The Hickory Fire Department is warning citizens to be cautious of companies calling to solicit funds on the behalf of the department. The Hickory Fire Department does not solicit funds for fire safety programs.
Over the past few weeks, the department has received questions regarding a telephone campaign fundraiser in their name. The only fundraiser the Hickory Fire Department participates in each year is the Christmas Bikes for Tykes program through the Catawba County Christmas Bureau and Salvation Army.
Citizens can call the Hickory Fire Department at 828-323-7420 to check the validity of any solicitation related to the fire department.