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Asheville firefighters stay on top of training opportunities

When your job can involve any dangerous scenario from burning buildings to high-rise rescues, you never stop preparing, says Asheville Fire Department Division Chief of Safety and Training Barry Hendren. “We’re always ready to do training for the unexpected,” says Hendren. “It just helps us be better prepared for what comes our way.” In recent

City of Asheville's technology roll out increases efficiency across departments

In an organization of more than 1,000 people, speedy and accurate information flow means not only increased efficiency but also real dollars. That’s an underlying theme that emerges when City of Asheville employees talk about the recently launched technology upgrade that provides not only swifter access to data but also easier communication between city departments


In the halls with Asheville Police Department's School Resource Officers

Before becoming a School Resource Officer, Jason Briscoe served in the military and worked as a patrol officer for the Asheville Police Department. But the Asheville native says working among students, teachers and administrators, first at Asheville Middle School, then at Asheville High, was an eye-opener. “My hat goes off to the teachers and principals

City of Asheville named as recipient of HUD and DOT Livable Communities award

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that the City of Asheville is among 62 nationwide recipients of sustainable community grant funding stemming from a collaboration between the DOT and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (See the DOT press release here.) DOT and HUD announced a total of $68 million in Challenge

New Oakley Police Resource Center opens in East Asheville

The Asheville Police Department’s recently opened Oakley Resource Center is the result of a series of partnerships and collaborations, all of which, says APD Chief William Hogan, were critical to the project’s success. The 2,500 square-foot facility provides a satellite station for the APD’s Baker District, which serves north and east Asheville, and officially opened


Land-Of-Sky Regional Council wins $1.6 million Sustainable Communities Grant

The Land-of-Sky Regional Council has been awarded a $1.6 million grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Sustainable Housing and Community Planning in Western North Carolina. The Council is the lead agency in a WNC Livable Communities effort and a consortium of partners that includes the City of Asheville. The Livable


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