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Lives in:
Reading, Ohio
Department:
Forest Park Fire Department
Title/rank:
Lieutenant
Years of public service:
7
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Staffing Issues
Response Guidelines
Training
Professional Qualifications:
Ohio Firefighter Level II
Ohio Fire Safety Inspector
Ohio Paramedic
Topics you provide training for:
Truck Company Operations
Fire Tactics
Engine Operations
Search Techniques
Air Management
Areas of expertise:
I am still learning all aspects of my profession.
Bio:
I began my training as a firefighter through a high school education program. I graduated in 2002. I beagn as a volunteer with the Village of Lockland Ohio a suburb of Cincinnati.

I was hired part time by Deerfield Township Fire Rescue in 2002. I am still employed with them.

I was hired by the City of Forest Park Fire Department in 2004 as FF Paramedic. I was promoted to Lieutenant in 2007. I am charged with the supervision of two stations and a crew of 10. We run out of our primary station with a two person Medic crew, two person Engine crew, and a three person ladder crew. We run a three person crew out of our second station. As with many fire departments there are days we are fully staffed and other days we are not.

I was hired in 2008 with the Sycamore Township fire department as a part time firefighter.

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