interim fire chief resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Consummate firefighting professional and leader with more than 26 years of experience elevating emergency response functions across a diverse fire station. Effective in working with law enforcement and healthcare professionals in proper handling of dangerous situations. Skillful in driving efforts of up to 50 firefighters, ensuring efficiency and safety.

  • Regulatory enforcement
  • Emergency response procedures
  • Workload prioritization
  • New construction sites
  • Fire prevention
  • Personnel training
  • Team management
  • Supervision
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Team building
Interim Fire Chief, 10/1994 - Current
Go Riteway Transportation Group Grafton, WI,

I was hired as a Fire fighter in October of 1994. I had been trained thru the New Berlin fire Department and continued my training thru Hartland. I received my EMT license in 1999 and continued my fire and Ems training thru WCTC classes. Preserved order and discipline among 50 subordinates.

  • Spearheaded fire protection and prevention programs, providing teams with the training and resources to ensure timely and quality efforts.
  • Oversaw station efforts to continuously deliver timely and quality responses in the areas of fire, medical, and public safety administration.
  • Managed all aspects of staffing, recruitment, interviewing, and selection of potential team members in alignment with station needs.
  • Inspected schools, theaters, offices and various other buildings to check for proper fire precautionary measures.
  • Supported continuing operations and rehabilitation of firefighting equipment by identifying new community resources.
  • Prepared records and reports of company responses to fires or other emergencies.
  • Conducted search and rescue operations and quickly analyzed all medical emergencies as well as administered first aid to injured persons.
  • Visited sites for follow-up reviews to assess compliance with implemented corrective action plans in case of identified violations.
  • Conducted thorough reviews and acceptance tests of available sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers and suppression systems at multiple locations.
  • Developed, implemented and enhanced fire prevention and suppression policies.
  • Taught public education courses and programs on topics such as fire safety and prevention strategies.
Mechanic/ Laborer/ Foreman, 01/1994 - Current
Village Of Hartland City, STATE,

I was hired as the fleet mechanic for the Hartland DPW. I was responsible for the plow trucks,sweeper, backhoe, loader, lawn mowers, brush chipper and all equipment. I was also trained in all of the department operations water, sewer, parks, streets, plowing and cemetery. I was promoted to Foreman in 2000 and remained in the position until 2017. I was in charge of budgeting for the park system streets and shop. I hired 7 summer help. I scheduled annual drug screens and hearing tests for the Department. I acquired quotes for replacement of equipment and repairs. I wrote for 2 grants to replace the sweeper and stream bank restoration and received $240,000 for both. Carried the Emergency phone on a weekly basis with the other Foreman and Operations supervisor. Was the contact point for baseball softball and football user groups for field preps and scheduling.

  • Estimated materials and labor requirements to complete jobs within budgetary and timeline requirements.
  • Supported budget and project goals by keeping balanced inventory.
  • Motivated and supported field workers completing work to increase work quality and efficiency.
  • Obtained specifications and directed work for multiple construction crews.
  • Assigned work to employees based on project requirements and individual team member strengths.
  • Reported to supervisors weekly regarding project progress, site problems and labor status.
  • Delegated duties to each employee based upon his or her skills set and monitored progress daily.
  • Maintained high standards of safety, productivity and quality for every job.
  • Created team member schedules and delegated individual assignments for work crew.
  • Complied with federal and company regulations to maintain high level of safety at all job sites.
Mechanic, 06/1980 - 01/1994
Richlen Garage City, STATE,

Started working for this family run business my Junior year of High school. Was able to take high school classes in the morning and go to work in the afternoon and receive high school credit. After graduation I was offered a full time position.

  • Monitored shop equipment to maintain safe working condition.
  • Kept detailed records of all repairs, labor involved, and parts used and input data to customer database.
  • Conveyed troubleshooting diagnosis results to customer to ascertain repair plan.
  • Executed preventive and corrective maintenance on work trucks and other vehicles.
  • Prepared appropriate maintenance forms and records for accountability.
  • Maintained knowledge of updated changes in various models of equipment.
  • Wrote up detailed repair orders outlining all actions and estimated costs.
  • Inspected vehicles to assess damage and strategize repair plans.
  • Rebuilt components and systems to correct faults and achieve desired performance levels.
  • Adjusted, repaired or replaced defective automotive parts.
  • Calibrated repaired systems to meet performance specifications outlined by manufacturers.
  • Tested electronic components and computer controls with specialized devices.
  • Examined all critical vehicle systems and parts to determine appropriate repairs and costs.
Education and Training
: Fire Administration, Expected in
Point Park University - Pittsburgh, PA
Status -
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1981
West Allis Nathan Hale - West Allis, WI,
Status -
: Fire And EMS, Expected in
Waukesha County Technical College - Pewaukee, WI
Status -
  • First Aid/CPR instructor expires 1/2021
  • Certified Fire fighter 1
  • Certified Fire fighter 2
  • Certified Fire officer 1
  • Certified Haz Mat basic concepts
  • Certified Fire Instructor 1
  • Certified Fire Inspector 1
  • Certified Driver /Operator pumper
  • Ariel Driver Operator
  • Certified EMT Intermediate I/99 Expires 6/2023
  • Certified ACLS provider expires 12/2021
  • ISO/NIMS certified 100,100LE,200,700
  • Confined space entry Certified
  • Competent person certified
  • Chain saw safety trained

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School Attended

  • Point Park University
  • West Allis Nathan Hale
  • Waukesha County Technical College

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  • Mechanic/ Laborer/ Foreman
  • Mechanic


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  • High School Diploma
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