Category: Fire Department

Where is the nearest fire station?

The Weaverville Fire Station, which provides primary fire services to Town residents and businesses, as well as the North Buncombe County District. It is located at 3 Monticello Road in Weaverville. The phone number is (828) 645-3500. Please call 911 if you have an emergency.

The Reems Creek Fire Department provides assistance to the Weaverville Fire Department. Their address is 730 Reems Creek Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787.

How do I obtain a copy of a fire report?

An official fire report can be obtained by contacting the Weaverville Fire Department at (828) 645-3500. It usually takes at least twenty-four (24) hours for the fire report to become available. Once notified that the report is available, you can retrieve it at:

Weaverville Fire Department
3 Monticello Road
Weaverville, NC 28787

 

What do I do when I see an emergency vehicle approaching when I am driving?

Motorists should pull their vehicles safely to the right when an emergency vehicle is approaching. It is not recommended to stop in the middle of the road or proceed through an intersection against the signals. Remember to safely pull to the right.

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.

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.

Why do fire trucks respond to emergency medical calls?

Our firefighters are also trained as EMT’s. We often arrive prior to the ambulance and begin life saving techniques. The firefighters will arrive and begin treatment immediately, often resulting in a better outcome for the patient. In a more complicated medical emergency, the Fire Department personnel will be needed to assist the two paramedics on the ambulance. Our Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of care possible and this means getting the emergency responders on scene as quickly as possible.

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.  The Fire Marshal or a Police Officer will ask someone to move from the fire lane or may to write a citation and leave 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.”