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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Vigilant Firefighter with 23 years of experience performing firefighting and emergency medical duties. Passionate about protecting lives and property through dedicated service. Committed and physically fit professional. Works cooperatively with other first responders to gain control of emergency scenes. Expertise in HAZMAT handling, hostile fire events and mass casualty events. Personable Firefighter with experience offering emergency response and collaborating with teams. Deep knowledge and practice extinguishing fires quickly and rescuing individuals. Smart and poised with background working extremely well in high-pressure situations and dedicated to protecting public. I received 2 grants from bwc for over 55,000 dollars for equipment radio programming truck and station maintenance budget for department ordering and test fire gear and equipment Logical Fire Captain with over 23 years of hands-on experience. Successful at responding to all emergency alarms in assigned areas and directing firefighting personnel in extinguishing fires, saving lives and saving properties. Ace at leading teams and giving proper instructions to control panic in high-stress situations.

Skills
  • Apparatus Maintenance
  • Alarm Response
  • Community Education
  • Fire Suppression Tactics
  • Conditions Assessment
  • Secure Zone Transportation
  • Rescue Equipment Proficiency
  • Water and Chemical Streams
  • Medical Response
  • Fire Suppression Work
  • Public Assistance and Support
  • Weather Condition Assessment
  • Ladder Operation
  • Station and Equipment Cleaning
  • Building Access Strategies
  • Fire Suppression Techniques
  • Dispatch Communication
  • Two-Way Radio Coordination
  • Waterproof Salvage Covers
  • Smoke Suppression and Removal
  • Personal Protective Equipment PPE
  • Burning Building Entry Tactics
  • Fire Prevention Education
  • Pump and Hose Management
  • Ladder Truck Operation
  • Property Protection and Salvage
  • Ladder Positioning and Operation
  • Hot Spot Location and Elimination
  • Safety Equipment Inspection
  • Accident Site Response
  • Hazard Identification
  • Detailed Reporting
  • Fire Response Team Direction
Experience
10/2019 to Current Firefighter Xanterra Parks & Resorts | Eau Claire, WI,
  • Laid hose lines and operated nozzles, pumps, hydrants and fire extinguishers.
  • Cleaned, serviced and maintained fire apparatus in condition of readiness and performed general maintenance of fire department property.
  • Checked hoses and breathing masks after fire calls to determine proper functionality.
  • Answered emergency situations quickly and assessed conditions to contain fires, assist victims and prevent escalation.
  • Administered emergency treatment and medical care to people injured in accidents and fires.
  • Collaborated with other emergency personnel when responding to accident scenes or acute illness calls requiring emergency medical care.
  • Informed and educated local community members about fire prevention and safety.
  • Extinguished flames and embers to suppress fires with shovels and hand-driven water or chemical pumps.
  • Stayed in close contact with dispatchers to obtain and relay current information about fire status, supplies and personnel.
  • Assessed nature and extent of fire, condition of buildings, danger to adjacent buildings and water supply status to determine crew or company requirements.
  • Employed systematic search and rescue procedures and location and excavation devices to safely locate and evacuate victims.
  • Inspected buildings for fire prevention and hazardous materials code violations or potential hazards.
  • Planned, developed, implemented and monitored fire safety plans to address specific fire and life safety systems.
  • Developed hazard training programs for emergency response team.
  • Maintained fire extinguishers and other fire equipment in multiple stations.
  • Maintained tools and fire vehicles, contributing to rapid response capability.
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of industry equipment.
  • Kept station in peak working order by inspecting facilities, equipment and personnel.
  • Handled routine custodial maintenance of breathing, resuscitation and apparatus equipment.
  • Promptly responded to incidents and demobilized water tenders and fire engines.
  • Performed fundamental firefighter and driver duties.
  • Led and planned periodic fire safety inspections to identify unsafe conditions.
11/2010 to Current Maintenance Technician Viant Medical | Upland, CA,
  • Operated hand and power tools to complete repairs.
  • Maintained clear and safe workspace areas to meet OSHA standards.
