It is my desire to serve the City of Chattahoochee Hills in the capacity of Fire Lieutenant. I have over 31 years of experience in multiple facets of the Professional Fire Service from fire suppression, medical service, administrative operations and Management training that would enhance my ability to perform in this position.
I started my Firefighting career in 1988 with the City of East Point Fire Department. During this career I obtained the medical certifications of Emergency Medical Technician, and Paramedic. I received basic Firefighter Certification through the State of Georgia, I obtained additional EMS experience on private 911 emergency ambulance provider, I worked in South Fulton Hospital Emergency Room as an ER Tech. Maintained suppression schools by attending classes at Georgia Public Safety Training Center and National Fire Academy.
Promoted to Lieutenant in the Fire Prevention Bureau of the East Point Fire Department. I obtained certifications, Arson Investigations, Fire Inspector, Fire Educator, Fire Instructor, Fire Officers, and Basic Peace Officer mandate with Georgia Post.
Promoted to Division Chief of Fire Prevention in 2004 duties included management of 4 Fire Inspectors. Implemented fire inspection programs, fee schedules for the fire marshal's office, new permitting policies and requirements. Trained 3 additional fire inspectors in the fire prevention department
In 2006 I saw the opportunity to join and help develop a brand new fire department for the City of Fairburn Georgia. I left the City of East Point to serve in the capacity as a Fire Lieutenant for the City of Fairburn, as the Lt. I oversaw the operation of two engines and its crews. I. October of 2006 I was promoted to the rank of Division Chief and was tasked with the development of the Fire Prevention Bureau for the City of Fairburn, In 2006 I was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief.
As a Firefighter who climbed the ranks in two different departments, achieved the levels of management into two different departments I have had the ability to learn and operate efficiently in multiple roles. This experience will better suite me in the delivery of service to the citizens of Chattahoochee Hills as a Fire Lieutenant. I have the experience to mitigate emergency scenes as well as the experience to perform the administrative functions of the Lieutenant.
Fairburn Fire Department Division Chief of Fire Prevention, 27 years of fire service experience, served as Division Chief over Fire Prevention for the city of East Point for 2 years, previously fire inspector for 4 years.
Serving as Firefighter/Paramedic responsible for delivery of emergency medical care of patients, responsible for operation of Engine and mitigation of emergency scenes . Serve as Fire Marshal for Chattahoochee Hills. Conduct Plans reviews of New and Existing structures, sprinkler systems, fire alarms, and fire suppression systems. Conduct annual fire safety fire inspections on existing structures, conduct inspections on new structures and issuance of Certificate of Occupancy. Maintain data base that list all structures and business within city limits and last date of inspection.
Work with Butts County Fire Department as Firefighter/Paramedic, daily responsibilities include maintaining advance life saving devices, inventory of medications on apparatus and station. Operation of vehicle, various pieces of fire equipment on vehicle and fire truck in station. Responsible for patient care on emergency scenes and during transport to emergency facilities
Managed Fire Department Administrative Staff including Fire Prevention Department as Fire Marshal. Assisted Fire Chief in managing daily operations of fire department including Fire Operations. Responsible for Command Staff functions, and Incident command as a Chief Officer at emergency scene operations. Responsible for specifications and purchasing fire department protective clothing, maintaining current logistics of all protective clothing.
As Fire Marshal I managed fire inspector and daily activities. I was responsible for plan review of new construction, modification of existing structures, sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, and fire suppression systems. Responsible for inspection of new construction, existing construction, and testing of all fire systems. Responsible for issuance of Certificate of Occupancy to new structures. Managed all adopted fire codes, ordinance, local laws, and fire investigations. Review currently adopted fire codes and ordinance, write new fire codes, modifications to existing fire codes to fit the city needs, responsible for implementing new fire codes.
Division Chief of Fire Prevention for two years, managed 6 Fire Inspectors
Reviewed plans for new and existing structures, sprinkler plans, fire alarms, and fire suppression systems.
Issuance of Certificate of Occupancy certificates, drafted and adopt fire codes. Manage fire inspection programs, drafted citation process for fire code compliance.
Managed fire investigations for fire department. Developed and implemented fire education programs.
Served for 6 years as fire inspector, responsible for conducting fire inspections in existing structures and ensuring compliance with adopted fire codes, conduct fire scene investigations to determine cause and origin, assisted with arrest and conviction of arson suspects.
Assigned to East Point Police department as member of Weed and Seed Task Force. Job duties included working with strike force team to clean up bad areas of city and plant new education programs for redevelopment.
Sergeant and Fire Fighter for 11 years in suppression, performed general suppression, and rescue activities, trained to level of Paramedic, and rope rescue. Drove fire apparatus and served in role of acting company officer.
Fire Fighter 1
NPQS Hazmat Awareness
NPQS Hazmat First Responder
NFPA Fire Inspector
NPQS Fire Educator
NPQS Fire Officer 1
NPQS Fire Instructor 1
NPQS Arson Investigator
POST Arson Investigator
POST Peace Officer
National Fire Protection Association
International Code Council
Metro Atlanta Fire Chief Association ( Prevention Chair)
Georgia Fire INvestigators Association
International Association of Arson Investigators
Metro Atlanta Arson Task Force
Rotary Award for Fire Fighter of the Year
Arson Academic Excellence Award
KG Davis/Gore Scholarship Award
NFA Fire arson detection
LP Natural gas fire investigations
Pump service testing
Basic law enforcement
Fire safety symposium
Arson detection for the first responder
Fire inspector 1
Life safety code
Arson investigation level 2
Public fire & life safety educator
Fire officer 2 Company level operations
Haz Mat technician
Management training level1
NFA plans review
NFA management of arson prevention and control
NFA Codes management
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