Hoover firefighter Nathan Sweeney was honored Tuesday night at the Hoover City Council meeting for being selected as Jefferson County’s 2021 Paramedic of the Year by the Birmingham Regional Emergency Services System.
Sweeney has been employed with the Hoover Fire Department since 2014. He worked part-time at Fire Station No. 5 in Bluff Park for a while and then full-time at Fire Station No. 10 in Ross Bridge for a short period of time before moving to Station No. 4 on Municipal Drive in 2015. He has been the lead worker on Rescue 40 the past two years, Chief Clay Bentley said.
“Nathan is the epitome of what we’re looking for in an individual for our department,” Bentley said. “His work ethic, his integrity, his courage, what he does, what he shows on a daily basis is unbelievable. He is on one of the busier trucks in our city, and he never complains about anything. If you see him at a fire or a medical emergency, he’s always the hardest worker there.”