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Shartlesville Fire Company - Firefighter Resume Example

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John Hall
XX XXX XXX, Shartlesville, PA 19554
Professional Summary

      Seasoned Maintenance Mechanic with over 19 years career experience in the Industrial Mechanical Field. Dedicated to preforming quality repairs the first time to in sure limited downtime. Employs exceptional skills in: Troubleshooting, Mig Welding, Plasma Cutting, Hot Torching, Rebuilding of Gearboxes, Machinery Components and all around general maintenance skills

       Seasoned Volunteer Firefighter with 16 years experience in all aspects of the fire service.  Currently holding an officer position as a Captain.   Extensive training in interior firefighting, Vehicle Rescue, Hazmat, Pa State Certified Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Vehicle Operation and leadership

  • Repairing
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Mechanical
  • Troubleshooting
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Equipment Selection
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Coordination
  • Installation
  • English Language
  • Writing
Shartlesville Fire Company Shartlesville, Pa Firefighter/Captian Jun 1998Present
  • Search burning buildings to locate fire victims.
  • Rescue victims from burning buildings and accident sites.
  • Administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation to injured persons.
  • Dress with equipment such as fire resistant clothing and breathing apparatus.
  • Drive and operate fire fighting vehicles and equipment.
  • Move toward the source of a fire using knowledge of types of fires, construction design, building materials, and physical layout of properties.
  • Respond to fire alarms and other calls for assistance, such as automobile and industrial accidents.
  • Assess fires and situations and report conditions to superiors to receive instructions, using two-way radios.
  • Position and climb ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings, or to rescue individuals from burning structures.
  • Create openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance, using axes, chisels, crowbars, electric saws, or core cutters.
  • Lay hose lines and connect them to water supplies.
  • Operate pumps connected to high-pressure hoses.
  • Collaborate with police to respond to accidents, disasters, and arson investigation calls.
  • Take action to contain hazardous chemicals that might catch fire, leak, or spill.
  • Select and attach hose nozzles, depending on fire type, and direct streams of water or chemicals onto fires.
  • Participate in fire drills and demonstrations of fire fighting techniques.
  • Prepare written reports that detail specifics of fire incidents.
  • Participate in physical training activities to maintain a high level of physical fitness.
  • Participate in courses, seminars and conferences, and study fire science literature, to learn firefighting techniques.
  • Inspect fire sites after flames have been extinguished to ensure that there is no further danger.
  • Clean and maintain fire stations and fire fighting equipment and apparatus.
  • Inform and educate the public on fire prevention.
  • Protect property from water and smoke using waterproof salvage covers, smoke ejectors, and deodorants.
  • Establish firelines to prevent unauthorized persons from entering areas near fires.
  • Salvage property by removing broken glass, pumping out water, and ventilating buildings to remove smoke.
East Penn Mfg Lyons Station , Pa Maintenance Mechanic May 1995Present
  • Use tools ranging from common hand and power tools, such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches, to precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, or the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate.
  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
  • Assemble, install, or repair  pipe systems, plumbing, machinery, or equipment.
  • Inspect drives, motors, and belts, check fluid levels, replace filters, or perform other maintenance actions, following checklists.
  • Clean or lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, or other parts of machinery.
  • Adjust functional parts of devices or control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, or straightedges.
  • Repair or replace defective equipment parts, using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment.
  • Order parts, supplies, and equipment from catalogs and suppliers, or obtain them from storerooms.
  • Maintain and repair specialized equipment and machinery found in cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores, offices, or factories.
  • Dismantle devices to access and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, and power tools.
  • Set up and operate machine tools to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs, fixtures, or tools.
  • Plan and lay out repair work, using diagrams, drawings, blueprints, maintenance manuals, or schematic diagrams.
  • Operate cutting torches or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts.
  • Align and balance new equipment after installation.
  • Perform general cleaning of buildings or properties.
  • Disassemble machinery or equipment to remove parts and make repairs.
  • Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components of machinery or equipment.
  • Examine parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear.
  • Repair or maintain the operating condition of industrial production or processing machinery or equipment.
  • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
  • Operate newly repaired machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
  • Clean, lubricate, or adjust parts, equipment, or machinery.
  • Record repairs and maintenance performed.
  • Study blueprints or manufacturers' manuals to determine correct installation or operation of machinery.
  • Record parts or materials used and order or requisition new parts or materials as necessary.
  • Cut and weld metal to repair broken metal parts, fabricate new parts, or assemble new equipment.
Hamburg Area School District Hamburg, Pa High School Diploma: General Jun 1995
Berks Vo-Tech Leesport, Pa Building Trades Jun 1995
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Previous Companies:

  • Shartlesville Fire Company
  • East Penn Mfg

Previous Job Positions:

  • Firefighter
  • Captian
  • Maintenance Mechanic


  • Hamburg Area School District
  • Berks Vo-Tech

Level of Education:

  • High School Diploma
  • Building Trades

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