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Police charge man with 'felony hoax' in package explosion at UPS store

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Hendersonville police detectives charged a man with setting off a device that released white powder at a package delivery store on Friday.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Fire Department | Hendersonville Police Department | explosion | bomb

Henderson County News

City sacks firefighter charged with setting roadside fires in Polk County

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A Hendersonville firefighter charged with setting roadside fires in Polk County has been fired from the city department, Fire Chief James Miller said in a statement Thursday night.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Fire Department | volunteer fire departments | arson | firefighters

Henderson County News

City swears in new fire chief

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The city of Hendersonville has a new fire chief.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Weedman expresses concern about location of city Fire Station 3

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Flat Rock mayor pro tem Nick Weedman says the proposed Hendersonville Fire Station 3 could encroach on the territory covered by Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue and further erode the rural department’s tax base.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

City Council commits to Fire Station 3 site

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The Hendersonville City Council made a big commitment last week to build a third fire station, agreeing to buy 2 acres on Shepherd Street at Old Spartanburg Highway for $266,500 and to add a fire company that will cost city taxpayers $767,000 a year starting in 2023.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Fire Department | local government borrowing | Fire Station 3

Henderson County News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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You can't afford to miss this week's Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | Hendersonville Fire Department | downtown parking | 2019 elections | 2019 Flat Rock election

Henderson County News

City wins $1.25 million federal grant for 12 new firefighters

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The city of Hendersonville has received a $1.25 million grant that will enable the fire department to add 12 firefighters and a new fire engine.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Seven more fundraisers scheduled for Fire Capt. Poore

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Henderson County News

Numerous fundraisers set for fire captain hurt in bike crash

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Numerous fundraisers have been scheduled for Hendersonville Fire Capt. Josh Poore, a U.S. Army veteran, decorated firefighter and father of three who was seriously injured in a mountain bike accident on June 13.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

City to seek federal grant to hire 12 firefighters

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The city of Hendersonville would substantially expand first responder service if the fire department is successful in getting a federal grant to hire 12 firefighter/EMTs.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Fire Department | fire | Fire Chief Joe Vindigni

Henderson County News

City honors firefighter, fire officer of the year

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Henderson County News

City fire marshal appointed to state board

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Henderson County News

City remembers firefighter who died in pool hall fire

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Henderson County News

Man dies in house fire in city

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A 74-year-old man died early Friday when his home caught fire on Dollie Lane behind the Flat Rock Wood Room on Greenville Highway, the city of Hendersonville said in a news release.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

New fire chief to look at call volume, staffing

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Responding to firefighters’ concerns about increased call volume and staffing levels, new fire chief Joe Vindigni plans a full assessment of the call volume and a strategic plan for the fire service, the city says.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Smoke forces evacuation of county building

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Firefighters think a burned-out elevator fan caused smoke that forced the evacaution of the Henderson County office building at 100 N. King St. shortly before noon today.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

City police, firefighters rescue ducklings

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It was all in a day's work for a cop and two firefighters on Monday when they rescued two baby ducks from a storm drain.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

City Fire Department announces promotion, new hires

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The Hendersonville Fire Department promoted a firefighter to lieutenant and hired three firefighters.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

City dedicates Sugarloaf fire station

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Hendersonville City Council members, firefighters and community members turned out last week for the official dedication of the city's new Fire Station No. 2 on Sugarloaf Road.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Fire Department | Hendersonville Fire Chief Dorian Flowers

Hendersonville News

City fire department promotes Ward

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Lifelong firefighter Jon Ward was promoted to Engineer with the Hendersonville Fire Department on July 1.Ward credits his father, Eddie Ward, for his love of the fire service.     Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

Emergency personnel rescue man stuck in mud

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Hendersonville firefighters and police used a rare mud rescue on the Friday when they got a call about a 10-year-old boy and then an adult stuck in the mud at the Jackson Park sewer line project beside the Oklawaha Greenway, the Fire Department said in a news release.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

Only minor injuries reported in huge condo fire

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A huge fire destroyed most of a condo building on West Allen Street and sent four people to the hospital with minor injuries, authorities said.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

City hires deputy fire chief

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A fire captain from Rocky Mount has been named deputy fire chief for the Hendersonville Fire Department. He is filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Fire Marshal Robbie Henderson.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

City fire chief earns masters degree

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Hendersonville Fire Chief Dorian Flowers has earned a master of public administration (MPA) degree from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Council right to review duplicative service

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It probably was no accident that the proposal to radically cut back on Hendersonville city fire truck responses to medical calls came from a lame duck city manager.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

Firefighters go pink for breast cancer awareness

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Hendersonville Fire Department firefighters are going pink for the month of October.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

City fire department steps up medical response

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The Hendersonville Fire Department has achieved certification to begin providing enhanced medical response services to the public, Fire Chief Dorian Flowers said.   Read Story »

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