Fire Chief

Vern C. Pumphrey
1306 Tecumsah Lane
Shreveport, LA 71106
(318) 863-2788

Certified Fire Fighting Professional

Motivational and positive leader with the ability to build teams and promote cooperation. Successful in leading initiatives for public and private sectors. Able to make sound decisions during times of high-stress and emergency. Able to use excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interface with professional and volunteer firefighters. Key strengths include:

• Budget Administration     • Team Building
• Emergency Planning     • Training & Presentations
• Dispute Resolution     • Sound Decision Making
• Project Management     • Strategic Planning
• Media Relations     • Firefighter Training

Career Path
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Fire and Emergency Services, Shreveport, LA

1995
SUPPRESSION CAPTAIN

Shreveport Fire Department, Shreveport, LA

1988 – Present
DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF

Louisiana Ambulance Service, Shreveport, LA

1991 – 1999
PARAMEDIC LEVEL 1

Burnside

1989 – 1995
ESTIMATOR / PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR, HEALTH & SAFETY CO-ORDINATOR

Community College

1988 – 1989
PROJECT MANAGER

EJP Associates

1986 – 1988
FIELD TECHNOLOGIST

KAB Company

1985 – 1986
SUPERINTENDENT

Computer Skills

MS Word, Power Point, Excel, Quick Tax, ESC, FireHouse

Education & Specialized Training

University of Louisiana

1998
Bachelor of Arts, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Shreveport Training Institute

2002
FIRE SERVICE LEADERSHIP

Shreveport Training Institute

1998
FIRE PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY

Shreveport Training Institute

1995
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE ASSISTANT

Shreveport Training Institute

1984
CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST

Shreveport Training Institute

1984
RESOURCE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST

Louisiana  Fire College and additional training includes:
• Certified Firefighter     • Senior Fire Officers Course
• Fire Cause Determination     • Fire Fighting Practices
• Core Certification Level 3: Health & Safety     • Accident Investigation
• Emergency First Responder Instructor     • Defibrillation Instructor

Community Involvement

Shreveport School District School Board, Board Member

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