If you are a Hiddenite resident you might have noticed a heavy concentration of fire trucks on York Institute Road Monday afternoon. Chances are, you will see them again today.
According to Alexander County Fire Marshall Russell Greene the fire units are undergoing ISO (International Organization for Standardization ) certification. Greene says it involves a process of filling tankers and emptying them within established guidelines.
The process is required to ensure the department is properly certified and registered. The authorization is important for rating purposes. Greene says the process could continue again today.