Hero of the Month – May 2019

Wesley Black – Hartford Vermont Fire Department

Wesley Black, 33, is a member of the Hartford Vermont Fire Department. Before becoming a full-time firefighter, Wes served as a sergeant in the Vermont Army National Guard and saw combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Wes has been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer which he has been battling for the past couple years. He is married and has a 3 year old son. Wes recently testified in the Vermont Legislature about the effects of burn pits and is working hard to raise awareness for veterans. He still works when he can, opposite of his chemo weeks. His cancer is Incurable and they are trying to keep it from spreading more at this point.

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