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CV, Experienced Fire Professional With Particular Experience In M East

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 23284

List top 5 skills: fire prevention inspections, fire safety specialist, managing firefighters
Short Bio:

I'm currently immediately available for any fire safety related position for short term shut downs or projects and am willing to work in any middle east countries
Currently working for PetroChina in Iraq but have been given 30 days notice of redundancy in my position so am now urgently looking for new employement

Current location: 

iraq - View on map

Nationality: 

south african

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Oil, Gas and Energy

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

Anywhere



Professional Memberships

• Graduate of the Institute of Fire Engineers UK

• Advance Diploma in Fire Technology South African Emergency Service Institute

• Member of NFPA

Qualifications

• Prelim Certificate in Fire Technology – 1993

• Certificate in Fire Technology – 1996

• Higher Certificate in Fire Technology – 1996

• Diploma in Fire Technology – 1997(Graduate)

• Advance Diploma in Fire Technology – 1999(Associate)

• Graduate Diploma in Fire Engineering from the Institution of Fire Engineers United Kingdom – 2005

UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATIONS

• Higher Certificate in Fire Science from the University of Pretoria

• Basic Disaster Management Certificate University of Potchefstroom, South Africa

• Integrated Development Plans in Disaster Management Certificate University of Potchefstroom, South Africa

• Advance Disaster Management Certificate University of Potchefstroom, South Africa

• Capacity Building for Local Government Certificate University of Potchefstroom, South Africa

Achievements

• GWRU-SARU Football Member of the year

• Provincial Colours for Cross Country

• Military qualified parachutes from 1 Parachute Battalion South Africa Defence Force

• Letter of Bravery from Chief Fire Officer Kimberley City Council

• Letter of Bravery from the Mayor’s Parlour Kimberley City Council

• 10 year Service Medal from South African Emergency Service Institute

• Certificate of Appreciation of your relentless efforts and dedication in establishing KAUST Fire & Emergency Service Saudi Aramco

• International Fire Service Accreditation Congress Fire Fighter 1

• International Fire Service Accreditation Congress Fire Fighter 2

• International Fire Service Accreditation Congress Hazmat Awareness

• International Fire Service Accreditation Congress Hazmat Operations

ABU DHABI COMPANY for ONSHORE OIL OPERATIONS (ADCO) COURSES

• Desert Driving Course

• H2S Course/BA

• Banksman

• Root cause and accident investigation course

• Root Cause & Failure Analysis

• Gas testing

• Permit to work Job Performer

• Permit to work Issuing Authority

• Permit to work Area Authority

• Confine Space Entry

• Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) – Basic

PETRO-CHEM FIREFIGHTING TRAINING COURSES

Fire fighter 1

Fire fighter 2

Hazmat awareness level:

Hazmat Operational level:

Hazmat Technician Level – KAUST

Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator

Weapons of Mass Destruction/First Responder

Fire Service Instructor 1

Fire Officer 1

Hazmat Technician/Incident Commander

Dangerous Goods Handling/Dangerous Goods Management

Dwight Williams advance flammable liquid fire fighting foam technology, Williams Fire & Hazard Control, Inc. of America

The Institute of Fire Engineers, bulk storage tank fire hazard management workshop, Sapref refinery Durban

The Institute of Fire Engineers, fire safety by-law workshop

Bulk Storage Tank Fire Hazard Management Workshop Sapref South Africa

Small boat handling and Aquatic rescue Certificate National Sea Rescue Institute, South Africa

Rescue Technician

FIREFIGHTING TRAINING COURSES

Diploma in Operation on Municipal Fire Fighting Vehicle TLF 5000 ES Rosenbauer International – KAUST

Diploma in Operation Training Metz L39 Turntable Ladder Rosenbauer International – KAUST

Diploma in Operation on Hydraulic Platform B32 (A1J0003) Rosenbauer Internationa – KAUST

Diploma in Operation on Rosenbauer TLF 11000/1000 Watertanker and Industrial Vehicle Rosenbauer International – KAUST

Safety at Collision Scenes Certificate Division of Road and Transport Technology, C.R.I.R.

