Firefighter Spotlight

Captain, EMT Westly Patrick

Why did you join the Hendersonville Fire Department?

The thought of working in an office didn’t appeal to me. 

I wanted to work in an exciting and physical job. 

Being a fireman is a demanding job, but so very rewarding.


What do you like most about the Hendersonville Fire Department?

The feeling of accomplishment after helping a

citizen in distress.  The feeling of pride I have and

the co-workers in our department are all definite

pluses in my book.


What is the most significant development in your career?

Medically I would say the AED…automatic deliberator

is the biggest development. In fire fighting it would

be the Thermal Imaging Camera.  It’s capable of

seeing through smoke filled environments.


Any community activities?

I participate in many activities at Central Baptist Church

in Hendersonville.   I’m also a supporter

and volunteer of the Humane Society in

Hendersonville.  I worked at Camp Phoenix burn

camp last year.


  What are your future plans?

I plan to continue training and teaching. 

I hope to play an increasing role in the development

of the fire department in the coming years.


Tell us about your family

I want to thank all the family members of Hendersonville’s

firefighters.  They spend a third of their nights

alone so that Hendersonville can be protected.




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