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October 24, 2007
Chief Daniel Ryder
Dallas Fire-Rescue Department
2550 Meadow Creek Lane 10AS
Dallas, TX 75201
Enclosed is a résumé in application for an executive appointment with the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department.
As a 25+ year firefighter who has served as a Fire Captain/Lieutenant for the past 16 years, I have the skills,
knowledge, and most importantly the dedication and commitment to ensure that citizens and
businesses are provided with safe, efficient and quality emergency services. Let me highlight a few of the
areas where I believe I am exceptionally qualified to fulfill the requirements of the position:
YOUR REQUIREMENTS MY QUALIFICATIONS
• Two years’ experience at the • I have been a firefighter since 1981 and have served as a Fire
Captain’s rank and above. Captain for a triple company since 2004. In addition, I served as a
Fire Lieutenant for a single company for 13 years.
• Applicants who are pursuing • I possess a Bachelor of Arts from Prairie View A&M University,
or possess a college degree. have earned several professional certifications, and completed
extensive professional development courses.
• Manage, coordinate, and • As Fire Captain for the past three years, I have been responsible for
supervise emergency the day-to-day operations of my team. My leadership skills generate
operations by directing the trust because I believe in fair and equal treatment of others and that
activities of emergency all leaders are more effective if they lead with a team mentality.
• Facilitate subordinates • I assist with regular in-service training programs and use employee
professional development evaluations to identify the strengths and weakness of my team for
through application and performance improvement.
monitoring of training
I look forward to the evaluation/assessment process and the opportunity to demonstrate my abilities to
handle an executive appointment with the DFD. Thank you for your consideration of my application.