Captain Josh Poore was honored as the 2018 Officer of the Year for the Hendersonville Fire Department. He has served as a Hendersonville firefighter since 2007 and was selected for the honor based on his support of the department’s mission and his ability to create an environment for those he supervisors that promotes training, fitness, ownership and personal growth. Three weeks ago, he graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Fire Administration.
Josh served in the Army Reserves for eight years which included a 15-month tour in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. He left the service as an E-6 Staff Sergeant with his Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) as a Construction Engineering Supervisor.
Josh married his high school sweetheart, Ashley, and they have been married for eighteen years. They have three sons: River, age 10; Logan, age 8; and Brody age 5. Josh is a former CrossFit coach and passionate about weightlifting. He enjoys spending time with his kids playing soccer, basketball, riding dirt bikes and anything outdoors.
Josh’s family is thankful for the miracles God has provided, but know Josh has a long road of recovery ahead of him. Donation options and fundraisers are being organized to assist with Josh’s medical costs and to cover travel and housing costs for Josh’s family as they travel back and forth to Atlanta while he is rehabilitating at the Shepherd Center.
Josh is a military veteran who served his country and returned home to serve his community as a firefighter. Now, it is our time to give back to him in a small way.
You can follow the 'Support Fire Captain Josh Poore ' Facebook page (@FullSendForPoore) for updates and future fundraisers.
- Angela McKeel
- Brandon Givens
- Alexsey Kovrigin
Organizer and beneficiary
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