What we do

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.

The Asheville Fire Department is an accredited agency, receiving its first accreditation status in 2005.  AFD members continuously spend countless staff hours examining past, current, and future service levels and internal performances to compare them to current research and industry best practices in order to maintain its accreditation status.  This designation, along with an ISO rating of 1,  affirms that our firefighters are providing the highest service levels and professionalism while protecting the lives and property of all people in the city of Asheville. 

2020 Strategic Plan  

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Municipal Building Capital Repairs & Restoration Project

Happening Now The Municipal Building Capital Repairs & Restoration project is a structural repair project to demolish and replace the elevated slab floor of the Fire Station 1 apparatus bay.  In preparation for repair and replacement of the Fire Station 1 apparatus bay slab, Asheville Fire Department (AFD) administrative staff will relocate to nearby leased office space. [...]

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Community input requested for Asheville Fire Department’s Strategic Plan

As part of an ongoing commitment to collaboration and continuous improvement, the Asheville Fire Department (AFD) is excited to invite the community to participate in a survey to develop its new strategic plan. This short survey, open until March 19, will allow the department to collect the community’s thoughts, expectations, and priorities to [...]