New Fire Inspector for Hickory Fire Department

HICKORY, NC (May 28, 2019) — Chad Houston has been hired as a Fire Inspector for the Hickory Fire Department.  He began his career in 2000 as a volunteer firefighter with Icard Township Fire Department, where he still remains as a volunteer. In 2003, he began working full time for the Long View Fire Department.  In 2013 he was hired at Burke County Fire Marshal’s office as a Fire Inspector. Houston attended Coastal Carolina Community College and graduated with an Associate degree in Fire Protection Technology.  He has received certifications and training in both firefighting and inspections including: Inspector level III, Fire Instructor II, Educator III, Juvenile Fire Setter II, Fire Officer II, Certified Fire Investigator, Firefighter, Driver Operator, and Emergency Medical Technician. Houston and his wife, Megan, have two sons, Rhett and Sawyer. He is also the Vice President for Hildebran-Icard Little League and enjoys coaching his two sons.