Molino Fire Chief Henry Hiebert Celebrates 35 Years Of Service With ECFR

July 27, 2022

Escambia Fire County Fire Rescue Molino District Chief Henry Hiebert recently celebrated 35 years of faithful and dedicated service.

Hiebert’s career with ECFR began with a chance encounter with the late Molino chief Gary Diamond at a local gas station.

During the early stages of his career, Hiebert learned from former Molino chief Harry Nowlin and Ferry Pass chiefs Tom and Corky Jones. His early training included taking the mandatory 40-hour training class. As the standards for fire service increased, Hiebert continued his fire education, taking part in 80-hour, 160-hour and 204-hour training classes.

Most recently, the chief became part of the “2nd Alarm Project,” which is a mental health awareness program with a focus on first responders.

“It is rewarding to be able to help others through a hard time and see them move on with renewed courage and strength,” he said.

Hiebert’s wife Polly continues to provide support, whether it be rewarming meals or being late to functions due to fire calls. They have five children and recently welcomed their first grandchild with a second on the way in November.

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Chief Hiebert for many years,” said ECFR Deputy Fire Chief Paul Williams. “His service and sacrifice should be recognized as he continues to serve in his most recent capacity as District Chief of our Molino station. Chief Hiebert has a special connection with our north-end members due to his service history and is considered a mentor and good friend by many. Congratulations to Chief Hiebert and Ms. Polly on the birth of their first grandchild and thank you to both for your 35 years of service.”

“I’ve had many great mentors and have made many friends,” Hiebert said, as he continues to serve. “I feel humbled at the willingness of the firefighting brotherhood to spend personal time to teach others. My wish is that I can be as good of a mentor as those I’ve had and encouragement to those following me.”

Pictured top: Escambia Fire County Fire Rescue Molino District Chief Henry Hiebert. photo. Pictured below: Hiebert and his wife Polly. Photo for Click to enlarge.


34 Responses to “Molino Fire Chief Henry Hiebert Celebrates 35 Years Of Service With ECFR”

  1. Steve and Cyndee on August 3rd, 2022 7:21 pm

    Wow, 35 years! That’s amazing and we are not surprised you have dedicated your life to such a wonderful endeavor. We feel very blessed to have met you and Polly. The world needs more people like you two.

  2. Lisa on August 2nd, 2022 10:39 am

    Congrats Henry and Polly! What a great and well deserved article recognizing your service! To know you have spent 35 years with ECFR and at the same time 100% devoted yourself to a career in the HVAC industry speaks volumes of the selfless person you are. I am lucky to have worked along side you for so many years. Thank you!

  3. Pineapple on July 29th, 2022 8:57 pm

    Congratulations Chief!

  4. FireKat - Katrina Maucher on July 28th, 2022 5:49 pm

    Henry, we know what you look like so I don’t think you could’ve avoided having your picture published forever….lol
    Congratulations on this remarkable milestone! You are a shining example of what it means to live and love like Christ. It has been an absolute joy to have known you and serve beside you and your family for much of my life and to have you be a part of my daughter’s life now. Thank you and your family for many years of service and sacrifice. You guys are well loved and for good reason. May God continue to richly bless you all.

  5. Larry Walker on July 28th, 2022 4:54 pm

    Congratulations and thank you both. Molino and Escambia firefighting have been blessed by you. You have kept the faith for decades. I remember meeting you both around the back end of a pickup truck: you seemed so young then to be growing a family and leading the Molino VFD at the same time. Now, so much for you to be proud of.

  6. CJ on July 28th, 2022 4:51 pm

    I met Henry several years ago at a community hall meeting. I have met his wonderful wife also. I have to tell you I am very thankful for the Molino FD, and the volunteers at the FD. Henry is a great chief, and true leader. Thank you for all you and Polly do in and around our community.

  7. Howard on July 28th, 2022 3:16 pm

    Thank you for your devotion to duty and dedicated service…I have seen you go by many times responding to calls.

  8. Anthony S on July 28th, 2022 1:20 pm

    Thanks for all your years of service!

  9. Terri Brown on July 28th, 2022 10:21 am

    Congratulations Henry & Polly. Thank you for all you do.

