Injured Mt. Juliet Firefighter Returns Home, Expected To Make Full Recovery

Kenny Hudson (Photo: Mt. Juliet Fire Department)

The injured Mt. Juliet Fire Department firefighter, Lieutenant and long-time department member Kenny Hudson, is recovering well from his injuries sustained during the Glass Creek Apartment fire on August 12.

On September 5, 2023, the department announced he returned home to his family Sunday morning after a 22-day stay at Skyline Medical Center.

“I cannot thank everyone enough for their support and prayers,” Hudson said. “I’m overwhelmed from the love Mt. Juliet has surrounded me and my family with.”

Hudson will continue his recovery at home and is expected to make a full return to work once cleared by his doctors.

“We are grateful for the unbelievable care from TriStar Summit Medical Center and TriStar Skyline Medical Center to get Kenny to this point in his recovery process,” Fire Chief Mark Foulks said. “We ask you to continue to pray for the Hudson family and to support their privacy during this trying time for their family.”

The investigation of the apartment fire is complete and reveals lightning hit the building’s roof as the cause. High winds during the storm caused the fire to grow and develop quickly. The investigation was completed by the Mt. Juliet Fire Department’s Fire Marshal’s Office with assistance from the TBI.

“I am so thankful for Kenny to be going home to be surrounded by family and friends as he continues his recovery efforts,” City Manager Kenny Martin said. “He is a true hero and we are most thankful for him and his precious family. Continued prayers going forward for a full recovery.”

MJ4Hope continues to take in donations for the Hudson family. More information can be found at


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