Firefighter Spotlight

Senior Firefighter Jamie Cossler

Why did you join the Hendersonville Fire Department?

After 2 years of football at WKU, I realized the NFL

wouldn’t be calling and I had always wanted to be

a fireman.  A family member many years ago

was Assistant Chief in Owensboro, Kentucky so

it was in my blood I guess.  


What do you like most about the Hendersonville Fire Department?

The firemen I work with are GREAT!!  Everyone

I’ve been put with has been like a true brother. 

There are disagreements at times, but in the end

you depend on him like he depends on you.


What is the most significant development in your career?

The constant improved training and the facilities too. 

The state fire academy is one of the best facilities

anywhere.  We are in the process of getting a fire ground

training facility here thanks to Chief Steele.  This is one

of his best assets…his vast training background.


Any community activities?

I have been a member of First Baptist in Hendersonville

over 13 years and have worked as a greeter there for

nearly 5 years.  VBS is dear to me as it lead me to

Christ and have helped out in first and 3rd grade c

lasses for over 10 years now.


  What are your future plans?

I plan to continue my career in suppression for

as long as the Lord lets me.  Hopefully at least

15 more years in which I’ll hope to climb the ladder to Captain.


Tell us about your family

My wife Suzanne and I have been married 17 years

and have a 2 year old son, Kaden who we are still

in the process of adopting.  Having Kaden as a son

has given me a whole new vision on how precious life

is and how great it is to be alive.




Back to the Firefighter Spotlight Page