I am a motivated 27 year old seeking to obtain a position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, problem solving abilities, ability to work well and communicate with others, and display my outstanding work ethic. I am excited to be going into the Fire/EMS Service as a career and I am looking for a Fire Department with the tradition and history I so admire in the Fire Service. I look forward to giving back to the community to which I serve on a Fire Department, for what I hope is long and healthy career.
I am a very active individual and love doing anything outdoors. My main interests would be sports including baseball, basketball, and golf. All three of which I play regularly either organized or just for fun. I grew up spending an abundant amount of my summers on Washington Island, WI. So anything to do with water or the outdoors I love. Whether it is fishing, canoeing, hanging out on the beach, or going for a run with my dog (Murray). Other than hobbies, I love spending time with friends, family, and girlfriend (Hilary). I have two young nephews and a niece in Southern California I love going to see as much as I can. They are quite the hand full for my older sister (Sarah). They are 5 (Breckin), 3 (Harper), and 1 (Knox) years old.
Apr 2015 - Present
Grafton Fire Department
I began working for Grafton Fire Department in early April. The department became an ALS department as of April 1, 2015. It has been a pleasure working there and experiencing the rapid growth happening within the department as they move forward with providing ALS level care. I work 24 hours a week on a Day Crew. The Day Crew operates much like a full time Fire Department crew does. We have daily station duties, rig checks, and responsibilities not unlike other Fire Departments, all while responding to calls throughout the day. I also work On Call hours as well for the Department. As a crewmember on Day Shift or On Call, I deliver patient care in a safe, efficient, and courteous manor to the citizens, visitors, and businesses of Grafton.
Apr 2015 - Present
Mequon Fire Department
I became a member of the Mequon Department in early April. I have been accomplishing EMS and Fire Orientation since that time. I work as a Paid On Call Firefighter/EMT. Once my ALS orientation is complete in June I will be cleared to run as a Paramedic. I run with a paramedic and assist with patient care in a manor that is professional and reflects positively on the Fire Department. While On Call at the Station there are duties that I am responsible for such as cleaning of Emergency Vehicles after each call, keeping the living quarters clean, and restocking of the ambulances.
Jan 2015 - Present
Working within the protocols of Milwaukee County I perform patient assessments, and patient care including interventions, treatments, and monitoring. I routinely perform interfacility transports of patients from hospitals to nursing facilities for example. Station duties include cleaning of squads, bedding, living areas, and bathrooms. All of this is done with keeping the company philosophy of Competence, Courtesy, Efficiency, and Safety in mind.
Oct 2014 - Jan 2015
The English Inn
Greeting customers and interacting with guests was of the highest priority at this restaurant. This was a high end restaurant and treating guests to a high end experience was the name of the game. My job consisted of giving guests an overall great experience while taking drink orders, suggesting wines, cleaning glassware, and keeping the bar area clean and presentable.
Oct 2014 - Dec 2014
Green Bay Metro Fire Department
As a FireMedic Intern with GBMFD I was tasked with the responsibilities similar to a probationary firefighter. I was responisble for things like cleaning bathrooms, dishes, floors, and all the other house chores around the station. Under the supervision of the entire crew I was able to perform patient care under the Brown County ALS protocols. This included IV starts, drug administration, intubations, patient assessments, 12-Lead EKGs, etc. Fire Suppression Operations I was tasked with many of the duties of a probationary firefighter. I was apart of many fire ground operations including water supply, ventilation, search & rescue, fire suppression, and hose handling.
Nov 2013 - Sep 2014
Colfax Rescue Squad
I am an EMT-Basic on Colfax Rescue Squad. Under the supervision of an EMT-Advanced I perform and assist patient care within the scope of practice I am licensed to do as an EMT-Basic and allow by my Services protocols.
