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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 2,  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. 

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Asheville City Council passes FY23 budget with key investments in top priorities.

At its June 28 meeting Asheville City Council passed the City Managers recommended budget with a 6 to 1 vote.  The $217 million budget is based on internal work, community input and Council priorities, and reflects the long term strategies and continuation of the reimagining public safety process.