firefighter resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Committed Firefighter offering 12 years of full time experience controlling, containing and extinguishing fires. Expertise in structural and high-rise fires, brush and wildland fires and dispatch operations. Certified and trained professional with in-depth knowledge of applicable codes, firefighting techniques and safety procedures.

  • Secure zone transportation
  • Alarm response
  • Public assistance and support
  • Medical response
  • Fire suppression tactics
  • Apparatus maintenance
  • Fire department procedures
  • Incident safety
01/2008 to Current Firefighter State Of Montana | Plentywood, MT,
  • Checked all equipment, including hoses and breathing masks after fire calls to determine proper functionality.
  • Entered inspection, training, fire and emergency medical service calls into records management system using [Software].
  • Coordinated overall department training effort, including all aspects of emergency response and disaster planning for [Number] [Job Title]s and [Number] [Job Title]s.
  • Planned, developed, implemented and monitored fire safety plans that addressed specific fire and life safety systems.
  • Assisted in development and maintenance of effective system of records and reports of alarm responses, fire and casualty reports, personnel actions, quarters, apparatus equipment, training, hose maintenance and testing activities.
  • Answered emergency situations quickly and assessed conditions to contain fires, assist victims and prevent escalation in [Location].
  • Set up and operated hydraulic, pneumatic, manual and power tools in emergency situations.
  • Established and managed water supplies to support suppression activities.
  • Operated pumps connected to high-pressure hoses.
  • Promptly responded to incidents and demobilized pertinent equipment, including water tenders and fire engines.
  • Inspected buildings for fire prevention and hazardous materials code violations or potential hazards.
  • Drafted reports of fires, equipment and personnel.
  • Conducted search and rescue operations and quickly analyzed all medical emergencies as well as administered first aid to injured persons.
  • Patrolled previously burned areas after fire containment to locate and eliminate dangerous hot spots.
  • Inspected schools, theaters, offices and various other buildings to check for proper fire precautionary measures.
  • Located victims trapped by fires, extricated and rendered first aid.
  • Administered emergency treatment and medical care to people injured in accidents and fires.
  • Attended trainings to maintain wealth of knowledge in firefighting techniques and suppression methods, enabling quick decision making during actual emergencies.
  • 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.
  • Revised and maintained all equipment and test logs.
  • Participated in fire and life safety inspections of commercial and residential properties and checked operating condition of hydrants.
  • Examined and assessed hoses by laying out and checking connections to fire hydrants for effective fire suppression.
  • Responded directly to residential and business emergency situations to serve community.
  • Maintained tools and fire vehicles, contributing to rapid response capability.
  • Met with members of the community to provide information on ways to prevent fires and to offer fire safety tips.
  • Cleaned, serviced and maintained fire apparatus in condition of readiness and performed general maintenance work in upkeep of fire department property.
  • Informed and educated local community members about fire prevention.
  • Transferred, lifted and moved patients while employing appropriate safety and lifting techniques.
02/2004 to 02/2008 Active Duty Soldier Western Construction Group | Seattle, WA,
  • Monitored and authorized access to restricted areas by employees and visitors to guard against theft and incursion.
  • Managed receipt, storage and issue of ammunition processes.
  • Inspected, serviced and maintained equipment on daily basis to achieve long-lasting performance.
  • Conducted emergency roadside repairs, including changing tires, replacing light bulbs and installing fuses and tire chains.
  • 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.
  • Conducted preventive maintenance, checking gages, readings and fluid changes while executing truck cleans and completing advanced mechanical repairs.
  • Loaded, balanced and secured product to safely transport goods.
  • Operated equipment with focus on safety and efficiency.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
04/1998 to 01/2002 Foreman Davey Tree Expert Co | City, STATE,
  • Maintained high standards of safety, productivity and quality for every job.
  • Upheld schedule requirements and quality demands with hands-on project supervision.
  • Reported to supervisors weekly regarding project progress, site problems and labor status.
  • Analyzed job sites daily to mitigate risks for workers and visitors.
  • Coordinated regular preventive and predictive maintenance programs to maintain optimal equipment functionality.
  • Viewed and checked job equipment daily to determine maintenance requirements.
  • Evaluated schedules, orders and forecasts to plan operational processes and meet timetables.
  • Assessed production schedules and orders to plan material requirements and activities of workers.
  • Authored and updated production reports and personnel records for use by senior managers in making accurate operational decisions.
  • Observed department resources to manage use, maximize efficiency and achieve production targets.
  • Delegated duties to each employee based upon his or her skills set and monitored progress daily.
  • Diagnosed and corrected malfunctions with equipment and machinery.
  • Recorded supplies, parts, equipment and employee work hours for every job.
  • Checked project details to verify correct materials and equipment for job sites.
  • Planned and delegated work to meet planned project and production goals.
  • Inspected production, quality control and maintenance reports to detect and address production problems.
Education and Training
Expected in 2016 to to Associate of Science | Fire Science Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale, FL GPA:
Expected in 2003 to to High School Diploma | St. Amant High School, Saint Amant, LA GPA:
Expected in to to Bachelor of Science | Public Safety Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale, FL GPA:
Additional Information

United States Army awards

Combat Action Badge

Army Commendation

Overseas ribbon

Army good conduct

NATO ribbon

Army achievement medal

Drivers Badge

  • First Aid/CPR
  • First Responder
  • Fire Fighter 1
  • Fire Fighter 2
  • Hazardous material awareness
  • Hazardous material operations
  • Fire Inspector 1
  • Fire Instructor 1
  • Fire Investigator
  • Fire officer 1

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School Attended

  • Keiser University
  • St. Amant High School
  • Keiser University

Job Titles Held:

  • Firefighter
  • Active Duty Soldier
  • Foreman


  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science

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