Firefighter Resume

Drew Sterling    604 Harmony Lane, Pleasantville, CA 94588

    (925) 555-1234

CAREER SUMMARY AND KEY PROFICIENCIES

Diversified and extensive experience serving the community as a Professional Firefighter and Paramedic. Strong background in fire-fighting services, vehicular crash-rescue response, fire-prevention training and assistance, facilitating fire-fighting and fire-safety training, controlling and coordinating operations, responding to hazardous material incidents, and assisting in decontamination operations. In-depth paramedic emergency experiences and functioned as Fire Prevention Inspector. Conducted fire prevention inspections of commercial structures in the business district to enforce ordinances regarding Life-Safety code, BOCA code and NFPA regulations.

 

Certified Building Inspector     Dependable Self-Starter

  Trainer and Instructor     Skilled Arson Investigator

  Good Communicator at all Levels     Problem Solver

  Team Builder and Player     Excellent Interpersonal Skills

  Technically Knowledgeable  

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  Firefighter / Paramedic  2005 to Present

  ELK GROVE VILLAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT, Elk Grove Village,

  Illinois

     Respond immediately to fire alarms and emergency situations providing protection to the public and property. Investigated fire-damaged residences and commercial structures to determine cause and prevention

     Visited buildings to study access points and locations of hydrants and identify potential fire hazards

     Undertook public education tasks including demonstrations, first aid, and fire fighting training and lectures

     Trained industrial and volunteer firefighters and provided instruction in evacuation, fire prevention, fire fighting, rescue and use of breathing apparatus, CPR and First Aid. Paramedic Facilitator for the Department

     Enforced fire laws, regulations and policies

     Provided Advanced Life-Support care to sick and injured people

  Firefighter / Paramedic  2004 to 2005

  PARAMEDIC SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, Mokeno, Illinois

     Assigned to Addison Fire Department to respond to emergency situations

  Building Inspector, Community   1999 to 2004

  Development Department

  CITY OF NAPERVILLE, Naperville, Illinois

     Inspect new and existing structures as well as materials/equipment used during construction for compliance with city and state building codes, mechanical codes and zoning ordinances

     Approve plans and architectural building specifications

     Respond to contractors and property owners questions related to city building codes

     Enforce local and state code; issue code violation citations; testify  in court where appropriate

     Prepare monthly reports and documentations of inspections

CERTIFICATIONS

     Certified Building Inspector • Certified Plans Examiner • Illinois  Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention

 

     Certified Illinois State Fire Marshal Fire Investigator • Illinois

       Hazardous Materials Advisory Board • Illinois

       Certified Illinois State Fire Marshal Fire Investigator • Illinois Hazardous Materials Advisory Board • Illinois

    Fire Chiefs’ Assn. – Fire Prevention/Tactics & Strategy • University of Illinois – Fire/Arson Investigation

 

     Illinois State Fire Marshal – Rescue Specialist/Structural Collapse

       Awareness • Firefighter Level III

       Illinois State Fire Marshal – Rescue Specialist/Structural Collapse Awareness • Firefighter Level III

     Fire Officer I • Loyola University – Advanced EMT Training • American Society of Home Inspectors

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