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Bruce J. Stelmach
  • 62, Male
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • United States
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Lives in:
St. Louis City
St. Louis City FD
Firefighter Rescue Squad 2 C shift
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter 1 & 2...Boat Rescue Operator: Technitian...
Swiftwater/flood Rescue: technitian...PADI Open Water Diver...
Technical Rescue: Operations...Confined Space Rescue: Technitian...
Trench Rescue Operations...Hazardous Materials Incident Response: Technitian...Rope Rescue Technitian...
Areas of expertise:
Building Construction
20 year member of the St. Louis City Fire Department as a FireFighter Justifiably Proud, assigned to Engine Companys, Collapse RescueTask Forse, Marine Rescue Task Forse, and curently to Heavy Rescue Squad 2 and the Hazmat Task Force.
And member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 73

May 3, 2002 - A day that this generation of the STLFD will never forget. Rob Morrison and Derek Martin gave their lives protecting the citizens of St. Louis. Thank you Rob and Derek. Please say a special prayer for Angela and Laura.


 “I have no ambition in this world but
one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear
to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe
that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the
impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and
stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice.

Chief Edward F. Croker quotes

“Firemen are going to get killed. When
they join the department they face that fact. When a man becomes a fireman his
greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in
the line of work. They were not thinking of getting killed when they went where
death lurked. They went there to put the fire out, and got killed. Firefighters
do not regard themselves as heroes because they do what the business

Chief Edward F. Croker quotes


 If bravery is a quality which knows not fear, then I have never seen a brave man. For the courageous man is the man who, in spite of his fear, forces himself to carry on.

General Douglas MacArthur.




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