The mission of the City of Asheville Fire Department is to protect the lives, property and environment of all people within Asheville by preventing the occurrence and minimizing the adverse effects of fires, accidents and all other emergencies. This mission will be accomplished with firefighter pride, preparedness and professionalism, with a focus on quality, customer service and continuous improvement.
About the Department
The City of Asheville Fire Department is recognized as one of the premier fire and rescue departments in North Carolina. The department is an accredited agency and has earned an ISO class 3 public protection classification. The department is prepared to respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition to fire suppression, the department provides first responder emergency medical services, vehicle accident extrication as well as trench and high angle rescue service, swift water rescue service and fire and life safety inspections and education. Asheville Fire and Rescue also serves as one of the state’s Regional Response Teams (RRT) providing hazardous materials emergency response within the 20 western North Carolina counties. The department is structured according to its Organizational Chart utilizing a chief at the head of the department.
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Location and Contact Information
Asheville Fire Department
Location: 100 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC, 28801
Mailing address: P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday
Non-emergency: (828) 259-5636
Office: (828) 259-5636
E-mail: AFD Mailbox
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We are dedicated to raising funds for the family Captain Bowen left behind on July 28 2011. Captain Jeff Bowen gave his life in the service of others while searching for victims of a 4 alarm fire at 445 Biltmore Ave. http://www.captainjeffbowen.com/