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Power Plant Fire

Floresville, Texas, United States
August 21, 2018

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I am seeking a management level position in the Health and Safety field. I have extensive experience in upper level management and public safety.


Public safety professional with 22 yrs. experience

Former Fire Chief

Former Fire Marshall

Former Fire Investigator

Hazardous Material Technician

Former Training Chief

12 years of Industrial Safety Experience


01/2009 to 08/2018

Self/ Employed - Owner

Cross Creek Converse, Texas

Own and Operate Cross Creek Leather, U-Haul Rental Dealer

09/2008 to 07/2009

Regional Sales Manager

Daco Fire Equipment Lubbock, Texas

Sold and Serviced Fire Equipment and Apparatus to Public and Municipal Fire Departments. Taught Hazardous Materials and H2S classes, Managed a Fire Truck Repair and Testing shop in New Braunfels

03/2003 to 05/2007

District Training Chief

Travis County ESD #3 Austin, Texas

Held positions of: Fire Fighter, EMT, Driver, Hazardous Materials Specialist, Captain of Operations, Fire Marshal, Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, Training Chief

01/1994 to 10/2002

Fire Chief

Potter County Fire-Rescue Amarillo, Texas

Career Fire Chief of a combination Paid/Volunteer Fire Department. 105 member and employees, 6 fire stations, 24 fire apparatus. Provided Fire/Rescue/Hazardous Materials Response for an estimated county population of 20,000 in rural Potter County outside Amarillo, Texas with a jurisdiction of approx. 900 sq. miles.

01/1996 to 01/2007

Adjunct Instructor and Lecturer

National Fire Academy Emmitsburg, Maryland

Taught Leadership classes on behalf of the National Fire Academy and FEMA with the Department of Homeland Security all over the United States. classes were weekend classes either at a state fire school, conference or at the academy in Maryland.

06/1982 to 07/1994

Journeyman Turbine Mechanic / Safety Coordinator

Southwestern Public Service Company Amarillo, Texas

Coal Fired and Natural Gas Power Plant -Journeyman Turbine Mechanic/Machinist/Welder. Worked as Maintenance foreman then later promoted into safety at Nichols Station in Amarillo. I also was the Incident commander and developed Emergency Response Teams for 6 power plants owned by the company. Hazardous Material Specialist and Incident Commander during Emergency Fire/Rescue or Hazardous Material Release and containment. Conducted testing, servicing and inspections of all air monitoring, fire alarms, extinguishers equipment. administered budgets, development and training of 6 8-10 men emergency response teams.



Regional Fire Academy Graduate: Fire Protection Technology

Amarillo College Amarillo, Texas, USA

42 semester hours. Graduate of the Amarillo Regional Fire Academy 9-month school., Amarillo College Basic Emergency Medical Technician 2 semester course


Associate of Arts: Professional Pilot Program

Palo Alto Community College San Antonio, Texas, USA

Flight School for fixed aircraft. Received FAA Single engine pilot license with Instrument Rating


Medal of Honor awarded in 1998 by Potter County, Texas Commissioners Court for Bravery beyond the call of Duty


Texas Commission on Fire Protection Certificates

Basic Fire Fighter

Advanced Fire Fighter

Hazardous Materials Technician

Fire Cause Investigator

Fire Inspector

Advanced Fire Instructor

Department Head Suppression

International Fire Service Accreditation Congress - Non-Expiring

Advanced Fire Fighter

Hazardous Materials Specialist

Fire Cause Investigator

Fire Inspector

Advanced Fire Service Instructor

Texas Department of Health

Emergency Care Attendant

Basic Emergency Medical Technician


02/1979 to 02/1985

Machinist Mate MM2/SS/DV

US Navy Charleston, SC

Honorable Discharge


Amarillo College Regional Fire Academy Instructor 1993-2002

Oak Hill/ Westlake Regional Fire Academy Director 2005-2007

Texas Forest Service - Instructor

National Fire Academy/ FEMA/USFA Adjunct Instructor

Department of Defense- Instructor: Emergency Response to Terrorist Bombings

American Heart Association - Instructor CPR/Basic First Aid

Graduate: Emergency Response to Chemical Warfare Agents- Anniston, AL

Graduate: Emergency Response to Terrorist Bombings - Socorro, NM

Overhead Crane Safety

MSDS/ Lock out-Tag out/ Confined Space Entry, Air Monitoring proficiencies

NFPA/OSHA and International Fire Code IFC 2003 compliance

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