Jan 2013 - Sep 2014
Chippewa Valley Technical College
I am a work study employee at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC). My supervisor is Marcy Bruflat and I work closely with her, assisting her with many projects. I work in primarily an office setting and spend the majority of my time on a computer preparing powerpoints, spreadsheets, etc. Some examples of projects I have assisted Marcy with are the Girls on Fire Camp that was held this past August, our FireMedic Club charity 5K Fun Run, raising money for the GBMFD Firefighter Memorial, and working as a trained assistant in a number of live/training burns.
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
Nelsen's Hall Bitters Pub
I worked over the summer as a bar tender at Nelsen's Hall before having to return to Eau Claire to continue schooling. My responsibilities were general house keeping and bar tending duties behind the bar.
Nov 2012 - Nov 2013
Fuji Steakhouse Inc.
General bar tending duties and responsibilities in a very fast paced, high stress environment.
Sep 2012 - Feb 2013
Silver Dollar Saloon & Brick Company Restaurant
General Bar Tending duties and cleaning of my area when tending bar. Responsible for checking everyone's identification as they enter the establishment. Also bar backing, this includes removing empty bottles and trash, stocking all bottles, filling ice, and keeping the bar in general clean as possible.
May 2012 - Aug 2012
I worked through the summer until I was leaving for school as a bar tender at Karly's Bar, there was also The Cellar restaurant, which was downstairs from the bar, that I was responsible for making all drink orders for the hostesses. It was a full bar that specialized in mainly old fashions and bloody marys along with of course beer.
Oct 2011 - Mar 2012
MAU Workforce Solutions
I worked through MAU at the BMW Manufacturing plant in Greer, SC as a production worker in the body shop. My responsibilities included making sure parts were loaded and assembled correctly in many different areas of the line including the motor compartment and underbody. Some stations I ran required weld nuts to be welded to a part or parts which was also completed by myself. Also daily maintenance and cleaning of the stations and equipment was performed including chipping away of weld slag that builds up on areas of a station while being careful not to damage any equipment.
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Greenville Hospital System
I worked at Greenville Memorial Hospital on the 6th floor as a Floor Tech. My duties include maintaining all waiting areas and corridors, buffing of all hallways, shampooing of all carpeted areas, and stripping and waxing of patients rooms as it permits. Doing all this while maintaining the level of cleanliness set forth by the high standards of the Hospital System.
Aug 2010 - Jul 2011
VFW Post 5040
General bar tending duties. Closing of the bar included cleaning of pop corn machines, counting all money, stocking bar, cleaning of bathrooms, taking out of trash, etc.
Oct 2007 - Jul 2011
Centegra Health System
I was employed full time for over three years at Centegra Health System. As a project worker I became advanced in all aspects of floor care (tile, carpet, etc.). Working at two different campuses has taught me how to work with all kinds of people, and how to work well with them. In this position I was in control of ordering products and supplies, handling and paying all bills, and communicating with vendors and sales reps. I also worked side by side with my manager in keeping our department under budget. Watching such things as productive worked hours, supply spending, equipment spending, overtime, and all other expenditures. I was also responsible for scheduling in our department, including project work for our project workers, and detail work for the housekeepers. I was also certified in C.P.I. (Crisis Prevention Intervention).
May 2007 - Sep 2007
Window Tint Tech
AAA Glass Tint Inc.
Performed comercial and residential window tint installation. Responsible for all prep work, measuring and cutting of film, cleaning of the windows, and installing of the window tint.
Aug 2002 - Jan 2006
Dundee Crown HS
Sep 2009 - May 2010
McHenry County College
I took classes for a couple semesters at MCC, all generals.
Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
I took online classes through AU for about 7 months, all classes taken were generals.
Aug 2012 - Dec 2014
Chippewa Valley Tech College
I completed my EMT-Basic course at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC). I became licensed and nationally registered as of January 2013. In January 2013 I began the FireMedic Program at CVTC. I graduated from the FireMedic Program in December 2014. I have passed my Paramedic National Registry and I am now a Nationally Registered Paramedic as well as a licensed Paramedic in the State of Wisconsin.