Douglas S. Simmons
4705 Tator Patch Road
Chicago, IL 60606
Division Chief – Special Operations
High-energy, proactive leader able to manage people and programs. More than a decade of firefighting experience. Excellent public speaker with the ability to lead groups and inform the public of fire safety issues. Key professional strengths include:
• Coordination of Programs • Administration
• Community Outreach • Regulatory Compliance
• Training • Strategic Planning
• Program Development • Policy & Procedure Development
CHICAGO CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT, Chicago, IL
1989 – Present
Captain – Operations Division
Currently manage one engine and a dive team and coordinate scheduling. Responsibility for a broad range of initiatives including supervision, planning for emergencies, and firefighter safety. Also responsible for ensuring compliance with all OSHA and NFPA regulations. Have received several promotions due to superb knowledge and dedication to job.
• Direct all dive rescue, technical rescue and airport safety rescue operations.
• Responsible for developing operational procedures for dive rescue team.
• Recruit and assist in firefighter training.
• Demonstrated ability cultivate positive relationships with fellow firefighters, city officials, and citizens.
• Teach several safety seminars each year for fire prevention, CPR, and water rescue.
Fire Officer I
Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
American Heart Association BLS Instructor Trainer
Instructor Trainer National Fire Academy Leadership Series
Dive Rescue -
• Public Safety Diver • Swift Water Rescue
• Ice Diving • Ice Rescue
• Current Diving • Deep Diving
Technical Rescue -
• Rope Rescue Technician
• Confined Space Rescue
• Trench Rescue
Hazardous Materials -
• Awareness Level • Operations Level
• Technician Level • Incident Command System
Airport Rescue -
• Operations Level
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