Captain Tom Gordon
Why did you join the Hendersonville Fire Department?
I joined the Hendersonville Fire Department in 1975.
I was at that time a Real Estate Agent and sales were slow so I
stopped by in hopes of getting a summer job.
When I joined the department, there were 6 people on a shift
with 3 stations and have now grown to 5 stations
with the upwards of 80 firemen plus a full administrative staff.
What do you like most about the Hendersonville Fire Department?
The most rewarding part of this job is definitely helping others
in need and going home from a shift with a feeling of fulfillment.
Any community activities?
I am currently a member of the Chamber of Commerce,
VFW, American Legion and Al Menah Shrine.
What are your future plans?
My wife of 27 years, Nancy and I enjoy living in Hendersonville
and being a part of the community. I am the owner of
Hendersonville Chimney Sweep and plan to
continue with that as well as staying actively involved with
the Hendersonville Fire Department as it has been a
wonderful part of my life and I hope to have many more
years to come.