Writer / Matt Keating
Chris Dickover considers himself a lucky man.
He grew up in Noblesville, a community he can’t say enough kind words about, and he worked as a firefighter in Westfield, a place he also has high praise for.
“My whole childhood was in Noblesville,” Chris says. “I attended North Elementary, Conner Elementary, Noblesville Junior High School, and I graduated from Noblesville High School in 1989. I played football in high school as well.”
Chris was also in Future Farmers of America for three years and enjoyed meeting new friends.
His family roots in Noblesville go back several generations.
“My entire family is from Noblesville,” he says. “At least four generations of my family have lived and graduated from here. My great-grandmother was the first female to purchase a home in Noblesville.”
Chris grew up working on his family farm, Musselman Farms, during his summers off from school. He also worked for Westfield Lighting from 1990 to 2000.
He later became a firefighter because it was something he knew he would truly enjoy. He likes helping people.
“I was a volunteer firefighter, along with my father, Steven J. Dickover, in Durbin from 1998 to 2002,” he says. “In 2000 I started my professional firefighting career in Westfield. I recently retired in March 2023.”
Chris had different duties with the fire department that kept him busy.
“I was an EMT, a basic firefighter, a member of the county hazmat response team, and a member of the county technical rescue team,” he says.
Chris enjoyed working with his fellow firefighters and spending time with them. “I really enjoyed riding in the fire truck,” he says. “I was a driver for 22 of my 23 years of service. I was fortunate to have 23 active professional years, and 27 total firefighting years of service.”
Chris enjoys spending time with his family.
“I love living with my wife, Lacy, and we have four boys together,” he says. “We started living in Cicero in May 2022 on Morse Reservoir, with our two dogs, Evy and Riesling.”
Lacy says moving was a big change for the family. “This is the first time in 51 years that Chris has ever not had a Noblesville address,” Lacy says. “Chris spends a lot of quality time with his parents. They are Noblesville natives, Toni and Steve Dickover.”
Chris Dickover says he is very thankful for the opportunity he had to serve the Westfield community for 23 years.
“As I look back through every run I went on, and I think of all the ups and downs the department has had, I still wouldn’t change a thing about my service,” he says. “I want to thank so many other Westfield Fire Department members for all of their sacrifice, past and present.”