My career started on the 31st May 1983 when I joined the Royal Air Force as a fire fighter. Over the course of 22 years I was able to gain promotion to Corporal (Crew Manager) and then Sergeant (Watch Manager) ahead of my colleagues. I believe that as a military fire fighter I received outstanding training in all areas of the fire industry, and was taught discipline and respect. I have successfully completed all courses that I have attended. I feel that due to my work ethic and commitment I
NEBOSH – National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
IOSH – General Risk Assessors certificate
Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (BOSIET)
Member of the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (MIFPO)
Defence Fire Service – Preliminary Fire Prevention Certificate
Defence Fire Service – Breathing Apparatus Instructor
Emergency fire appliance driving qualified (EFAD)
Emergency Response Driving
Fire Protection Association – Fire Risk Assessment Workshop
Fire Protection Association – Fire Safety Management Certificate
Fire Safety Reform Order Seminar attended
First person on scene qualified (FPOS)
Basic Trauma Life Support Certificate
Cold-weather working, H2S, training and working/mentoring national personnel
First Aid Qualified
Defibrillator (St Johns Ambulance)
Equal Opportunities in the MOD – certificate
Management of Health and Safety at Work Certificate
NABBA – Fitness Training Instructor certificate
HGV1 qualification on Driving Licence
FETA qualified (Fire extinguisher servicing)
First Aid Instructor (HSE accredited)
Defibrillation Instructor (HSE accredited)
First Person on Scene (FPOS)
Sept 2012-To Date Crew manager NATO
• Principle Duties:
• Save and protect life and property;
• Fight fire, wear breathing apparatus and conduct search and rescue activity in hazardous and potentially hostile environments;
• Command and control at emergency situations and deputize for the Watch Manager
• Instruct and perform OJT and mentorship for Local Civilian Hire (Afghan);
• Prevent, protect and respond to fires and emergency situations;
• Drive and operate all emergency major foam and structural vehicles;
• Operate Fire Service equipment, including specialist rescue and cutting tools;
• To ensure major foam and structural fire fighting vehicles and their associated ancillary equipment are tested and maintained;
• Comply with unit Standard Operating Procedures;
• Adhere to the Chief Fire Officer’s Health and Safety Policy
• Un-established or specific tasks as directed by COMKAIA or the Chief Fire Officer, including response to off base emergency situations
Dec 2008- Sept 2012- Firefighter AWE Aldermaston
• Deputy leader of a fire crew
• Drive and operate a range of fire vehicles and ambulance vehicles
• Inspect and test fire vehicles, ambulance vehicles, pumps and other equipment diagnosing and rectifying any faults.
• Training of fire personnel and other site employees including giving induction training to new staff and contractors.
• Attending road traffic accidents either manning fire vehicle or ambulance
Jan 2005 – Dec 2008 – Fire and Safety Officer – Earls Court & Olympia
An exhibition and conference venue – employing over 500 staff with an annual turnover of £5m.
Event Fire/Health & Safety
• Support Customer services and other venue departments in all matters of fire safety and workplace safety and provide appropriate advice as necessary
• Monitor special risk activities, including construction and dismantling of stands and complex structures, overhead work and use of gas appliances, pyrotechnics, smoke generators, strobes, naked flame, lasers, LPG and substances hazardous to health
• In conjunction with the floor management team, liaise with and provide fire and safety advice to organisers and contractors during build-ups and breakdowns of events and complete inspection reports as necessary.
• Arrange and supervise the allocation and implementation of duties for auxiliary fire officers, ensuring that risk assessments for all auxiliary fire officers are in place.
• Monitor health and safety compliance during build-up, open and pull-out phase of events
• Ensure that appropriate safety signage, and PPE is provided and in use as required during event build-ups and breakdown.
• Liaise with appropriate enforcement and licensing authorities as appropriate on issues relating to event fire and safety
• In support of the Health & Safety manager undertake inspections to ensure contractor compliance with EC&O rules and procedures
• Conduct Fire Risk Assessments and other risk assessments as appropriate
• Manage the programme of test and inspections for first aid fire fighting equipment and sprinkler, fire alarms/detectors, PA systems and emergency lighting
• Complete Accident Investigations
• Undertake Fire induction training of new employees and contractors working within EC&O
May 1983 – May 2005 –– Fire Fighter – H.M Royal Air Force.
Acting Senior Non Commissioned Officer (promotion):
• Command and administer and control a fire station, crew and emergency response units.
• Carry out preliminary fire investigations immediately after an incident
• Plan, direct, supervise and instruct “on-the-job” professional training for personnel.
• Act as deputy Officer in Charge of large military fire stations
• Plan, monitor and control personnel, resources and services.
• Hold and manage large inventories.
Junior Non Commissioned Officer (promotion):
• Command and control a fire crew when responding to emergency situations
• Manage and supervise the working schedule of duty fire personnel.
• Train service, MOD and civilian staff working on MOD establishments in basic fire fighting, fire prevention and the use of fire fighting equipment.
• Diagnose faults, repair and carry out routine servicing of breathing apparatus.
• Plan and deliver theoretical and practical training sessions.
• Organise and command driver continuation training.
• Instruct First Aid Training.
• Carry Fire Prevention inspections.
• Command and control a fire crew during salvage operations and when dealing with special hazards
• Manage and complete job related documentation and records.
• Deputy leader of a fire crew
• Drive and operate a wide range of fire vehicles and crash response vehicles
• Inspect and test fire vehicles, crash response vehicles, pumps and other equipment diagnosing and rectifying any faults.
• Assist in the training of fire personnel and other station employees.
I T SKILLS Use of MS Office, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Lotus Notes. Also good use of various bespoke applications and the Internet. Ability to learn new systems and software quickly.
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