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Jim Wamsley
  • 56, Male
  • Rock Springs, WY
  • United States
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Lives in:
PO Box 1171
Department:
Sweetwater County Fire District #1
Title/rank:
Fire Chief
Years of public service:
7
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Recruitment/Retention; Increasing levels of Certification within Rank & File
Professional Qualifications:
Wyoming Fire Officer III; Executive Fire Officer 2nd Year; FF II, ADO & HazMat Tech (Pro Board)
Topics you provide training for:
All topics related to Fire Service Operations from Structural Tactics to HazMat and High-Angle/Confined Space Rescue. Also topics concerning Management and Supervision
Areas of expertise:
High-Angle Rope Rescue; Confined Space Rescue; Vehicle Extrication
Bio:
Began in the Fire Service in 1994 as a member of the newly formed Emergency Response Team at an Industrial Plant. Served as Team Captain for 10 yrs. Primary responsibility that of Maintenance Supervisor.

Joined Sweetwater County Fire District #1 as a Volunteer Firefighter in March, 2002. Promoted to Captain in 2003. Appointed to Chief's Position upon retirement of previous Fire Chief; accepted position as the Full-Time Chief in April 2006.
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http://fd1fire.com

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