Firefighter Spotlight

Firefighter,EMT Jeremy Akin


Why did you join the Hendersonville Fire Department?

I joined because I enjoy helping others and wanted to have a

meaningful and challenging career where I could excel.       


What you like most about Hendersonville Fire Department?

Everyone here at HFD knows one another and each others families. 

I feel we have closer personal ties than larger departments.      


What is the most significant development in your career?

Seeing the ease of use, portability and efficiency of newer tools:  Thermal Imagers,

Extrication Equipment and multi gas detectors.  Older tools were heavier and

some required hose and power plants that increased the time to deploy them

in emergency situations.  Newer styles are smaller, lighter and battery operated.  


Any Community Activities?

Little league with my wife and daughters.


  What are your future plans?

I plan to continue my education and training.  Take life one day at a time

and enjoy each moment and to always stay positive.



I have a lovely wife, Kari and 2 beautiful daughters, Madylin (4) and Layla (6).


I appreciate everyday I have as a Firefighter and the people that helped

make me a better person and get where I am today.  I am really thankful

for the opportunities the Hendersonville Fire Department has and continues to provide me with. 



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