Fire Fighter

John C. Highfill
1899 Woodrow Way
Houston, TX 77302
(936) 391-5672

Certified Fire Fighter
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Professional firefighter with expertise in ensuring firefighter and public safety during emergency situations. Able to use analysis and ‘grace under pressure’ to make sound judgements and best use of all available resources. Superb ability to lead and follow; able to work well independently or as a part of a team. Provide confident influence during unpredictable situations. Key strengths includee:

• Rational Decision Making
• Media  Relations
• Training & Presentations
• Contracts
• Strategic Planning

Management & Administration Highlights

• Experience as platoon chief supervising 25 professional firefighters during training, scheduling and performance assessments.
• Over three decades of experience in fire prevention, fire fighting and emergency medical services.
• As Command Officer determined causes of fire.
• Helped develop programs and personnel policies while adhering to budgets.
• Provide excellent media relations and interaction with government officials

Leadership Successes

•     Established all procedures for the city’s firefighter death protocols.
•     Created the city’s first operator training program.
•     Oversee annual fire safety program in public schools.
•     Extensive leadership on the city’s Fire and Emergency Services Board of Directors.

Career Path

City of Houston, Fire and Emergency Services, Houston, TX

FIRE FIGHTER – CAPTAIN – PLATOON CHIEF

Township of Sage Fire Department, Sage County, TX

1994 – 1995
FIRE FIGHTER – CAPTAIN – DISTRICT FIRE CHIEF

Metropolitan Houston Ambulance Service, Houston, TX

1988 – 1993
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE ATTENDANT

Education

Firefighters Technical Institute, Houston, TX

2003
Certificate of Fire Service Administration

Computer Skills:

Windows for Fire Incident Reports (i.e. Firehouse, ESC)

Significant Recognition

Recognition for both Service and Life Saving Actions
Recipient Fire Services, Long Service Medal
Recipient Fire Services, Long Service Medal

Professional Affiliations

Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association
Texas Professional Fire Fighters Association

Community Involvement

•     Member and past Secretary Treasurer for the Houston Fishermen Society

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