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Wes Russell is a Lieutenant who is known for his sense of pride and duty. Russell says that the most challenging, but rewarding, part of his job is trying to find, "the best way to facilitate the needs of the citizens," that the Taylor Fire Department serves. Wes jokingly refers to his fellow firefighters as his dysfunctional brothers, and he knows that work would not be the same without them. When Wes has free time he does enjoy going hunting except when his daughter Makaela convinces his that it is time to go camping instead.
Sean Thomas has only been with the Taylor Fire Department for 1 year; however, he has developed into a great firefighter. Sean first became interested in firefighting when he was in the Army. He has been married to his wife Amy for 6 years, and says that they love to play board games together. They have also been on many international trips overseas to many regions all over the world. When Sean has time off he likes to ride his motorcycle, play some video games, work out, and participate in obstacle courses like the Spartan Challenge.
Zach Reeves has been with the Taylor Fire Department for 4 years. He is an amazing firefighter who works hard to support his community and even said that his favorite part about his job is, "being able to help people; do some good." Zach is currently married with two girls named Piper and Campbell. The family loves watching movies together; however, Zach's personal favorite are comedies. He also enjoys going hunting, but he often takes his family to the park, swimming, or bicycle riding.
When Engineer Ryan Carlton is not out driving the fire truck around, he loves to spend time with his family. He is married to his wife Sam with one daughter named Page. They hunt together, but the family's favorite activity is loading up the boat and going skiing at Lake Belton. Carlton started working for the Taylor Fire Department in 2005 and says his favorite thing about his job is the other firemen. The firefighters are unique friends with an amazing sense of loyalty and commitment to each other and their job.
Tim Davis is a Lieutenant at the Taylor Fire Department who loves his job. Tim honestly states that the best part about his job is, "inspiring others to be better." He has proven himself to be a great leader and he enjoys the comradery at the department. Lieutenant Davis has three kids, two boys and one girl. Tim loves to play baseball with them; however, he says is personal passion is hunting. Tim also likes to BBQ on the weekends which is a great way to relax after a busy day with his kids.
Jason Waits has been with the Taylor Fire Department for 14 years! Jason says the best thing about the department is the friendships he has built over the years. He has two boys named Chase and Brody. Jason regrets anytime spent away from them, but makes up for it by helping them with baseball. Jason has even helped coach the boys team before. In his time off, Jason enjoys hunting and fishing. His motto is "the truth will set you free." Jason is truly a remarkable member of the Taylor Fire Department.
Keith Hutyra is one of the newest firefighters here at the Taylor Fire Department! Keith is ambitious and hopes to advance to an Engineer soon. This new firefighter enjoys hunting as well as bow and spear fishing, which he learned from his dad growing up in Waco, Texas. Keith worked construction for five years before he joined the team and also has two adorable pigs named Mrs. Pickles and Mr. Sweaters. Keith's goal is to "assist the community by providing public safety."
This month, the Taylor Fire Department would like to recognize Madison Penn as our featured firefighter! Madison is currently the intern at the fire station and helps out the administration department. Madison's favorite part of working for the Taylor Fire Department is the diversity it has to offer and said, "everyday is a new challenge so I don't get bored doing the same thing." In her off time, Madison enjoys reading and Pinteresting. She plans to attend Texas A&M at College Station and major in Psychology.