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Summary

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. 

Interest

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. 

References

William Rice/Grafton Fire Chief

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Chief Rice has been a wealth of information, knowledge, and advice since I first met him in early March applying for the Grafton Fire Department. Working with him at Grafton Fire Department has been a terrific experience. I hope to keep learning and absorbing as much knowledge from Chief Rice as possible while being a member of Grafton Fire Department.

Bill Margis/FirefighterEMT

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Bill has been a guide and friend through my journey of becoming a firefighter/paramedic. He is currently an Engineer/Firefighter on the Green Bay Metro Fire Department.

Michael Young/Whitefish Bay Police Chief

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Mike is currently the Chief of Police at Whitefish Bay and has known me for about 10 years now. He is someone I look up to who has had a long and successful career in Law Enforcement.

John Neihart/Instructor

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Chief Neihart is the former Fire Chief of Chippewa Fire District where I was a volunteer member. Chief Neihart is still very active in the department.  He's also an Instructor at CVTC that I've had throughout my fire training in school.

Work experience

Apr 2015Present

Firefighter/Paramedic

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 2015Present

Firefighter/Paramedic

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 2015Present

Paramedic

Bell Ambulance

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 2014Jan 2015

Bar Tender

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 2014Dec 2014

FireMedic Internship

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 2013Sep 2014

EMT-Basic

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 2013Sep 2014

Work Study

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 2013Aug 2013

Bar Tender

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 2012Nov 2013

Bar Tender

Fuji Steakhouse Inc.

General bar tending duties and responsibilities in a very fast paced, high stress environment.

Sep 2012Feb 2013

Bar Tender/Bouncer

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 2012Aug 2012

Bar Tender

Karly's Bar

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 2011Mar 2012

Production Worker

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 2011Oct 2011

EVS Tech

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 2010Jul 2011

Bar Tender

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 2007Jul 2011

Project Worker

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 2007Sep 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.

Education

Aug 2002Jan 2006

Diploma

Dundee Crown HS

General Studies

Sep 2009May 2010

N/A

McHenry County College

I took classes for a couple semesters at MCC, all generals.

Jan 2012Aug 2012

N/A

Ashford University

I took online classes through AU for about 7 months, all classes taken were generals.

Aug 2012Dec 2014

FireMedic

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. 

Certifications

Jul 2015Present

Fire Inspector I

Wisconsin Technical College System Board
Jun 2013Present

Fire Fighter I/HazMat Ops

Wisconsin Technical College System Board
Jun 2013Present

Driver/Operator-Pumper

Wisconsin Technical College System Board
Dec 2013Present

Fire Fighter II

Wisconsin Technical College System Board
Jan 2014Present

Hazardous Material Technician

Chippewa Valley Technical College
Feb 2015Jun 2016

EMT-Paramedic

State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services
License Number 70103322
Oct 2014Oct 2016

CPR Healthcare Provider

American Heart Association
Healthcare Provider
May 2014May 2016

ACLS Provider

American Heart Association
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Oct 2014Oct 2016

PALS Provider

American Heart Association
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Sep 2014Sep 2017

ITLS

International Trauma Life Support
Advanced Provider Course
Jul 2014Jul 2018

AMLS

NAEMT
Advanced Medical Life Support