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Emergency Management Services | Fire Department Operations | Team Building / Training | Public / Community Relations
Public Safety | Emergency Response / Crisis Interventions | Emergency Preparedness | Investigations | Safety Management
Program Development | Budget Control | Quality Control | Resource Optimization | Key Compliance | Strategic Analysis
Ambitious self-starter who offers up-to-date knowledge of public safety, emergency management, and fire department principles, practices, and techniques, including contributing talent in enforcing laws and regulations.
Top performer who exhibits a broad scope of expertise in all phases of forward-thinking public-sector work.
Excellent communicator who seamlessly interfaces among public-sector officials, fire department personnel, emergency staff / first responders, and the public, and builds and sustains beneficial community relationships.
Manager of Protective Services | Fire Chief
Delivered optimal leadership of management and administrative initiatives for the Department of Protective Services (i.e. Peace Officers, Agricultural Field, and Search and Rescue, as well as 4 Fire Halls), including actively managing department senior-level staff to ensure Council policies and directives were followed and adhered to.
Guaranteed that the department effectively contributed to the provision of information and professional advisement required by the Council, and promptly handled all inquiries and complaints with professionalism.
Coordinated detailed department equipment plans and lifecycle management via asset and fleet management.
Contributed skill in leading Community Peace Officer program activities in the Protective Services Department.
Built and sustained productive communications as the public relations and liaison for bylaw awareness and enforcement, along with providing Incident Command to promote optimal Municipal Emergency Preparedness; serving within Emergency Management roles (e.g. Director of Emergency Management, Deputy Director) in EOC / ECC during times of crisis; and further organizing training, document preparedness, and disaster response.
Deputy Fire Chief
Spearheaded results-driven firefighter training standards and equipment maintenance programs to provide a safe, efficient, and effective environment for volunteer firefighters to work, including coordinating direction, development, and delivery of appropriate training to firefighters, as well as preparing training reports and records.
Ensured apparatus and equipment was maintained in accordance with current regulations, best practices, and policy, along with maintaining inventory, identifying and logging capital assets, and preparing research / reports.
Recommended policies and programs to Emergency Services Chief on matters affecting key emergency services.
Served as an integral Duty Officer on a regular basis, including directing operations at emergency incidents as required, performing as an active firefighter when necessary, and completing any other duties assigned by Chief.
Safety / Field Foreman
Utilized broad scope of industry knowledge and dynamic public safety acumen toward directing forward-thinking WCB requirements and reporting initiatives, including coordinating and conducting safety meetings and compliance; participating on a Health & Safety Committee; handling facility inspection reports; and managing accident investigations, documentation, and follow up efforts (e.g. employee retraining, evaluations).
Recruited, mentored, and managed employees; supervised a critical modified work program and monitored productivity; promoted training and cross training of all assigned workers; and cultivated top team principles.
Ensured seamless processes by reviewing, modifying, and implementing a safety management system, including identifying potential on-site hazards and initiating necessary precautionary measures to prevent any incidents.
Communicated with HSE on hazards or safety concerns, and comply with HSE regarding incidents / near misses.
Interfaced among clients to actively respond to and / or resolve complaints to achieve project quality standards.
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Fire Chief (2009 2014)
Strategically steered planning, coordination, and control of large-scale fire prevention and inspection activities, fire suppression and rescue activities, and training programs within the department to ensure the safe and cost-efficient delivery of services while establishing short- / long-term goals and prioritizing to boost performance.
Formulated and administered department polices, SOPs, and regulations for fire suppression, rescue, and training.
Drove operations success by using performance management principles to help employees manage performance by facilitating valuable work planning sessions, assisting them in reviewing individual performance, providing integral counseling and coaching where necessary, and by providing key development opportunities.
Cost-effectively approved requisitions, expenditures, and other transactions within the limits of authority, along with resourcefully taking the necessary action to protect corporate assets against improper use, loss, or waste.
