Barnardsville Fire Department
2018 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:
2018 Run Report
390- Ambulance Calls
1-Flown out by MAMA
30- First responder
8- Structure fires
3- Chimney Fires
41- Motor Vehicle Collisions
9- Brush fires
2- Vehicle fire
0- Hazordous Materials Incident
30- Unlock doors
0- CO detector activations
22- Tree Removal
5- Incomplete 911
13- Fire alarms
3- Search and Rescue
81- Public Assistance Calls
59- Mutual aid calls
For a grand Total of 726 calls for service. Not the record but certainly notable! That's a total of about 3282 man hours! Our vehicles were driven a total of 38,270 miles during the 2018 response year. That's almost one and a half times if you drove around the earth's equator.
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.
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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.