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available for people who are deaf or

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you know is hearing impaired please

contact us at 667-0798.

 

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Thu. Mar 23rd 2017
Congratulations Morgan Lewis

Please join us in Congratulating B Shift Engineer Morgan Lewis on his accomplishment last week of becoming a qualified NFPA 1...

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Mon. Mar 20th 2017
Congratulations to our newsest Officer

Congratulations to Mike Smathers for accepting the position of Volunteer Firefighter Coordinator for the Enka Candler Fire Re...

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Fri. Mar 10th 2017
Bid Opening

Friday March 10,2017 the Enka Candler Fire Rescue Board of Directors and with Firefighters and Officers present opened the bi...

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Enka Candler Fire & Rescue Department Inc.
85 Pisgah Highway
Candler, NC 28715
Non-Emergency: 828-667-0798
Emergency: 911

Enka Candler Fire & Rescue

We are located in Buncombe County North Carolina.  Our district covers 40 square miles with a population of approximately 20,785.  Our ISO rating is 5/9.

We operate two stations with 8 full-time and 1 part-time employee daily.


The Services we Provide Include:

Emergency Medical Response at the EMT - Intermediate Level

Fire Suppression

Technical Rescue

Fire Prevention and Public Education

Child Passenger Seat Installation Education

Community CPR Classes

 

FIREFIGHTERS PRAYER

When I'm called to duty God
wherever flames may rage
give me strength to save a life
whatever be its age
Help me to embrace a little child
before it is too late
or save an older person from
the horror of that fate
Enable me to be alert
to hear the weakest shout
and quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out
I want to fill my calling and
to give the best in me
to guard my neighbor and
protect his property
And if according to your will
I have to lose my life
bless with your protecting hand
my children and my wife.

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Thank you Trevor Williams!

Trevor is an upcoming senior at East Henderson High.

Trevor donated and installed "In God We Trust" decals

on all of our vehicles.

Would you like to be a volunteer?

To become a volunteer firefighter you must be 18 years of age and live within one (1) mile of our district boundary. 

Applications can be found under File Library.

 

 
 

Fire Safety Outdoors

Check local laws on burning. Some communities allow burning only during specified hours while others forbid it entirely and make sure to obtain a burning permit

Check the weather; don't burn on dry, windy days and consider alternatives to burning. Some types of debris - such as leaves, grass and stubble - may be of more

 value if used for compost. It is always illegal to burn household trash or any other non-vegetative matter.

Cool all a lantern, stove or heater before refueling. Place it on the ground in a cleared area before filling. If fuel spills, move the appliance to a new clearing before

 lighting it. Recap and store flammable liquid containers in a safe place. Never light lanterns and stoves inside a tent, trailer or camper. If you use a lantern or stove

 inside a tent or trailer, be sure to have adequate ventilation and always read and follow instructions provided by the manufacturer.

When smoking outdoors grind out your cigarette, cigar or pipe tobacco in the dirt. Never grind it on a stump or log. It is unsafe to smoke while walking or riding a 

horse or trail bike. Use your ashtray while in your car and never dump used cigarettes out the window.

After using burning charcoal briquettes, douse them thoroughly with water. Don't just sprinkle a bit over the coals. When soaked; stir the coals and soak them again.

 Be sure they are out - cold! Then carefully feel the coals with your bare hands to be sure they are extinguished.

Build campfires away from overhanging branches, steep slopes, rotten stumps, logs, dry grass and leaves. Pull any extra wood away from the fire. Keep plenty of 

water handy and have a shovel for throwing dirt on the fire if it gets out of control

Never leave a campfire unattended. Even a small breeze could quickly cause the fire to spread. After use, drown the fire with water. Make sure all embers, coals

 and sticks are wet. Move rocks - there may be more burning embers underneath. Stir the remains, add more water, and stir again. Be sure all burned material has been

 extinguished and cooled. If you do not have water, use dirt. Mix enough soil or sand with the embers. Continue adding and stirring until all material is cooled then feel all

 materials with your bare hand. Make sure that no roots are burning and do not bury your coals - they can smolder and ignite.

Monitor for local and current state burn bans that may restrict outdoor burning. Contact your fire department or call 828-250-6777 for Buncombe County area to make

 sure you are not violating any open burning regulations.

 

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Fire Safety Tips
Don't run extension cords under rugs or carpets.

Replace frayed electrical cords before they burn or cause a fire.

Keep combustibles away from the furnace.

An electrical outlet or switch that is unusually hot to the touch may indicate a dangerous wiring condition.

Always extinguish the fire in a wood stove before leaving the house and before going to bed.

An electric blanket should not be tucked in at the sides. It may overheat and start a fire.

Unplug your hair dryer or any other small appliance in the bathroom when not in use.

News Headlines
Thu. Mar 23rd 2017
Please join us in Congratulating B Shift Engineer Morgan Lewis on his accomplishment last week of becoming a qualified NFPA 1001 Fire Service Instructor.  His accomplishment will not only help us, but also with his volunteer department.  Watch out people you might learn something and have ...
Mon. Mar 20th 2017
Congratulations to Mike Smathers for accepting the position of Volunteer Firefighter Coordinator for the Enka Candler Fire Rescue Department.  Mike will hold the position to help train and schedule time for the volunteers to join in the activities and daily duties associated with one of the bus...
Fri. Mar 10th 2017
Friday March 10,2017 the Enka Candler Fire Rescue Board of Directors and with Firefighters and Officers present opened the bid packages for the next Engine to provide service to our community. 
Sat. Mar 4th 2017
Today our specially trained members from B shift and support crew were called to stabilize a structure on the east side of the county after being struck by a vehicle.  Excellent job to all those involved. The task was completed and everyone came home.
Fri. Mar 3rd 2017
Please join us in welcoming Ms. Hope Miriam Holland to our world, the daughter of Captain and Mrs. Daniel Holland. Born 3/2/17. This little bundle of joy was 10.6 lbs and 20 inches.  Congratulations Captain Holland and family. 
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