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Department:
Warren County Fire and Rescue
Title/rank:
Firefighter/EMT/Fire Prevention Officer
Years of public service:
5
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing, Standardization, Preplanning, Adequate response, Teamwork and Leadership
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter I and II. Fire Instructor I and II. Fire Officer I and II, Rope Tech I and II, Swiftwater Tech, Confined Spaces, Hazmat Awareness and Ops, Structure Collapse, ICS 100, 200, 700, 800. Trench Rescue. Mayday and Self-Rescue, NFA Fire Prevention in Small Communities, NFA Leadership series, EMT-B, EVOC I-III, Multiole FEMA and EMI courses, Radiological Emergencies Operations, NFPA 1403 Awareness, Building Construction, Chemistry of Hazardous Materials. NFA Urban Interface Operations.
Topics you provide training for:
Preplanning Development and Implementation, Mayday and Self-Rescue, Building Construction, Firefighter I and II
Areas of expertise:
Preplanning and Building Construction. RIT and Self-Rescue Operations. Commercial Fire Prevention.
Bio:
Began volunteering several years ago and received my basic training through the state. I applied to 2 counties and was offered a position shortly after applying. I received a large portion of my training in the last few years. I have sought out advanced training opportunities and have attended many large conferences to expand my knowledge. I have been published several times in the Roundtable on preplanning and commercial prevention subjects. I developed a very successful preplanning program 3 years ago that has seen great advantages. I have also written several successful grants and continue to look for training and instructor oppurtunities.

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