Highly effective professional Lieutenant/Firefighter/Paramedic emphasizing safety when making split second tactical decisions while solving complex problems on emergency scenes. Energetic and results-focused with success in developing, mentoring, coaching and leading diverse teams to achieve outstanding results.
Natural leader / Mentor / Team player
Forward thinker / Critical thinker
Passionate / Enthusiastic
Crisis management expert / Problem solver
Exceptional interpersonal communication
Unsurpassed work ethic
Customer relations specialist
Educator / Coach / AHA Instructor
Organized / Efficient multi-tasker
Advanced training in High Plains software, Microsoft Office products
Research / Data analysis / Implementation
Budgeting and forecasting
Lieutenant / Firefighter /Paramedic, 03/1998 to Current Greeley Fire Department – Greeley, CO
Supervise an engine company and other tactical resources during emergency operations and non-emergency duties.
Successfully made split second decisions on emergency scenes based on safety, training & risk / benefit analysis.
Improved effectiveness and efficiency of departmental operations by reviewing data, researching new and innovative approaches to service delivery in all hazard response as an active participant in multiple committees and small work groups.
Constantly practicing the highest level of internal and external customer service.
Actively learning, listening, brainstorming, practicing and improving myself and my company members skills and knowledge.
Served as the City of Greeley / Greeley Fire Department representative during construction of Fire Station 3 and currently assisting as a member of the Fire Station 1 / Fire Department Headquarters committee.
Served as the Fire Department liaison for the Weld County Emergency Medical Services Research & Implementation Committee and Emergency Medical & Trauma Services Council drafting protocols, procedures and policies corresponding with emergency medical service delivery for the last thirteen years.
Instrumental in researching, developing and presenting EMS transport contingency plans for City Council multiple times.
Participated in the Fire Department hiring process on interview panels.
Participated as promotional committee member writing postings and have been an evaluator in assessment centers for Greeley Fire Department and neighboring departments.
Extensive knowledge of Fire Department policies, standard operating procedures, city employee handbook and collective bargaining agreement.
Gained valuable knowledge prior to Lieutenant promotion by assisting the department in the Acting Engineer and Acting Lieutenant positions which has made me a well rounded member of this department.
Managed the emergency medical services supply and equipment budget, ordering, restocking, capital improvement purchasing and equipment maintenance for seventeen years.
Continue to serve on quality assurance / quality improvement committee for EMS insuring the best clinical evidence care practices, well trained providers and developing performance improvement plans for struggling providers.
Served as active member of Strategic Planning Committee for several years assisting with research, data collection and planning for GFD\'s future.
Active participant, mentor and educator in the field instructor and continuing medical education for GFD.
Manage and instruct American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS certification for GFD personnel.
Adjunct Faculty, 03/1996 to Current Aims Community College – Greeley, CO
Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects.
Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs.
Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks.
Taught students to utilize problem solving methodology and techniques during tests.
Created lesson plans in line with state curriculum and school curriculum standards.
Paramedic / Acting Paramedic Supervisor / Field Instructor, 03/1996 to 05/2016 Weld County Paramedic Service – Greeley, CO
Performed the critical role of Paramedic on an advanced life support transport ambulance in Weld County.
Provided critical emergency care to sick and injured patients with the highest regard to professionalism and customer service.
Performed in the role of medical authority on emergency scenes and mass casualty incidents.
Mentored and assisted with education for new medical providers in the field instructor program.
Supervised multiple ambulance crews as an Acting Paramedic Supervisor managing posting locations, personnel problems and system performance issues.
Acted as a liaison and relationship mentor between the ambulance service and fire department.
Bachelor of Science: Fire & Emergency Management, Current Kaplan University - Indianapolis, IN
Paramedic Certification: Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Program, Redrocks Community College - Thornton, CO
EMT Certificate / Fire Academy / EMS Certifications: Fire & EMS course work, Aims Community College - Greeley, CO
Course work includes Emergency Medicine; EKG Interpretation
Firefighter I & II Certification; Hazmat Operations; Instructor Methodologies
I am proud and humbled to have been recognized by my coworkers and supervisors by receiving the following awards:
Advanced Life Support Team Member (1999)
Firefighter in Blue (2000)
Special Recognition Award for Maintenance of EMS Supplies (2002)
Ula Miller Award (2002)
Life Saving Efforts by City Council (2003)
Ula Miller Award (2004)
Special Recognition for Deployment to Hurricane Katrina (2005)
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Companies Worked For:
Greeley Fire Department
Aims Community College
Weld County Paramedic Service
Redrocks Community College
Aims Community College
Job Titles Held:
Lieutenant / Firefighter /Paramedic
Paramedic / Acting Paramedic Supervisor / Field Instructor
Bachelor of Science : Fire & Emergency Management , Current Paramedic Certification : Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Program , EMT Certificate / Fire Academy / EMS Certifications : Fire & EMS course work ,
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