Firefighter Spotlight

Firefighter Alan Pounders

Why did you join the Hendersonville Fire Department?

When I hired on I was working at what I felt was a dead-end

job and was not very happy.  I had a couple of friends

that worked at different fire departments around the Nashville

area and they talked about how much they loved their jobs

and how they liked being able to help others in the community. 

 I really liked the idea of helping others and wanted a job

that would enable me to do that.  I also liked the work

schedule and the idea that no two days would ever be

the same.  I had lived in the Hendersonville community

all my life.  I heard that HFD was hiring and I put in

an application.  I was lucky enough to be hired. 

This is my seventeenth year and I have never regretted

joining the Hendersonville Fire Department. 

Itís the best job in the world.


What do you like most about the Hendersonville Fire Department?

I really like working for a department in the city where

I was raised.  HFD is a great department.  We have some

of the best training around and the men that work here

are really special.  At times we have a lot of fun while

at the fire houses, but once a call comes in, the professionalism

of every firefighter kicks in to high gear!!!  I have really come

to cherish the friendships I have made here.


What is the most significant development in your career?

The training and equipment has really improved since

I started.  We have some of the best training in the

state and the equipment we have is much better now

than when I started.  Our turnout gear is much lighter and

easier to move around in and is the best that money can buy

which certainly helps us to do our job better. 



Any community activities?

I am a member of the Hendersonville Church of Christ

where I have attended all my life.  I am currently serving

as a deacon for the congregation.  I also play basketball

and softball for the church teams in the city leagues.


  What are your future plans?

I hope to safely finish my career at HFD and

 then someday retire and enjoy spending time on the lake and traveling.


Tell us about your family

I have been married to my beautiful wife Tami for

19 years and we have two wonderful daughters. 

Bailey is 15 and will be a sophomore at

Station Camp High School and Jordyn who

is 10 will be in the sixth grade at the new

Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle School.




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