Stephen Gallagher

Awards

Air Force Commendation Medal

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Achievement Medal w/ Oak Leaf

Iraq Campaign Medal w/ two Bronze Stars

Longevity Service Award

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon w/ Gold Border

Training Ribbon

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Senior Civil Engineer Badge

Outstanding Unit w/ Oak Leaf

Firefighter of the Year (2000)

Organizational Excellence Award

Firefighter of the Quarter (April-June & July-October 2001)

Good Conduct w/ Oak Leaf

Keiser College Dean’s List (Winter 2006)

Work History

Work History
Apr 2004 - Present

Fire Marshal

Bethlehem Township

Respond to and command emergency scenes.  Assume role of Emergency Management Coordinator during disasters.  Perform fire investigations and report findings.  Participate and provide training to fire companies. Complete fire inspections of commercial and industrial properties.  Complete new construction plan reviews and inspect same.  Review land development plans for fire department access and water supply.  Provide Fire Prevention education to local educators.  Supervise others.  Provide expert testimony.  Prepare violation notices and issue citations.

•Developed fire inspection and commercial inspection records databases for daily usage.  Maintaining   100% compliance with State requirements and increasing quality of service.

•Developed electronic Pre-Fire Plan program.  Integrated plans to GIS and Active911 applications.

•Lead role to Township adopting Fire Code Ordinance; ensured compliance with PA UCC.

•Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery coordinator; updated Township Hazard Mitigation Plan

•Responsible for developing Department Standard Operating Guidelines.

•Responded to emergencies and completed damage assessment reports for Hurricane Ivan and

  Sandy

Apr 1996 - Apr 2004

Fire Officer/Rescue Technician

United States Air Force

Respond to structural and aircraft emergencies.  Search and rescue victims in smoke/fire filled environments.  Provide prehospital care and prepare patients for transport.  Extricate victims at motor vehicle accidents.  Make decisions for tactical deployment and direction of fire crews.  Station Chief responsible for managing apparatus staffing and station work duties.  Acting Battalion Chief in absence of assigned Battalion Chief.  Managed Fire Inspection program.  Supervised others.  Review new construction plans for code compliance.

  • Trained firefighters enrolled in Driver/Operator certification resulting in licensed and certified drivers increasing staffing levels and reducing overtime expenditures.
  • Fire Prevention Officer and Fire Officer at Tallil Air Base, Iraq; inspected all battle damaged structures to be occupied by coalition forces; first Fire Protection Flight in Iraqi.

Education

Education
Aug 1991 - Jun 1995

High School

Bethlehem Catholic High School
Oct 1992 - Jun 1995

Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School

Certifications

Certifications

Other Certifications

in addition to the above

National Fire Academy

FEMA

CFITrainer.Net

International Association of Arson Investigators

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

PEMA

Unite States Department of Homeland Security

FEMA

National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications

NBFSPQ

Office of the State Fire Commissioner

Pennsylvania

International Fire Service Accreditation Congress

IFSAC
Feb 2016

International Code Council

ICC
Nov 2015

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

PA UCC Certification Number 001634