Promotion to Fire Lieutenant for Lee Coppedge and Andy Joyner

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Lee Coppedge

Lieutenant Lee Coppedge 

Lieutenant   Lee Coppedge started his fire service career in 2003 in the junior program at Momeyer Fire/Rescue. In 2004, after graduating high school, Coppedge began volunteering for Nashville Fire Department which sponsored him in the Wilson Community College Fire/Rescue Academy.   In 2008, Coppedge was hired full-time as a Fire Engineer. Throughout his career, Coppedge has attended various training courses furthering his career in the fire service such as:

  • NC Driver Operator Pumps
  • NC Driver Operator Aerials
  • NC Emergency Vehicle Driver Trailer Towing
  • NC Fire Officer I and II
  • NC Trench Rescue: Confined Space Rescue, Trench Rescue, and Structural Collapse
  • NC Fire and Life Safety Educator
  • NC Instructor Level II.
  • National Fire Academy Leadership I and II

Lee Coppedge is very excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve Nashville as a Fire Lieutenant. He looks forward to furthering his knowledge in the fire service and serving the citizens of Nashville to best of his ability. Lieutenant Coppedge married Amanda Coppedge in March of 2012 and had their first child, a son, in December of 2013. They are now expecting their second child which is due in June of 2018. 

Andy Joyner

 Lieutenant Andy Joyner

Lieutenant Joyner started at West Mount Volunteer Fire Department in 2002, serving  in various roles such as  Firefighter, Captain, and Assistant Chief until 2009. In 2009, Joyner moved to the Sandy Cross community and became a Volunteer with Coopers Fire and Rescue Department where he currently serves as an Assistant Chief.  Lieutenant Joyner started with the Nashville Fire Department in 2008 as a Fire Engineer.   Lieutenant Joyner grew up around the fire service. Joyner's father, Donald Earl Joyner, and  his two brothers served in the West Mount Volunteer Fire Department. Joyner followed in his father's footsteps and became a fireman. He recalls riding along with his father to meetings, trainings, and calls. His passion in life is the fire service and helping people. In reference to his fire service career, Joyner stated, "If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life."   Joyner    has a 3 year old son that means the world to him. In his free time, Joyner loves to hunt, fish, and spend time outdoors.