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Employee Education and Qualifications
It is with a great deal of pride that we can provide the citizens of Bay Louis with a list of their firefighters and experience hours. It reinforces our message to the public that we are well qualified. This training certainly qualifies as a component of reaching our mission. Even with these training hours, our daily work plan includes new and refresher course training each day.

 All of this information is based on what I was supplied by the firefighters and is current as 0f April 2003

Bobby Gavagnie

Gary Maurice

Brian Adam

Mike Willumitis

Pam SanFillippo

Rodney Aguzin

Chief

Assistant Chief

Assistant Chief

Training Officer

Captain

Captain

 

"Crab"

“Hooty”

"Willy"

“Queen Bee”

    “Mad Dog”

Firefighter
1972 to 1976. 
Chief
1975-1976. 

With Dept: 15years

With Dept: 4 years

With Dept: 23 years
14 as Assistant chief

With Dept: 17 years

With Dept: 8 years

Leftt and returned to the military- spent 20 years with the Ms National Guard, retired and returned as Chief

Firefighter 1001 I-II-III
Smoke Diver 
Driver Operator 1002
Haz-mat Tech 472 I-II
Rope Rescue Tech I 

Firefighter 1001 I-II-II
Smoke Diver
REMT - B
Driver Operator 1002
Haz-mat Tech 472 I-II
Fire Instructor 1041 I-II
Fire Officer 1021 I-II
Safety Officer 1501
Rope Rescue Tech I
Company Officer 1021   
Lead CPR Instructor
 

Firefighter 1001 I -II-III
REMT-B 
Defibrillator Certified
Driver Operator 1002
Haz-mat Tech 472 –I
Fire Instructor 1041 I-II
Fire Officer 1021 I-II
Advanced Open-Water SCUBA diver
NCI Dispatch Officer  
Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diver
Extrication Technician 
National Fire Academy Instructor Hazardous Materials
Public Fire/ Safety
AHA CPR Instructor
WMD Incident Command School
  Captain Hancock County Haz Mat Team
Fire training Officer Hancock County
Ms State Fire Academy Instructor
and too many others to list

Firefighter 1001 I-II-III
REMT-B
Defibrillator Certified
Licensed Practical Nurse
Basic Trauma Life Support
Driver Operator 1002
Haz-Mat Tech 472 I-II
Rope Rescue Tech I-II
Safety Officer 1501
Company Officer 1021
Lead CPR Instructor
K-9 Search & Rescue

and too many others to list

Firefighter 1001 I -II-III
Driver/ Operator 1002
1021 Fire Officer I-II
Safety Officer 1501
Haz-Mat Tech 472 I-II
Haz-Mat Dispatcher    Rope Rescue Tech I
REMT-D
and too many others to list  

 

 

Louis Prendergast

Mark Zitterkopf

Richard Trudell

Ronald Avery

James Necaise

Rank: Captain

Rank: Lieutenant

Rank: Lieutenant

Rank: Lieutenant

Rank: Senior Firefighter

“Uncle Louie”

 

"Gizmo "

 

"Rusty"

 

 

With Dept: 13 years

 

With Dept: 4 yrs

Firefighter 1001-I

Driver/ Operator 1002

Haz-Mat Ops level

Advanced   Open-WaterSCUBA Diver

Company Officer 1021

Lead CPR Instructor




Firefighter 1001-I

Driver/ Operator 1002

Safety Officer 1502

Haz-Mat Operations

Advanced Open WaterSCUBA Diver

First responder

Fire officer 1021 I-II

 

Firefighter 1001 I-II

Driver/ Operator 1002

Haz-Mat Tech 472 I-II

Fire Investigator 1033

EMS First Responder

Dive Rescue Specialist-I NAUI

Dive master/ Instructor

Fire inspector

 

    

Driver Operator 1002 EMT-B

Haz-Mat Tech 472-I

Rope Rescue Tech-I

 

Firefighter 1001 I-II

Driver/ Operator 1002

Haz-Mat Tech I

Public Safety Diver/open water

Rope Rescue Tech I

EMT-D

 

 

 

 

Brian Ladner 

Shawn Self

Russell T. Shoultz

Monty Strong

Brian Sellier

Rank: Senior Firefighter

Rank: Senior Firefighter

Rank: Senior Firefighter

Rank: Senior Firefighter

Rank: Senior Firefighter

“Wood

"Squirrelly "

“The Terminator

"Smacky"

"Flash"

With Dept: 3 years

With Dept: 4 years

With Dept: 7 years

With Dept: 7 years

With Dept: 8 years

Firefighter 1001 III

Rope Rescue Tech         EMT-D      

Fire Investigator

Dive Rescue Specialist Haz-Mat Tech I

Driver / Operator 1002.

Firefighter 1001 III

Driver / Operator 1002

Haz-Mat tech I

Rope Rescue Tech. I-II

Confined Space Rescue I WMD Tech

EMT-D.

F/F 1001 I-II

Driver / Operator 1002

Haz-Mat Tech I-II

Rope Rescue Tech I

Dive Rescue I-II

Instructor 1041

WMD Tech

WMD Incident Command

Fire Inspector

Fire Investigator

Aircraft Firefighter

Vehicle Rescue Tech I

Swift Water Rescue Tech

OD Bomb Tech

EMT-D

Registered Nurse (Bachelor’s Degree).

