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Hickory Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire

Sep 03, 2021 | Police , Fire

Hickory Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire

At 1:28 p.m. today, Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a vehicle fire at James Oxygen at 30 Highway 321 NW Hickory. The initial call brought two engines, one ladder, and one battalion chief. On arrival minutes later, the first engine company reported smoke visible from the outside of the buildi...

Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony

Sep 01, 2021 | Police , Fire

Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony

The City of Hickory and the community will remember the events of 9/11 at a Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony during Hickory Museum of Art’s Autolawn event on Saturday, September 11. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the SALT Block lawn. This time of remembrance will be led by Hal Row of W...

Hickory firefighters respond to mobile home fire

Aug 26, 2021 | Fire

Hickory firefighters respond to mobile home fire

At approximately 21:14 Wednesday night, Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire located at 1916 Lucky Lane Lot #11. On arrival at 21:18, firefighters reported fire coming from the mobile home. Firefighters responded with two engines, one ladder, one rescue truck, two comma...

Hickory firefighters respond to two alarm industrial fire

Aug 13, 2021 | Fire

Hickory firefighters respond to two alarm industrial fire

At 2:17 p.m. today, Hickory firefighters were dispatched to an activated fire alarm at Shurtape Technologies at 1540 Main Avenue SE. The initial call brought one engine, one ladder, and one battalion chief. On arrival three minutes later, the first engine company reported smoke visible from the buil...

Hickory Fire Department announces retirements

Aug 03, 2021 | Fire

Hickory Fire Department announces retirements

Congratulations to two fire department employees on their retirements. Karl Heffelfinger (retired) After 30 years in the fire service, Captain Karl Heffelfinger has retired from the Hickory Fire Department. He was hired on November 30, 1992, as a firefighter and moved through the ranks. Captai...

Hickory firefighters respond to apartment fire

Jul 21, 2021 | Fire

Hickory firefighters respond to apartment fire

At approximately 9:07 p.m. Tuesday night, Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire located in the area of 1154 15th Street Drive NE. On arrival, firefighters reported a fire coming from the house/apartment building. With concerns someone may be inside the burning building, f...

The Hickory Fire Department does not solicit funds

Jul 07, 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 th...

Unattended Grill Causes Fire Damage to Hickory Townhomes

Jun 28, 2021 | Fire

Unattended Grill Causes Fire Damage to Hickory Townhomes

At approximately 11:53 a.m. today, Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a possible structure fire at 2240 15th Avenue NE, Bradford Square Townhomes. Firefighters responded with two engines, one ladder, one heavy rescue, two battalion chiefs, and command staff. Upon arriving on scene, fire personn...

Firefighters to practice skills during training fire

Jun 01, 2021 | Fire

Firefighters to practice skills during training fire

On Friday, June 4, Hickory firefighters will be conducting a live burn exercise, which consists of burning a house. The training exercise will be held at 3809 Falling Creek Road and will allow firefighters to practice their skills. The drill is scheduled to start around 8:30 a.m. and should be ...

Tower Class hosted by Hickory Fire Department

May 14, 2021 | Fire

Tower Class hosted by Hickory Fire Department

Imagine doing your job 50 to 100 feet in the air and hanging by harness and ropes. That is exactly what some of Hickory firefighters did recently. Hickory Fire Department hosted a Cell Tower Rescue class, which was sponsored by North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and Catawba Valle...

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