Elizabeth Carter
  • 60, Female
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • United States
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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Military/Federal Response Agency
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Gwinnett Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association, Gwinnett County, GA
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Education for Life, First Aid/CPR Instructor
My Training:
C.E.R.T. training (both Gwinnett and Fulton Counties)
A.S.H.I. and AHA First Aid and CPR Instructor
Day Job:
Corporate Trainer, World Financial Group, Inc., Duluth, GA
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I have always had a fascination with emergency services ever since the show EMERGENCY! came on the air. Then, when I was in high school I had several friends who became Junior Volunteer Fire Firefighters and I LOVED listening to their stories. On 9-11 I sat in a conference room at work watching the horrible events unfold. I had just turned to a colleague (a retired police officer) and asked "You don't think those towers will come down do you?" and the first tower collapsed. I was absolutely devasted because I knew that hundreds of fire fighters had run into those buildings as people were running out. I haven't been the same since that moment and decided to dedicate what I could of my free time to helping safety professionals however I could.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I get such a rush from seeing everyone come together as a team to help people!
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Compliance with accepted safety standards

My Hero... 1LT Ashley Huff ~ KIA 19Sept2006

ASHLEY LAINE HENDERSON HUFF 1st Lieutenant Ashley Laine Henderson Huff, 23, died September 19, 2006, in Mosul, Iraq. She was killed in action while proudly serving her country in the United States Army. Commissioned at the University of Georgia through the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, she joined the U. S. Army in May 2004 and was deployed to Iraq in December 2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where she performed the duties of a platoon leader. Her only unit of assignment was the 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, Fort Stewart, GA. The United States Military has awarded 1LT Huff the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon. She was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and the Combat Action Badge. Ashley is survived by her husband Brian Huff of Savannah, GA, her parents Mark and Janet Henderson, her brother Andrew and her sister Abby of Buford, GA; her grandmother, Joyce Oliver of Baton Rouge, LA, a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins as well as an abundance of friends. Also surviving are father and mother-in-law Mike and Debbie Huff of Lawrenceville, GA, sister-in-law Christy Medlin and her husband Ben Medlin of Buford, GA. Born December 19th, 1982 in Covington, LA, Ashley spent most of childhood in her beloved Baton Rouge, LA, before moving with her family to Belle Mead, NJ where she completed both middle and high schools. She graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2004 where she was a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority and an avid Georgia Bulldog football fan. Ashley Laine Henderson married Brian Michael Huff on August 13th, 2005. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 30, 2006, at 2:00 PM at Prince Avenue Baptist Church, 595 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601. Interment will follow in Oconee Hill Cemetery located directly next to Sanford Stadium. The family will receive friends Friday, September 29, 2006 from 6:00 until 9:00 PM at the Lord & Stephens Funeral Home West, located at 1211 Jimmy Daniel Road, Bogart, GA 30622 (706-549-3342) just outside of Athens, GA. Those desiring may send donations in Ashley's memory to either the Days End Farm Horse Rescue located in Libson, MD, or the Liberty County Humane Shelter located in Hinesville, GA.Lord and Stephens, WEST, is in charge of arrangements.

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At 5:45pm on June 2, 2008, Rob said…
Hi There.. I went to school with him. He graduated the year ahead of me I think.. I havenet seen him in a long long time. I'm surprised I havent run into him around town at all. I graduated Brookfield in 86. Im glad that he is doing well. Tell him I said hello if you would.
At 3:36am on June 1, 2008, David Schneider said…
I love the last picture...it shows woman are just as tough or tougher... Great pic!
At 9:11am on April 2, 2008, Rob said…
Thanks for the add... Hope things are good down in Georgia. Your not missing much back up here..lol Hows your brother doing?
At 2:35pm on November 21, 2007, BunkerBabe said…
At 9:12am on October 2, 2007, Anita said…
Thanks for the Add Elizabeth, keep up the good fight
At 10:14pm on October 1, 2007, Mick Mayers said…
Thanks for the add. I'm a little disappointed our thread on disaster response credentialing kinda came to a screeching halt. I think it's an important discussion to be had, but I think there's a few people on here who are afraid of discussing real issues. Maybe we need to give it a bump.

While I'm at it, a firefighter I know who lives in Lawrenceville and works for Cobb County went to college with me. I'll have to e-mail you his info. He's a great guy.
At 10:44am on September 21, 2007, Craig Walton said…
At 9:33pm on August 27, 2007, Deron P. Wilson said…
Sandy Springs has been great and it is a great place to work.
At 6:22pm on August 26, 2007, Deron P. Wilson said…
I talked to Donny last week and he said that he knew you. it is truly nice meeting you. Good Luck and please continue to be safe.
At 10:41pm on August 21, 2007, Deron P. Wilson said…
Elizabeth, I saw that you are from Georgia and it is good to see GA folks. IDo you know Jama willbanks? Her husband works for me as a capatin in Sandy Springs. Good Luck

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