Fire Chief Cover Letter
Fire Chiefs are firefighters who head fire departments. They conduct a number many duties that can be administrative or technical in nature. Fire Chiefs supervise and manage their firefighting team by preparing, coordinating and implementing fire prevention operations, as well as emergency medical services to prevent or minimize the loss of life and property. Their administrative duties involve preparation of annual budgets for fire and inspections and review specifications for new or replaced equipment. Fire Chiefs also supervise the inspection of properties to check for fire hazards and to implement fire prevention regulations.
The following skills are looked for in a Fire Chief:
- A deep understanding of technical firefighting and related administrative tasks of running a fire department
- Strategic thinking
- Stress management
- Problem solving
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Dear Mr. McBride,
Upon discovering that you were currently hiring a Fire Chief, I hastened to submit my resume for your review. As a firefighter with 13 years of experience, as well as a station captain, I have a firm grasp on both the technical and administrative tasks involved in managing a fire department.
My skill in managing teams and programs, maintaining equipment and vehicles and attention to detail have made a huge contribution towards my success in this field. I have much experience when it comes to handling emergency situations. I can remain calm, quickly analyze the situation and implement a plan, manpower and resources to suit the immediate needs. I am passionate about improving the knowledge of emergency and fire safety procedures and practices to protect our communities, and have, as a result, visited many schools to give informative talks.
I have outlined some of my achievements in my career below:
- Received Career Officer of the Year award for two consecutive years
- Raised $50, 000 in funds for treatment of injured firefighters to return to work quickly and safely
- Introduced the use of iPads that give access to real-time information about the structures they approach and any potentially hazardous material.
I am confident that I am the ideal candidate for this position. I have attached my resume which contains more information regarding my qualifications and experience. Please feel free to contact me by phone or email should you require further clarification on anything. I will follow up with you next week. Thank you for your consideration.