The Hickory Fire Department announced Thursday they have hired a new Fire Inspector.
On December 3, Rickey Rhoney started his job as Fire Inspector with the Department, HFD said.
Rhoney is certified as a Level II firefighter and a Fire Service Instructor through the North Carolina Fire & Rescue Commission. He has completed both Awareness and Operations level of Hazardous Materials training and has also worked to be certified as a Fire Officer level I and II.
In 2004, he became certified as an EMT- B (Emergency Medical Technician). He is certified as a Probationary Level I Fire Inspector through the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board and is working to become a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI).
For the past ten years, Rhoney has served as a member of Triple Community Fire Department, where he served as Assistant Chief.