William (Bill) B. Anders
SECRETARY – REPRESENTING HARRIS COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS
A 9-1-1 board member since its inception in 1983, Mr. Anders played an integral role in the creation of the Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network. He worked closely with Commissioner Tom Bass and Harris County area fire departments to promote the acceptance of 9-1-1 legislation and the public election that created the Network.
Mr. Anders’ career in public safety began in 1964 with the Cloverleaf Volunteer Fire Department and ultimately led him to become treasurer, vice president and president of Harris County Fire Fighters Association. He was employed with Southwestern Bell as a frameman and chief switchman, and with Harris County Fire Marshal’s office as an arson investigator, chief investigator and assistant county fire marshal. He retired from Harris County after 33 years in law enforcement.
Mr. Anders is the President of Harris County Emergency Services District #12, dba Cloverleaf Fire Department. He is also president of North Channel EMS, a non-profit organization that provides 9-1-1 ambulance service to the same area as Cloverleaf Fire Department.
He serves on the Joint Powers Board composed of five Emergency Services Districts that created the East Harris County Emergency Communication Center. This call center processes 9-1-1 calls to the Channelview, Cloverleaf, Sheldon, Crosby, and Highlands Fire Departments, North Channel EMS, South Lake Houston EMS, Harris County ESD 5 and Highlands EMS agencies
Mr. Anders served as a guest instructor at TEEX-ESTI Annual Municipal Fire Training School for 25 years. He has received the following certifications: Master Peace Officer, law enforcement instructor, advanced fire inspector, fire investigator, and fire instructor.