Our Hometown Hero of the week is David Velazquez, a firefighter from Southern Pines!
David was nominated by Seth who said: After being around David for just a few minutes you will have pain in your face from smiling so much. He is always ecstatic to come to work and serve the citizens and the surrounding area. David never takes a day off and constantly is looking to improve himself by taking classes, being out in the public, and promoting fire safety to the community. David is also on Cypress Pointe Fire Department in the Vass area where he is both a firefighter and on the dive team! David rose to the rank of Driver Operator for the town of Southern Pines. Being in this position, he never wastes a day teaching the young firefighters the ways of pumping the fire truck and driving techniques. David’s positive attitude is contagious throughout the department. On his days off he loves spending time with his wife Danielle and his two kids, Stephen and Isabel. Working 10 days a month at Southern Pines, 24-hour shifts, he still makes time to be a great family man and golf with his brothers on shift!
Thank you, David, for your service! We’re sending you a gift card to Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q to thank you for all you do!
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