"Rescue has been my life, I did it for 34 years in the Houston Fire Department, and I looked forward to going to work every single day. Now I've extended that to F.I.R.S.T. and, as everyone can see, I love it here too! I know one day I'm going to get tired but not yet!"
"In rescue work, you have one focus, it's to rescue and save people. Also once you think you've seen it all, something comes along and challenges your skills. Working with rescue is not like learning how to ride a bike. You have to keep your skills up."
Have you always wanted to be a firefighter?
"When I was a kid, my mom would always ask me what I wanted for Christmas. I would always say a firetruck. I've got pictures of me as a kid playing with a firetruck. I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd become one. I guess it was just meant to be..."
Brady Devereuax, has been with F.I.R.S.T. since the very beginning. Many of the technicians and supervisors that we have here have been personally trained by Mr. Devereaux. Many of those employees consider it an honor to be taught by him. But truly anyone who is able to spend time with him benefits from his company. I've never seen him in a bad mood. Even if situations aren't so favorable, Brady is the sort of person who can truly find a positive angle, and run with it. Many people aspire to be like that, but with Brady you can tell it's genuine it's not an act, he's not "faking it till he makes it" he is just a happy person, and he wants those around him to be happy too.
Brady, we would love to take this time to tell you how happy we are to have you on the team. You are truly one of the pillars of this company!
What do you appreciate about F.I.R.S.T. ?: "The best part about FIRST is it's family oriented. They're flexible. It's becoming a large and respectable company to work for. Everybody I work with is cool."
Outside of work what is most important to you?: "Family that's the main thing. Spending time with them. We like to hunt and fish together, have those good Sunday dinners. I have ten of the most wonderful grand-kids. I always wanted a girl, I never had one 6 boys, and no girl. But now I have 6 granddaughters, so I guess my wish came true."
FROM THE TEAM
"It is almost impossible not to grin ear to ear when you see Mr. Brady Devereaux walk into a room. His warm and friendly personality along with his wealth of experience in the field is the perfect combination to make him a top instructor. We are lucky to have him on our F.I.R.S.T. Team" - Maegan Creager
" Brady, the most likable guy here at FIRST. Every time you see Brady he smiles and hugs you like you had not seen him in a year, even though you saw him yesterday. I get compliments from a lot of clients that say Brady makes the class fun but challenging too, if they mess up he lets them and then asks what could be done better. Which is a great way of teaching, it really helps the students improve, he does all of this in the most respectful way." - Brad Hawthorne
" Brady Devereaux, Billy D. Williams, he's a man whose liked by all. In all the years I've known him, I don't think I've ever met a person who doesn't like Brady. He's one of the good guys. It's his personality, it brings out the best in everybody. He's also a very patient man, he can teach anyone how to tie a knot. He likes to say 'if you cant tie a knot, tie a lot'. He's one of my very best friends and he's my brother." - Logan Reininger