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City: Carol Stream
Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: Carol Stream Fire Board (6-year Terms)
Family: Married to Courtney for 16 years and we have one daughter, Skyler who is 12.
Occupation: I am a Sheet Metal Worker with Local #73 and I currently work for Quality Mechanical Inc.
Education: I served a 4 year apprenticeship through the Sheet Metal Workers Local #73 from 1999-2003.
Civic involvement: Carol Stream Fire District Commissioner (2010-present), DuPage County Farm Bureau, Union Sportsmen Alliance.
Elected offices held: None
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
"S"= SAFETY for Citizenship and District Employees
Key Issue 2
"S"= SERVICE for Fire,Rescue,and Emergency Medical Service. Highest Quality, 24/7.
Key Issue 3
"T"= Teamwork with other government agency boards, district staff and intra-board. Agree to disagree but we always need to be moving forward.
Name the three most important goals or objectives this board should tackle in the coming term. Prioritize them, and briefly discuss why you believe each to be critical, and how the board should go about addressing them.
1) Safety should be everyone's main goal. You can do this by increasing the amount of training and education for all Fire District members, appointees and employees. The Board can do this by supporting training opportunites and supporting the budget for training. 2) Service at the highest level for all citizens. To do this you need to have sound fiscal decision making and maintain best practices for Fire District responses. 3) Teamwork, we need to work together with other governmental agencies to gain financial leverage. This would keep costs down by participating in joint purchases and we could reduce duplication of equipment and other resources, encourage financial creativity and work on grants that are available for the District.
How should the fire protection district improve its services?
"SST" = Safety, Service, Teamwork
Are you satisfied with the district's response times? If yes, please explain; if no, please offer your suggestions on how to improve.
I am satisfied with our current response time and the mutual aid agreements with surrounding Districts. Our District has three stations to cover the residential and industrial areas and are at the scene within 3 minutes from receipt of a 911 call. Our agreement with surrounding Districts allows for assistance should we need it. We also have most of the CSFD staff certified as paramedics on all of our vehicles (which is not the case in all Districts).
What specific background or experience do you bring that makes you the best qualified candidate to serve on the fire district board?
I have been a Fire Commissioner for the past 2 years, so I have seen how the District runs on a somewhat daily basis. I have also attended the Trustee board meetings for the last 2 1/2 years and feel that I could contribute to benefit our citizens and CSFD with my platform on "SST" - Safety, Service and Teamwork.
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