Fire Education

As a precaution and in response to national and local guidelines regarding COVID-19 and practicing social distancing, AFD is suspending all fire and life safety programs until further notice.

The Asheville Fire Department offers several different types of education and prevention programs which target children, adults and seniors. These programs are delivered to the public at no charge and are presented in the most professional manner. These programs allow us to achieve our mission, which 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.

If you would like to schedule a program, please contact the fire and life safety educator coordinator at (828)259-5644.

  • Adult Education (Fire extinguisher classes, Fire and Fall Safety for adults)
  • Citizens Academy
  • Fire Summer Camp
  • Station Tours
  • Children Education – all ages
  • Station tours

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