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We are proud to announce we are ISO Class 3 Rating
Skyland Fire Department Annual Meeting
Due to the COVID Pandemic restrictions and risks the Skyland Fire & Rescue Corporation Annual Meeting scheduled for July 13th 2020 will be postponed to a later date when the meeting can be conducted safely and within the restriction allowing for the attendance of the citizens of Skyland Fire District. The rescheduled meeting will be accompanied with the required 10 day notification prior to occurrence. Any questions may be directed to Fire Chief Ryan Cole at 828-684-6421 ext 302.
Use of Facilities for meetings and events
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are canceling ALL use of our facilities for events and meetings until further notice. During this time we will also try to have construction completed to the upstairs meeting room at our main station. We apologize for any inconvenience this may occur, thank you.
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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.