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Asheboro Fire Department Announces Upcoming Fire Explorer Program

Asheboro Fire Department Announces Upcoming Fire Explorer Program

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Acme News Archive (2019) (SP) ASHEBORO N.C. - Are you between the ages of 14 and 20 and interested in a career in firefighting or emergency services? Then you will want to check out the Asheboro Fire Department's upcoming Fire Explorer Program. The program will be from 6-7, starting on Wednesday April 20th, 2022 and meet every other week. "We’ll break during summer and pick back up when school resumes in the fall." said Samantha East, Public Information Officer with the Asheboro Fire Department. According to East the program will focus on teaching students from ages 14-20 years old the fundamentals of firefighting and emergency services as well as leadership skills and will consist of both hands on training and lectures. Registration fee of $45 is required and anyone interes...
Asheboro Fire Department Announces Several Promotions

Asheboro Fire Department Announces Several Promotions

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ASHEBORO N.C. - The Asheboro Fire Department is congratulating some its own after announcing several promotions on it's Facebook Page. Captain Robert Caviness (Engine 13-C) Promoted To: Senior Captain Senior Captains act as company officers, directing the day to day operations of their assigned company, leading their crew to achieve tactical objectives on multi-company incidents, and acting as incident commander on single-company incidents or in the absence of the Battalion Chief. Senior Captains also act as relief shift commander in the absence of the Battalion Chief. Engineer Robert Hurley (Tower/Rescue 1-B) Promoted To: Captain Captains act as company officers, directing the day to day operations of their assigned company, leading their crew to achieve tactica...
Fallen Hero: Battalion Chief Chris Hoover

Fallen Hero: Battalion Chief Chris Hoover

Local
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 i...
Businesses Evacuated After Suspected Fire At Coach’s Restaurant

Businesses Evacuated After Suspected Fire At Coach’s Restaurant

Breaking News
ASHEBORO N.C. (ACME NEWS) - Several businesses were evacuated just before Noon today after black smoke was spotted in the Kitchen of Coach's restaurant on Hwy 49 in Asheboro. Firefighters from Asheboro's Station 1 & 2 responded to the scene along with Asheboro PD and Randolph County EMS. According to officials on scene they believe that grease that had built up in or near the HVAC system began to smoke after the heat was turned on in the kitchen. The fire put its self out after the system was turned off. No one was injured and the all other businesses have re-opened. UPDATE: Acme News verified that Coach's has re-opened as of 1:20 P.M. Credit: Scott Pelkey / Acme News
Fire Dept Finds Vandalism Not Fire At Central Gym

Fire Dept Finds Vandalism Not Fire At Central Gym

News
ASHEBORO NC - On Tuesday September 14th, just after Noon the Asheboro Fire Department was dispatched to a commercial fire at the Central Gymnasium in Asheboro. When they arrived the saw smoke coming from the building but according to Capt Joines with the Asheboro Fire Dept instead of fire they found vandalism. According to Asst Chief Brown with the Asheboro Police Dept evidence and witnesses pointed to several juveniles breaking out the panel at the front of the gym and setting off two fire extinguishers inside the gym. A CSI detective responded to the scene and collected the extinguishers so they could be processed. Asst Chief Brown says the case has been assigned to a detective. No information about the cost of the damage was available, and anyone with information i...
Cooking With A Cop – Photo Gallery

Cooking With A Cop – Photo Gallery

Events
Cooking with a cop, Memorial Park, Asheboro, NC - July 29th 2021 (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)Cooking with a cop, Memorial Park, Asheboro, NC - July 29th 2021 (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)Cooking with a cop, Memorial Park, Asheboro, NC - July 29th 2021 (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)Cooking with a cop, Memorial Park, Asheboro, NC - July 29th 2021 (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)Cooking with a cop, Memorial Park, Asheboro, NC - July 29th 2021 (Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO NC - The third and final Cooking with a cop event took place Thursday at Memorial park in Asheboro. The community outreach event offered free hot-dogs and chips and a chance for citizens to speak with the officers with the Asheboro Police Department. Randolph County Crime Stoppers was also there, collecting donations and educatin...
Teenage Driver Crashes into Side of Business

Teenage Driver Crashes into Side of Business

News
A teenage driver has been charged after running into the side of a business last Friday. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) - A teenage driver has been charged after running into the side of a business last Friday. According to an accident report by the Asheboro Police department, a vehicle was pulling into a parking space in front of The Business Center on N Fayetteville St in Asheboro. The report says the driver applied the gas pedal instead of the brake resulting in the vehicle jumping over the curb and striking the building. The driver, 18-year-old Johthan Camacho of Asheboro was cited for Unsafe Movement. No one was injured in the accident, but the damage to the business was estimated at $5,000 with an additional $3,000 worth of damage to the vehicle....

Asheboro Fire | Engineer Pete Sulzer Promoted

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Pete Sulzer – Provided by Asheboro Fire Department Asheboro Fire Department announced that Engineer Pete Sulzer has been promoted to the position of Captain with the Department.According to Asheboro FD Captains act as company officers who direct the day to day operations of their company. They lead their company on multi-company incidents, and act as incident commander on single-company incidents or in the absence of the Battalion Chief. Congratulations, Pete!

Asheboro Fire | Captain Ben Hicks Promoted

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Ben Hicks – Provided by Asheboro Fire Department The Asheboro Fire Department announced the promotion of Captain Ben Hicks to to Battalion Chief.“AFD’s three Battalion Chiefs act as shift commanders, coordinating the day to day operations of all companies in the city on their assigned shift and acting as incident commander on multi-company incidents.” Way to go Ben!