Born on June 1, 1975, Joel Anderson is a firefighter for the city of Phoenix, Arizona. He is a member of the International Association of Firefighters, Local 493 and the United Phoenix Firefighters Association and assists in the treatment and transport of patients with medical emergencies and also helps fight fires. He used to work for a private ambulance company and has also previously been a teacher. He was educated at Arizona State University, where he received a degree in human communications.
When not working, Joel enjoys training for his job, swimming and riding motorcycles. As for working out, he likes running and lifting weights regularly, and enjoys watching Olympic-style wrestling. Joel believes that he is driven, loyal, caring, persevering, intelligent and resourceful. He currently resides in Avondale, Arizona with his wife, Jasmyn, and kinds Kaden and Gavin.
Joel is one of ten fans competing against the Survivor favorites on its sixteenth installment, Survivor: Micronesia – Fans vs. Favorites.
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