Firefighter Spotlight

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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