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Jason Casillas

Jason Casillas

Firefighter

US Forest service

Menifee 92584, Ca.

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US Forest Service Clevland National Forest

Forestry Technican Lead Federal Firefighter GS-0462-04

Supervisor: Ryan Johnston (captain) (949)701-0041 rjohnston0@gmail.com

Presently assigned to El Cariso fire station in Cleveland National Forest. Station is located on the Ortega Highway and experiences a high call volume with a variety of incidents. Primary position is lead firefighter on a type III model 62 wild land fire engine. Most calls include but not limited to wild-land fires, structure fires, refuse fires, fire investigation, traffic collisions,vehicles over the side, short-haul air rescues, search and rescues, airship landing zone coordinator, medical aids, hazmat, cover assignments and strike teams. I have trained with local operators and structural firefighting rapid intervention crew's confined space vehicle extraction rescue operation and multiple other training scenarios normally not available to forest service employees. Morning duties include, maintenance, program and clone radios, morning briefing and engine check, inspect and refill self-contained breathing apparatus. El Cariso fire station is District fire, hose and turnout cache for the Trabuco Ranger District. One of my duties is to assist the AFEO to ensure that the caches stay maintained to ensure safety and the highest level of organization at all times. El Cariso fire station is one of the few stations in the district that has the responsibility of taking fuel samples from our primary response area. I have participated in the collection of fuel samples and helped ensure the samples were taken correctly, weighed and given to proper individual to be cooked and recorded. El Cariso fire station is the only station in the district that has fuel tanks gas and diesel. Participated and assisted to ensure fuel tanks are kept full and fuel sheets are available and fuel is ordered when necessary.
Capable of priming, drafting, and pumping pumping water source from fire engine to source of fire serving as a trainee and performing simple fire engine operations and duties such as limited control of fire engine pumping in firefighting active wildland fire incidents. Also able to fill engine with class A&B chemical suppressant and able to attach fire hydrant to fire engine and fill to it's max level.

Career medium 02
Career
Career medium 03

US Forest Service Cleveland National Forest

Forestry Technician Federal Firefighter GS-0462-04

Supervisor: Robert Gomez (Captain) (951)367-6975

As Fire Fighter my duties included the attendance of morning station briefings, training with hose rolling, maintenance and packing, ongoing station cleaning, organization and maintenance as well as tool maintenance and assisting with other varied station projects such as inspecting and refilling breathing apparatuses and maintaining, programming and cloning HT radios. Within the station and the district I participated in physical fitness training and ongoing certifications, competencies and training. Also participated in battalion and other interagency drills. Most importantly responded to vehicle, wild-land and structure fires as well as attending to motor vehicle accidents, traffic collisions and search and rescue incidents. Much experience in wild-land fire fighting as part of a strike team with extended deployments. Complete manifest a personnel and equipment being transported to fire. I performed fire suppression and fuels management duties under the most adverse conditions of climate fuels and terrain. Prepared fire line prior to prescribed burning.

Career

US Forest Service Clevland National Forest

Trabuco Crew one AD-Federal FireFighter

Supervisor: Anthony Beigel (Crew Captain) (951)415-4051

As member of the Hand Crew my duties included cutting handline on a wild-land fire Using a Palawski and chainsaw, chainsaw maintenance, felled small trees, Hot-spotting, building indirect fire-line, sharpening, inspecting and maintaining hand-tools, fire suppression, patrolling and ongoing communication with the crew boss and command captain to confirm all actions were completed ensuring the highest level of safety at all times. Worked while in wild land urban interface. Proficient in map, compass, and GPS reading and understanding of coordinates.Trained in building anchor points and control line, wet and dry mopping up, building scratch line, Cold trailing, setting up portable pumps and portable tanks and griding fire, repair and maintenance project work on district facilities.

Career medium 01
Career
Career medium 05

Riverside County Fire Department

Cal Fire Volunteer FireFighter

Worked on a type I engine in one of the top five busiest stations in Riverside County for Cal fire.
Responded to medical aids, structure fires, vegetation fires, traffic collisions. Helped with station duties such as cleaning station and cleaning engine apparatus. I Also assisted with remodeling of station and offices. Took part in activities of daily life within the station as a firefighter such as physical fitness, safety training, studying for competencies, meal planning etc. Trained and capable of backfire and burnout operations by using drip torches or fusees and flares.

