Russ Gregston
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  • Copper Center, AK
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Let It Burn ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Bates Mar 1, 2013. 25 Replies

In the late afternoon the department I belong to was dispatched to a working structure fire in a sparsely populated area classified as a Wildland Urban Interface upon arrival of the first unit the…Continue

D Block Allocation What does it mean to you ?

Started Feb 27, 2012 0 Replies

  With the D Block allocation in the 700 mgz range passing in Washington recently it's been said that this will greatly improve our communications. But after reading several articles on the subject…Continue

Dealing with Meth Labs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Gregston Mar 6, 2012. 21 Replies

  As a small rural fire dept. we have yet to deal with Meth Lab explosions or fires but unfortunately it has made it's way to our community as well and I am seeking all the info. I can on the subject…Continue

As a Senior Officer how do you deal with freelancing ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by FireSiren Feb 8, 2012. 36 Replies

 I've got members on my department who also are on EMS at a recent fatal fire I had a probationary member who was operating as an ETT for a body recovery and took it upon himself to take two SCBA's…Continue


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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
GlennRich Fire Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Firefighter/Engine Operator ,Alaska Dept. Forestry
Vice President Greater Copper Valley Chiefs Assoc.
Fire Chief Kenny Lake VFD
My Training:
Graduate Alaska Engine Academy,FF1,ETT First Responder Extreme Fire Behavior, WUI,ENOP,Reading Smoke,EV Extrication
Swift Water Rescue.
About Me:
I get a great deal of satisfaction out of serving my community and making a difference.Alaska has been a place of many first times and is a great place to figure out what your made of and capable of achieving
Day Job:
Snowcat Operator/Mechanic
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I saw a need to make a difference
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Saving life and property
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Safety, Access to quality training,Keeping up with the latest techniques

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At 8:05am on December 3, 2012, Moose said…

Hello Russ, thank you, I would appreciate it very much if you could send that info to me.  My email address is and my cell phone is 518-470-0934.  Thanks again brother I appreciate the help.

Brian "Moose" Jones

Captain, Carlisle FD

At 4:08pm on April 30, 2012, Mark Fuqua said…

Hey Russ, Thanks for the comment on my photos. Hope you have a good week."STAY SAFE AND KEEP IN TOUCH"

At 1:32pm on February 13, 2012, David Green said…

Haha, yes I did. Just the angle of my helmet makes it look like I don't have eye pro on. But thank you for your concern, Chief!

At 10:51pm on February 10, 2012, John Jacquette said…

Hey Chief, I enjoyed viewing your slide show. Good luck with the construction of Station 2.

At 1:21am on December 30, 2011, Joyce said…

At 12:43pm on December 29, 2011, Fireyladd - Retired Chief Sharp said…

Russ, Welcome to Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Merry Christmas!

Chief William Sharp

Brookings Fire / Rescue


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