About us

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

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 - Nicole Lee
Jeff Buice
David Knighton
Mark McMeans
Buddy Masters
John Davidson

Board of Directors meet the second Tuesday of every month, 7pm, at the Bee Tree Sub Station. You can view our public calendar HERE .
Please confirm the meeting in case of inclement 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 homes/apartments, 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.