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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...

Firefighters to Practice Skills during Training Fire

May 12, 2021 | Fire

Firefighters to Practice Skills during Training Fire

On Thursday, May 13, Hickory firefighters will be conducting a live burn exercise, which consists of burning a house. The training exercise will be held at 1280 10th Street Blvd NW and will allow firefighters to practice their skills. The drill offered through Catawba Valley Community College i...

Hickory firefighters respond to chemical spill

May 06, 2021 | Fire

Hickory firefighters respond to chemical spill

At 8:13 a.m. Wednesday morning, Hickory firefighters responded to a chemical incident located at 1620 Highland Ave NE (Shurtape Technologies). Upon arrival at 8:16 a.m., firefighters found employees evacuating the building and the spill being contained by the building’s safety systems and Shurtape’s...

Hickory firefighters respond to house fire

Apr 29, 2021 | Fire

Hickory firefighters respond to house fire

At approximately 9:40 p.m. Wednesday night, Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire located at 2120 11th Ave NE. On arrival, firefighters reported fire coming from the house. Firefighters responded with two engines, one ladder, one rescue truck, and two command units. Hick...

Emergency marker system installed for Lake Hickory Trails

Apr 13, 2021 | Parks , Fire , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Emergency marker system installed for Lake Hickory Trails

When reporting an emergency, the dispatcher will ask for the address or location of the emergency. But what if you are on a hiking or mountain bike trail and need to report an emergency? With over 8 miles of trails making up the Lake Hickory Trails system between Hickory City Park and Rotary-Gei...

Hickory firefighters respond to fire at Checkers

Apr 13, 2021 | Fire

Hickory firefighters respond to fire at Checkers

At 8:31 a.m. Tuesday, Hickory firefighters responded to a fire located at 1304 2nd Street NE (Checkers). The first arriving Command Unit reported heavy amounts of fire coming from the roof. Hickory firefighters responded with 3 engines, 1 ladder truck, 2 command units, and additional support staff. ...

Firefighters Check City Hydrants

Mar 31, 2021 | Public Services , Fire

Firefighters Check City Hydrants

During the next several months, firefighters will implement the annual hydrant inspection and maintenance program throughout the City of Hickory service area. During this process, firefighters and public utilities personnel will be working very close to busy streets while actually flowing water from...

Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

Mar 08, 2021 | Fire , Communications

Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

Is your smoke alarm working? On March 13, the spring time change will occur, and this is a good time to make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are working. Although a large percent of homes have smoke alarms, many may not work because of dead or missing batteries. These nonworking alar...

Hickory firefighters respond to vacant house fire

Mar 04, 2021 | Fire

Hickory firefighters respond to vacant house fire

At approximately 7:35 Thursday morning, Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire located in the area of 1523 5th Ave SW. Firefighters responded with two engines, a ladder, one rescue truck, and two command units. Hickory Police and Catawba County EMS also responded to the incid...

Hickory Elks recognize firefighter, police officer, and state trooper of the year

Mar 03, 2021 | Police , Fire

Hickory Elks recognize firefighter, police officer, and state trooper of the year

Each year, Hickory Elks Lodge 1654 recognizes those who exhibit the patriotic values of duty and honor in service to their community and nation. During the Hickory City Council meeting on March 2, the Hickory Elks presented Public Service Awards honoring the firefighter, police officer, and state tr...

 

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