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

Experienced Fire Chief with 25 years of experience in the fire service, offering extensive list of successes building and leading talented teams in training, drills, and high-danger emergency events. Highly committed to safety and continuous provision of quality emergency response. Equipped with strong background overseeing group efforts across diverse facilities ranging in size and complexity. Enthusiastic individual eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in the fire service

  • Quality control guidelines
  • Damage, danger, and loss prevention
  • Fire protection
  • Firefighting operations
  • Resources allocation
  • Team building
  • Business operations
  • Team management
  • Over saw multiply training exercises recognized by the State of Missouri
  • Relationship development
  • Organization
  • Operational improvement
  • Supervision
  • Budgets
  • Problem resolution
  • Communications
  • Operate equipment
Work History
Firefighter, 06/1995 to 05/1998
City Of FarmingtonFarmington, MN,
  • Responded to emergency medical calls to perform lifesaving procedures and other emergency medical services.
  • 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.
  • Participated in fire and EMS training exercises and in-class training to improve knowledge.
Firefighter, 06/1998 to 08/2013
City Of FarmingtonFarmington, MN,

Started as a firefighter and moved through the ranks of Lieutenant,Captain, and Assistant Chief.

Lead training

Helped with purchasing

Incident command on large incidents ( school bus accident, and a tour bus accident)

  • Maintained strong knowledge of firefighting principles and suppression methods, which enabled proper decision making in emergency situations.
  • Cleaned and performed general maintenance of fire equipment and fire stations.
  • Drove and operated structural pumpers, tankers, ladders and service vehicles to aid in rescue operations.
  • Oversaw equipment and vehicle upkeep to maintain emergency readiness.
  • Notified fire dispatchers to detail any difficulties encountered, request additional firefighters and obtain emergency supplies.
Foreman, 08/2006 to Current
Rush EnterprisesTopeka, KS,
  • Supported field crews to maximize quality and work efficiency.
  • Trained new laborers in crew procedures and specific work such as reading and laying out buildings.
  • Led crews across Midwest region, including planning work and distributing daily assignments.
  • Interpreted blueprints and schematics correctly to make accurate decisions about jobsite work.
  • Motivated team members to meet demanding project targets without sacrificing quality.
  • Implemented well-defined instructions to help each crew member understand assignments.
  • Interviewed, hired and trained new workers.
  • Interacted with employees to demonstrate high standards and mitigate issues effectively.
Fire Chief, 02/2015 to Current
City Of PrescottPrescott, AZ,
  • Over see the Emergency Management for two cities
  • Maintain excellent communication between multiple cities,government entities, as well as other fire departments in the county.
  • Oversaw proper implementation of best practices, policies, and procedures in alignment with regulations and operational needs.
  • Directed implementation of comprehensive training operations, including drills, inspections, tests, and performance evaluations.
  • Conducted periodic firefighter written performance evaluations and completed written recommendations on probationary firefighters.
  • Inspected apparatus, equipment, grounds and stations for proper order and condition on daily basis.
  • Directed work of 38 firefighters/Ems engaged in extinguishing fires.
  • Supervised firehouse operations, maintaining inventory and liaising with vendors to secure necessary supplies.
  • Coordinated, scheduled, and maintained team resources to achieve top levels of operational readiness.
  • Optimized fire services management with introduction of new systems, policies, procedures, and tools.
  • Created, initiated and optimized policies and procedures for fire prevention and suppression in regional structures and by emergency personnel.
  • Directed dispatching and emergency response procedures for personnel managing service calls and emergency situations.
  • Rendered aid to individuals injured in fire incidents, including those suffering from smoke inhalation, broken bones or other concerns.
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1995 to Wellington-Napoleon High School - Wellington, MO,
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • EMT-B
  • Fire 1
  • Fire 2
  • Hazmat awareness
  • Hazmat operations
  • Ice rescue
  • ICS
  • VFIS driving instructor
  • Vehicle Extrication Technician
  • Grain Bin Rescue

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School Attended

  • Wellington-Napoleon High School

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  • Firefighter
  • Firefighter
  • Foreman
  • Fire Chief


  • High School Diploma

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