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Anthony Walker
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Professional Summary

Accomplished and energetic with a solid history of achievement. Motivated and seasoned leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities, with more than 25 years of experience in the Fire Service.

  • Leader
  • Supervisor
  • Management
  • Instructing
  • Time Management
  • Active Learning
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Negotiations
  • Building Construction Knowledge
  • Purchasing
Instructor/Fleet Manager Jun 1989Present Illinois Fire Service Institute Champaign, IL
  • Provide Instruction to Illinois State Firefighters per State and Federal standards for all areas of firefighting.
  • Developed several firefighting classes/programs.
  • Manage and oversee the entire firefighting fleet of vehicles.
  • Manage instructional staff, preparing work schedules and assigning specific duties during classes and programs.
  • Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, pertaining to firefighting apparatus.
  • Certified self contained breathing apparatus technician assisting in repair, maintenance and management of the respiratory protection program.
Fire Lieutenant Mar 1989Present City of Champaign Fire Dept. Champaign, IL
  • Fire Lieutenant
  • Supervisor/Leader of a fire suppression company
  • Write reports
  • Upgrade Captain supervising the entire shift
  • Public Speaking
  • Tv, radio and news paper interviews
  • Manage the department schedule
  • Developed and Instructed countless department wide training events/classes
  • Served on numerous fire department committees
  • July 1998 to Present: Respiratory Protection Program Coordinator 
  • Manage over $1,000,000 of equipment.
  • Overseing all annual OSHA required testing, training and certifications
  • Supervisor over our in house respiratory protection staff
  • Awarded Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant for over $460,000 that I wrote and prepared
  • Handled the request for purchase of several major purchases while being coodinator
  • Certified as a self contained breathing apparatus technician with 2 of the top breathing apparatus companies in the World
  • Dec. 2004 to present: Thermal Imaging Coordinator
  • Instrumental in improving the safety of all fire department personnel and Champaign citizens by acquiring the funding to place a thermal camera on every front line fire apparatus
  • Manage the maintenance and replacement of all thermal cameras
  • Handled all request for purchases for the thermal imaging program for all cameras since 2004
  • Command, Fire Officer and Instructor Certified
  • ICS
  • NIMS
  • Blue Card Incident Commander Program
  • Haz Mat OPS
  • Fire Officer 1 and 2 certified
  • Instructor 1 and 2 certified
  • Several other fire service certifications and accomplishments
  • Union Executive Board
  • Served as Union Vice President for 4 years in th 90's
  • Member of union negotiating team as VP
  • Attended Chicago - Kent College of Law for negotiations seminars
  • Acted as Union President in his absence



Security Guards Mar 1988Mar 1989 Dresden Nuclear Plant Morris, IL
  • Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises.
  • Patrol industrial premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates.
  • Operate detecting devices to screen individuals and prevent passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas.
  • Supervisor of a security crew.
Assistant Manager May 1987Mar 1988 Bob Evans Restaurant Lansing, IL
  • Schedule staff hours and assign duties.
  • Monitor budgets and payroll records, and review financial transactions to ensure that expenditures are authorized and budgeted.
  • Schedule and receive food and beverage deliveries, checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Maintain food and equipment inventories, and keep inventory records.
  • Organize and direct worker training programs, resolve personnel problems, hire new staff, and evaluate employee performance.



Communication Specialists Apr 1984Apr 1987 U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood, Mo
  • Graduated top of my class out of 120 students.
  • Monitor emergency frequencies in order to detect distress calls and respond by dispatching emergency equipment.
  • Send, receive, and interpret coded messages.
  • Communicate with receiving operators in order to exchange transmission instructions.
  • Repair radio equipment as necessary, using electronic testing equipment, hand tools, and power tools.
  • Operate radio equipment in order to communicate with troops on the ground.
  • Maintain station logs of messages transmitted and received for activities such as flight testing and fire locations.
  • Conduct periodic equipment inspections and routine tests in order to ensure that operations standards are met.
  • Examine and operate new equipment prior to installation in order to ensure that it performs properly.
  • Review applicable regulations regarding radio communications, and report violations.
  • Set up antennas and mobile communication units during military field exercises.
  • Several awards, commendations, and achievements
  • Front line supervisor over a communications group of 7 soldiers.
Part-time H.S. Kitchen Help Jan 1981Aug 1983 St. Mary's Hospital Streator, IL
  • Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, or silverware.
  • Prepare a variety of foods, such as meats, vegetables, desserts, according to customers' orders or supervisors' instructions, following approved procedures.
  • Take and record temperature of food and food storage areas such as refrigerators and freezers.
  • Keep records of the quantities of food used.
  • Wash, peel, and cut various foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to prepare for cooking or serving.
  • Place food trays over food warmers for immediate service, or store them in refrigerated storage cabinets.
  • Portion and wrap the food, or place it directly on plates for service to patrons.
  • Mix ingredients for green salads, molded fruit salads, vegetable salads, and pasta salads.
  • Load dishes, glasses, and tableware into dishwashing machines.
  • Assist cooks and kitchen staff with various tasks as needed, and provide cooks with needed items.
Fire Service : Fire Service Management Jan 1997 Illinois Fire Service Institute Champaign, IL
Some College : EMT/Fire Science Jun 1993 Parkland College Champaign, IL
Fire Service : Firefighting/Fire Science Apr 1989 Illinois Fire Service Institute Champaign, IL
Certified Heavy Equipment Operator : Heavy Equipment Operation Oct 1983 Northeastern Technical Institute Fleetville, PA
High School Diploma : High School General Studies Jun 1983 Streator High School Streator , IL
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Previous Companies:

  • Illinois Fire Service Institute
  • City of Champaign Fire Dept
  • Dresden Nuclear Plant

Previous Job Positions:

  • Instructor
  • Fleet Manager
  • Fire Lieutenant
  • Security Guards
  • Assistant Manager


  • Illinois Fire Service Institute
  • Parkland College
  • Northeastern Technical Institute
  • Streator High School

Level of Education:

  • Fire Service
  • Some College
  • Certified Heavy Equipment Operator
  • High School Diploma

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