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Cody John Grella
AAS: Municipal Fire Control – UAF (2007)
Wife: Kory Grella (34 YO)
Son: Kain Joyner (15 YO)
2nd child: name TBD (due Aug 29, 2014)
Current Occupation:
SSgt / Crew Chief: 176 Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Task Force (Feb 2003 to present);
Firefighter / EMT 3: Anchorage Fire Department (Sep 2011 to present);
How many years were you with the University of Alaska Fire Department?
2 years (including 5 months overseas in Iraq during Operation: Iraqi Freedom)
What is your favorite memory, story, experience, etc. while at the University Fire Department?
Too many to mention (and some that should remain untold!)
Floating the Chena, shenanigans at “Station 3”, and being surrounded by a high caliber of individuals, such as “Battalion Chief Wonderful”, Phil Rounds
Brief History/Biography:
Started my “fire career” in the Anchorage Fire Explorer Post (2001 to 2005)
Graduated Service High School in 2003
Air National Guard, firefighter – 2003
Basic military training in Lackland AFB, Texas – 2003
Luis F. Garland Fire Academy in San Angelo, Texas – 2004
University Fire Department – Feb 2005 to March 2008
Anchorage Airport Police and Fire - 2008
Anchorage Fire Department – September 12th, 2011