~ Seeking opportunity as Fire Chief with the City of Salisbury Fire Department. ~
Energetic, enthusiastic, methodical and detail-driven leader with substantial experience in a fire services management role.
Adept in directing full-scope department operations inclusive of budget administration, personnel leadership, policy and procedure development, and maintenance of property and equipment.
Seamlessly cooperate with surrounding hospitals and law enforcement agencies to optimize service delivery.
Excel in decision-making, media relations, safety promotion and public education, arson investigations, and completing administrative functions.
State of Maryland Certified Fire Service Instructor.
Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, Maryland, 1986 to Present
Respond to fires and medical emergencies, administer fire prevention programs, and oversee staffing.
Represent fire department at community events to inform/educate the public in fire safety.
Exercise strong analytical abilities to devise budgets, forecast needs, and control expenses.
Enforce adherence to department rules, regulations, standards and policies, oversee efficient and compliant daily activities, and direct department s EMS unit.
Supervise, train, motivate, coach and guide firefighters in performing safely, efficiently, and responsibly.
Complete regular staff performance evaluations and provide constructive feedback as needed.
Prior background includes role as Fire Protection Specialist with the United States Air Force
B.S. Degree in Fire Science (in progress), Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, Alabama
Anticipated graduation June 2011
City of Salisbury Human Resources
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Please accept this letter and accompanying resume in application for the Fire Chief opportunity that is currently available with the City of Salisbury. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
As demonstrated, I bring to you a significant career history in managing the daily operations of a fire department as a Battalion Chief for over 20 years. My supervisory and administrative skills are outstanding, and I excel in media/public relations, personnel training and leadership, EMS management, and swift decision-making. Furthermore, my well-developed communication skills are vital to determining and responding to community needs, fostering productive relationships, and motivating department members to achieve and surpass goals and objectives.
I am confident that I am an ideal candidate for this opportunity and welcome the chance to interview at your earliest convenience.
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Interviewer s Name
It was a pleasure meeting with you on [insert date here]. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the time you spent with me, as well as to express my appreciation for the information you offered. I am still very interested in the Fire Chief position, and I am convinced that it is the right job for me. I feel my background and qualifications prepare me well for the challenges and responsibilities we discussed.
The position as you described it to me would combine my strong skills in [insert two skills or qualities here]. This would allow me to make the same valuable contribution to your organization as I ve made to Prince George's County Fire Department a win-win proposition for both of us.
Again, thank you for considering my qualifications. I enjoyed our talk, and am available at any time to provide you with any more information you may need. I look forward to hearing your decision.
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