Joel Swanson
  • 63, Male
  • Kelley
  • United States
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Welcome from Kelley Fire & Rescue!

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Fire Service 8 years, First Responder 27 years
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Westory Fire Agency-Kelley Dept. Kelley, IA.
Years With Department/Agency
8 years
Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Colo Fire & Rescue, Colo, IA
2001 to 2004
My Training:
FFI, Haz Mat Operational, Extrication, Driver/Operator, former EMS First reponder
About Me:
I've been in law enforcement for 29 years, EMS for 27, firefighting for 8 years.
I've lived in Iowa all my life, have traveled in the USA, alot. Visited many of your fine states. Want to visit them all plus some countries as well.
All three of these jobs have kept me pretty tied down. I just dropped my EMS for a while to free up my schedule, but will go back into it when I leave law enforcement in the next year.
I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and interests.
I'm a pretty laid back, yet off the wall person. Enjoy laughing and clowning around when not busy. I've enjoyed getting into the fire fighting world, wished I did it years ago! But I enjoy the best of three worlds right now.
You can find me on Facebook and Myspace: SwanfireDawg
Day Job:
Police Sergeant
Relationship Status:
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I figured I could stand around and watch people suffer or I could be someone who could help in an emergency situation.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Helping people in bad situations
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Lack of enough funding for smaller agencies, lack of volunteers in our area.

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At 9:19am on July 6, 2011, Andrew said…
Good day! I am a collector from Ukraine. I suggest you to exchange patches.
At 4:01pm on September 13, 2010, Heather Kuzma said…
hey its going good i doing class room right now and then movin g on to the practicals in december but its fun so far. i have a quiz coming up this wed. yay im not looking forward to the quiz but i think i will be ok and yea im thinking about taking fire II after and a bunch more classes after.
At 2:52pm on September 12, 2010, Heather Kuzma said…
hey whats up i havn't been on for awhile! i have been busy and now working on firefighter one at the acdamey. i am very excited
At 10:33am on December 18, 2009, Rik Helldatshot said…
MAN! It looks like CHRISTMAS in Here! I jus came in Myspace to wipe up the spider webs and dust up a little bit.LATER BROTHER!
At 10:04pm on June 3, 2009, brenda caldwell said…
Just stoping by to say hi.
At 6:55pm on April 10, 2009, Jon Strong said…
You dont by chance have a patch you would like to swap or I would also be interested in purchsing one from you, I am trying to get some more Iowa patches to add to our collection at our station.
Jon Strong
1312 Ave. K
Hawarden, IA 51023
At 11:12am on April 3, 2009, Chel said…
Hey Joel,
Just stopped by to say hi...havent talked to you in a while. So Hello!!
Have a great to you soon.
At 7:45pm on March 18, 2009, Gabe Alvarez said…
Hey bro , interested in trading patches? I work for Daisy Mountain Fire Department, just outside of Phoenix ,Az. please let me know if your interested
At 12:31am on February 18, 2009, Rik Helldatshot said…
Joel! is that old station,picture #73 I think, still around? Is it ya'lls old hometown station? It's a dandy!
At 12:28am on February 18, 2009, Rik Helldatshot said…
Hey Ol'Buddy! How you doin this week ? I'm a little behind on my emails but I'll get off my rear! Our weather is still hot & cold, wet an sunny, jus crazy. Have a good'un Bud!

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