Fire Investigator Sample Resume


John Grills
1234 Post Oak Drive
Tampa, FL 64000
Home: 404-555-5555
Cell: 404-555-5556
Email: John Grills@frontfocus.com
  Objective: Seeking to obtain a challenging position as a Fire Investigator in a professional environment where I am allowed to use and share my 5 years of experience and educational background in fire investigating to benefit the community.   Qualification Summary: Highly trained in Accident Reconstruction and Fire Investigations. Extensive knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. Wide knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. Strong ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions. Trained ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Able to work alone as well as within a competitive team.   Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science,
University of Maryland,
June 2002   Work Experience: Fire Investigator,
Maryland Fire Department
June 2003? present

Responsibilities included: conducting investigations to determine causes of fires and explosions. Packaging collected pieces of evidence in securely closed containers such as bags, crates, or boxes, in order to protect them. Examining fire sites and collecting evidence such as glass, metal fragments, charred wood, and accelerant residue for use in determining the cause of a fire. Instructing children about the dangers of fire. Analyzing evidence and other information to determine probable cause of fire or explosion. Photographing damage and evidence related to causes of fires or explosions in order to document investigation findings. Interviewing witnesses, property owners, and building occupants to obtain information and sworn testimony.   Fire Investigator Assistant,
Maryland Fire Department
May 2002? May 2003

Responsibilities included: swearing out warrants, and arresting and processing suspected arsonists. Testifying in court cases involving fires, suspected arson, and false alarms. Preparing and maintaining reports of investigation results, and records of convicted arsonists and arson suspects. Testing sites and materials to establish facts, such as burn patterns and flash points of materials, using test equipment. Conducting internal investigation to determine negligence and violation of laws and regulations by fire department employees. Dusting evidence or portions of fire scenes for latent fingerprints.   References: Available upon request