Department Name: Skyland Fire & Rescue
Type Department: Combination
Number of Stations: 4
Number of Apparatus: 18
Brush trucks: 4
Chief’s or Command Vehicles: 2
Rescue Truck: 1
Do you provide EMS? Yes
What type: ALS
- Water rescue
- Confine space
- Search & Rescue
Annual Budget: 7,500,000
Area Covered Square miles: 54
Total Runs: 4562
Fire: 1596 EMS: 2966
Chief: Fire Chief Ryan Cole
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
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!