John Ershek joined the Department in April of 2010. John is an independent film maker, coaches disabled athletes and serves on the United States Tennis Association Wheelchair Tennis Subcommittee for the Southern Section. His hobbies include golf, tennis, hiking, movies and travel. John has completed the 16 hour, 64 hour and "live burn" training(s) at the Tennessee Fire & Codes Academy. John has also obtained certifications for CPR, Hazmat Awareness and Hazmat Operations. He is currently working towards his First Responder and Firefighter 1 certifications.