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Hickory firefighter receives Advanced Firefighter Certification

Jan 19, 2022 | Fire

Hickory firefighter receives Advanced Firefighter Certification

Recently, Hickory firefighter Ryan Starnes was recognized with the prestigious designation of Advanced Firefighter through the NC State Firefighter’s Association. Firefighter Starnes received his certificate on January 5, 2022, and joins the less than 2 percent of firefighters across the state who h...

Hickory Fire Department extinguishes house fire

Jan 13, 2022 | Fire

Hickory Fire Department extinguishes house fire

At approximately 18:56 p.m. Wednesday night, Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire located in the area of 819 Highland Ave SE. On arrival at 18:59, they found fire coming from the front of the residence and one occupant safe outside. After assessment, one occupant was transported ...

Hickory Fire Department retirements

Jan 12, 2022 | Fire

Hickory Fire Department retirements

Congratulations to these fire department employees on their retirements. Patrick Auton (retired) Fire Captain James Patrick Auton has also retired as a member of the Hickory Fire Department. Auton joined the fire department on September 23, 1991. During his career he has obtained Internation...

The Hickory Fire Department does not solicit funds

Dec 10, 2021 | Fire

The Hickory Fire Department does not solicit funds

Be cautious of companies calling to solicit funds on the behalf of the Hickory Fire Department. The Hickory Fire Department is not and does not solicit funds for fire safety programs. Over the past few weeks, the department has received questions regarding a telephone campaign fundraiser in the...

Bill McDonald Scholarship Fund Committee donates $4,000 to local holiday charities that benefit children in Hickory

Dec 09, 2021 | Police , Fire , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Bill McDonald Scholarship Fund Committee donates $4,000 to local holiday charities that benefit children in Hickory

The Bill McDonald Scholarship Fund Committee donated $4,000 to local charities to benefit children this holiday season. Hickory Fire Department’s Bikes for Tykes program and Hickory Police Department’s Cops for Tots program each received a $2,000 donation. This is the sixth year in a row that the...

Decorating Safety for the Holiday Season

Dec 02, 2021 | Fire

Decorating Safety for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is officially upon us. While we take this time to cook holiday meals, spend time with family, and decorate our homes, we must also remember that this is a peak time for fires. Most of these incidents can be avoided by practicing good seasonal decorating habits. The Hickory Fire De...

Road closure at N.C. 127 and Second Ave SE

Nov 02, 2021 | Police , Public Services , Fire

Road closure at N.C. 127 and Second Ave SE

Due to a traffic accident, the intersection of N.C. 127 and Second Avenue SE (near old All Glass) is closed until further notice. Drivers are asked to avoid the area and use alternate routes. Stay tuned for additional information. UPDATE 7:18 a.m. - NCDOT is setting up detour routes. N.C. 127 sou...

Change your clock, change your batteries

Nov 01, 2021 | Fire

Change your clock, change your batteries

It is time to change your clock and change your smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries! As the fall time change approaches on November 7, Hickory Firefighters want to remind you to make another change that could save your life - changing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. ...

Halloween Safety

Oct 22, 2021 | Fire

Halloween Safety

Are you decorating or getting ready for Halloween? The Hickory Fire Department suggests the following: When purchasing a Halloween costume and mask, make sure they are labeled flameproof. The fabric used in costumes is usually a thin material and very easily ignited. Remind children to kee...

First Responder Aviation Fly-In

Oct 13, 2021 | Airport , Police , Fire

First Responder Aviation Fly-In

The Hickory Police Department and Hickory Regional Airport are hosting a First Responder Aviation Fly-In on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The purpose of the event is to attract members of the community and aviation enthusiasts to see a variety of first responder aircraft and...

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