Happy New Year, We hope everyone had a safe holiday season. As most of you know 2016 was a very busy year for us at the fire department. Chief Mundy has just finished with the call statistics for the department. They are as follows:
2016 Run Report
400- Ambulance Calls
29- of those required Paramedic back up
2-were flown out by MAMA
73- First responder
10- Structure fires
4- Chimney Fires
39- Motor Vehicle Collisions
16- Brush fires
1- Vehicle fire
1- Hazordous Materials Incident
32- unlock doors
4- CO detector activations
23- Tree Removal
4- Incomplete 911
7- Fire alarms
8- Search and Rescues
75- Public Assistance Calls
5- Fire and Injury Prevention Programs
3- Smoke alarm/ Battery Installs
72- Mutual aid calls
For a grand Total of 815 Calls for service. Not the record but certainly one of the highest call volumes we have had in several years.
880 Total man hours
7120 Training Hours
Certainly impressive numbers and the firefighters have worked incredibly hard. We thank all of them for there hard work and dedication for it does not go unnoticed. We also want to thank our wonderful community members for the continued support.
Our department is also growing in numbers as we have added several new volunteers and paid staff last 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 last year. We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest career firefighter on A shift, Christian Wilkie. Christian comes to us from Haywood county where he has worked for Canton Fire Dept and Haywood County Rescue squad. Welcome. With wintery weather around this time of year please remember to drive safe on the roadways. Accidents on ICY road kill atleast twice the number of people every year that all other Natural disasters( Hurricanes, tornadoes, Floods, etc) do. Please be safe.
Please keep your family safe by TESTING YOUR SMOKE ALARMS MONTHLY!
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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.