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Asheville Fire Department

Asheville firefighter’s cancer death ruled a ‘line of duty death’ by N.C. Industrial Commission

Asheville firefighter’s cancer death ruled a ‘line of duty death’ by N.C. Industrial Commission

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

Asheville’s Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk returns Aug. 19

Asheville’s Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk returns Aug. 19

  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


City of Asheville prepares for week of heavy rain

City of Asheville prepares for week of heavy rain

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

Asheville Police hiring; all interested encouraged to apply

Asheville Police hiring; all interested encouraged to apply

Looking to begin your career in law enforcement or in fire/rescue? Then you’re in luck! The Asheville Police Departments is hiring. But you need to act fast. The APD is hiring for the position of Police Officer Trainee. Testing for this position will be offered on June 23 and 28. The written test will be


All Asheville streets now reopened

All Asheville streets now reopened

Asheville Public Works crews  cleaned mud off the streets of Biltmore Village Wednesday afternoon and evening, following flooding May 30, 2018.   Following this week’s flooding of the Swannanoa and French Broad rivers, only 1 street remained closed in Asheville Friday morning. Now it is open too. The portion of  Lyman Street closed by flooding earlier

Asheville Fire Truck Festival fun also to raise awareness of firefighter cancer risks

Asheville Fire Truck Festival fun also to raise awareness of firefighter cancer risks

The Asheville Fire Department will participate in its first Asheville Fire Truck Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the parking lot of the Family Justice Center, 35 Woodfin St.   This family event will include fire trucks from the Asheville Fire Department, along with at least a dozen other trucks from


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