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

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter
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:
http://dps@iastate.edu
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: www.myspace.com/ SwanfireDawg
Day Job:
Police Sergeant
Relationship Status:
Married
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://myspace/swanfiredawg
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.
Andrew. tkachenko_van@optima.com.uа
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 6:33pm on August 7, 2009, Mike Harris said…
Hey Joel, just droppin in to see whats up. I havent been on the site for ever and a summer! Take care. Mike
At 10:04pm on June 3, 2009, brenda caldwell said…
Just stoping by to say hi.
At 1:02am on May 26, 2009, Mike Harris said…
Hi Joel, I hope all is well in Iowa! Things are starting to pick up here in eastern Washington. The grass is drying out and we are starting to see some fire activity from escaped control burns. I applied for the Division Chief postion with my fire district. I got the position and started on May 11th. Its a full-time chief officer position. I guess after 24 years, I might as well get paid for doing this! Take care and I'll chat with youy later.
At 12:25am on May 1, 2009, Mike Harris said…
Hey Joel, I havent been on in a while, I have been pretty busy at work. The calls have been hit and miss for a while, and then all of the sudden we had a semi truck rollover with entrapment. I confined space rescue from a grain bin (thats a whole story in itself), and a duplex fire Monday night. And I think sprink is finally here.
At 6:55pm on April 10, 2009, Jon Strong said…
Joel
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.
Thanks
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 week...talk to you soon.
chel
 
 
 

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