I have worked as a police officer for Richfield City since 2015. I left my job as a full time officer for a little over a year looking for a better opportunity to take care of my family. I was able to stay on the department's reserve list. I left the department in good standing and was able to return to work the following year. I am a hard worker and have very good decision making skills. As a sergeant with the national guard I became a leader, and always led by example. I never expected my soldiers to do anything I wouldn't be willing to do myself. I was offered a position as section chief prior to my contract expiring. As a coal miner I learned the value of hard work. I also learned the importance of safety compliance. Throughout my adult life I have been dedicated to helping others through public safety.
I was a successful sergeant in the Richfield unit (A Battery 2/222 field artillery) I have went to leadership schools within the national guard to include warrior leader course, and advanced leader course. I successfully acted as chief of my section of 4-6 soldiers when my chief was unable to perform his duties. I was an AFATDS computer operator and would process fire missions. I successfully processed over 500 fire missions as acting chief, and AFATDS operator. I maintained discipline within my section, and counseled soldiers when necessary. Also with my time in the guard I performed funeral honors, and honorably completed over 100 funerals. I would coordinate with the local VFW to provide funeral honors for veterans. I was able to build a strong working relationship with the VFW and funeral homes.
I worked underground as a section hand. I mostly drove buggy. As a buggy driver my job was to transport coal from the section face to the loading point. My responsibilities included maintaining cleanliness of the loading point, shoveling coal if it was spilled near the loading point. I took ventilation tubes to roof bolters to ensure our ventilation remained adequate throughout the shift. I helped the miner operator move the miner, I would hang the miner cable and take it down as necessary. I was trained to operate heavy equipment. I would help in other areas of the mine when needed, including responding to any medical emergencies.
I respond to emergency medical/trauma calls with two other crew members. Working as a team we evaluate patients and transport to the hospital when necessary. I have performed CPR on numerous patients. I have administered medications following my protocols. I have completed my 4 year annual certification requirements since 2009 when I first became certified. I stay up to date with training. As a part time EMT it is my responsibility to safely respond to the ambulance shed or scene in my private vehicle. I evaluate every scene I am on for scene safety. I have recently completed a PEPPS course, and have my healthcare CPR certification.
Respond to calls for assistance. I have investigated many motor vehicle crashes throughout my career, and provided aid to those in need while waiting for an ambulance to arrive on scene. I responded on many medical calls including seizures, diabetic emergencies, falls, cardiac arrest, and numerous others. I am trained and proficient in CPR and AED use. I have had the opportunity to get to know a lot of different people in my community through calls for service and have a great relationship with these people. I have conducted interviews and interrogations as needed. I have testified in court to explain arrests I have made.
My senior year in high school I was elected as student body president. I performed my duties by holding meetings with the student body counselors to address issues within the school. Every monday I conducted assemblies to update the school as to what was going to take place for the week. I maintained a 3.8 GPA and took multiple college classes as a junior and senior. I was on the baseball and basketball team.
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