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01/27/09

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I may need a job when I get off the ice

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John Sims

 

 

Experience

199096, 00-Jul 2003, Mar 2004-pres      Rural/Metro Fire Department    Tucson, AZ

Paramedic/Firefighter, Technical Rescue Specialist

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Responsible for fire suppression and ambulance operations in urban and rural areas

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Fire apparatus driver / operator

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Assisted in formation of multi-discipline technical rescue team

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Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) first responder

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High angle rope rescue instructor

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Formed and coordinated specialized rescue and medical standby units for wilderness fire operations

Aug 2003- Feb 2004                  Raytheon Polar Services                 McMurdo, Antarctica        

Captain/Paramedic, Antarctic Fire Department

SAR Paramedic, Joint Antarctic Search and Rescue Team (JSART)

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Command Officer for Structural Fire, ARFF and EMS department serving McMurdo station and associated airfield operations

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Coordinate hazardous materials response and Hazardous Material cleanup operations

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Supervised the building inspection and fire safety compliance program for McMurdo and South Pole Station

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Operational and administrative supervisor for 4 Lieutenants and 15 firefighter/EMT's

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Paramedic for primary response Search and Rescue team consisting New Zealand and US Antarctic Personnel

19962000                         US Coast Guard                       Multiple locations

Boatswains Mate, Paramedic, Rescue Swimmer

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Search and rescue crewman on 41 UTB and 44' Motor Life Boat

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Operational surface rescue swimmer and swimmer instructor.

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Lead paramedic coordinating medical training and medical equipment maintenance

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Rescue and survival systems manager

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Coordinate maritime ALS intercept operations with local EMS agencies

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Multiple Arctic Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue patrols

19901996                        Southern Arizona Rescue Assn.         Tucson, AZ

Search and Rescue Paramedic

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Served on board of directors as vice-president

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Lead small ground search and rescue teams

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Conducted operational high angle and technical rescue

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Instructed basic and advanced search and rescue skills

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Member of the Mountain Rescue Associations (MRA) Technical Rescue Demonstration Team sent to the North American Technical Rescue Symposium  (NATRS 1995) in Kelowna, BC, Canada.

Specialized Training

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National Registry paramedic P0906919

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Arizona paramedic P39409

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Alaska aeromedical evacuation escort

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NFPA Firefighter II

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Vertical rope rescue systems instructor

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Advanced wilderness rescue and evacuation

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Swiftwater and ocean rescue

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ARFF operations, Salt Lake ARFF School

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Basic and advanced shipboard firefighting and damage control (USCG and USN)

 

 

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