Fire Administration Deputy Chief Expert Witness

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Dedicated firefighting professional with great leadership, planning and scene management abilities. Talented in keeping crew members at peak performance with continuous training and expert motivational talents. Ready for any challenge and certified in multiple areas.

Work History

2008-04 – Current Deputy Fire Chief
Gilt Edge Volunteer Fire Department, Burlison, Tennessee

Assists in planning, directing, managing, and overseeing day-to-day activities and operations of the Fire Department including fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, disaster preparedness, and related programs, services, and operations.
Participates in managing the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, and priorities for each assigned service area and development of tactical objectives to reach said goals.
Recommends and administers departmental policies and procedures.
Provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Fire Chief. Coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies.
Directly responsible for supervising the company and chief officers assigned to responsible service areas.
Works with subordinate leaders to ensure department compliance with operations and safety procedures and standards.
Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of fire prevention and suppression.
Responds to alarms and may direct activities at the scene of emergencies or perform other command duties as required.
Depending on staffing levels, able to fulfill role of firefighter or engineer and must be able to demonstrate proficient performance of the essential functions including but not limited to pumping, driving, and firefighting duties.
Serves as second in command to the Fire Chief, and acts in his/her absence. Supervised firehouse operations, maintaining inventory and liaising with vendors to secure necessary supplies.
Conducted periodic firefighter written performance evaluations and completed
written recommendations on probationary firefighters.
Implemented comprehensive training operations, inspections, and performance evaluations.
Coordinated, scheduled, and maintained team resources to achieve top levels of operational readiness.
Created fire prevention courses to educate general public.
Assessed scenes, coordinated responses and communicated critical details to superiors through two-way radios.
Maintained required maps and records.
Directed work of 20 firefighters engaged in extinguishing fires

2017-04 – Current Fire Lieutenant
Piperton Fire Department, Piperton, Tennessee

Oversee daily operations of both full-time and volunteer fire personnel. Responds to alarms and may direct activities at scene of emergencies or perform other command duties as required.
Depending on staffing levels, able to fulfill role of firefighter or engineer and must be able to demonstrate proficient performance of the essential functions including but not limited to pumping, driving, and firefighting duties.
Work in conjunction with the fire chief and city manager regarding departmental administrative issues i.e., budget, monthly reports, annual reports. Provide oversight to fire prevention and education program.
Work to ensure that cities’ hazard mitigation plan is modified as needed. Ensure all fire apparatus and equipment are in working order.
Ensure preventative maintenance program is followed.
Provide oversight of company level fire safety inspections of local businesses. Conduct sprinkler inspections of all new residential structures, as well as renovations and commercial/industrial structures.
Conduct safety inspections on commercial structures .
Created educational programs regarding life safety and fire prevention. Conducted periodic firefighter written performance evaluations and completed written recommendations on probationary firefighters.
Prepared and adjusted schedules to cover demand. Created fire prevention courses to educate general public.
Optimized fire services management with introduction of new systems, policies, procedures, and tools.
Directed work of 15 firefighters engaged in extinguishing fires

2008-01 – 2017-04 Highway Response Operator
State Of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee

Respond to emergencies on the Memphis Interstate System. Provide assistance to stranded motorists.
Provide first aid to injured parties. Maintain assigned equipment.
Operated as part of the National Incident Management System on large scale incidents.

Education

  • 2018-02 – 2019-05 Master of Public Administration
    Columbia Southern University – Orange Beach, AL
    GPA: 4.0, Minored Emergency Services Management
  • 2016-08 – 2017-10 Bachelor of Science: Fire Administration
    Columbia Southern University – Orange Beach, AL
    Summa Cum Laude, GPA: 4.0, Minored in fire investigation.
  • 2016-08 – 2017-10 Associate of Science: Fire Science
    Columbia Southern University – Orange Beach, AL
  • 2015-01 – 2017-12 Associate of Applied Science: Emergency Medical Technology
    Dyersburg State Community College – Dyersburg, TN

Certifications

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

  • Firefighter I and II
  • TEEX Infrastructure Protection Certificate
  • FEMA Professional Development Series
  • Haz-Mat Awareness, Operations, and Technician
  • Haz-Mat Incident Commander
  • Fire Officer I, II, III, IV
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • Fire Instructor I and II
  • ICC Fire Inspector I
  • Incident Safety Officer

Accomplishments

  • Center for Public Safety Excellence – Chief Fire Officer

Affiliations

  • Institution of Fire Engineers – Member

Skills

  • Fire service
  • Personnel management
  • Fire prevention
  • Emergency Response
    Firefighting operations
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