Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I park in the fire lane if I need to load, unload, run in for a second or sit in the car waiting for someone.
No, The Fire Lane is a vital part of the entry/exit of a building as explained in another question of the FAQ's. The Fire Marshal or an inspector may ask someone to move out of the fire lane, or resort to writing a citation and leaving it on the vehicle. The section of code that is being enforced is located in the the North Carolina State Building Code Volume V "Fire Prevention" states that Fire Lane is part of the fire appartus access to a building, in section 503.4 it states "Fire apparatus access roads shall not be obstructed in any manner including parking of vehicles."
- How do I obtain a burn permit?
Per Town of Weaverville Code of Ordinances Chapter 12 Article IV no open buring is permitted inside the Town of Weaverville. If you live outside of the Town limits, you may be able to obtain a burn permit from the Western North Carolina Air Quality agency at 828-250-6777.
Please see the Code of Ordinances section for more information about the open buring rules inside the Town limits.
- Why do so many fire trucks respond to simple incidents?
Fire Department units are dispatched according to the information provided to the 911 emergency dispatcher. The Weaverville Fire Department has developed response plans based upon the resources that could be necessary for each type of event. Although not every resource is used on every alarm, the potential for use remains high so having the resource immediately available is an important factor in having a succesful outcome for the emergency event. The first arriving vehicle may be an engine, an aid car, a rescue truck, or a command staff vehicle. The first arriving crew will setup a plan of action and communicate this plan to any other responding units.
- Is the Weaverville Fire Department staffed by paid personnel?
The Weaverville Fire Department utilizes both full time employees and part time employees. The department's on duty staffing consists of one Battalion Chief, one Captain, one Engineer, and two firefighters. The minimum daily staffing is 4 personnel. The Department also has a Chief, Deputy Chief, and Fire Marshal that work 9-5, Monday-Friday.
- Does the fire department provide protection outside the Town limits?
The Weaverville Fire Department provides services to the Town of Weaverville along with an area outside of the Town known as the North Buncombe Fire District.
- Do buildings within the Town of Weaverville require any approval from the Fire Department?
The Weaverville Fire Department has a full time Fire Marshal with duties including inspection of buildings during the site plan phase, the building phase, and the maintenance of the building throughout its life. Fire inspections are carried out on an ongoing basis with special attention paid to new buildings.
- Does the Weaverville Fire Department refill fire extinguishers?
Unfortunately, the Weaverville Fire Department does not refill fire extinguishers. It is recommended that you contact a commercial fire extinguisher company for recharging. A listing of commercial fire extinguisher companies can be found in the local phone directory under fire extinguishers/equipment. Many household fire extinguishers cannot be recharged and must be discarded after use. An annual inspection of the expiration date is encouraged to ensure that the manufacturer date has not expired.
- How do I obtain a copy of a fire report?
An official fire report can be obtained at
Weaverville Fire Department
3 Monticello Road
Weaverville, NC 28787
Please remember that it usually takes twenty four (24) hours for the fire report to become abailable. Questions related to fire reports can be directed to (828) 645-3500.
- What can I do about illegal dumping?
Discarding trash of any sort including garbage, junk and old appliances on both public and private property, streets and sidewalks is ILLEGAL. Illegal dumping also includes placing any trash at curbside for collection by the Town which was generated outside Town limits. If you witness illegal dumping, please report violators to the Town Manager at (828) 645-7116.
- How do I get to the Buncombe County landfill?
From Main Street go west on Weaver Blvd. to the third traffic light and turn Left on Monticello Road. Follow Monticello Road to its end at Highway 251. Turn right on 251 and go approximately three miles to Panther Branch Road and turn right. The landfill is on your right. The phone number for the landfill is 828-250-5460.