I am a results-oriented, skilled executive leader with proven management abilities. I have over 20 years of professional experience in local government and more than 31 years of experience in public safety. I am serving Upper Merion Township as the Deputy Fire Marshal within the Fire and Rescue Services Division. I have worked for the municipality for over 20 years. I have held several fire department positions up to and including Fire Chief. I hold professional designations for Chief Fire Officer (CFO) and Fire Marshal (FM) from the Center of Public Safety Excellence, MIFireE from the Institution of Fire Engineers to name a few. My areas of certification include emergency management, fire department administration and management, emergency scene incident management and operations, fire / arson investigation, fire engineering, fire instructor, fire inspector, commercial / residential building inspector, firefighter, hazardous materials technician, public educator, rescue technician and homeland security. I have a Master Degree in Public Administration with a minor in Emergency Management and a Bachelor Degree is Fire Service Administration. I am currently working on completing the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO) at the National Fire Academy.