Assesor/Moderator

Safety Officer Certificate Training Board for Local Government Bodies South Africa

Training Officer Certificate Training Board for Local Government Bodies South Africa

Business Communications Certificate Training Board for Local Government Bodies South Africa

Basic Ambulance Assistant Kimberly Emergency Services

Basic Medical Rescue Kimberly Emergency Service

Electronic Materials Awareness Linde Gas Group – KAUST

Fundamentals of Project Management Project Management Institute – KAUST

Operation & Maintenance of Quickstart and EST3 Edwards Fire Panels UTC Fire & Security – KAUST

Career Summary

Job Description – Fire and Safety Specialist (Oil and Gas) -Iraq
January 2014 till present

1. Basic Function and Scope:

The principle objectives of the role are to manage all aspects of Emergency planning and response including Fire Safety (Prevention- Protection-Intervention). The scope will include, but not limited to:

• The training of all personnel, within the scope of the Halfaya project, regarding personal and corporate fire safety.

• Development Initial Fire Risk assessments reports for all areas managed by PetroChina, followed up by periodic audits.

• Manage the Fire Emergency response teams on a day to day basis and also when attending operational incidents including, Fire-Environmental-Humanitarian and Special Service Incidents.

• Manage and assist in the development, implementation and testing of Emergency Response Plans/Planning in particular from a Fire and Rescue perspective.

• Manage coordinate and collate the relevant information required to formulate plans Emergency Response plans for all areas of the Halfaya project.

• Develop the required plans from the information received from the responsible departments/sections/contractors/personnel.

• Any other duties as required by management that are within the scope of the individual post holders qualifications, experience, qualities and attributes.

2. Tasks and Duties:

a. Act as the specialist regarding all fire related issues, developing site specific strategies.

b. Develop an Initial Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) process to identify the shortfalls in fire safety at specific sites.

c. Develop and implement an annual audit plan, dependent of the risk level of the site, to ensure compliance with the recommendations of the initial FRA and subsequent periodic audits.

d. Develop appropriate action plans from all inspections and audits. These will be followed up with the various departments to ensure corrective measures are undertaken and compliance with the standards required.

e. Develop a progressive risk based training programme that will result in all personnel, at all levels, receiving the appropriate level of Fire Safety Training. This will include the identification and training of selected personnel to act as fire marshals, evacuation exercises and fire extinguisher training.

f. Be responsible for the day to day management of the PetroChina Fire Team including the development of systems of work, for both daily activities and Emergency response operations.

g. Develop, implement and manage a competency based system of personal development, for the PCH Fire Team, that meets the needs of the organization and also the needs of the fire team and its individual members. This is required to be fully documented and will form a fundamental part of the annual performance review process.

h. Develop and manage all physical, practical and human resources required to ensure that a safe, effective and efficient Fire Team can function and provide the level of service required. This includes procurement, commissioning, maintenance, training and continuation training.

i. Identify through liaison and inspection the type and magnitude of potential incidents that could occur and, ensure that the resources required to effectively deal with these, are in place.

j. Develop and implement the appropriate Incident Management Systems, to ensure the safe and timely conclusion of incidents as and when they occur. The systems will require to be integral elements of the Crisis Management Plan and all subsequent departmental/site specific plans.

k. Manage the development and implementation of all departmental/site Emergency response plans, by offering assistance and advice in their development to ensure consistency of content and information. This task will include the collation of information obtained into a standard formatted Emergency Response Plan (ERP).

l. Develop and manage an annual plan for the testing/teaching of the signed off Emergency Response plans.

m. Promote the mutual aid provision that exist between the Civil Defence Fire Service and MOC. This should be done through liaison, inter agency training and the sharing of systems (operational) of work.

3. Work Contacts:

• Has frequent contact at all levels in various departments for advice, coordination and obtaining written information.

• Contact with outside agencies to promote mutual aid, understanding and common working practices implemented during Emergency incidents.

• When required develop and present the necessary committee papers to ensure management are kept fully aware of developments.

Job Description – Senior Fire Officer
March 2011 till January 2014

Standard Accountabilities / Responsibilities:

• Understands and promotes the company’s health, safety & environmental policy and objectives; performs work in accordance with the company’s established rules, regulations and approved procedures; intervenes to stop unsafe acts and practices; and is accountable for the wellbeing and safety of own self and others, including all contracted labor force – unskilled, semiskilled, and skilled.

