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Skip Simmons
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  • Puyallup, WA
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Lives in:
34617 27th Ave. E. Roy, WA 98580
Department:
Pierce County Skills Center
Title/rank:
Chief (Instructor)
Years of public service:
44
Agency structure:
other
Top issues in your department:
Development of a new culture for a young organization that is the product of a merger of two rural departments.
Professional Qualifications:
Career and Technical Education Teacher, Executive Fire Officer, Incident Safety Officer, ATA Degree in Fire Science, Fire Inspector II, Red Card Strike Team Leader.
Topics you provide training for:
Entry level firefighting, Codes and Inspections, Pumps, Fire Department Administration, Driver/Operator, Officer Development,
Areas of expertise:
Volunteer program administration
Bio:
Third generation firefighter that is part of a dieing bread. I have had the opportunity to experience many of the facets of this profession. My experience includes career and volunteer as well as owning my own consulting business. I am a firm believer that my legacy is to leave behind more than I have taken from the fire service. Although I am a fire service Instructor now at a public school I have maintained a close association with the fire service as a volunteer with a local fire district.

Skip Simmons's Blog

The reality of the times

With the changing face of the American fire service it is no wonder we don't have as many old salts to sit around the table in the beanery and spin the great tails of old. The reality is that the adventures are still out there and happening every day, some of us have just forgotten to update our stories. As with all things we as a profession are changing and what our customers expect of us is changing as well. Many would say that Johnnie and Roy ruined it for all of us by planting the seed of… Continue

Posted on November 11, 2010 at 4:21pm — 1 Comment

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