The Hickory Fire Department has announced two recent hires.
Travis Huffman has been hired as a Firefighter. Huffman has six years experience as a volunteer Firefighter with the Propst Crossroads Fire Department. He holds certifications through the North Carolina Fire & Rescue Commission as a Level 2 Firefighter, Hazardous Materials Operations and as a Technical Rescuer with specialties in Vehicle-Machinery Rescue and Agricultural Rescue.
Huffman is currently attending classes through Catawba Valley Community College to complete certification in the Technical Rescuer Rope Specialist area. He is also certified as an Emergency Medical Technician through the Office of Emergency Services.
Huffman’s family includes his parents, Harold and Kathy Huffman, and his brother, Trey.
The Hickory Fire Department also hired Alex Sestric as a Fire Mechanic. Sestric worked previously in a fabrication shop and had his own business. He has several years experience working on vehicles including heavy-duty trucks, delivery trucks and diesel performance equipment.
In 2012, Sestric graduated from Wilkes Community College with a degree in Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology. He will work in the Fire Maintenance Facility located on Sweetwater Road behind Fire Station #5.
Sestric is engaged to be married to his fiancée, Allyson.