• Manages and controls the activities of assigned personnel in the team. Performs supervisory functions and exercises financial authority in accordance with the delegation of authority manual.

• Plans, directs and actively participates in the on-going training and development of own self and subordinates with special emphasis on UAE Nationals. This includes assessing employees’ training and development needs, directing the preparation of structured development programs, monitoring progress and counselling trainees on alternative career paths and job profiles available in the company.

• Performs any other related duties as and when required at the company’s discretion.

• Supervises and directs a shift team of firefighters involved in fire fighting, oil and gas release control measures, rescue, vehicle resue and medical emergencies. Monitors specialist stand-bys, hot work stand-by duties using fire fighting equipment, breathing apparatus and specialist rescue equipment during plant routine maintenance and project works etc.

• Supervises the testing and maintenance of a range of fire fighting vehicles and major storage tank fire fighting systems and portable equipment.

• Supervises firefighters during the use of air compressors for recharging breathing apparatus and carbon dioxide compressor / dry chemical machines for recharging fire fighting portable extinguishers.

• Maintains all records associated with shift team activities, including daily pre-use checks, maintenance and testing of fire fighting equipment, extinguisher site replacement, hot work stand-bys, shift manning and maintenance of life support equipment. During routine and emergency situations performs medical First Aid duties as required.

• Participates on a daily basis in both practical and theoretical training to maintain the required professional skills, including regular use of Assets or local area fire training ground facilities. This result in exposure to heat, flame, smoke, steam and a range of fire fighting agents.

• Participates fully in all ADCO HSE programs, including occupational health requirements and ensuring compliance with all HSE regulations.

• Responds to all incidents when required and will lead crew members safely under his command to bring incident to a safe and satisfactory conclusion.

• Must be aware of the requirement to investigate incidents and assist to preserve scene/ site to enable fire investigators to perform their duty.

• Coordinate actions with senior officers when carrying out site safety fire inspections and report to them if any site safety critical findings are observed.

• Supports the CFO to deliver SOP training to staff and ensure compliance to ADCO procedures.

• To act as CFO if required to do so.

Abu Dhabi Onshore Oil Operations – Fire and Emergency Service (ADCOP 48’’ pipe and Major Oil Storages Facility

Current duties as Senior Fire Officer is part of a Fire Systems Commissioning Team at Fujairah Major Oil Storages Facility consisting of 8 x 1,000,000 barrel oil tanks – 110 m diameter tanks with double deck floating roofs.

And Major Pumping Station at BAB – MPS –Habshan with 2 x 1,000,000 barrel buffer oil tanks – 110 m diameter tanks with double deck floating roofs.

Commissioning Responsibilities is as follows

1. Verifying all drawings issued for construction Fire & Gas detection system in all buildings

for Fire Deluge systems in workshop buildings, main oil pump buildings as well as oil booster pumps building

for High Velocity Water Deluge system – linear heat detection system on transformer buildings.

for Inert Gas Systems in buildings.

for the placement and installation of 2-way fire hydrants and 4-way hydrants on bun walls and processing areas.

for the placement and installation of all fire extinguishers, fire hose reels, first aid boxes, escape route signs

for construction for the placement and installation of 12’’ large manifolds on bun walls for fire fighting purposes

for construction for placement and installation of all osculating monitors in bun area for protection of all storages tanks as well us in processing plan locations.

for placement and installation of all foam Rim seal foam system

for placement and installation of all Semi fixed systems

for placement and installation of Foam Proportioning Skids 2500l/p/m and 6000 l/p/m

for placement and installation of Gas and vapour detectors

for placement and installation of CCTV flame detectors

2. Witnessing, testing and commissioning of all the following fire fighting and protection systems

Fire & Gas detection system in all buildings

Fire Deluge systems in workshop buildings, main oil pump buildings as well as oil booster pumps building

High Velocity Water Deluge system – linear heat detection system on transformer buildings.

Inert Gas Systems in buildings.

