Harold B. Hollingsworth
- Assistant Chief
- Fort Osage Fire Protection District
- Age: 48
- Year of Death: 2013
Harold Hollingsworth found his calling in life at an early age. Harold’s career began in 1986 with the 110th Combat Engineers with the Missouri Army National Guard. He started his fire and emergency medical service career in the city of Lexington, Missouri, as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician in 1988.
In 1997, Harold joined the ranks at Fort Osage Fire Protection District as a firefighter paramedic. In his sixteen years with the Fort Osage Fire Protection District, Harold held the rank of firefighter paramedic, fire specialist, captain, and assistant chief of operations. He served as union vice president of Local 3133 of the IAFF during his rank of captain with Fort Osage Fire.
Harold was trained and certified as a State of Missouri fire investigator, fire instructor, and fire inspector.
On November 17, 1990, Harold married the love of his life, Allison. On November 25, 1992, they were blessed with their first son, Nathan. On December 6, 1993, they were blessed with their second son, Matthew. Harold made sure his family was his first priority and was always there for them.
Harold was a loving and devoted father, very involved with all aspects of Nathan and Matthew’s lives. He helped both of them achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Every summer he would spend ten days with them at Boy Scout camp, where he earned the rank of honorary warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He helped coach them in all sports they participated in. If his sons were participating in an activity, he was there with them, supporting and encouraging them. He loved going fishing with them and just spending time with “his boys.”
Harold loved his family. He loved his country. He loved his career. He loved helping people, and he loved life. He made an impact on everyone he came in contact with. He is greatly missed by his family, friends, co-workers, and his community. He will never be forgotten.