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Name: Derek DavisPosition: FirefighterWhere are you from? Tell us about your family. I am from Newberry, Florida. I moved to Texas from Boca Raton, Florida, in 2011, with my wife, Julie. We have two beautiful daughters, Dakota, 3, and Daniella, 2.Why did you become a firefighter? I wanted to be a part of something larger than myself. I believe we are born with a desire to serve others and often dream of jobs which allow us to engage with others, but oftentimes those dreams fade with the reality of pay and wanting larger-than-life salaries. I want to be an example to my daughters that there is more to life than what you make per year.Why do you want to work for the City of Huntsville? Huntsville’s community is exactly what we were looking for when choosing a place to raise our family. The small town feel and love of the community is why we call Huntsville home.Why the Huntsville Fire Department? The bond of the Huntsville Fire Department is really what drew me to apply. Even as a new volunteer, the willingness of HFD’s employees to make you feel welcomed and a part of the team really made me want to grow as a firefighter and member of the department. HFD really has something special.