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John T. Buttrick III
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  • Suffolk, VA
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Lives in:
Hampton, VA
City of Suffolk, VA Fire Dept.
Firefighter/ Medic II
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:

Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio
Bachelors Degree in Fire Administration December 2018

Hocking Technical College Nelsonville, Ohio
Associates Degree in Fire and EMS September 2009

Tidewater Regional Fire Academy Newport News, Virginia
Class #149 Class President December 2014

Virginia Fire Officers Academy Richmond, Virginia
Class 2016-02 June 2016

Hampton Roads Fire Officers Academy Hampton, Virginia
Class #04 December 2017

Core Certifications

ProBoard/ IFSAC Virginia & Ohio Firefighter II
NREMT, Virginia & Ohio Paramedic
Fire Instructor II
Fire Officer II
Ohio Fire Safety Inspector
OSHA HazMat Technician

Hocking College Fire Academy
Tidewater Regional Fire Academy Class 149

Additional Certifications

NFPA 1403 Compliance Officer
NFA Incident Safety Officer
NFA Health & Safety Officer
VDFP Driver/ Pump Operator
VDFP Driver/ Aerial Operator
NFA Leadership In Supervision (I, II, & III)
FEMA Professional Development Series
NFA Building Construction Combustible & Non-Combustible
NFA Shaping The Future
Response to Aviation Accidents for FR
NFA Leadership I, II, & III
VDFP Rope I, Confined Space I, Vehicle Rescue Level II, Trench Rescue Level I, Machinery Rescue I, Water Awareness
Emergency Building Shoring Systems, NFPA 1670 Tower Rescue Operations, Structural Collapse Awareness
Advanced Burn Life Support
Child Car Seat Technician
EVOC Class I, II, & III
MAYDAY Technician
Introduction to Fire Investigation
Communicating With Children
Chain Saw Operations for First Responders
NFA Introduction to Fire Behavior in a Single Family Dwelling
National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training
EVOC Train-the-Trainer
National Fire Academy Train-the-Trainer

Professional Accomplishments

Firefighter Instructor reviewer and content contributor for the Public Safety Group / Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, 4th Edition
Chapter 10 - Forcible Entry
Chapter 11 - Ladders
Chapter 16, Water Supply
Voices of Experiences contributor, Chapter 10 Forcible Entry.
September – November 2017.

Paramedic Instructor reviewer and content contributor for the Public Safety Group / Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Mosby's Paramedic Textbook, 5th Edition. Mick J. Sanders, EMT-P, et al.
Chapter 20 - Clinical Decision Making
Chapter 22 - Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
January 2018

Staff logistical support for The Fire Ground Commander Leadership Conference (March 2018), Henrico Fire Officers Academy (May 2018), Virginia Fire Officers Academy 2017-01 & 2018-01.

ISFSI (International Society of Fire Services Instructors) content contributor and member

FDIC 2017 Scholarship Recipient

ISFSI 2017 Scholarship Recipient

CFSI 2017 & 2018
Topics you provide training for:
Firemanship, engine company operations, truck company operations. Hiring, hiring practices, legal issues, discipline issues, promotional exam assistance, resume, assessment center, written exam, interview assistance. Local/ regional/ national experience with a cadre of qualified instructors.

Firefighter I & II, forcible entry, ground ladders.

EMT, Intermediate, Paramedic instructor for Thomas Nelson Community College.
Areas of expertise:
John Buttrick is a 9-year veteran of the fire service. Starting his career with urban departments in greater Cincinnati, he served there until 2014. Relocating to Virginia, his career in the fire service and passion for training and firemanship continued. Currently a Firefighter/ Medic II with the City of Suffolk, John serves at a multi-company station currently assigned to Engine. Co #5 on the B shift. The Suffolk Fire Dept. is a 10-station department with more than 280 sworn personnel in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. Suffolk runs a city-wide Heavy Rescue Company (R1), 14 Engine Companies boasting two stations with two in-service engine companies, 3 ladder companies, and a host of other equipment and special teams protecting over 430 square miles of urban, suburban, and waterfront area. Suffolk is the largest city in Virginia by area as well as the 14th largest in the country. Suffolk is in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area which also includes the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach. John has served in fire department roles as a volunteer, live-in volunteer, part-time, and career. He is currently employed IAFF career, part-time at another Hampton Roads FD and instructs at Thomas Nelson Community College. He is also the Vice President of the Pirate FOOLS and is heavily involved in fire and EMS training. John also founded and manages Coastal Virginia Fire Training.
(757) 846-8858

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