Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Firefighter of the week Timothy Williams

  • Lt. Williams is a firefighter with the Bastrop Fire Department. He's been certified in CPR and Hazmat Awareness.
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  • What inspired you to become a firefighter?
    My Papaw “Buddy” (James Williams) inspired me because he retired here with 30 years as a firefighter. He is the greatest man I've ever known.
    What is the most challenging thing about your job?
    I don't like being away from home for 24 hours, away from my wife and kids.
    What is your most memorable moment and why?
    The first day I got set up to be a driver. I'd been here about five minutes and I was checking my truck. A call came in about a house fire and we had to leave immediately. As I was driving to the fire, I was a nervous wreck.
    What do you like the most about your job?
    The excitement that you get when you're going out on a call and the excitement that kids get when they're around us.
    What do you like the least?
    I don't like seeing tragedy, whether it be a family losing their home or losing a loved one. Also, I don't enjoy not being at home with my family at night and on holidays.
    Age? 33
    Hometown? Bastrop
    Family? I have a beautiful wife, Karen, and the two most lovely daughters in the world, Addison and Mallory.
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