Fire Chief

Writing a great fire chief resume is important because it is one of the first things a potential employer will see when they are considering you for a position. It is your opportunity to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the job.

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Grabiela Freiman

grabiela.freiman@gmail.com | (140) 855-8324 | Lexington, MA

Summary


Experience


Fire Chief at Fitchburg Fire Department, MAApr 2022 - Present

  • Reduced the number of fire-related deaths by 35%.
  • Lowered the rate of injuries from fires by 27%.
  • Cut the amount of property damage caused by fires in half.
  • Responded to 100% more emergency calls than previous year.
  • Trained staff on new methods for handling hazardous materials.

Assistant Fire Chief at Leicester Fire Department, MAJul 2021 - Mar 2022

  • Led a team of 50 firefighters to put out a fire in an office building.
  • Trained new recruits on proper safety procedures.
  • Worked with the city council to get funding for new equipment.
  • Negotiated with union representatives during contract negotiations.
  • Wrote and implemented new safety protocols for the department.

Deputy Fire Chief at Malden Fire Department, MAJul 2015 - Jun 2021

  • Led a team of 50+ firefighters in responding to over 1,000 emergencies per year.
  • Trained new recruits on fire suppression techniques and emergency medical procedures.
  • Developed and implemented department-wide policies and procedures related to fire safety.
  • Conducted regular inspections of all department equipment and vehicles.
  • Reviewed building plans for new construction projects to ensure compliance with fire codes.

Education


High School Diploma at Boston Latin School, Boston, MASep 2010 - May 2015

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write papers.

Skills


  • Fire suppression
  • Emergency medical services
  • Hazardous materials response
  • Technical rescue
  • Wildland firefighting
  • Fire prevention
  • Community risk reduction

Jayanna Schmus

jayanna.schmus@gmail.com | (161) 507-7204 | Manchester, NH

Summary


Experience


Fire Chief at Bristol Fire Chief, NHApr 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of firefighters to put out a record number of fires in one year.
  • Trained new firefighters and led them through their first fire.
  • Got promoted to Fire Chief after 10 years as a firefighter.
  • Developed new strategies for fighting fires that resulted in fewer injuries and deaths.
  • Worked with the city council to get more funding for the fire department.
  • Wrote a book on best practices for fighting fires.

Assistant Fire Chief at Claremont Fire Chief, NHSep 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Led a team of 50 firefighters to put out a fire in an apartment complex that was threatening to spread to the surrounding buildings.
  • Trained new recruits in fire safety and first aid.
  • Organized relief efforts for victims of wildfires.
  • Wrote grants that secured $5 million in funding for new equipment and training.
  • Implemented changes that reduced response times by 20%.
  • Negotiated with city officials to build a new fire station.

Deputy Fire Chief at Concord Fire Chief, NHJul 2015 - Aug 2019

  • Led a team of 50 firefighters in responding to an apartment complex fire that resulted in zero casualties.
  • Successfully negotiated with the city council for a 5% increase in the department's budget.
  • Trained new recruits on proper safety procedures and equipment usage.
  • Developed and implemented new standard operating procedures for responding to hazardous materials incidents.
  • Authored a paper on best practices for wildfire suppression that was published in Fire Chief magazine.
  • Led departmental efforts to reduce response times by 10% through process improvements and additional staffing.

Education


High School Diploma at Dover High School, Dover, NHSep 2011 - May 2015

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write papers.

Skills


  • Fire suppression
  • Fire prevention
  • Emergency medical services
  • Hazardous materials management
  • Disaster preparedness and response planning
  • Public education and outreach
  • Budgeting and resource allocation