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William L.Tanks
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  • Mableton, GA
  • United States
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William L.Tanks commented on Paul Combs's blog post BUBBLE WRAP
"Training is the safest thing we can do!  I still believe that Ray McCormack is a fire service prophet. If we continue to preach safety louder than we preach competence and excellence, over time the real message becomes fear  Fear…"
Jul 24, 2012
William L.Tanks left a comment for Jonah Smith
"Thanks brother. We are already beginning to plan and organize! I will keep you in the loop."
Jul 13, 2012
Jonah Smith left a comment for William L.Tanks
"Hey chief....hope all is well, MAFFC was great already got some more people coming for 2013"
Jul 13, 2012
William L.Tanks commented on P.J. Norwood's blog post The Little Things
"Chief Norwood, I was just excited to see you making a post. Thanks again for your help with MAFFC this year. Attitude!Attitude! Attitude! On every call, present the best attitude you can. We had a crew return to family's house with…"
Jul 13, 2012
William L.Tanks and Anthony B. Jordan Sr. are now friends
Dec 26, 2011
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Profile Information

Lives in:
Mableton Georgia
Department:
Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services
Title/rank:
Division Chief, Training
Years of public service:
20
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Maintaining that progressive edge in the middle of the current economic/political climate.
Professional Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree -Management
Paramedic.
NPQ- Instrucor I, Incident Safety Officer,Hazmat Technician,
FDSOA- Incident Safety Officer
IFSAC- Airport Rescue Firefighter
Too many Georgia State certifcationsto list Training pertinent; POST certified Advanced Instructor and Structural Fire Control Instructor
Topics you provide training for:
Leadership.Training. Officer Development.
Areas of expertise:
Leadership and Officer Development.
Bio:
William L. Tanks currently holds the position of Chief of Training for Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services. CCFES is funded for 675 fire personnel, with 4 battalions, 29 stations, and serves a county of more than 700,000 citizens.
At the rank of Fire Captain, William decided to give something back to the fire service and department that had given him a career of passion; he began the Cobb Officer's Forum. The results have been astounding with the formation of Metro Atlanta Fire Officer's Association, two Metro Firefighters Conferences, three Fire Officers Forums within the region, and four FDIC instructors.
William holds a B.S. in Management and has served as an adjunct Instructor for the local Fire Science program. Chief Tanks is the recipient of many awards and is an active member of the ISFI, TRADE, and the Metro Atlanta Fire Chiefs Association.

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At 2:46pm on July 13, 2012, Jonah Smith said…
Hey chief....hope all is well, MAFFC was great already got some more people coming for 2013
At 6:54pm on July 12, 2011, Frank Viscuso said…
I look forward to talking shop with you. Stay safe brother.
 
 
 

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