Paron HIgh School - 1985 Paron, AR, USA 12 years, Diploma Graduated with Salutorian Award
Joined Paron Fire Department in 1985, served as Secretary Treasurer of the the department as well as a fire fighter until we left to join Salem Fire Department in 1996. I have taken numerous classes through the fire academy in the 28 years I have been involved with the fire service. I am a certified First Responder as well as cerfied in Driver Operations. I have also taken leadership classes through the academy as well as ISC classes through ADEM..
I have worked for Saline County Abstract & Guaranty Co. for 27 years and have the title department supervisor for the last 15 years. I have had up to 8 people in my department at various times that I have had to work with. I run my department with coordination, organization and efficiency. I think that these qualities would benefit the department in certain areas. I feel that the maintenance for trucks and stations could be monitored a little more closely and should not have to all fall on one officers shoulders. I feel that there should be one person responsiible for EMS for the department, including supplies and training. I think that we have been lax in scene safety in the past and would like to see that altered in the future. I have not been a strong interior firefighter but I have run water shuttle and pump operations as long as I have been in the fire service so I know that I am very capable to handle those matters.