"Firefighter Tommy Coltrain"
Tommy Coltrain (Pictured left)
NAME: Thomas S. Coltrain
TIME OF SERVICE WITH ROFD: 27.5 years
POSITIONS HELD: Firefighter/Daytime Staff Member
HOW AND WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH THE ROFD: To assist with providing coverage during the hours of 8am - 5pm when most of the volunteers are working thier full-time jobs.
WHAT IS YOUR JOB OUTSIDE OF THE FIRE DEPT: (Retired). Worked with the Dupont Corporation for 37 years before retirement and served 30 of those years on the fire brigade. Also served 10 years on the Lagrange volunteer fire department before transfering my membership to the Ayden fire department where I have served the last 28 years as a volunteer firefighter.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY: I am originally from Lagrange, North Carolina. I am married to my wife Kathy and we have two children (Lisa and Shelton).
BEST ADVICE FOR SOMEONE WANTING TO VOLUNTEER WITH THE ROFD: It is one of the most rewarding things you could ever do but you can only get out of it what you put into it. Oh, and don't forget to keep things in the proper order - Faith, Family & Fire Department.