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Expert in Fire Service, Fire Safety

Expert ID: 736324 Tennessee, USA

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Expert has been in the fire service for 20+ years. He can offer expert assistance in Fire department operations and policy, fire-based EMS response, fire safety, and procedures, and emergency operations.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Jackson, Tennessee - Burlison, Tennessee - Memphis, Tennessee

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: Degree: Masters Subject: Public Administration Institution: Columbia Southern University
Year: Degree: Bachelors Subject: Fire Administration Institution: Columbia Southern University
Year: Degree: Associates Subject: Fire Science Institution: Columbia Southern University
Year: Degree: Associates Subject: Emergency Medical Services Institution: Dyersburg State Community College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Lieutenant Department: Fire Department Responsibilities: Oversee daily operations of both full-time and volunteer fire personnel. Responds to alarms and may direct activities at the scene of emergencies or perform other command duties as required. Depending on staffing levels, able to fulfill role of firefighter or engineer and must be able to demonstrate proficient performance of the essential functions including but not limited to pumping, driving, and firefighting duties. Work in conjunction with the fire chief and city manager regarding departmental administrative issues i.e. budget, monthly reports, annual reports. Provide oversight to fire prevention and education program. Work to ensure that cities’ hazard mitigation plan is modified as needed. Ensure all fire apparatus and equipment are in working order. Ensure preventative maintenance program is followed. Provide oversight of company level fire safety inspections of local businesses. Conduct sprinkler inspections of all new residential structures, as well as renovations and commercial/industrial structures.
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Deputy Fire Chief Department: Volunteer Fire Department Responsibilities: Assists in planning, directing, managing, and overseeing day-to-day activities and operations of the Fire Department including fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, disaster preparedness, and related programs, services, and operations. Participates in managing the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, and priorities for each assigned service area and development of tactical objectives to reach said goals. Recommends and administers departmental policies and procedures. Provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Fire Chief. Coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies. Directly responsible for supervising the company and chief officers assigned to responsible service areas. Works with subordinate leaders to ensure department compliance with operations and safety procedures and standards. Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of fire prevention and suppression. Responds to alarms and may direct activities at the scene of emergencies or perform other command duties as required. Depending on staffing levels, able to fulfill role of firefighter or engineer and must be able to demonstrate proficient performance of the essential functions including but not limited to pumping, driving, and firefighting duties. Serves as second in command to the Fire Chief, and acts in his/her absence.
Years: 2008 to 2017 Employer: State of Tennessee Title: Highway Response Operator Department: Transportation Responsibilities: Respond to emergencies on the Memphis Interstate System. Provide assistance to stranded motorists. Provide first aid to injured parties. Maintain assigned equipment.
Operated as part of the National Incident Management System on large scale incidents.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2017 to Present Agency: Town of Gilt Edge Role: Councilman Description: Elected Councilman for Town of Gilt Edge

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Center for Public Safety Excellence - Chief Fire Officer
IFSAC Fire Officer 1 - 2016
IFSAC Fire Officer 2 - 2016
IFSAC Fire Officer 3 - 2018
IFSAC Fire Officer 4 - 2019
NREMT Advanced EMT - 2016
Health and Safety Program Manager - 2019
IFSAC Fire Inspector - 2017
IFSAC Incident Safety Officer

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has assisted with a single case involving emergency medical services. He has consulted on numerous occasions for fire departments regarding grant writing, policy making, and other fire-related subjects.

Fields of Expertise

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