Gordon "Gopher" Runer


New Mexico

United States

Profile Information:

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter, First Responder
Years in Fire/EMS:
2 an a half
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Tucumcari Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
1 and a half
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Conservancy District 1, Quay County, New Mexico
My Training:
About Me:
Well first off i guess i should tell you all my nickname that i have had since first entering the fire service. Its Gopher, its a play on my last name being Runer and running to get stuff. Well it stuck and there are some guys on the department that cant seem to remember me by anything but that which is perfectly ok with me. It gets kind of amusing sometimes. Right now Im just going to college and fighting fire. If you want to know anything else just ask.
Day Job:
College student
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
At first it was just for something to do and for the adrennaline rush but now it has changed to a love for the fire service and a love for helping my community.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love helping people during some of their most trying times.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
The lack of people willing to give their time to do the job.

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  • Stephen Russell

    Thank you for the comment it means alot to me.
  • Charles Lawrence

    Hey Gopher, Keep us posted on how things go about getting the department to become accountable.
  • johannes jacobus Barnard

    Hi there my name is johannes from jeffreys bay in south africa. while i go through the pages I saw your patch and want to ask you if it is possible for you to trade your patch for my south african patch. be safe Johannes South Africa