Sunday - Jul 22, 2018

The Asheville Fire Department trains for forcible entry in emergencies

Utilizing prop obstacles and cutting equipment, the Asheville Fire Department trained at a warehouse in Swannanoa June 20-22 on techniques to enter structures that are locked or guarded by bars or garage doors. AFD Division Chief of Safety & Training Barry Hendren says: “One of a Ladder Company’s primary functions when they respond to a

CoA high speed public safety wireless system earns international recognition

An international organization of government IT workers recognized the City of Asheville June 15 for an innovative and cost effective point-to-point network connecting the city’s emergency response network. The system, implemented with the assistance of IT Services, the Asheville Fire Department, and Building Safety, and with a partnership with the locally-based Skyrunner, grew out of

CoA to resurface portions of South Lexington in Downtown Asheville starting June 19

City of Asheville street crews will begin a resurfacing project on South Lexington between Aston Street and Patton Avenue Sunday June 19, milling up the old asphalt in preparation for repaving over the following week. Drivers should be prepared for traffic closures between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. while work is underway. Sidewalks are expected


City of Asheville honored with “Best Local Government Recycling Program” award by the Carolina Recycling Association

The City of Asheville was awarded the “Best Local Government Recycling Program” award by the Carolina Recycling Association during its annual conference and trade show in Charleston, SC in March. The award was presented to City Council during its June 14 Council meeting. The CRA’s local government award recognizes one local government in North Carolina

Local middle school students tour City of Asheville Water Treatment Plant

City of Asheville staff conducted tours of the North Fork Water Treatment Plant in Black Mountain for the Owen Middle School 7th grade class field trip on June 8.  Around 130 students toured the plant through an education and outreach program conducted in partnership with RiverLink, a regional nonprofit spearheading the economic and environmental revitalization

City of Asheville announces Bele Chere 2011 entertainment lineup

The City of Asheville and the Bele Chere entertainment selection committee have announced the lineup of the 2011 Bele Chere Festival, to be held July 29-31 in downtown Asheville. 42 acts, more than half of whom are local or regional acts, will perform on four stages over the three-day event. Here is a selection from


Hazardous Materials Training with the Asheville Fire Department at UNC Asheville

A training exercise held on the campus of UNC Asheville May 24-26 reinforced the ability of the Asheville Fire Department and other agencies to cross-communicate with each other in the case of a regional emergency incident, as well as provided an opportunity to stage a large-scale drill. The exercise, funded by the Department of Homeland

Memorial Day observation marks transfer of the WNC Veterans Memorial to City and County

The annual Asheville-Buncombe Memorial Day ceremony held May 30 on Roger McGuire Green in Pack Square Park was a chance for residents and visitors to reflect upon and remember service men and women who had given their lives in the name of protecting the nation. This year, the event also marked a special milestone, as


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