Bryson City Fire Department

Bryson City Fire Department is established to protect the lives and property of residents and visitors within our established jurisdictions through proactive fire prevention and safety programs and timely, professional response to emergency incidents.

Operating as usual

Photos from Bryson City Fire Department's post 06/02/2022

On the 27th of May one of our volunteers, Darius Blanton, successfully competed the fire academy at AB-Tech. Please join us in congratulating him and recognizing his hard work.

Photos from Bryson City Fire Department's post 05/19/2022

Yesterday around 2:21pm BCFD along with Alarka Fire Department, West Swain Fire Department, Qualla Fire and Rescue and Cherokee Fire & Rescue were paged to a structure fire on East Deep Creek. No injuries were reported. Thank you to all responding agencies for your assistance.

Swain County Sheriff's Office
Alarka Fire Department
West Swain Fire Department
EBCI Cherokee Fire and Rescue
Qualla Fire/Rescue

Photos from Bryson City Fire Department's post 05/14/2022

Last night around 11:48pm BCFD along with Alarka Fire Department, and West Swain Fire Department were paged to a confirmed structure fire that had possibly spread to a second house. Units arrived on scene to find a single wide trailer fully involved. Fire had not spread to any other buildings. No injuries were reported. Cause of the fire is under investigation. Thank you to all responding agencies for your assistance.

Swain County Sheriff's Office
Alarka Fire Department
West Swain Fire Department

05/12/2022

On Tuesday (5/10/22) members of BCFD participated in career day at Swain County High School. Firefighters spoke with students about the duties of a firefighter and career opportunities in surrounding departments. BCFD currently offers a Junior Firefighter program in which teens between the ages of 14-18 learn the duties and responsibilities of firefighting. BCFD is a volunteer fire department and is accepting applications for volunteer firefighters and volunteer junior firefighters.

Photos from Bryson City Fire Department's post 05/12/2022

Early this morning crews from BCFD, Alarka FD, Cherokee Fire & Rescue, and Swain County Sheriff’s Office responded to Coopers Creek Gas Station due to an active leak from a supply hose on the propane filling station. No injuries we’re reportered. Thank you to all responding agencies for your assistance.

Alarka Fire Department
EBCI Cherokee Fire and Rescue
Swain County Sheriff's Office

Photos from Bryson City Fire Department's post 05/07/2022

BCFD personnel responded to calls for assistance in the deep creek community during yesterdays storms. We would like to thank Swain County Sheriff's Office, Swain County Rescue Squad, Swain County 911 Dispatchers, DOT, Duke Power and Alarka Fire Department for the combined response to assist those in need and restore access to the Deep Creek Community

Photos from Bryson City Fire Department's post 04/05/2022

Assistant Chief Brent Arvey and Assistant Chief Garrett Taylor are spending the day today in Bradenton Florida performing the final inspection on Bryson City’s new engine. The hope is for this truck to be in Bryson by the end of the month.

Photos from Bryson City Fire Department's post 04/01/2022

Just after 3am this morning (4/1/22) BCFD along with Alarka Fire Department, West Swain Fire Department, EBCI Cherokee Fire and Rescue, Qualla Fire/Rescue were paged to a structure fire on Franklin Grove church Rd. All occupants were out of the house prior to fire department arrival. No injuries were reported. Swain County EMS stood by in case of injuries and Swain County Sheriff's Office assisted with road closures and traffic control. We once again offer a very large thank you to all the assisting agencies.

03/31/2022

During last nights storm BCFD responded to multiple calls due to high winds including 3 fires. All fires were caused by downed power lines. Fire Department personnel were able to save 3 structures at Hideaway Campground, 2 more structures near Wolfe Campground in Cherokee and sadly,1 structure was destroyed on Shepherds Creek. Thank you to all departments who helped and prayers for the family who lost their home.

Alarka Fire Department West Swain Fire Department EBCI Cherokee Fire and Rescue

03/30/2022

Conditions remain dry and windy, making outdoor fires extremely dangerous. If you can delay your open burning until significant rainfall has occurred, it may prevent an escaped fire.

Photos from Bryson City Fire Department's post 03/28/2022

The fires in the Coopers Creek and Galbraith Creek communities have been well documented by local news sources. We would like to thank all of the agencies that have helped these last couple of days.

We would also like to thank the community for the support, prayers, food and drinks.

