“Cowboy” a familiar face and an icon at TEEX Fire School

“Cowboy” a familiar face and an icon at TEEX Fire School

There probably isn’t a firefighter or other first responder in this area who doesn’t know who “Cowboy” is. At 80 years old, he’s still fighting fires, giving demonstrations at fire school, and teaching men a quarter his age how it’s done. He does it all with a smile on his face, a good story to tell, and never a complaint. Cowboy is the father of Paducah Fire Chief Chris Wiley, and a longtime member of Floydada Fire Department. These photos were taken by First Response Photography, and they said… “We met some interesting people at TEEX. One person stood out. Meet ‘Cowboy’. At 80 years old we captured him in the 100 degree heat working the monitor at the ‘Aerial Cooler’ Training Demo #43. We were told he’s been serving at Brayton Fire Training Field for over 20 years! Cowboy is a member of the Floydada Volunteer Fire Dept. and trains and breaks horses for a living. He’s an inspiring individual.” Be sure and go check out “First Response Photography” on Facebook for some great firefighting and other first responder photos!

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