​​​​​Asheville Fire Fighters Association Local 332

Learning From Experience 


Fire Safety and Prevention are among the top priorities from the proceeds from our benefit concerts. The goal is to create a safer place to live and raise our families in Asheville and the Western North Carolina region.


Teaching The Next Generation


​​Fire Escape is a week-long program for area junior high students who are interested in potentially becoming fire fighters. Youth learn how to extinguish small fires, operate a water hose and, in full turnout gear, complete an obstacle course. Thanks to support from you, Asheville Fire Fighters are the No. 1 sponsor of the program.



The Asheville Fire Fighters Association represents the professional fire fighters of Asheville and has been proudly serving our community since 1946. We have made saving lives and property our lifelong profession and are asking the community to stand behind our efforts. In order to raise funds for our educational and safety programs, we are hosting a benefit concert featuring Sister Hazel with songs like "All For You" "Champagne High" and "Change Your Mind". The concert will be held Friday, April 7th at 8:00 pm at the US Cellular Center.

By purchasing tickets for our event, you are helping to support our many outstanding programs in Asheville and Western North Carolina. These include:


  • SUPPORTING CAMP CELEBRATE to help provide aid and recovery to young burn victims. Camp Celebrate offers these children an opportunity to overcome adversity, learn, grow, and experience success.
  • PURCHASE OF A "FIRE SAFETY HOUSE ON WHEELS"  This amazing tool allows our firefighters to teach thousands of children in Asheville and Western North Carolina how to escape from a home fire. The lives of our children are our number one priority.
  • FREE SMOKE DETECTORSto the elderly, hearing impaired and less fortunate. Our fire fighters have witnessed, first hand, the loss of life resulting from the absence of these units.
  • PURCHASE OF A THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA (TIC) By allowing us to see through smoke, we can locate trapped victims and fallen fire fighters quickly. This life saving device is an invaluable tool in our arsenal against fire.
  • SPONSOR THE PREVENTION AND LIFE SAFETY (PALS) PROGRAM in local schools.
  • BURN OUT FUND to assist individuals and families who have lost their home to a house fire. Being first on the scene we are the first to help.


The Fire Fighters of our nation have one of the most hazardous occupations in terms of death and injury. Working with our citizens of Asheville and Buncombe County, perhaps we can change these statistics.

With the help of our friends in the community, we hope to make Asheville and Western North Carolina a safer place to live and raise our families.

Sincerely,

Mike Marshall,


President:

Asheville Fire Fighters Association

AFFA Fire Safety Programs


Our benefit concerts help fund and support different facets of fire fighting, fire and safety education and victim support. Over the years, your donations have helped purchase a fire safety trailer, which teaches elementary school children fire safety; smoke detectors for the elderly and low-income families whom otherwise wouldn't have them in their homes; and coloring books for second graders that encourage fire safety.