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Battalion Chief

Phone: (479) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Arkansas , United States
Rogers Historical Museum
322 S. 2Nd St
Rogers , Arkansas 72756
United States

Company Description: The Rogers Historical Museum serves not only Rogers but all of Northwest Arkansas, a rapidly growing region with a rich heritage and a vibrant entrepreneurial...   more

Employment History

  • President
    Arkansas State Firefighters Association
  • Battalion Chief
    Rogers Fire Department
  • Owner and Skipper
    Super Gnat
  • The San Diego Yacht Club Sailing Foundation

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelors Degree , Fire Service Administration and Prevention Technology
    Western Illinois University
  • Arkansas Chief Fire Officer Program
31 Total References
Web References
The City of Rogers Arkansas - Fire Command Staff, 22 April 2014 [cached]
Cliff Thompson - Battalion Chief - B Platoon
Battalion Chief Cliff Thompson joined the Rogers Fire Department in 1997. Chief Thompson became a certified paramedic in 2000 and promoted to Captain in 2002. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Fire Service Administration and Prevention Technology from Western Illinois University in conjunction with the National Fire Academy. Chief Thompson is a graduate of the Arkansas Chief Fire Officer Program. Chief Thompson was recognized as a Fire Officer Designee from the Commission on Professional Credentialing in 2010. Chief Thompson served as a validation committee member for the textbook titled Structural Firefighting: Truck Company Skills and Tactics 2nd Edition published by the International Fire Service Training Association. Chief Thompson also served as President of the Arkansas State Firefighters Association - Northwest District . Chief Thompson currently serves as Citywide Tour Commander assigned to "B" Platoon.
Thompson Piledriving - Leaders in marine waterfront construction, dock builders in Puget Sound, 3 Mar 2015 [cached]
Cliff Thompson started Thompson PileDriving Co Inc in 1971, after having worked as a tugboat captain for many years. Cliff's family worked in logging, rafting, towing, and marine construction for many years, and Cliff was raised on the water in the San Juan Islands. Cliff started Thompson Pile Driving with the purchase of a fixed lead piledriver called the SCOTER, and towed it all around Puget Sound and the San Juan islands with a small wood tug called the SCUFFY. Cliff built many docks all around the Puget Sound for many years. In about 1980, Cliff purchased the CAYOU, our current tug, and a couple small wood deck barges to better serve his customers. In 1984, the land was purchased where our current industrial dock is located in Port Orchard, and Cliff built the industrial dock and moorage that we use today.
In 1999, Paul Fritts, who had been a general contractor and plumber for 25 years, began working with Cliff with the idea of purchasing the business and property.
Cliff and Paul became great friends, and with training over the next 3 years, Paul took over the operations of the business.
Cliff is now retired, and enjoys cruising in his yacht, spending the summers in Alaska.
Since 2000, many things have changed, but the one constant has been customer service. Cliff had the attitude that the customer deserves the most bang for his buck, and Paul has exactly the same attitude.
The CAYOU is named for Henry T Cayou, who was a well known political figure on Orcas island, a piledriver in his own right, and uncle to Cliff Thompson.
Paul met Cliff Thompson and initiated the purchase of Thompson Pile Driving Co in 2000.
News and Ink, 1 Aug 2005 [cached]
Cliff Thompson, owner and skipper of Super Gnat is also the father of three of the Transpac crew members.
If Cliff Thompson wanted to restrict his sailing to the coastal waters between Marina Del Rey and San Diego, there would have been no reason to trade in his Schock 35 sloop Super Gnat.
"But I wanted to do more distance racing" Thompson said yesterday. "And to do that, I needed to jump up to a bigger boat."
Last June, Thompson christened his third boat to carry the distinctive Super Gnat logo - a Beneteau 40.7.
Thompson recently won the first 40.7 Southern California Championships, beating four other San Diego-based sloops.
But Thompson has bigger plans for his newest - and largest - boat.
He plans to enter the centennial Transpacific Race next summer, then sail the boat in San Francisco's annual Big Boat Series. Then off to a Mexican resort in SDYC's biennial long-distance race.
"They are great all-around boats," Thompson said of the Bruce Farr Design. "They are cruisers that are racers. What I wanted was a larger boat with an interior that I could sail comfortably in longer races.
"You can buy an all -out race boat with no interior, but that doesn't work so well when you are taking the grandchildren to Catalina."
A 66-year-old widower and retired civil servant, Thompson got into sailing at age 29 when he purchased a Columbia 22 name Agnes III. It was the first of eight boats to be sailed by the Thompson family.
"You're going to ask me to name them all? Thompson joked yesterday of the lineage of the Thompson fleet. The Columbia 26 Pixie followed Agnes III and was followed by a Cal 27 also named Pixie. Thompson then briefly owned a Thunderbird sloop before buying the Ranger 29 Lone Rangere.
Thompson is not exactly a boat jumper. He owned his Schock 35 for 13 years. "When I bought that boat, the Schock 35 was a great fleet," said Thompson. "There were 30 boats in Southern California and 13 or 14 in San Diego. By the time I decided to get the Beneteau, the local fleet was down to about five boats."
Thompson hasn't had to look very hard for a crew over the years.
San Diego Yacht Club Sailing Foundation, 3 Sept 2015 [cached]
Clifford Thompson
Judge Thompson
OFFICERS, 17 Feb 2003 [cached]
Cliff Thompson 600 Baylor StBentonville, AR 72756
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