Whenever you are applying for the job of a firefighter, it is very essential that you submit a cover letter for supporting your resume. Never exclude the cover letter, because only that will give you an opportunity for selling yourself to the employer. Do not make the cover letter too wordy, it should be long enough, the employer should be able to glance at it and to decide if you are right for the job or not.
Here are some points that you must consider while drafting your cover letter:
Here is an example fire chief cover letter that will guide you further.
Your Contact Information
273 Court Lane
E-mail id: email@example.com
Employer Contact Information
Mr. Anthony Simmons
New York Fire Department
New York, NY92837
Date: June 19, 2011
Dear Mr. Simmons,
I am writing this application for the position of Fire Chief that was advertised on your company website. I have an experience as a station captain with detailed training, various certifications and a strong understanding with the requirements and functions of this post. I have more than 11 years of experience in the firefighting field; the past five years have been on a more senior position. Now, I would be really interested in bringing my knowledge and expertise to your organization.
My skills of working as a team player, managing programs effectively and going that extra mile with attention to detail, have made a huge contribution in my field of firefighting. I have directed many community and safety programs, managed all the activities of maintenance for the vehicles, station house and its equipments and gave training to every member present in the station. Some of my past experience includes taking care of renovation projects, leading daily and emergency operations, and carrying out some of the strategic planning for future and current issues.
I have also been the recipient for two consecutive years as the Career Officer of the Year. I am good at analyzing all the existing firefighting and safety programs for developing effective improvements. Also, I am well familiar with the financial and organizational aspects of the management department as well. Moreover, I have experience in leading premier surveys, managing community relations, inspections and formulating procedures and policies.
I am very good at planning and organizing things. My friendly and outgoing nature will allow me to interact with all the other staff members at any level and I pride myself for bringing the right measure of enthusiasm in every equation.
I have attached my resume along with this letter and looking forward to meeting you in person at your time and convenience. I will call you next week for a follow-up and possibility of meeting. You can reach me at 938-132-3831 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is how you can write your own fire chief cover letter.