A fire chief is in charge of the entire fire department. He/she is not only in charge of extinguishing fires; he/she can also create budget plans, maintain important relationships, train recruits, do fire inspections and may do some bookkeeping. They must have communication skills, and an ability to create new strategies. To become a fire chief, you must become a firefighter first until a certain amount of years have passed and you've ascended in the job to the point that you can prove that you are capable of assuming an overwhelming job position as a fire chief.

Tyler Burton
71 West Greene St.
Sacramento, CA 95670
(901) 623 - 5555

Challenging position as a Fire Chief.


More than twelve years of progressively responsible public and private safety experience
and numerous professional certifications.


City of Sacramento, Sacremento, CA
Deputy Fire Chief, 2003 - Present
Designed and implemented the district's emergency medical services program, which is
now used as a model by numerous other California fire departments.
Instituted semi-automatic external defibrillator program.

Professional Ambulance Service, Ventura, CA
Lead Paramedic, 1997 - 2002
Provided advanced life support emergency ambulance service for Ventura county and
surrounding areas.


M.A. Public Administration, 2002
University of California, Berkeley, CA


Certified Safety Manager.
Certified Safety Technician.
Certified Fire Fighter I & II, State of California.
Hazardous Materials Technician.
Fire Suppression Systems Inspector.

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More Fire Chief Resume Samples

Write a clear and concise Fire Chief Resume before you apply for that job position. Proofread it before you can send it. Don't forget to point out your strongest and most relevant skills.

Christopher Hamilton

340 Brandy
Gray, Maine 04039
Home: (271) 8945-4498

To provide a valuable contribution to the community by carrying out my duties as a Fire Chief.

  • Verbal and written skills.
  • Fluent in Spanish: Advanced level.
  • Very innovative.
  • Ability to remain calm and think critically.

- 2007 to Present Fire Chief Gray Fire Department, ME.
Practiced encouragement among the members of the staff, created budget plans and changed some others, reviewed policies and promoted a strict adherence to them, addressed the complaints of the community, performed monthly evaluations, requested the purchase of necessary equipment.

- 2002 to 2007 Firefighter Gray Fire Department, ME.
Saved lots of victims, evaluated and determined fire causes, worked closely with the police department, attended multiple seminars and conferences, inspected buildings, verified that all the equipment is ready in case of a fire event.


- Northern Maine Community College, ME.
Fire Engineering, 2002.

- Training/Certifications
Firefighter I and II
EMT Basic.

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