Barnardsville Fire Department

December 2016

The Holiday season is upon us and 2017 is almost here. This year has been a very Busy one for the Barnardsville fire dept. We are quickly approaching 800 calls for service this year. It has been several years since we have ran that many calls. Our department is also growing in numbers as we have added several new volunteers and paid staff this year. The main reason for this is, the fire department has upgraded our EMS level of service from EMT-Intermediate to Paramedic Level. This Occured as of November 1st, 2016. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to get this huge upgrade completed this year. Unfortunately the fall wild fire season was very active. Thankfully though, Our community avoided any large fires this season. However, barnardsville did send crews to assist on the Party Rock Fire which burned thousands of acres near Lake Lure, Shumont, Chimney rock and Bat cave. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by all the fires this season. We hope everyone has a very merry christmas and a happy new year.


Please keep your family safe by TESTING YOUR SMOKE ALARMS MONTHLY!


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Please remember if you need help Dial 911, If you call the station directly there is no gurantee that someone will always be there to answer the phone.


Barnardsville Fire Department was organized in 1958 and has the second largest fire coverage area in Buncombe County, covering roughly a 60 square mile area.  We serve a population of over 7,500 people with a good portion of our response area covering the Pisgah National Forest.


We currently have 24 volunteers, 7 full time employees and 4 part time employees.


The entire staff of Barnardsville Fire Department is a dedicated team of highly trained professsionals who proudly serve the Barnardsville Community with Fire and Medical Service.

Teaching Fire Prevention is a Must!


















Bat Chief/Paramedic

Phillip Kuykendall

FF Christian Wilkie



Bat Chief David Rice

FF/Paramedic Kyle Gilliam



Capt/ Paramedic Mark Rice

FF Bryan Trantham


100 Dillingham Rd
Barnardsville, NC  28709

Phone: 828-626-2222

Emergencies: Dial 911


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