Firefighter 1001 I-II

Driver/ Operator 1002

Haz-Mat Tech I

Safety Officer 1500

Rope Rescue Tech

Vehicle Rescue Tech I

Fireground Leadership

WMD Tech

WMD Incident Command School

 

Firefighter 1001 I-II-III

REMT-D

Driver/ Operator 1002

Fire Instructor 1041 I-II

Haz-Mat Tech 472 I-II

AD Fire Science

Safety Officer 1501

 Rope Rescue Tech I

Vehicle Rescue

 

 

 

 

 

Stanley Necaise

 

   Clint Parker

Eddie Bourgeois

Matt Whitman

Terry McCrory

Rank: Firefighter

Rank: Firefighter

Rank: Firefighter

Rank: Firefighter

Rank: Firefighter

 

 

"Shamu"

"Gut"

Lt. Dannnn”

With Dept: 3 1/2 yrs.

 

 

 

 

F/F 1001 I-II

Driver / Operator 1002

Instructor 1041

Haz-Mat tech I

Rope Rescue Tech. I

Dive Rescue Specialist

Smoke Diver

Confined Space Rescue I

Advanced Rescue Specialist (CARS)

Vehicle Rescue Tech I

Fire Investigator

EMT-D

 

 

 

 

Firefighter 1001 I-II

REMT-D

Haz-Mat Tech 472 I-II Confined Space Rescue Tech

Firefighter 1001 I-II      

Driver/ Operator 1002 Haz-Mat Operations Level Rescue I

Rope Rescue I

Firefighter 1001 I-II        Driver/ Operator 1002       Haz-Mat Operations Level

EMT

Firefighter 1001 I-II-III

Driver/ Operator 1002

Fire Investigator 1033

Fire Officer 1021 I-II

 

 

 

Allan Spence

Bill Russel

Wade Maygaux

Rezese Burnelle

Tammy Garber

 

Rank: Firefighter

Rank: Firefighter

Rank: Recruit Firefighter

Rank: Recruit Firefighter

Administrative Secretary

 

 

 

“Blue Plate

 

 

 

 

 

With Dept: 4 yrs. As Aux

 

 

 

Firefighter 1001 I-II-III

Driver/ Operator 1002

 

Haz-Mat

BCCI

Medical F.R. Rescue

Firefighter 1001 I-II     

Haz-Mat Operations Level

EMS First Responder

Haz-Mat Operations Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arranged according to training hours. This section is incomplete awaiting more info

Name

Position

Training Hours

 

 

 

Firefighting

Medical

Willumitis, Michael

Training Officer

1865

677

San Fillippo, Pam

Captain, EMT-B 

1323

631

Adam, Brian

Asst. Chief Administration

1165

328

Auguzin, Rodney

Captain, EMT-B 

1030

316

Prendergast, Louis 

Captain

848

240

Trudell, Richard  

Lieutenant

782

80

Maurice, Gary

Asst. Chief Fire Prevention

724

 

Sellier, Brian

Firefighter, EMT-B

684

158

Gavagnie, Robert

Chief

521

 

Avery, Ronald

Lieutenant

420

100

Spence, David

Firefighter

327

41

Strong, Monty

Firefighter

121

40

Zitterkopf, Mark

Lieutenant

88

40

Bourgeois, Eddie

Firefighter

25

40

Brunelle, Rezese

Recruit

 

 

 

Specialized Training

Many of our firefighters carry specialized training and are certified in the following areas:

National Fire Protection Association National Registry as...

1001 Firefighter-I, II and III

 1002 Driver/Pump Operator

 1041 Fire Service Instructor I, II

 1021 Fire Officer I, II

 1521 Safety Officer

 1033 Fire Investigator

 

Other members are also certified as...

 Hazardous Materials Technicians

 SCUBA Dive Rescue

Smoke Diver

 Rope Rescue Technician I, II

 Emergency Medical first Responder

 Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician

 

Personnel are attending or enrolled in the following continuing education classes:

 Confined Space Rescue

Fire Prevention Principles and Practices

 Fire Service Management

 Fire Officer

Fireground Leadership

 

 

 Physical Agility Screening

 

 

 

 

A new physical agility screen program was instituted this year and developed to help the staff gauge their own physical stamina in a variety of situations they would encounter on a fire scene.

The firefighter, while wearing full protective clothing and SCBA, was given an ax and had to forcibly strike a target a minimum of 60 times in no more than two minutes. This exercise was designed to simulate cutting through a roof to release smoke, heat, and gases.

The firefighter, in his full gear, helmet, boots, coat, and SCBA had to crawl a distance of 50 yards, or 150 feet. This building search evolution is performed as a continuous exercise without stopping to simulate the search for a trapped victim.

During the hose lay evolution, the firefighter, while wearing full protective clothing and SCBA was given 150 feet of 2 1/2 inch hose with fog nozzle attached, folding the hose to his/her choice. The firefighter then stood beside the folded hose with the nozzle placed over one shoulder. At the signal the firefighter stretched the hose line in a straight line to its full length without stopping.

The final test was the hazardous material evolution, a simulation of transporting liquid material at a haz-mat scene. The firefighter was given a 50 foot length of 2 1/2 inch hose weighing approximately 65 pounds to carry a distance of a quarter mile, wearing full protective clothing and SCBA. The hose could be carried as a roll, or by means of any recognized hose carry method.

To reach the objective of being efficient and well-trained the department has established its own exercise room with equipment that has been donated or purchased by department employees. This room has been established at no cost to the taxpayer and is open for use by any city employee as long as housekeeping rules are followed.

All members of the Bay St. Louis Fire Department participated in the Professional Development Certification Program classes that were held by the City to improve customer service, communication and team building skills, address sexual harassment, sensitivity and diversity issues, learn about community history and assets, and individual wellness.