From the U.S. Census: The U.S. Census Bureau continues to recruit thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census Jobs website allows applicants to apply for a range of positions, including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors, and census takers by completing a single [...]
Register now for the 2019 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Asheville, presented by the Asheville Fire Department. The event will take place on Sunday, Aug. 25, in downtown Asheville. Participating firefighters will run the event in full turnout gear. The 5K Run & Walk begins outside the Asheville Fire Depatment, 100 Court Plaza. To register, go to
A new fire station is planned on City-owned property at 316 Broadway St. in the Five Points neighborhood. The City of Asheville will share results of a recently conducted visual preference survey and project updates during a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 26 at Greater Works Church, 25 Forsythe St. The community [...]
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Applications For Firefighter are Now Closed ( Our next academy starts November 2019) Firefighter Trainee Applicant Hiring Schedule Thank you for your interest in our hiring process for Firefighter Trainee. The Asheville Fire Department’s hiring process is as follows, 2019 dates tentative and subject to change: Written [...]
A visual preference survey for Fire Station 13 on Open City Hall Asheville recently closed, with 464 responses from the community. The new fire station is planned for property owned by the City on Broadway Street near Mount Clare Avenue. Survey results showed that: 38% of the participants preferred a transitional or contemporary building [...]
The Asheville Fire Department was chosen by the Red Cross as one of only 100 Signature Cities to team up to install smoke alarms and provide education on getting out of your home if there is a fire. The City was chosen to participate in the Sound the Alarm program. When a fire [...]
Happening Now 11/13/19 – At their Nov. 12 meeting, Asheville City Council authorized a $407,567 contract for expansion of design services of Fire Station 13 by Charlotte-based ADW Architects. The funding was already included in the City’s Capital Improvement Program budget for this fiscal year. The facility will include three fire truck apparatus bays, an Emergency Operations [...]
How might you like our new fire station to look? The City of Asheville has launched a visual preference survey on a planned Fire Station 13. In this survey on Open City Hall Asheville, participants will be asked to select up to three images that illustrate their preferred design styles. The City of [...]
The Asheville Fire Department has been working closely with technology partner First Due to release Community Connect, a website focused on protecting residents and their property in the most effective way possible during an incident or major disaster. Community Connect is a secure, easy-to-use website that allows residents to share critical information about their [...]
Learn about job opportunities with the Asheville Fire Department, including hiring process and eligibility requirements to become a firefighter.
A person working within the Fire Marshal’s Office is no longer someone who just attempts to prevent fires. What was once made up of former firefighters who provided only fire prevention inspections in the city’s business areas has now become a complex division, which provides many aspects of emergency and non-emergency services. To meet today’s [...]