Stephen Russell
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Parkwood Fire Dept.
Years With Department/Agency
7 years
Dept. Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Wadeville Fire Dept. ( Montgomery Co.) Vol.
Elon Fire Dept. ( Alamance Co. ) Vol.
Hillsbough Fire Dept. ( Orange Co.) Paid
My Training:
About Me:
32 yrs old, grew up in a emergency services family, 1 younger brother, joined fd as a junior ff , after highschool, moved to Alamance, and joined Elon FD, to attend GTCC's fire science program, Got my first paid job at Hillsbough FD in Orange Co. later was hired by Parkwood FD as a FF/ Paramedic, moved up through the ranks to become a Lieutenant ( 3yrs ago ). I'm married for 12 yrs, and now have two children (b/g).
Day Job:
Carpenter, landscaper, nanny, housemaid, chauffer ??????
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Family tradition, both of my grandfathers were Asst. Chiefs, my father was a ff, and my mother is a paramedic. Both my younger brother and myself are paramedics, but he doen't do fire.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
of the tradition and brotherhood that comes with the job
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Training or lack of, and our perseption to / from the public ( it's not what it was 10 yrs ago ).

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Stephen Russell's Blog

Losing a Best Friend

Posted on December 17, 2008 at 12:22am 3 Comments

The last week has been one of the most trying time in my life. My best friend in the whole world ( besides my wife ) passed away after he went into cardiac arrest while working out in a gym. We've been friends for over 15 yrs, I started as a snot nosied punk to a Lieutenant at a progressive dept, with his guidance and knowledge.

In 1992 when I met Louis, I knew that he was different but as we worked together and played together I found that we had more incommon that I thought. The… Continue

9-11 Memorial

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 1:39am 3 Comments

As I set here this morning, not being able to sleep, I keep thinking back to 7 yrs ago, So long ago but not to long for some. I worked that day and every year sence, except this year. I did not have anyone directly connecting me to 9-11 except the loss of emergency personnel lost for doing their jobs. I still feel a personnel loss as if it were my own family.

I get mad because people have forgotten, not just civilians, the fire service/ EMS/ PD there are no services, signs or… Continue

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At 1:08pm on April 24, 2009, Sarah Turner said…
Yeah, I was on shift the day of the games this past spring.. booo...
I will make it out next year hopefully.
At 10:59pm on April 22, 2009, Sarah Turner said…
I wish I worked at the St. Andrew's you speak of. No, I work for St. Andy's in Charleston South Carolina. My ancestors are Scotch-Irish from Scottish lowlands. Our fire department is named after the St. Andrew's in Scotland as well.
At 11:26pm on April 3, 2009, Erick Wendler said…
thanks for joining the group it is a excellent network and a great servive be safe
At 2:54pm on January 6, 2009, jack lambert said…
hello from new brunswick canada
At 7:34am on October 23, 2008, Larry Shugars said…
nice site
At 9:24pm on October 1, 2008, Ashley said…
Hey, I have something for you to see from NY this past weekend....we should try and go next year to this event. I'll show you the pics, etc. and we can discuss it later...
At 6:05pm on September 14, 2008, wytch1 said…
probably closer than you think
At 10:03pm on September 13, 2008, wytch1 said…
nanny, housemaid, chauffer, huh??? you must be a great catch. ;)
At 5:49pm on September 9, 2008, phil said…
At 5:49pm on September 9, 2008, phil said…
HEY WHERE ARE THE PIC???????????????????

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