2-way fire hydrants and 4-way hydrants on bun walls and processing areas.

fire extinguishers, fire hose reels, first aid boxes, escape route signs

12’’ large manifolds on bun walls for fire fighting purposes

osculating monitors in bun area for protection of all storages tanks as well us in processing plan locations.

foam Rim seal foam system

Semi fixed systems

Foam Proportioning Skids 2500l/p/m and 6000 l/p/m

Gas and vapour detectors

CCTV flame detectors

3. Witnessing, testing and commissioning of all the following fire fighting vehicles and equipment

2 x Foam Pumpers 11,500 l/p/m and 3,800 litres foam

2 x Foam/Water pumper 11,500 l/p/m and 3,800 litres foam and 3,800 litres of water

2 x Rapid intervention vehicle

2 x Dry chemical trailers

4 x POD units for flaked 12’’ fire hose

2 x POD make up hose containers with additional accessories for 12’’ hoses

6 x 12’’ fire hoses with end couplings each containing 1800m

6 x 6×4 truck with hook arm system

8 x Trailer mounted 10,000gpm mobile foam monitors

8 x 10,000 gpm foam proportional POD and assemblies

8 x Tractor cabs

16 x 25 000 lt foam storages trailers

6 x Diesel driven foam concentrate pumps

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology – Fire and Emergency Services – ARAMCO-KAUST
Job Description – Act. Fire Chief
2009 to March 2011

Position Summary

Plans, organizes, coordinates, and supervises KAUST Fire Station and on-duty officers. Also assumes responsibility for operation of the fire organization, at the unit level, in fire fighting, rescue, emergency medical or other emergency calls. He is also responsible for fire inspection program covering residential, commercial, and industrial facilities, KAUST employee & resident fire training.

Duties and responsibilities.

1. Performs all managerial functions common as established by KAUST management.

2. Transmit orders to subordinates and maintains discipline.

3. Serves as KAUST Fire organization representative for the assigned within KAUST area, advises local Government officials, committees or other meetings on fire fighting or fire prevention matters.

4. Supervises, coordinates, and directs activities of Deputy Fire Chiefs and assigns daily tasks.

5. Monitors operational readiness at the fire station within his jurisdiction.

6. Establishes field command post and assumes command or initiates the incident command system at fire alarms and determines, from observation, nature and extent of fire, condition of building, danger to adjacent building, source of water supply, strategy and tactics to control or mitigate the situation, directs emergency crew accordingly.

7. Authorizes disaster alarm notification at major fires or other emergencies.

8. Prepares operating plan and sets annual goals and objectives. Monitors progress and diverts available resources to meet goals in a cost effective manner.

9. Perform risk analysis throughout response area, approves pre-incident response plans. Monitors practice drills or exercises to determine effectiveness of pre-incident plans.

10. Investigates and reports on KAUST vehicle accidents, on duty personal injury accidents and near miss incidents.

11. Acts as sector fire officer, if so directed at the emergency scene.

12. Monitors a variety of in house training programs to teach subordinates the latest fire fighting methods, fire behaviour, equipment operations, rescue procedures, hazardous materials mitigation, incident command, and related subjects. Directs periodic drills to maintain standards of proficiency.

13. Evaluates efficiency and performance of personnel. Initiates actions to maximize performance and/or correct unacceptable performance of assigned personnel.

14. Reviews reports and records of Department activities and operations and take appropriate action when required to assure they are effective.

15. Approves issue of fire equipment required by departments operating within his jurisdiction. Ensures that new equipment issued is included in inspection program. Queries unusual requests at the superintendent level.

16. Inspects fire station, buildings and facilities, and examines fire trucks and equipment to ensure compliance with KAUST maintenance standard.

17. Enforces compliance of KAUST Safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe work environment for all assigned personnel.

18. Communicates with dispatchers and superior officers utilizing mobile electronic communication equipment during emergency situation and routine daily activities. Communicates at the emergency scene utilizing radio, voice, or hand signals.

Other Responsibilities

1. Coordinates the unit’s vacation schedule.

2. Inspects cars for cleanliness and maintains personal protective equipment, protective clothing and self contained breathing apparatus.

3. Uses personal protective equipment, self contained breathing apparatus and abides by the incident command system to enhance personal safety by reducing exposure to hazardous materials and infectious diseases.