Career

Riverside County Fire Department

Cal Fire Volunteer FireFighter

Supervisor: Cal Fire Headquarters (951)940-6900

As a volunteer firefighter in the busiest station for Riverside County my duties included much response for medical aid, especially with in the elderly population in response to geographic location in proximity to the station. In addition to medical calls the Type I engine I was assigned to responded to motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian incidents, structure, wild-land and vehicle fires. Within the station my duties included cleaning and maintaining of station, engine and tools as well as ongoing education and hands on learning on a daily basis.

Career medium 03
Career
Education medium 04

Mt San Jacinto Community College

Certificate, Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency medical technician course focused on patient safety, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and emergency triage of the patient. Course emphasis on patient assessment and vital signs , how to recognize and triage potentially life threatening emergencies including compromised airway and cardiac problems. Certified in CPR and first aid for the first responder. Trained on pediatric emergencies, vital signs and triage and emergency childbirth. Trained to treat musculoskeletal emergencies and can effectively demonstrate KED sager splints and stabilization of fractures. Trained to stabilize and transfer patient correctly following incident including back boarding, C, T, L spine precautions. Trained in oxygen therapy and adjunctive equipment, V-VAC ALS/BLS interface and handling reports communication skills practice. Educated in environmental emergencies, communicable disease awareness and proper precautions. Able to prepare IV therapy backs and maintain lines safely.

Education

Riverside Community College

Class7 Certificate, Cal Fire FireFighter Academy

Ben Clark Regional Training Center (951)571-8613

Accomplished over 120 hours keeping over an 80% grade in class room education and physical training. Training and exercises consisted of types of ropes and their uses, rope hardware, hoisting tools and equipment rescue rope and harnesses, practicing tying knots and hitches. Trained in personal protective equipment and the correct usage of portable fire extinguishers. Educated in building construction, building construction types, dangerous building conditions, ladders and ladder commands and safety in ladder usage. Trained in rescue and extractions, how to conduct a primary and secondary search evacuation drill, self rescue, field trip into rescue tower, victim removal and rescue, vehicle extraction, technical rescue incidents, firehose and types and how to demonstrate different hose rolls and advanced hose-lines, controlling a hose-line, laying hose for supply line. Additionally trained in fire behavior and fire control, live fire training, forcible entry, positive pressure ventilation and vertical ventilation, fired detection alarm and suppression systems, fire department communications, fire prevention and public education, foam concentrate characteristics application techniques, tools and equipment safety, using power tools, power sources, use and hands-on training with self-contained breathing apparatus including donning and doffing, inspecting, maintenance and refilling of breathing apparatus.

Education medium 05
Education
Education medium 02

Riverside Community College

Certificate, Cal Fire Volunteer Academy

Ben Clark Regional Training Center (951)571-8613

Trained in Water supply systems and fire hydrants, Fire protection systems and equipment, Emergency incident management, incident planning, strategic priorities tactics, scene size up, exposure confinement and extinguishment, salvage and interior search, laying supply lines and advancing attack lines, spreading salvage covers. Trained to Don self-contained breathing apparatus, raise and throw ladders. Studied fuel types, types of slope and aspects, rate,spread and path of fires. Trained to recognize when potential additional resources are needed. Ongoing practice with progressive and simple hose lays. Studied incident command systems, strike teams, task force and division groups. Educated in hazardous material control and arson investigation. Worked with road flares and fuses. Studied building construction and building simple and progressive hose packs. Hose clamps and clamping. Hand signals for engine and aircraft nozzle types and us safety precautions, types of bulldozers and bulldozer hand signals. Hands on practice with vehicle fires and proper extinguishment of. Fire safety in regards to fire shelter, maintenance and usage of. Educated on types of air tankers and airdrops and rotary wing airships.

Education

Capistrano Valley high school Mission Viejo, Ca.

High School diploma

High school general education.










REFERENCES:

. Captain El Cariso Hot Shots Gabe Gudino (951)415-4009
. Captain Bear Creek Fire Station Brooke Nunez (951)704-3528
. Captain Silverado Fire Station Tim Carey (310)630-9088
. Captain Case Springs Fire Station Kevin Vanderboom (626)290-3757
. Captain Prevention patrol USFS CNF Jacob Carothers (951)415-4012
. Battalion Chief Cleveland National Forest (951)204-0165

Education medium 03
Education