Firefighter Spotlight

Captain, EMT David Herrington

Why did you join the Hendersonville Fire Department?

Being a firefighter is what Iíve always wanted to do since

I was a child.  I started my career in EMS in 1988

and was assigned to a fire hall here in the city. 

When I heard the department was going to be hiring,

I applied, got the job and havenít looked back.        


What do you like most about the Hendersonville Fire Department?

Everyone comes together and works as a team

in a time of need.  The Hendersonville Fire Department

is a group of well trained and dedicated personnel

that take pride in working together as a ďTeamĒ. 

I am proud to be a part of this group and feel we

grow together everyday.  HFD is a great place

to work and I certainly love helping others. 


What is the most significant development in your career?

Since joining the department the use of the

Thermal Imaging Camera has been the most

significant and beneficial development. 

The technology of this camera definitely helps

us to do our job more efficiently and with greater safety.


Any community activities?

Any activities for the community that are done through

HFD are very important.  I think very highly of our

School Safety and Fire Programs, Collecting

for MDA and Department Public Relations. 

We all take great pride in educating our citizens

about fire safety.


  What are your future plans?

I would like to be promoted to Division Chief

in a few years and plan for retirement from the

Hendersonville Fire Department many years after that.


Tell us about your family

I am married to my beautiful wife Wendy and have one son, Tyler.




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