Weaverville Town Hall
Open MON – FRI: 8:30am -5:00pm
The Weaverville Fire Department, consisting of 24 full time and 10 part time personnel, plays a critical role in public safety for the Town, responding to fires, medical emergency calls, and other hazardous situations. The department also works to educate the public about safety issues and inspects businesses for proper fire safety and suppression equipment. The Weaverville Fire Department has achieved an ISO rating of 2 within Town limits and a 3 in the North Buncombe Fire District.
Chief Harris has served in fire and emergency services for 30 years, with the last 18 years in senior management roles in municipal, county, and combined fire departments, as well as serving 8 years in contract fire services at U.S. Army installations in the Middle East and U.S. Navy support facilities in Diego Garcia. Chief Harris earned a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Waldorf University, a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration and Associate’s degree in Fire Services from Columbia Southern University, and has an extensive resume of fire and emergency services certifications.
The Weaverville Fire Department serves the public within the Town’s limits and the North Buncombe Fire District. Please feel free to call us about any of the following programs at (828) 645-3500. If you have an idea for a presentation or service not listed, call (828) 645-3500 and speak with our Fire Marshal Kyle Davis. We are always open to expanding our program offerings.
Blood Pressure Checks
Personnel of the Weaverville Fire Department are happy to check your blood pressure for you at anytime. Please come by the station and any of our staff will be happy to assist.
A member of the Weaverville Fire Department will staff an informational booth at your event and discuss educational, physical, and training requirements of the job and explain the application process to become a firefighter.
Child Car Seat Safety Inspections
The Weaverville Fire Department will be happy to check your child’s car seat installaion according to proper safety standards. In order to have your child’s seat checked, you need only to go to the Fire Station and ask one of the firefighters to check the seat for you or offer training on the proper installation. If you would like to contact the Department by phone to schedule the check, please call the Department.
Community Outreach and Education
The Weaverville Fire Department conducts a variety of public education presentations and attends many community events. All of our public education outreach is delivered free of charge. To schedule a presentation or request that fire department staff attend your event, please call the Department.
Fire Extinguisher Training
The Weaverville Fire Department is happy to train residents and workers of Town businesses on the proper use of fire extinguishers.
Fire Safety Presentations
A trained member of our Fire Department will speak to your church, community group, HOAs, or at your place of business, to deliver specially prepared fire safety messages and provide fire safety materials.
We will send a truck or a firefighter to your school to teach fire safety messages and show the fire truck and our fire gear. We can specially tailor a fire safety message to align with your curriculum needs.
Fire Station Tours
The Weaverville Fire Station, located at 3 Monticello Road is open to the public every day. If we’re not on a call, we’ll happily show you and your family around the station and the fire trucks. If you’ll be visiting with a group, please call or email to schedule a time and station at least two (2) weeks in advance to ensure availability.
Home Safety Inspections
We will visit your home and conduct a room to room survey to look for potential fire hazards and offer suggestions to keep you and your family safer. In addition, we conduct Foster Home Fire Inspections.
Smoke Alarm Assistance
The fire department offers assistance with smoke alarms. If you need help testing an alarm, changing the battery, installing or replacing an alarm, call or email to schedule a time with a fire department representative. We are unable to replace hardwired alarms if the wiring harnesses are not compatible.
If you would like to make a donation to the fire department, please visit our online payment platform and choose “Donation to Fire Department” from the dropdown menu. You can also pay the “Flow Test Fee for Fire Systems” through the platform as well. Just choose the option from the dropdown menu and enter your service address in the provided field.
We truly appreciate your support!
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 should I do if I see an emergency vehicle approaching while I’m 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 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 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 or make a quick stop?
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.”
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