Latest Hurricane Florence storm track. Updated information includes: Hurricane Florence has weakened slightly to Category 3 hurricane, with winds near 125 mph (201 kph). It is still considered “extremely dangerous.” How Asheville Fire Department is helping in the storm zone. Link for shelters in the storm zone. The City of Asheville continues to monitor the path of Hurricane Florence and [...]
Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper is shown making remarks during a previous 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony. The City of Asheville will hold a 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at the City Municipal Building, 100 Court Plaza. This event is to pay solemn tribute to those who heroically sacrificed their own lives to save thousands of [...]
In response to feedback from downtown stakeholders about the need for increased resources to maintain a welcoming, safe downtown experience, the City of Asheville has launched a Community EMT Pilot Program. The vision is for this six-week pilot program to integrate the roles of public safety official and medical responder into one team. Under this pilot [...]
Asheville Police and Fire Departments joined neighbors from 11 communities for National Night Out on Aug. 7. Considered America’s Night Out Against Crime, NNO provides an opportunity for neighbors to get to know each other and form connections with local emergency responders and law enforcement to help deter crime in their community. Here’s a video compilation. Enjoy!
Asheville Fire Department Engineer Will Willis died in February 2018 due to cancer. The Asheville Fire Department is elated to share the news that the N.C. Industrial Commission has ruled that AFD’s Engineer Will Willis, who died in February due to cancer, is considered a line of duty death. Not only will his family receive survivor benefits, but [...]
Local firefighters run in gear and compete for Siller Cup The Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation 5K Run/Walk hosts its Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk nationwide each year. This year, the Asheville Tunnel to Towers 5K is set for Aug. 19. Tunnel to Towers is dedicated to the memory of FDNY hero, and father of five, Stephen Siller, who lost his life on 9/11. Stephen, who was [...]
A Stormwater Services crew removes silt, dirt and debris from storm drains atop Town Mountain July 31. In advance of heavy rains this week, the City of Asheville is prepared! The Water Resources Department is following the Flood Operation Plan at the North Fork Reservoir. One gate is slightly opened (6 inches) to accommodate present and anticipated precipitation to [...]