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General Membership Meeting

  • January 21, 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Denny’s 7000 E. Mayo Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85054


  • Open to both members and non-members of the Lake Pleasant Sailing Club.

Registration is closed

Come learn about the important role the Peoria Fire Medical department fulfills at Lake Pleasant.

Member Comments

Our guest speaker will be Captain Matt Russell of the Peoria Fire Medical Department.

6:00 - No-host dinner and social hour

7:00 - Club business

7:30 - Guest speaker

Complete your RSVP for this event(1) and wear your LPSC name tag(1) to get two entries in the evening's raffle. Winner must be present.

Captain Russell is a 21 year veteran of the Peoria Fire Medical Department and is currently the  Battalion Safety Officer at Lake Pleasant branch. Please join us as he explains the history, the current roles and capabilities and the future of the Peoria Fire Department at Lake Pleasant.

Here are all of the planned discussion

  - History of the Fire Department Response at Lake Pleasant

  - Current Response Capabilities

  - Response Model

  - Types of Responses

  - Future of Peoria Fire at Lake Pleasant

  - Criteria for working on RSB(Rescue Swimmer Boat) team at Lake Pleasant

  - What to do in the case of an on the water emergency

  - Communications


Title: Captain Matt Russell

-21 year veteran of the Peoria Fire Medical Department

Current Assignment: Battalion Safety Officer BC192-B

Special Assignment: Lake Pleasant Operations Coordinator

-Responsibilities Include: Rescue Swim Instructor, UTV Instructor, Boat Operator/Instructor

Fire Department Professional Certifications and Qualifications:

  - Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic

  - Level 1 Hazardous Materials Technician

  - Toxicology Paramedic

  - Rescue Swim Boat Team

  - Terrorism Liaison Officer w/ Homeland Security (FBI Secret Clearance)

  - Recruit Training Officer

  - ERDI Level II Swim Instructor

  - Firefighter I & II Certified

  - Smoke Reading Expert

  - National Safe Boating Council, Certified Boat Operator Instructor

Personal Life outside of the Fire Department:

  - Family: Married 17 years with 3 Children (15 yom, 13 yom, 11 yof)

  - Lab Director of Novas Labs LLC

  - CEO of Wellphora (

  - Outdoorsman: Hunter, Fisherman, Hiker, UTV Enthusiast

  - Builder and Licensed Contractor (Residential and Commercial)

  - Basketball Fanaticc

Lake Pleasant Sailing Club is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization. 

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