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About Us

501 (c)(3) non profit corporation (a tax-exempt, charitable organization).
EIN 56-1184138

Chartered in 1959

Fire & Rescues services are contracted to Buncombe County for the Swannanoa district

Board of Directors
Chairman- Ron Hillabrand
Vice Chair - Mike Cooke
Treasurer - Mark Norton
Secretary - Jane Hansel
Jeff Buice
Charles Graves
David Knighton
Mark McMeans
Steve Sheldon

Board of Directors meet the second Tuesday of every month at the Bee Tree Sub Station. Please confirm the meeting in case of incliment weather, changed dates etc.


25 Square Miles
The US Census does not cover the entire fire district and we generally estimate the population to be around 12,000 people.
Mix of wilderness, rural and suburban properties
Mix of residential, commercial, industrial, educational and other type of properties
Appx 7.5 Miles of Interstate (I-40)
57 bodies of water - Swannanoa river, Bee Tree Creek, Bee Tree Reservoir & 54 other ponds and lakes.

The fire department is funded from a fire tax on properties within the district, a portion of sales tax revenues, state reimbursement for state protected properties, homestead expemptions and by donations.

This area under revision/construction