Hickory Tavern Fire Department will hold it's annual community meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 7 pm. We hope that everyone in the Hickory Tavern Community comes out to learn about the current...
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
April 27th 1900 at WLFD , May 27th 0830 at Pitts Park , June 17th 0830 Powerhouse , August 4th 1830 Pitts park night training
Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Two of our firefighters are wrapping up a EMT-B certification. Congratulations to firefighters Jessy Talbert and Katie Patterson.
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Congratulations to Jessy Talbert on completion of Pump operations 2, Katie Patterson on completion of Firefighter 1 and Chief Lance Roper on completion of fire chief 3.
Lance Roper
Lance Roper
Years of service
21 years
Safety Professional
Job training
Basic firefighter, Firefighter I, Firefighter II, FLAG, EVDT, Auto extrication, Hazmat Operations, Hazmat Technician, Firefighting in Single Family Dwellings, Firefigting in Multiple Family Dwellings, Fire Inspection Practices and Principles, DOT First Responder, Redcross Instucor, Pump Operations I, Leadership I, II and III,Incident Command, ICS 100,200,300,400,700,800,804,805,809, Rope Rescue Operations, Pump Operations II, Swiftwater I, Swiftwater II, Building Construction Combustible, SCFRIS Train the Trainer, Fire Instructor I, Fire Service Supervision Increasing Personal Effectiveness, Fire Service Supervision Increasing Team Effectiveness, Introduction to Volunteer Emergency Services Management, OSHA 511 and 501, Certified Safety Manager, Basic Arson Investigation, Environmental Health Specialist, Master Safety Administrator, Fire Officer I, Fire and Life Safety Educator I, Shaping the Future, Managing in a Changing Environment, Fire Officer II, New Fire Chief I, Fire Instructor II, New Fire Chief II, Fire Chief III
Born in Pickens South Carolina, I graduated from Pickens Sr. high school in 1996 before moving to Hickory Tavern. My wife and I met at Henderson Baptist church and have been married since September of 2000. We have 2 children together and love raising them in such a wonderful community.
First Responder
Board Member
Board President
Vice President
Medical Officer
Fire Marshal

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