Joel Anderson is a firefighter for the city of Phoenix, Arizona. He assists
in the treatment and transport of patients with medical emergencies and also
helps fight fires. He has previously worked for a private ambulance company
and has also taught. Anderson received a BA in human communications from
Arizona State University.
Anderson's hobbies include training for his job, swimming and motorcycles.
He runs and lifts weights regularly. His favorite sport is Olympic-style
wrestling. He describes himself as driven, loyal and caring. He thinks his
perseverance, self-confidence, heart, power, strength, endurance,
work-ethic, intelligence, resourcefulness, EMS skills and positive attitude
are all skills he possesses to do well on SURVIVOR.
Anderson has previously lived in Tempe, Arizona and Waukesha, Wisconsin. He
is a member of the International Association of Firefighters, Local 493 and
the United Phoenix Firefighters Association.
He and his wife, Jasmyn, currently reside in Avondale, Arizona, with their
two sons, Kaden and Gavin. The have two Labrador retrievers, Turbo and
Thunder. His birth date is June 1, 1975.
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