  • Installed new systems, replacement parts and components to maintain proper operation.
  • Performed basic carpentry tasks and installed shelves, hooks and closet rods to meet customer needs.
  • Performed performance and safety inspections on equipment and machinery to maintain operational baseline.
  • Changed HVAC filters and cleaned condensation drains to perform preventive maintenance on HVAC systems.
  • Diagnosed problems with mechanical and electrical systems and equipment using advanced troubleshooting abilities.
  • Collaborated with building managers to assess ongoing needs and plan preventive maintenance schedules.
  • Responded to personnel queries and troubleshooting requests to provide repair services to improve operations.
  • Replaced wall sockets, ran lines and completed basic carpentry to finish installations.
  • Inspected electrical components to identify defects and hazards and make necessary adjustments.
  • Disassembled appliances to diagnose problems and facilitate repairs.
  • Mentored junior maintenance professionals to provide instruction on correct repair procedures.
  • Contacted vendors to procure equipment and tools to meet organizational demands.
  • Updated documentation for recordkeeping and customer use.
  • Reviewed blueprints and manuals to repair and restore optimal functionality.
  • Oversaw preventive maintenance on electrical panels and complex machinery to reach prescribed levels of operation.
  • Used rulers and micrometers to inspect parts to determine changes in dimension requirements.
  • Inspected alarm systems and monitors to comply with fire, carbon monoxide and other safety levels.
  • Designed, fabricated and installed upgrades to improve existing equipment.
  • Worked with outside vendors to prepare for large system installations and complex repairs.
  • Ran machinery diagnostics rounds to meet performance thresholds.
07/1998 to 08/2020 Fire Captain Soc Inc. | Chantilly, VA,
  • Cleaned, serviced and maintained fire apparatus in condition of readiness and performed general maintenance of fire department property.
  • Preserved order and discipline among subordinates, and gave assignments and instructions.
  • Prepared records and reports of company responses to fires or other emergencies.
  • Conducted search and rescue operations, quickly analyzed medical emergencies and administered first aid to injured persons.
  • Drafted reports of fires, equipment and personnel.
  • Preserved order and discipline among 50 subordinates.
  • Supported continuing operations and rehabilitation of firefighting equipment by identifying new community resources.
  • Aided with preparation, review and monitoring of department budget.
  • Laid hose lines and operated nozzles, pumps, hydrants and fire extinguishers.
  • Stayed in close contact with dispatchers to obtain and relay current information about fire status, supplies and personnel.
  • Inspected buildings for fire prevention and hazardous materials code violations or potential hazards.
  • Oversaw station efforts to continuously deliver timely and quality responses in areas of fire, medical and public safety administration.
  • Conducted fire prevention and suppression operations.
  • Responded to fire and emergency alarms and evaluated emergency to direct company operations.
  • Controlled emergency response planning, oversaw research for development of building pre-plans and handled company building fire prevention inspections.
  • Created fire safety guidelines and evacuation schemes for rescue efforts.
  • Addressed emergency calls and fire alarms using operating pumps, aerial ladders and auxiliary equipment.
  • Spearheaded fire protection and prevention programs, providing teams with training and resources to deliver timely and quality efforts.
  • Elevated assigned fire station into top-performer in area, resulting in honors, awards, and accolades.
Education and Training
Expected in 01/2012 to to State Certification | Emergency Medical Responder Mid East , Zanesville, OH, GPA:
Expected in 10/1999 to to State Certified Firefighter | Fire Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH GPA:
Expected in 06/1999 to to High School Diploma | Berne Union High School, Sugar Grove, OH GPA:
Accomplishments
  • Negotiated with vendors, saving the company $[Amount] annually.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Mid East
  • Hocking College
  • Berne Union High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Firefighter
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Fire Captain

Degrees

  • State Certification
  • State Certified Firefighter
  • High School Diploma

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