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Eric Hankins
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  • Yuba City, CA
  • United States
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What terminology does your department use for a MAYDAY?
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Profile Information

Lives in:
Yuba City, CA
Department:
Yuba City Fire Department / FOOLS International
Title/rank:
Captain / Executive Vice President
Years of public service:
18
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Budget Cuts
Growth
Training
Professional Qualifications:
California State Fire Officer
Haz-Mat Specialist
Swift Water Rescue Technician
California State Instructor I
Topics you provide training for:
Thermal Imaging
Engine and Truck Co. Ops
Pump Operations
Rapid Intervention
Ladders
Areas of expertise:
Brotherhood
Bio:
I started in the fire service as a volunteer cadet with a small fire protection district at the age of 15. Since then I have become a Fire Captain with the Yuba City Fire Department. I am currently assigned to Engine Co. 3 in the Southside of Yuba City. I have been with Yuba City for 9 years and am on several of the specailized teams. I am a proud member of the NorCal chapter of the FOOLS International and try to pass on as much information and knowledge as possible. I feel that all members of the fire service should maintain this tradition of passing on the knowledge that has been given to us from members of past generations.
I have also been appointed as the Executive Vice President of the FOOLS International.
We must continue to train ourselves and our troops as much as possible.

Everyday is a Training Day!!!

FTM-PTB-RFB-EGH-KTF-DTRT
DUTY PRIDE TRADITION
"Long Live the FOOLS"
Web site:
http://www.norcalfools.com

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Tour Of Duty

Hey everyone. Just back from FDIC. Wow what a trip!!!! It was great to see all of the Brothers and Sisters from all over ...



First I would like to say THANK YOU!!!! Thank you to everyone for all of the kind words and support. Thanks to the Downey Family, Chief Halton, PenWell/Fire Engineering, NFFF, NFAAA, and everyone else that made the Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award possible. It is truly and honor to recieve this award.



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Posted on April 24, 2010 at 11:52am — 2 Comments

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At 11:43am on April 26, 2010, Mark Wadsworth said…
Congratulations on your recent award...well deserved.
At 10:54am on April 25, 2010, Dan Rice said…
Brother Hankins,
Congratulations On you're award, it is firefighters and officers like you that keep our service held to the high standard that it is. I'm sure the guys in your house are proud to have a Captain to look up to like yourself. Thank you and congratulations again.

Be safe
At 12:35pm on March 25, 2010, Tony Tricarico said…
Congrats again, I am sure you earned it, it's not something thats just given away.
Stay in touch
T
At 7:52pm on March 12, 2010, Tony Tricarico said…
Also, saw my mug on the front page of what?

Tony
At 7:51pm on March 12, 2010, Tony Tricarico said…
Hey Eric;
Retirement is good. So far this year I have been in Costa Rica, Arkansas, Penn., Maryland and Va. Mostly doing training but some vaca too! I do not have any plans on going to Ca. in the near future, but if you put together a class I will gladly come!
Hope all is well. I noticed something about the Downey award, what gives?
Tony
At 2:12am on March 5, 2010, Brad Hoff said…
Brother

Heard about your Ray Downey award selection! Congrats you deserve it!
At 6:01pm on February 20, 2010, Ryan Royal said…
Eric,
I was curious if you were out at the Wichita HOT 2009. I may have met you out there in the elevator class, but wasnt sure. I was one of the "Colorado guys" that made it out there. I didnt realize you were from California?
At 10:43am on November 26, 2009, Jeff Bergstrom said…
Hello brother hope all is well and have a happy thanksgiving to you and family
FOOLS question can I join the FOOLS international even if I am not a member of a charter don't believe there is one that close that I can join unless I am allowed

Stay safe
Jeff Bergstrom
Brewster NY fire department
At 12:27pm on October 25, 2009, Mark Wadsworth said…
Eric,

Thanks for passing on the message and his contact information.

Mark
At 12:14am on September 28, 2009, Mark Wadsworth said…
Eric.

You don't know me but I was wondering if Newquist still worked for you guys? If so...say hello from me. We went to Butte Fire Academy together and I have not seen him since. Thanks. Enjoy your posts by the way.

Mark
 
 
 

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