SHONOA G. RUDDICK
DOT Safety Specialist, private industrytransportation, and public transit. Paramedic and Firefighter experience. FEMA Contractor. Teaching experience, both field and classroom. Risk Management and Workers Compensation experience. Extensive management experience. Emergency Preparedness. Government Inspections. OSHA, Cal/OSHA, and ISO experience and education.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
DOT Safety & Security Specialist FTA & FMCSA Accident / Incident Investigation
Risk & Liability Management Electric Vehicle Safety Occupational Safety & Health
FIRST TRANSIT - STANFORD, PALO ALTO, CA 2019 - 2020
SafetyManager: Manages the safety program for a large fleet of electric buses. Ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Administers driver hiring and compliance process (e.g., interviewing and driver selection; collecting applications; criminal background checks; credit reports; drug/alcohol testing; fingerprint checks; DOT physicals; TB Skin tests; motor vehicle records checks; I-9 forms). Investigates incidents, accidents, and work-related injuries including accident investigation, accident reports, accident files, accident register, and follows up with all claims and adjusters as necessary. Typically determines fault or preventability based on the facts identified at the scene. Provides post-accident counseling and discipline with drivers.
SANTA CRUZ METROPOLITIAN TRANSIT DISTRICT, Santa Cruz, CA 2018 - 2019
Safety, Security and Risk Management Director: Responsible for the administration of all occupational safety, security, injury prevention, and risk programming for Santa Cruz METRO. Conducts system safety, security and risk assessments; coordinates security and emergency response protocols. Manage large government budget.
ROYAL COACH TOURS, San Jose, CA 2016 - 2018
Safety Manager: Manage risk and safety for large motor carrier. Responsible for the safety and compliance of vehicles, drivers, and passengers. Work with CHP, Department of Transportation, and Department of Defense. Write and implement policy and protocol driven by federal government and OSHA. Extensive work in regulated reporting and inspections. Accident investigator for incidents and accidents that occur on roads, highways, and private property.
SANTA CRUZ SEASIDE COMPANY, Santa Cruz, CA 2014 - 2015
First Aid Manager / Emergency Preparedness Coordinator: Manage occupational health and medical services for amusement park. Provide emergency medical treatment and first aid to employees and public. Facilitate Workers Comp Program. Maintain OSHA program and training. Co-Chair Corporate Safety Committee. Maintain Emergency Action Plan and EOC. Run corporate CPR/First Aid/AED program. Administer Vaccine / Wellness Program.
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE, Santa Cruz, CA 1998 - 2014
Paramedic – EMS Specialist:(Alt Supervisor, QLC, Preceptor, FTO, EMS Data Specialist): Provide ALS patient care in busy 911-ambulance system. Work with County EMS while implementing EMS Policy/Protocol, and PCR systems on two occasions. Work closely with other EMS agencies providing patient care and implementing EMS Policy and Protocol. Supervise Santa Cruz County 911 Ambulance system when supervising. Coordinate emergencies with local and state agencies. Member of FEMA Disaster Response Team.
APTOS LA SELVA FIRE DISTRICT, Aptos, CA 2000 - 2001
Full Time / Temp Paramedic Firefighter: Paramedic Firefighter for local fire district. Worked on ALS Engine responding to public calls for assistance. Provide fire suppression, public education, and ALS Paramedic service in a busy 911 system.
PAJARO VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT, Watsonville, CA 1995 - 2000
Paid Call Firefighter: Worked as paid call firefighter. Responded emergencies including, medical, vehicle accidents, fires, and any call from the public. Worked 24 hr shifts with full time firefighters during sleeper program.
Bachelor of Science - Occupational Safety & Health, Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL
Associate of Science - Occupational Safety & Health, Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL
Paramedic Program, Emergency Training Services (ETS), Santa Cruz, CA
Fire Science, Electronics, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
Firefighter Academy / FF1, PVFD & SVFD, Watsonville, CA
American Red Cross Instructor Training, Union City, CA
Incident Command System (ICS), 100, 200, 700, 800, Emergency Management Institute
National Incident Management System (NIMS), FEMA
MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)- Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Maps and Mail) - MAC OSX - Windows -EMS (WebPCR) - EMS ePCR-Filemaker Pro (Database) - Kronos (Scheduling and Payroll Software)- CCTV Video & Audio Surveillance - VHF & UHF Emergency Radio Specialist Satellite Phone / GPS