Senior Firefighter Tim Shelton
Why did you join the Hendersonville Fire Department?
I joined the Hendersonville Fire Department because I
enjoy helping people. I volunteered for several years before
joining HFD and loved the job and thought it would be
great to make a living doing a job I love.
What do you like most about the Hendersonville Fire Department?
The Hendersonville Fire Department has always had
a great reputation. I am proud and honored to be a part
of such a great team.
What is the most significant development in your career?
Since I've worked here, our rescue tools have become lighter
weight and more powerful. I am still waiting on air conditioned
turnout gear. (ha ha)
Any community activities?
I attend church at Lakeside in Westmoreland and
I am active in the Men's Ministry Outreach.
What are your future plans?
Currently my wife and I are building a new home and are
very excited about that and I am looking forward to a
long career with the Hendersonville Fire Department.
Tell us about your family
My beautiful and supportive wife, Wendy, is a
Registered Nurse at Sumner Regional CCU and I have
a great son, Corey, that is an EMT for Sumner County EMS.
I had always heard that if you love your job, you will never have
to work. I know what that means now. I can truly say that in
13 years of service with the Hendersonville Fire Department,
I have not felt like I had to go to work a single day.
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