Barnardsville Fire Department
Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a safe holiday season. As most of you know, 2017 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:
2017 Run Report
352- Ambulance Calls
0-Flown out by MAMA
31- First responder
13- Structure fires
1- Chimney Fires
45- Motor Vehicle Collisions
15- Brush fires
2- Vehicle fire
1- Hazordous Materials Incident
23- Unlock doors
5- CO detector activations
33- Tree Removal
5- Incomplete 911
10- Fire alarms
2- Search and Rescue
67- Public Assistance Calls
2- Smoke alarm/ Battery Installs
61- Mutual aid calls
For a grand Total of 704 calls for service. Not the record but certainly notable! That's a total of about 3788 man 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. Our ambulance is now full time staffed at a Paramedic Level. This occured as of November 1st, 2016 and 2017 welcomed our first full year as a Paramedic department. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this full time transition possible! 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.