We would like to inform our residents that we are now Officially a DOI Class 5/9 Rated Department! This means if your home is within 5 miles of either of the 3 stations you will see very substantial savings on your insurance premiums effective 1/1/2020. If your home is further than 5 miles but less than 6 miles you will be considered a Class 9. There are very few greater than 5 miles from a station and very very few over 6 miles. When we added the third station at Gold Anchor in preparation for our Rating Inspection it placed a large number of residents on the north end within 5 miles. These folks for the most part were previously greater than 5 miles some further than 6 from our main station. If you see a Volunteer, Board Member or Auxiliary, Please take time to Thank them! The entire organization supporting each other is how this was accomplished. Your fire department personnel worked extremely hard to achieve this. Here is a link to the official letter if anyone needs a copy.
Broad River Volunteer Fire & Rescue is pleased to offer its community a place to dispose of used cooking oil. The container is located beside the main station in a well lit area and available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Blue Ridge Bio-fuels will routinely empty the container so that the oil may be used for other purposes. There is a sign located at the bin which should answer any questions. We hope everyone will take advantage of this recycling program and tour the station while you are here.
Can emergency responders find you Day & Night? Help us to better serve You. Please ensure your home has a visible address marker. Markers are available at the Fire Station and can be made while you wait. The life they save may be your own. Under Buncombe County Fire Prevention Code all homes are required to have visible address numbers.
Link to Broad River Fire District Geo Referenced PDF Map (Use with Avenza PDF Map App for IOS or Android):
Note: View the standard link on the Files Page if you do not use QR reader or Avenza. Avenza has a QR reader built into the App.
Several weeks ago Broad River Volunteer Fire & Rescue was awarded a 2018 FEMA Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Grant totaling approximately $190,000. Grants typically save taxpayers thousands of dollars on much needed equipment. This grant was in two parts. The first part is for two modern heart...
Smokey Bear was Located this morning at Shope Creek Trailhead in Riceville following a tip received. The Fire Danger portion is still missing. Thanks for everyone’s help and support.
Broad River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department has recently been awarded the 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant for $180,000 to go towards a new truck. This is a huge savings for the department and our community. An RFP or Request For Pricing has been sent to 8 possible vendors with the depar...
Recently Broad River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department was notified of being awarded two separate grants. The first is a 50/50 matching grant through NC OSFM to purchase a commercial PPE (personal protective equipment) washer & dryer for the departments gear. This Grant will match up to app...
The Department would like to welcome Phil Elmore and Tracie Worley who were recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors. Phil and Tracie will be replacing Board Members JD Diefenbach and Ron Ericksen both of whom will be greatly missed on the Board. All of these folks care deeply for their F...
Responded mutual aid to Crooked Creek Fire Department for structure fire and woods fire.
Responded to structure fire with mutual aid from Bat Cave, Chimney Rock, and Garren Creek Fire Departments. Extinguished and overhauled.
Dispatched automatic aid to Black Mountain, NC for 8 wildland fires in a short period of time (1:35pm to 2:45pm).
Mutual Aid to Fairview Fire Department. Personnel on scene and standby at main station.
Wildland Fire endangering structures. Contained and extinguished. Mutual aid from Garren Creek Fire Department received.
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