Skyland Fire and Rescue

Department Name: Skyland Fire & Rescue

County: Buncombe

Type Department: Combination

ISO: 3


Fire Chief Ryan Cole

Number of Stations: 4

Number of Apparatus: 18

Pumpers: 5

Tankers: 3

Brush trucks: 4

Chief’s or Command Vehicles: 2

Rescue Truck: 1

Specialty: 2

Do you provide EMS? Yes

What type: ALS

Specialty Operations:

  • Water rescue
  • Confine space
  • Wildland
  • Search & Rescue

Annual Budget: 7,500,000

Area Covered Square miles: 54

Population: 28,000

Total Runs: 4562

Fire: 1596 EMS: 2966

Chief: Fire Chief Ryan Cole

Chief Officers:

Deputy Chief Trevor Lance

Division Chief Shane Harris

Division Chief Mike Staton

Division Chief Rick Wood

Division Chief Zach Cicillian

Battalion Chief Eric Barnwell

Battalion Chief Brian Grindstaff

Other Officers: 12 Captains

Number of Members: 101 Paid Full/Part time: 82 Volunteer: 19

Address: #9 Miller Road S. Asheville, NC 28803


Phone: 828-684-6424

Community Outreach:

Provide public education in schools and business, do community awareness on risk assessments throughout the district, and working on community connect through First Due.

Top Two concerns in your community: Urban Interface and Community Awareness

What are you doing for fundraising? Picture Drive

What upgrades will you make in your department this year?

Purchase of a ladder and engine

What special hazards or unique businesses in your community?

Within the district we have the following:

  • A large river that divides the district – French Broad River, we cover (2) Interstates – I-26 and I-40, have Asheville Airport within our district, Railroad that runs through the district, We cover National Forest land and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

What makes you special?

Like all departments, We feel that we have some of the best, if not the best, firefighters in the state!

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