  10. Henry on July 28th, 2022 7:45 am

    Thank you for all the comments! Our lives have crossed paths with many people over the years and I have made many friend. I am humbled to see what is written and my prayer is that we can continue to serve the community in the future.
    @William Reynolds, we made an agreement several years ago that my picture would not be posted on your site. You and Kristi have done well in respecting the wish until now. I think we need to revisit the request.
    Again, Thank you to all for showing your appreciation! Your friendship means a lot to us!

  11. Jr on July 28th, 2022 5:55 am

    Congratulations on your years of service to our community and a very big THSNK YOU. It takes quite a bit of time, dedication and care for your community to do what you’ve done for 35 years, I don’t know you Sir but I’m proud of you…thank you

  12. danny bolton on July 27th, 2022 8:34 pm

    Congratulation Henry.

  13. Justin on July 27th, 2022 7:42 pm

    Job well done, Horacio!

  14. Pat Johnson on July 27th, 2022 6:15 pm

    Thank you for your outstanding service with Molino Fire Station. Thank you Mrs. Polly for allowing your husband to be taking away from the family at any given time day or night to help others in need. I had a short time training with Henry at Molino Fire Dept. which he was an awesome instructor. Wishing you and your family many blessing to come your way.

  15. Tara Peters on July 27th, 2022 3:50 pm

    Two of the most humble and genuine people I know.

  16. Zach schultz on July 27th, 2022 12:52 pm

    Henry, way to go! There are a lot of people proud of you! Congrats on your first grandchild. Best wishes.

  17. Barb hiebert on July 27th, 2022 12:04 pm

    Congratulations, Henry and Polly!!! from Terry and Barb Hiebert of Pecos Texas.
    We are very happy to be related to you both! We wish you many blessing and rewards for a life of unselfish service♥️

  18. Judie Holt on July 27th, 2022 11:35 am

    Thank you for your service to the Molino and surrounding communities. Hebert and family are great neighbors as well as an asset to the community. Congratulations and God Bless.

  19. Chad on July 27th, 2022 10:26 am

    Congratulations Henery ! Thanks for all that you do .

  20. Sharon Faircloth on July 27th, 2022 9:32 am

    Congratulations on this well deserved honor! Love y’all!!

  21. Steve Hiebert on July 27th, 2022 9:24 am

    Thank you, Henry & Polly, for your many years of sacrificial service to the Molino community, as well as to those of us in Walnut Hill!!

  22. The Preston’s on July 27th, 2022 9:21 am

    Congratulations Henry. Well deserved.

  23. Gary carnley on July 27th, 2022 9:16 am

    Congrats Henry. A really good man!!

  24. Candy Knight on July 27th, 2022 8:47 am

    Thank you for your many years of service to the community, Molino would not be the same without you! You are a one of a kind, for sure.
    God Bless you and all of your family.

  25. Kendall Hiebert on July 27th, 2022 8:45 am

    Congratulations, cousin! 35 years of service is amazing! All the best to you!

  26. Michael Aaron on July 27th, 2022 8:11 am

    What an accomplishment!!! This is awesome!!! His dedication and commitment to serve and protect his community!! Very proud of you Chief!!! Keep up the good work!!!!

  27. Janice Kilgore on July 27th, 2022 7:47 am

    .I always enjoyed working with you. Thank you for your service

  28. Kate on July 27th, 2022 7:47 am

    Good man, with many blessings!

  29. SRudd on July 27th, 2022 7:41 am

    Henry is an absolute blessing and a huge asset to our community. Many times has Henry came to help me out with things. Many times there for advice and wisdom. Many times there for all of us in our most desperate hours. May God bless him and his family, Mrs Polly is such a great woman too, so much love for this family.

  30. Hazel (Steve) Wilson on July 27th, 2022 7:35 am

    Well deserved recognition. Congratulations Henry.

  31. Mel on July 27th, 2022 7:31 am

    Thank You Henry and Miss Polly that’s a lifetime of service and may the Lord Bless Y’all with many years

  32. Mylan Blosser on July 27th, 2022 6:51 am

    Molino finest! Henry is an asset to the community.

  33. Eli on July 27th, 2022 6:19 am

    Thank you Henry and Mrs. Polly! You both are a big part of what makes our community a great place to live.

  34. JR on July 27th, 2022 1:58 am

    I know Henry personally. He is a good Man.

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