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Hickory fire station named in honor of retired fire chief

HICKORY, NC (October 31, 2019) — The City of Hickory and Hickory Fire Department invite the public to the dedication of Hickory Fire Station 2 as the C. Fred Hollar Fire Station on Friday, November 8, at 11 a.m.

Chief Hollar retired from the City of Hickory on October 1, 2018, after over 51 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Hickory.  He began his career at the fire department in 1967, as a firefighter.  He quickly gained the experience and knowledge to become a recognized leader in the department, and was promoted through the ranks.  He was appointed as Hickory’s Fire Chief in October 2012 and served in that role until his retirement last year.

“Throughout his long career, Chief Hollar made many significant contributions to the fire service and the City of Hickory.  It is our pleasure to honor his great work and service to the citizens of Hickory by naming Station 2 as the C. Fred Hollar Fire Station,” said Hickory City Manager Warren Wood.

Chief Hollar commented, “After over 51 years of service to the City of Hickory and the fire department, it is a tremendous honor to have a fire station dedicated to me.  I would like to thank my family, the City Manager’s office, the Mayor, and City Council for their support over the years.  I am deeply grateful to have been chosen for this distinction.”

Hickory Fire Station 2 is located in the Highland area of the City at 1305 9th Avenue NE.  The station was constructed in 1983 and houses one engine company and one ladder company.