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Meet a firefighter

Fire Inspector Bobby Wotherspoon has been a Bloomington firefighter for nearly 20 years. He’s been a full-time fire inspector at the City for seven years where he conducts code enforcement and provides fire prevention education. 

Q: What do you like to do when you aren’t working or volunteering?

A: I like spending time with my family—my wife, Siobhan, our daughters Lily and Isabelle and our dog McGee. I like playing golf and softball, too. 

Q: What made you want to become a firefighter?

A: Back in the day, my dad was a firefighter for Bloomington at Fire Station 4. So I guess it’s always been in the back of my mind, but it wasn’t until 1999 that I was easily convinced to join the department.

Q: What do you like most about firefighting?

A: The adrenaline rush you get when the pager goes off and you hop in the truck to go help someone in need. I also enjoy knowing that the time and effort we put forth in training at the BFD makes us ready for any challenge.

Q: What is a little-known fact about you?

A: I got a hole-in-one at Dwan Golf Course, hole 15, back in 2012.