Served as EMO Coordinator for the City of Weyburn and showcased communication and interpersonal relations talents toward liaising with other City departments and outside agencies involved with the City s Emergency Plan.
Deputy Fire Chief (2008 2009)
Capitalized on the opportunity to fulfill the duties of Fire Chief in absence of leadership personnel, including serving as Incident Commander of emergency scenes, as well as proactively assisting Fire Chief in planning, coordinating, and directing fire suppression, related emergency services, and safety operations and programs.
Expertly designed a strategic Fire Inspection Program, along with assisting with comprehensive fire investigations.
Managed purchase requisitions; assisted with critical building, fleet, and equipment maintenance; and handled budget, design, and implementation of large-scale Public Education Program and Christmas Decoration Program.
Deputy Fire Chief | Building Inspector
Led Fire Chief duties during personnel absence, including performing as Incident Commander and assisting Fire Chief in managing fire suppression, emergency services, and fire prevention and safety operations and programs.
By-Law Enforcement Officer
Played a vital role in carrying out all acts as prescribed by bylaw or resolution of Council, including accurately and efficiently turning over all monies collected to treasurer, handling budgeting functions, and submitting monthly reports of licenses collected to administrator to support handling of matters requiring Council approval.
EMR (Casual Shift Worker), La Ronge EMS, La Ronge, SK 2006 2008
Fire Fighter (Paid On-Call Position), Carrot River Fire Department, Carrot River, SK 1996 2005
Delivered excellence in public safety and park patrols by providing prompt, efficient, and courteous First Aid.
Consistently monitored conditions of slopes and ski ways while contributing proven toboggan handling skills.
Communicated potential safety hazards to staff / public and resolved challenges for superior resort compliance.
Master of Business Administration (Projected 2017) Athabasca University
Fire Officer Level 3 | Fire Officer Level 4 Certificate (In Progress) Justice Institute of British Columbia
Saskatchewan Building Officials Level 1 Certificate South East Regional College
Certificate in Fire Service Leadership Dalhousie University
Emergency Medical Responder (Since 2008) Saskatchewan College of Paramedics
Driver s License Class 4 A & M Endorsements SGI Canada Saskatchewan
See Addendum for a Detailed List of IFSAC, Firefighting, Emergency, Medical-Related, and Business-Related Courses
Fire Services Inspector (1031) Level I | Wildland Fire Fighter (1051)
Fire Services Instructor (1041) Levels I / II | Incident Safety Officer (1521)
Fire Officer (1021) Level I | Fire & Life Safety Educator (1035) Levels I / II
Fire Apparatus Driver / Operator Professional Qualifications for Attack / Fire Pump (1002)
Fire Fighter Professional Qualification (1001) Level II | Hazardous Materials (472) Operations / Awareness Levels
Fire Fighting Courses
Incident Command System 100 / 200 / 300 | CBRN Awareness
Crude By Rail | H2S Alive Enform | Vehicle Extraction / Operations
Basic Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting | Fire Fighter Self Rescue | Surface Ice Rescue
Confined Space Entry / Technical Rope Rescue | Fire Investigator Level I | Vehicle Fire Fighting
First Aid, CPR & AED Instructor | Medical First Responder Instructor | WHIMIS Instructor | H2S Alive
Farm Medic | First Responder Program | Sports Therapy | Transportation of Dangerous Goods Instructor
Emergency Measures Courses
Municipal Elected Officials Course | Emergency Coordination Centre
Emergency Management Exercise Design | Emergency Social Services | Business Continuity
Restricted Radio Operator | Basic Emergency Preparedness | Evacuation Preparedness | Exercise Design
Developing Leadership Skills | Program Evaluation & Statistics | Fire Service Law
Introduction to Human Resources SIAST | Using Progressive Discipline | Municipal Finance
Alberta Safety Codes
Introduction to Safety Codes Systems in Alberta | Alberta Codes & Standards
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