Aug 3, 2012
07:02 AMThe Daily Scoop
City Honors Volunteer Firefighter's 41 Years of Service
Hendersonville Mayor Barbara Volk and Fire Chief Dorian Flowers present Mike Edney with a plaque for his 41 years of service as a volunteer firefighter.
Thursday night, members of Hendersonville City Council thanked Mike Edney for 41 years of service as a volunteer firefighter with the Hendersonville Fire Department.
"Mike has spent more than 40 years with the Hendersonville Fire Department and that is a long time to dedicate themselves to anybody," Hendersonville Fire Chief Dorian Flowers said during Thursday night's City Council meeting. "Even though he retired a couple of months ago, he's always been extremely involved with the fire service and the Henderson County Rescue Squad."
Hendersonville Mayor Barbara Volk was also impressed with Edney's dedication.
"You have selflessly and tirelessly served the citizens of Hendersonville and make it a wonderful place to live," she said.
Service to the county is something of a family tradition for Edney, as his father was a firefighter for more than 30 years and his grandfather was the town's first police chief and fire chief.
"I still remember my first fire," Edney told the gathering of friends and family at City Hall Thursday night. "I was not even old enough to be a member of the fire station, but my dad said 'C'mon, let's go. They need some help. That's just what I've always tried to do."