I have 17 years experience in the Fire Service. I am NFPA Firefighter II/ Officer II/Fire Inspector 1/Fire Instructor 2/ARFF/EMT Certified. I am currently a Deputy Platoon Chief in Kandahar Afghanistan where I am based on a Rotary Airwing Heliport for the U.S. Army. I am a confident leader with 17 years of experience. I am well versed in working with people from different Nationalities. I have very good computer skills which I use for call/training documentation.
G3 Systems/IAP – Mustang Ramp Fire Dept., Kandahar, Afg. (Contractor) October- Present
Duties include providing Fire, Crash, and Rescue protection for the U.S. Army Rotary Wing Fleet which includes the UH-60, OH-58, CH-47, and AH-64. Respond to all In-flight and Ground Emergencies. Work directly with the U.S. Army doing live training scenarios. Creates Training Programs for all Firefighter’s/Driver Operator’s. Record and enter all Training Records and Call Reports related to Daily Operations.
• Deputy Platoon Chief October 2013 – Present
ATCO Frontec – Mustang Ramp Fire Dept., Kandahar, Afg. (Contractor) May 2012- Sept. 2012
Duties include providing Fire, Crash, and Rescue protection for the U.S. Army Rotary Wing Fleet which includes the UH-60, OH-58, CH-47, and AH-64. Respond to all In-flight and Ground Emergencies. Work directly with the U.S. Army doing live training scenarios. Also assists in daily training and departmental organization.
• Crew Chief May 2013 – September 2013
ATCO Frontec – FCRS, Kandahar, Afg. (Contractor) November 2012 – May 2013
Duties include providing structural protection on Kandahar Airfield and supporting Crash for incidents on the Airfield. Respond to all structural alarms and investigations. Also assists in daily training and departmental organization.
• Crew Chief November 2012 – May 2013
Valley Hill Fire Department, Hendersonville, NC (Career) 2002 – Nov. 2012
Duties include fire suppression in structural as well as wildland environments, fire prevention, and vehicle and station maintenance under the supervision of a Captain. Emergency medical services are performed under highly stressful emergency conditions. All responsibilities are accomplished while focusing on providing high quality customer service.
• Lieutenant 2009 – Nov. 2012
• Driver Operator/Engineer 2002 – 2009
Skyland Fire Department, Arden, NC (Part-Time) 2007 – Nov. 2012
Firefighter / Engineer with similar duties and responsibilities as at Valley Hill Fire Department.
Mtn. Home Fire Department, Mtn. Home, NC (Volunteer) 1997 – 2003
Responded as a Volunteer to fire and medical emergencies to assist the paid staff.
Firefighter Level I & II Instructor 2008 – Present
Instruct new recruits, volunteers, and paid firefighters Level I & II Firefighter Classes.
Lenoir-Rhyne University 1991 – 1994 – Sports Management
EMT – Basic
Firefighter Level I & II IFSAC 0550892
Airport Rescue Fire Fighter IFSAC 1723191
Fire Officer I IFSAC 1402245
Fire Officer II IFSAC 1466702
Fire Inspector 1 IFSAC 1755130
Instructor Level I & II IFSAC 1201329
Emergency Vehicle Driver
Driver Operator Pumps IFSAC 0813425
Driver Operator Aerials IFSAC 0815171
Driver Operator ARFF IFSAC 1791292
DOD Driver Operator Mobile Water Supplies IFSAC 1751769
Hazardous Material Operations Level I IFSAC 0550707
Emergency Rescue Technician Certification IFSAC 0741467
Rescue Technician – VMR IFSAC 0796696
Rescue Technician – Ropes IFSAC 0934197
Rescue Technician – Surface Water IFSAC 1309713
Scott Safety Applied Air Technology Technician
RIT Team Certification
EVD Trailer Towing
Leadership I & II
NIMS ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800
FLSE Education 2
TR – Agriculture Rescue
TR – Wilderness Rescue
American LaFrance, Pierce, E-One, Salsbury Structural Class A Pumpers
American LaFrance 75’ LTI Aerial/Ladder Truck
American LaFrance 65 Telesquirt Aerial/Ladder Truck
American LaFrance, Pierce Heavy Rescue
E-One 3,500 Gallon Vacuum Tanker
Oshkosh T1500 Snozzle ARFF Crash Truck
Oshkosh T2500, T3000 ARFF Crash Truck
Oshkosh P19 ARFF Crash Truck
Rosenbauer Panther ARFF Crash Truck
Rosenbauer Buffalo ARFF/Structural Apparatus
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