4. Facilitates post-incident analyses to evaluate and identify positive and negative aspects of the response.

5. Maintains confidentiality of fire organization matters.

6. Trains on shift personnel to perform as job mentors.

7. Performs duties of the next highest rank in the absence of a person in the rank, needed.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology – Start-up project
From November 2008 to July 2009
ARAMCO

• Review all fire protection plans in accordance to NFPA, National Building Codes and Aramco Standards

• Review all fire detection plans in accordance to NFPA, National Building Codes and Aramco Standards

• Review all fire hydrant layout plans in accordance to NFPA, National Building Codes and Aramco Standards.

• Review all drawings for the installation of gas fire protection systems in accordance to NFPA, National Building Codes and Aramco Standards.

• Develop inspection check list for all fire protection systems in accordance to NFPA, National Building Codes and Aramco Standards.

• Attend kick of meeting in regard commissioning of buildings with all fire protection systems.

• Submitting of EIL items after inspections for contractor to adhere to.

• Whiteness commissioning of fire protections system testing accordingly to NFPA, National Building Codes and Aramco Standards.

• Where responsible for the specification of all fire fighting trucks to be purchases by Aramco for KAUST,

• 2 x Municipal fire trucks with 4000 lt water and 1000 lt foam

• 1 x 39m extension ladder

• 1 x 10 000 lt water tanker with 1000 lt foam

• 1 x Heavy duty rescue/ hazmat vehicle

• 2 x Ambulances

• 3 x Command response vehicle

Where responsible for the establishing of the Fire Department at KAUST with the following manpower:

• 4 x Fire Captains

• 12 x Fire Lieutenants

• 12 x Driver Operators

• 28 x Fire-fighters

• 16 x Paramedics

• 2 x Fire Inspectors

• 2 x Alarm Technicians

• Where responsible to implement the whole managing system for the KAUST Fire & Emergency Service.

• Where responsible for the procurement of all fire fighting and hazmat equipment.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF MOST RECENT WORKING EXPERIENCE

King Abdulaziz International Airport Jeddah Saudi Arabia (Ministry of Defence and Aviation) Asst. Chief Fire Service – Fire Operations and Hazardous Materials (2006 to 2008)

Position Summary

Responsible for supervision of personnel and resources and the operational readiness of all C.F.R. Services during his shift. Has overall operational command for the deployment of fire fighting, rescue personnel and equipment to all emergencies and incidents.

Duties and responsibilities.

• Responds with assigned / designated personnel and equipment to emergencies involving hazardous materials and/or dangerous goods, or as otherwise required.

• Develops and maintains a database and approved-pre-incident plans for each building, flammable liquid storage site, hazardous material storage area, and open warehouse yard.

• Maintains a current library of applicable publications, codes, regulations charts, maps and other essential information, including a directory of emergency telephone numbers indicating support agencies from both the airport and off airport agencies.

• Responsible for identifying the type of equipment, tools and supplies required to cope with hazardous materials incidents that could arise within the boundary of assigned Airport property.

Organizes and trains and certifies Fire and Rescue Services Hazmat Response Teams to the levels required by NFPA 472 and 473 and assures their proficiency is maintained.

• Trains and certifies Fire and Rescue Services staff to the first level as per NFPA 472, and prepare fire and safety prevention training classes for all airport personnel.

• Maintains assigned equipment according to codes, regulations, and manufacturer’s recommendations. Initiates immediate action to correct any deficiencies observed and follows up on discrepancies until corrected.

• Coordinates with appropriate Government Airport representatives concerning proper transportation, use and storage of hazardous materials and dangerous goods.

• Prepares reports and maintains historical records of each incident or accident.

• Develop procedures for loss minimization, stabilization, containment and decontamination.

• Maintains a computer data base programs listing essential relative information and models for contamination spread direction and evacuation distances.

• Performs other duties as required.

ADCO Fire and Rescue Service – Senior Fire Officer
March 2011 till January 2014

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology – Fire and Emergency Services – ARAMCO-KAUST
Act. Fire Chief
2008 to March 2011

King Abdulaziz International Airport Jeddah Saudi Arabia (Ministry of Defence and Aviation) Asst. Chief Fire Service – Fire Operations and Hazardous Materials (2006 to 2008)

King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital – Jeddah
Fire  And Safety Officer
2005 – 2006

Assistant Director Emergency Service
(Chief Fire Officer) Ermelo Fire Brigade – South Africa
1996 to 2005