BiographyExperience Consultant On Line Consulting June 2015 – Present (1 year 8 months)Wilton, WI. Provides pro bono fire prevention/protection and fire investigation consulting. Research's applicable codes, standards and text book references.
Off Post Fire Prevention Inspector United States Department of Defense ( RET. ) March 2004 – March 2010 (6 years 1 month)Duty Station Fort McCoy, WI. March 4, 2004 to March 5, 2010 retried, Duties: Conducted fire inspections at Army Reserve facilities in eight state region of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, the city of Marquette, Michigan. Wrote fire inspection reports of violations found and conducted follow up inspections to confirm that problems have been corrected. Consulted on installation of fire alarm systems and fire suppression systems.Reviewed plans for new building construction and renovation at Fort McCoy, WI. Conducted fire protection section of Facility Mangers Course and building Fire Marshal briefings for incoming reserve units at Fort McCoy as needed.
Day Officer ( Acting Lieutenant ) Part Time Employment Berkeley, IL. Fire Department ( RET. ) September 1985 – June 2003 (17 years 10 months)Berkeley, IL. September 24, 1985 to June 6, 2003 retried, Duties: Served as part time Day Officer (Acting Lieutenant), directed fire suppression and EMS activities at incidents, provided emergency medical services as EMT-B, organized daily work schedule and assigned work to shift, updated log book of shift activities, wrote incident reports. Served as Fire Investigator and Fire Photographer. Assigned to Fire Prevention Bureau January 1996-April 1996, November 1999-February 2000, September 2001-October 2002, conducted fire inspections of apartment, commercial, industrial and school buildings, wrote violation orders, conducted re-inspections to assure violations were corrected, updated preplans of buildings and pre- plan drawings.
Lieutenant Broadview, IL. Fire Department ( RET. ) December 1966 – June 2003 (36 years 7 months)Broadview, IL December 1, 1966 to June 16, 2003 retried, Duties: Promoted to Lieutenant September 1, 1999, directed fire suppression and EMS. activities at incidents, organized daily work schedule and assigned work to shift, instructed shift at daily drill, instructed Probationary Firefighters as assigned, organized , assigned, conducted in company fire inspections of apartment buildings, updated log book of shift activities, answered phone from 911 center and dispatched apparatus, wrote incident reports, Coordinator Fire Investigation Unit and investigated fires, served on MABAS mutual aid Division 20 Fire Investigation Unit membership committee, Coordinator Broadview Fire Department Photography Unit. Served as Paramedic June 1979-May 2000, when required to drop certification after promotion to Lieutenant, served as proctor for certification-recertification of Paramedics, Paramedic Preceptor, also served on many EMSS. committees. Vice Chairman Broadview Chapter Service Employees International Union Local 73, 1997-1999.
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