To our community, neighbors, and friends,
Since 1954 the dedicated men and women of Skyland Fire & Rescue have been committed to providing professional and compassionate care to the community we call home, striving to ensure the service we provide aligns with the needs of those we are called to protect. Throughout the years, this has meant that our organization does not shy away from challenges or change, but rather seeks new and innovative ways to provide efficient and professional care to those in need. While we are extremely grateful for our past, we progressively look to the challenges of today. Many of our citizens face a growing need for a more definitive level of medical care and preventative education while still receiving quick and reliable on-scene emergency paramedic level care if needed.
With this in mind, we wish to inform you that Skyland Fire and Rescue will be transitioning to a new model of EMS service and prevention for the citizens of our fire district. On October 25, 2021, the Board of Directors unanimously voted to implement a Community Risk Reduction Program effective January 1, 2022. While this program will continue to ensure that we provide rapid on scene care at a Paramedic level, SFR will not be providing medical transport, but rather medical transport services will be provided by Buncombe County EMS effective January 1, 2022. The implementation of this program is a result of over two years of research, risk analysis, and input from EMS organizations here at home and abroad. We have strived to develop a program that matches the needs of our community rather than to allow “status quo” to be our motivating factor. Moving forward we are confident that this will provide a wider range of services and ensure a more definitive level of care to those we serve.
On behalf of the Skyland Fire & Rescue Command Staff and Board of Directors, we are grateful for your support and trust. We are confident the best is yet to come both for our community and organization.
In your service,
Skyland Fire & Rescue
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Is Currently Accepting Applications For
Full & Part-Time Firefighters
Skyland Fire & Rescue is hiring Full & Part-Time Firefighters.
NC Firefighter credentialed, NC EMT Basic, and successful completion of probationary period required.
Benefits include: health insurance, dental insurance, retirement, NC Firefighter pension fund, FSA account, life insurance, 401-K, uniform allowance, tuition scholarship opportunities, and more including advancement opportunities and service awards.
Annual Salary starting at $36,290 for full-time.
Please send resumes or questions to:
Captain Bryan Moore
Application Link Below:
Interested in Volunteering with Skyland Fire & Rescue
Contact Tony Reid, Volunteer Coordinator
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
We need your help!
Buncombe and Madison Counties and the municipalities within the counties are working together to become less vulnerable to natural disasters, and your participation in the process is important to us!
The counties, along with local jurisdictions and other partners, are working to update the multi-jurisdictional Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan identifies and assesses our community’s natural hazard risks and identifies strategies that determine how to best minimize or manage those risks.
This survey is an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that should help lessen the impacts of future hazard events.
Survey Link: https://s.surveyplanet.com/
Skyland Fire Rescue is Conducting Wildfire Assessment of Homes in the Skyland Fire District
The Wildfire Assessment is done by firefighters who are looking for hazards around the home that may prevent being able to defend the home from a wildfire.
Hazards that may exist around the home may include leaves, brush, or other combustibles that are close to the home.
Skyland Firefighters will be leaving door hangers on homes that has an above average risk for wildfire.
What Can You Do?
Remove combustibles, leaves, and brush at least thirty feet away from the home, decks, or anything that could carry the fire into the home.
What is Your Risk?
This year we have an elevated risk of wildfire due to the dry and hot conditions, which makes the forest burn much faster and hotter, which will continue until we have significant rain.
What is Defendable Space?
Defendable space is the area around your home that does not have brush, leaves, or combustibles which is preferably covered with grass or a non combustible.
Why Do You Need Defendable Space?
Defendable space provides you with a buffer to allow for firefighters to defend your home if a wildfire occurs and helps you and the firefighters protect your home.
What If You Have Questions?
You can Call Skyland Fire Department at any time and we can provide additional answers or have someone come and visit your home to assist you with your wildfire prevention plan.
You can also go to NFPA Firewise for more Information.
Below are the door hangers that are being placed on homes with an above average risk of wildfire as well as additional Wildfire Safety Tips
Help Us Protect and Defend Your Home From Wildfire.