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Service Technician

Munford, Tennessee, 38058, United States
March 25, 2011

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Michael Craig

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Munford, TN. *****



I would like to be able to use my experience, knowledge, and training in any industry that fits

my attributes. I have attained good supervisory skills, communication skills, computer skills, and

other skills, while working in the fire service and in manufacturing industry.




My major accomplishments over my thirty year career include gaining supervisory skills,

reaching areas of education with the National Open Learning program through the University of

Memphis, establishing and maintaining a training bureau for the two fire departments that I

worked for, establishing and maintaining fire inspection bureaus in both of these departments. I

served on the TN Fire Safety Inspector’s Association’s board of directors for fourteen years, the

last four years, as vice-president of the association. I have sat on the NFPA Technical

Committees for NFPA 1001, 1002, and 1003, for four years. I was firefighter of the year in 1986.

Another accomplishment was for me to obtain my Emergency Medical Technician – IV

Certification while attending college full time and working full time. I became a Fire Service

Instructor through the TN Commission on Firefighting and worked as an instructor for the TN

Fire and Codes Academy for twenty-six years.


2009 – 2010 - Smith, Seckman, and Reid, Inc.

Life Safety Consultant

I analyzed the life safety plans for hospitals and recommended changes that would aid the

hospital in meeting the NFPA 101 codes and the Joint Commission regulations. I performed

Statement of Conditions fire inspections. I would then consult with the hospital facility directors

and advised them of my findings and recommendations.

1984 – 2009 TN Fire & Codes Academy, Bell Buckle, TN.

Fire Service Instructor

I taught classes in all areas of firefighting, rescue, officer courses, and other courses associated

with the fire service. I assisted in writing lesson plans and became familiar with most

audio/visual equipment.

2005 – 2009 Brighton Fire Departments


I responded to all emergency scenes, normally as the incident commander. This included fire,

rescue, hazardous materials incidents, and emergency medical situations. I used my supervisory

skills both on the emergency scenes and at the station. I established an inspection program and a

training program for this department. I would supervise from 5 employees to as many as 5 other

fire departments that we may have had on scene.

1979 – 2005 Covington Fire Departments


I was the shift commander on one shift, and had responsibility of two stations. I responded to all

emergency scenes as incident commander. I initiated and developed a training program and an

inspection program for the department. I started out as a volunteer firefighter in 1979 and

became a career firefighter in 1982. I worked my way through the ranks to captain. I was

responsible for the day to day operations of the department. I was training officer for twelve

years until I got my Fire Safety Inspector’s certification. I hold four certifications in fire


1985 -1990 Craig’s Fire Extinguisher Sales and Service Company, Covington, TN


I bought the business in 1985. I spent $5000.00 on it. I kept the business until it got too large for

me to run it by myself part-time. I was still working at the fire department full time. Again, my

communication skills improved by meeting the public every day. I had the self-initiative to go

out and start a business from nothing. I worked the business hard for the next five years and sold

it for a nice profit.

1993-1998 Craig’s Pressure Washing Company. Covington, TN.


This is a business that I started from nothing. I bought two industrial pressure washers without

having any idea what I was going to do with them. During the next five years, the business was

grossing $50,000 annually. I worked with the public on a daily basis, giving me the opportunity

to develop skills needed to run a small business. I was working the business part-time and

working at the fire department full time. This venture showed me that I could take something I

knew nothing about and turn a profit like that in five years. I had to eventually sell the business

because I could not keep up with it on a part-time basis.

Nylon Net Company, Memphis, TN


I started with the company as a supervisor in the braiding section of the plant. After two years, I

was promoted to superintendent in the winding department. I had three supervisors that worked

for me and one hundred employees on three shifts that I was responsible for. I was responsible for

seeing that quality products were made and shipped to the warehouse. Production quotas were

met. I ordered raw materials for the department and helped establish a warehouse operation at

this facility.

1973 -1978 Charms Candy Company, Covington, TN


I started at Charms as a sanitation worker. After seven months, I was promoted to packaging

supervisor. I supervised forty personnel. I was responsible for production quotas and for quality

products being manufactured.


1990-1994 University of Memphis

Bachelor of Professional Studies with two majors: Fire Administration / Fire Prevention


I lacked one English course from graduation and finishing my degree.

1972 – 1974 Dyersburg State Community College

Associates Degree – Business Administration

Graduated in August 1974

Over the years, I took several courses from DSCC. I have 268 college credit hours total between the two



Fire Officer, Fire Inspector I & II, Chief Fire Prevention Analyst, Fire Service Instructor,

Haz Mat

Technician, Supervisor, Superintendent, Emergency Medical Technician-IV certified,

Consultant to Fire Departments

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