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Asheville Fire Department to participate in Norfolk Southern hazmat safety training

Asheville Fire Department to participate in Norfolk Southern hazmat safety training

The Norfolk Southern hazmat safety train will be in Asheville on August 7-11 delivering training to the Asheville Fire Department and other area first responders. The train consists of a distinct engine honoring police, fire and emergency services; two boxcars converted into classrooms; and four types of tank cars.     WHAT: AFD to participate

Asheville Fire Department shares residential sprinkler system success story

Asheville Fire Department shares residential sprinkler system success story

   The Asheville Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire off Old Chunns Cove Road just before 7 a.m. May 31. When companies arrived on the scene they noticed light smoke coming from one of the units in a duplex of four separate homes. When firefighters entered the building they observed that the residential sprinkler system


Funeral procession today for APD/AFD chaplain

Funeral procession today for APD/AFD chaplain

Asheville Fire and Police Chaplain Wayne Roper passed away on April 1 at Mission Hospital. Chaplain Roper served several years for Asheville Fire and Police Departments assisting with ceremonies and providing emotional support.  On Friday, April 7, there will be a procession from Groce Funeral Home, 1401 Patton Ave., which will commence at 1 p.m.


Asheville Fire Department gears up for Citizens Fire Academy

Asheville Fire Department gears up for Citizens Fire Academy

  The Asheville Fire Department is accepting applications for its second Citizens Fire Academy, following last year’s inaugural program. During an eight-week course running March 29 through May participants will get an up-close look at the many facets of AFD operations. There will be a hazmat day, medical day, rescue operations session, ladder truck operations

Asheville Police Department celebrates Citizen’s Police Academy graduates

Asheville Police Department celebrates Citizen’s Police Academy graduates

The Asheville Police Department celebrated the graduation of its Fall Citizen’s Police Academy class on December 15, with 25 people graduating from the program. The program allows citizens to gain an understanding of the police department and how it operates. The Citizen’s Police Academy is a 14-week program in which participants can experience up close


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