Apprentice Instructor Lake Rescue Boat Technician 1, Ground Search And Rescue 1
Start Date: 07/06/2021 - Apprentice Instructor - LRBT 1, GSAR 1
Grady served in the United States Navy from 1996-2018 retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. During his career he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification, advanced shipboard firefighter, flight deck firefighter, conning officer, Craftmaster, small boat coxswain, flight deck officer, landing signalman enlisted, well deck control and docking officer, safety officer, quality assurance inspector, waterfront readiness duty officer, command duty officer, and a variety of other shipboard and shoreside qualifications. He served in the capacity of Command Safety Leading Chief Petty Officer, Public Affairs Officer, Emergency Management Coordinator, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Casualty Assistance Calls Officer, and Departmental Leading Chief. During his career Grady deployed several times including being the first ship on station during the Kosovo Conflict in '99, 3 times to the Persian Gulf during Operations OEF and OIF, and Korea for JLOTS exercises with the Korean Marine Corps and Navy. During his career Grady worked with several Fire Departments across the country including the Ingleside On The Bay VFD, Ingleside VFD, Turtle Creek VFD, Howard County Fire/Savage VFC, Ann Arundel County Fire/Arnold VFC, and Naval District Washington Fire/ US Naval Academy Fire Department. Additionally he attended and graduated from the CERT Academy in San Diego County, CA under the umbrella of the San Diego County Fire Authority/CALFIRE. During his time as a CERT Team Member he deployed to Butte County during the aftermath of the Camp Fire as a dog handler, and several welfare check evolutions during Santa Anna wind events. Grady is also a member of Team Rubicon where he worked directly with state and local agencies during the Lilac Fires in San Diego County, CA. He as been an active member of the Boy Scouts of America since 1985, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1992, has served in many different leadership roles from the Council to Troop levels, and is currently an Assistant Scoutmaster in Bullard, TX. Grady attended Central Texas College where he completed his Certificate in Emergency Management. His present qualifications include Lake Boat Rescue Technician 1, Flood and Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Ground Search and Rescue Technician 1, and Ground Search and Rescue Technician 2. He is a member of the Bullard Fire Department where he is the Rescue LT with additional qualifications of FF1, ECA, Structural Collapse Technician, K9 Handler (with a new SAR dog coming online in the next 15 months), Agro-Rescue, WMD, ARC Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Instructor, CPR/AED for the Healthcare Provider Instructor, Stop the Bleed Instructor, and is the Chief Advisor for the Bullard Junior Firefighter Program. Grady is located in Bullard, Texas and always looks for a means to educate, demonstrate the how, guide the skill, and enable the citizens in his area in the realm of emergency preparedness so they are better prepared in the event of any emergency.
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