Safety & Security
The City of Asheville Fire Department is recognized as one of the premier fire and rescue departments in North Carolina. The department is an accredited agency and has earned an ISO class 3 public protection classification.
The department is prepared to respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition to fire suppression, the department provides first responder emergency medical services, vehicle accident extrication as well as trench and high angle rescue service, swift water rescue service and fire and life safety inspections and education.
The City of Asheville Police Department is dedicated to providing a safe city with safe neighborhoods. The department utilizes the strengths, experiences and specialties of its 241 sworn and non-sworn men and women and more than 150 volunteers.
The Asheville Police Department is a nationally accredited police department through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.