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.
2020 Strategic Plan 


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All departments within the City of Asheville are operating. In the Fire Department, some staff is in the BC Emergency Operations Center, some in a Joint Information Center and others in a COA Area Command Center.  Most of our members are on the front lines answering emergency calls as we continue to serve the people of Asheville.

This is an evolving situation. Our partners in Buncombe County are a great resource for the latest information on our community’s COVID-19 response.  To receive emergency texts directly from Buncombe County for breaking health and safety news text BCALERT on your smartphone to 888-777.  Sign up for AVL Alerts online for information from the City of Asheville. 

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Fire News

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City of Asheville prepares for remnants of Tropical Storm Sally

    The remnants of Tropical Storm Sally are expected to pass close enough to western North Carolina to bring periods of heavy rain Thursday morning into Friday morning. Because of this, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch to include Buncombe County.  The City of Asheville is ready. Public Works [...]

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Asheville Fire Department joins Buncombe County search and rescue team on standby for Tropical Storm Isaias

  The Asheville Fire Department assembled a team of eight firefighters to join the Buncombe County Task Force 2 Urban Search and Rescue Team (BCTF2 USAR) on a deployment assignment to Kinston, N.C., for standby to assist in emergency support due to probable effects of Tropical Storm Isaias. Isaias is projected to make landfall off the [...]

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New Asheville Fire Department recruits join ranks early, adding preparedness during pandemic

    On April 3, 15 new Asheville Fire Department recruits stepped up a bit early to join forces with our firefighters already on the job. The recruits of the 90th academy started their training in November and were set to graduate in May, which has been postponed for a later date. All of them have completed [...]