.

  • Customer-oriented
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Trained in MN safety regulations
  • Efficient trip planner
  • Planning ability
  • Courteous and polite demeanor
  • Class A CDL license
  • Assisting customers
  • Documentation skills
  • Exemplary verbal communications
  • Relaying critical information
  • Radar and computer usage
  • High stress tolerance
  • Safety measures
  • Reporting and documentation
  • Clerical
  • Training & Development
  • Computer skills
  • Problem resolution
  • Relationship building
  • Organization
  • Organizational skills
  • MS Office
  • Multitasking
  • Work ethic
  • Time management
  • Data management
  • Flexible
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Active listening
  • First Aid/CPR
Firefighter, 07/2008 to Current
City Of Grants Pass Grants Pass, OR,
  • Answered emergency situations quickly and assessed conditions to contain fires, assist victims and prevent escalation.
  • Planned, developed, implemented and monitored fire safety plans to address specific fire and life safety systems.
  • Checked all equipment, including hoses and breathing masks after fire calls to determine proper functionality.
  • Participated in fire and life safety inspections of commercial and residential properties and checked operating condition of hydrants.
  • Laid hose lines and operated nozzles, pumps, hydrants and fire extinguishers.
  • Collaborated with other emergency personnel when responding to accident scenes or acute illness calls requiring emergency medical care.
  • Stayed in close contact with dispatchers to obtain and relay current information about fire status, supplies and personnel.
  • Administered emergency treatment and medical care to people injured in accidents and fires.
  • Extinguished flames and embers to suppress fires with shovels and hand-driven water or chemical pumps.
  • Assessed nature and extent of fire, condition of buildings, danger to adjacent buildings and water supply status to determine crew or company requirements.
  • Cleaned, serviced and maintained fire apparatus in condition of readiness and performed general maintenance of fire department property.
  • Trained continuously to maintain required physical fitness for demanding work.
  • Inspected buildings for fire prevention and hazardous materials code violations or potential hazards.
  • Informed and educated local community members about fire prevention and safety.
  • Developed hazard training programs for emergency response team.
  • Completed field assessments of active fires and planned optimal approaches.
  • Established and managed water supplies to support suppression activities.
  • Located victims trapped by fires, extricated and rendered first aid.
  • Patrolled previously burned areas after fire containment to locate and eliminate dangerous hot spots.
  • Tested and inspected tools, equipment and gear to maintain readiness for different fire scenarios.
  • Located hydrants and operated pumps at proper pressure to evaluate adequacy of water system and availability of water supply.
  • Observed strict safety protocols to maintain personal and coworker safety.
  • Triaged patients to assist emergency workers in administering medical care.
  • Set up and operated hydraulic, pneumatic, manual and power tools in emergency situations.
  • Responded directly to residential and business emergency situations to serve community.
  • Rehabilitated fire hoses, portable water tanks and other equipment.
  • Responded to fire and safety-related emergency calls in local area.
  • Worked on equipment desk and demobilized equipment including fire engines, water tenders and other machinery used in responding to incidents.
Locomotive Engineer, 01/2008 to Current
Genesee & Wyoming Punxsutawney, PA,
  • Conducted brake checks and general inspections before work.
  • Operated locomotives according to strict delivery and route schedules.
  • Performed train inspections, tests and procedures, completed associated paperwork and identified and documented train equipment defects.
  • Conducted movement of rail cars and overall train and completed or verified air couplings and electrical connections between locomotives.
  • Drove trains and operated engines and handled mechanical train operations including speed control.
  • Positioned train at originating station before scheduled departure time and performed switching assignments in cooperation with other departments.
  • Switched rail cars within rail yard for product offload into receiving pits.
Truck Driver, 07/2005 to 12/2007
Ryder System Inc. Bloomfield, CT,
  • Hooked and unhooked trailers from tractor and converter dollies.
  • Utilized pallet jacks and forklifts to load and unload materials off trucks.
  • Loaded, balanced and secured product to safely transport goods.
  • Eliminated downtime and maximized revenue by providing top product shipment delivery quality control.
  • Measured temperature of haul and refrigerated area of truck.
