Tuesday, June 18

Fallen Hero: Battalion Chief Chris Hoover

ASHEBORO N.C. – The Asheboro Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of its own today. Chris Hoover was with the department for 24 years rising to the rank of Battalion Chief while also a member of the Tabernacle Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years, and Ash-Rand Rescue. Hoover sadly lost his battle with COVID-19 on January 8th 2022. On Sunday firefighters with Asheboro made the trip up to UNC Medical Center to bring back his casket. Along the route back fellow firefighters across the state came out to show their respect for our fallen hero.

The Asheboro Fire Department issued the following press release today.

Battalion Chief Chris Hoover with Asheboro Fire Department lost his hard-fought battle with Covid-19 on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at UNC Medical in Chapel Hill. Chief Hoover served with Asheboro Fire Department for 24 years, Tabernacle Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years, and Ash-Rand Rescue. He was 47 years old. He was a mentor and leader to many, but more importantly, he was a great friend and was always there to help out however he could. Asheboro Fire sends their condolences to the Hoover family. Asheboro Fire would also like to thank the community for its outpouring of support and the fire departments and organizations that have assisted AFD throughout this difficult time.

Asheboro Fire Department – Press Release


Chris Hoover was a true hometown hero. Throughout his 20 plus years of service to the community he helped countless people. His passing is a great loss to our community. Our thoughts are with his family during this challenging time.