  • Delivered customer orders to homes and places of business within established time frames.
  • Conducted vehicle inspections before and after every trip and performed minor repairs to keep truck functional.
  • Established relationships with customers through use of interpersonal, active listening and inquiry response skills.
  • Maintained telephone and radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions.
  • Demonstrated safe driving by observing all road rules, exercising caution in unfamiliar areas and maintaining vehicle control.
  • Retained valid proof of insurance and registration in vehicle at all times.
  • Drove trucks with capacities greater than three tons, including tractor-trailer combinations, to transport and deliver products, livestock or other materials.
  • Completed transfers at hubs and final destinations to keep routes on schedule.
  • Obtained and maintained proper delivery authorization and pickup documentation.
  • Inspected and maintained vehicle supplies and equipment such as gas, oil, water, tires, lights, and brakes to ensure vehicles remain in proper working condition
  • Submitted reports on condition of truck at end of each trip.
  • Applied defensive driving and safety techniques to prevent accidents.
  • Inspected vehicle prior to and after completing each shift, noting any damage or issues in detailed logs.
  • Coordinated with dispatch to receive updates, communicate efficient routes and convey delays.
  • Unloaded packages from trucks for delivery to customers, taking care to prevent damage to merchandise and goods.
  • Conducted daily DOT pre-trip inspections according to set checklist.
  • Reacted decisively and quickly to protect spoilage.
  • Fulfilled back haul orders and spotting trailers in loading yard.
  • Used pallet jack and forklift to load and unload products at distribution centers and route locations.
  • Inspected trucks and trailers before and after trips and completed basic maintenance for optimal performance.
  • Observed all driving regulations and safety procedures, maintaining excellent safe driving record.
  • Maintained safe driving habits to protect property and general public on roadways.
Air Traffic Controller, 07/2001 to 07/2005
Chugach Alaska Corporation Chicago, IL,
  • Recommended flight plan alternatives and coordinated aircraft diversions.
  • Checked weather reports and delivered updates to pilots in preparation for diversion to other airports.
  • Assisted with flight plans accounting for aircraft performance, aircraft loading, e-route wind, turbulence forecasts and airport conditions.
  • Issued landing and takeoff instructions to pilots at airport with approximately 200 daily flights.
  • Effectively communicated with pilots by clearly speaking, enunciating properly and actively listening.
  • Monitored weather conditions, aircraft position reports, aeronautical information and navigational charts to evaluate flight progress.
  • Developed flight plans and reported on airport conditions and turbulence forecasts.
  • Evaluated progress of flights by monitoring aircraft positions, aeronautical information, navigational charts and weather conditions.
  • Alerted airport response personnel to crisis situations, including incoming medical and other emergency landings.
  • Directed on-ground emergency management activities.
  • Researched continually to stay up to date on new FAA rules and policies.
  • Arranged aircraft diversions and suggested flight plan alternatives.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Recognized by management for providing exceptional customer service.
  • Exceeded customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in
Oklahoma State University - Yokosuka, Japan,
Associate of Applied Science: Wildland/Forest Firefighting And Investigation, Expected in
Central Lakes College - Brainerd, MN
High School Diploma: , Expected in
Delano High School - Delano, MN,
  • Led team to achieve 1 year injury free within the NTW Terminal Complex, earning recognition from upper management and financial reward.
  • Recognized as Employee of the Employee of the year at BNSF for outstanding performance and team contributions.
  • Consistently maintained high customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Promoted from E3 to E5, in less than 12-months
Activities and Honors
  • Member, Alumni Association
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Fire Fighter Training - 2008
  • Locomotive Engineer License - 2012
  • Firefighter 1 & 2, State of MN - 2008
  • Certified Safety Co-Chair, BNSF Railway - 2020

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School Attended
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Central Lakes College
  • Delano High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Firefighter
  • Locomotive Engineer
  • Truck Driver
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • High School Diploma

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