Alarka Fire Department, West Swain Fire Department, Qualla Fire/Rescue, EBCI Cherokee Fire and Rescue, Swain County Sheriff's Office, Cowee Volunteer Fire/Rescue, Burningtown-Iotla Fire & Rescue, Swain County Emergency Management, Swain County EMS, Savanah Fire Department, NC Forest Service, US Park Service, EBCI BIA

03/26/2022

**INCREASED FIRE DANGER FOR MOST OF THE STATE ON SATURDAY**

The combination of low fuel moisture, gusty winds and low minimum relative humidity will result in increased fire danger for most of the state on Saturday. Outdoor burning is discouraged.
For more information: https://bit.ly/3dAMdgs

If you do burn, you are advised to use extreme caution. For wildfire prevention tips: https://bit.ly/3iEoHAJ

Photos from Bryson City Fire Department's post 03/21/2022

BCFD along with Alarka Fire Department, West Swain Fire Department, EBCI Cherokee Fire and Rescue were paged to a structure fire at 6121 Ela Rd. Swain County Sheriff's Office arrived on scene to find a outside fire threatening multiple structures. Units on scene protected 2 structures and assisted the N.C Forest Service. We would like to thank all departments for their assistance.

03/21/2022

All the smoke drifting into the area is coming from a prescribed burn in the Nantahala area.

Photos from Atlantic Emergency Solutions's post 03/16/2022

A look at our new engine currently being built. We would like to thank the mayor of Bryson City, the town manager, and the members of the town board for making this happen so that we can better serve our community.

03/10/2022

We would like to thank firefighter Hank Baker for his years of service! We wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors!

Photos from EBCI Cherokee Fire and Rescue's post 03/10/2022

We would like to thank Alarka Fire Department, West Swain Fire Department, EBCI Cherokee Fire and Rescue, Qualla Fire/Rescue North Carolina Forest Service and Swain County EMS for all there help this past Saturday 3/5/22 on this Structure and Wildland Fire.

02/09/2022

2/4/22 at approx. 11:35pm Cherokee Fire & Rescue responded to a fully involved structure fire on Wilbur Sequoyah in the Big Cove community. The house was not occupied, and no injuries were reported. While fighting the fire crews were diverted to Bunches Creek for a vehicle in the river. 3 occupants of the vehicle were rescued from the river by firefighters. No injuries reported. Special thanks to Cherokee Fire and Rescue for all they do to ensure the safety of our community.
Also, thank you to Bryson City Fire Department and Qualla Fire Department for their assistance.

Photos from Bryson City Fire Department's post 01/30/2022

This morning (1/30/22) BCFD was requested mutual aid,by Cherokee Fire & Rescue, to a single family residential structure fire. No civilian injuries were reported. A great job was done by all the Cherokee, Bryson City, and Qualla fire department Firefighters despite the sub freezing temperatures.

Bryson City Fire Chief Charles Bryson honored with statewide award | Smoky Mountain Times, Bryson City, North Carolina 01/21/2022

Bryson City Fire Chief Charles Bryson honored with statewide award | Smoky Mountain Times, Bryson City, North Carolina

We are proud to announce that Fire Chief Charles Bryson has been selected at the North Carolina Fire Chiefs Association Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year! We our proud to call Chief Bryson one of our own!

Bryson City Fire Chief Charles Bryson honored with statewide award | Smoky Mountain Times, Bryson City, North Carolina Hannah Styles [email protected]

01/13/2022

Last night (1/12/22) Bryson City Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported. We would like to give a shout out to Alarka VFD, West Swain Fire Department, Cherokee Fire & Rescue, Qualla Fire & Rescue and Swain County EMS for all the help.

We would like to use this opportunity to remind residents to have their chimneys inspected and cleaned regularly, use caution with portable heaters and ensure their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.

11/29/2021

Due to low humidity, winds and dry vegetation, increased fire danger exists for most of the state. Postpone any outdoor burning, especially across the Mountains, Piedmont and Sandhills. If you do burn, check for local restrictions on open burning. Use extreme caution. Have a water source and phone nearby. Never leave a fire unattended.

11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. We hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday!

10/18/2021

ATTENTIONS HOMEOWNERS

If saw an increase in your homeowners insurance due to our rating in the Tuckasegee District being lowered you need to question it with your insurance company. We have heard from multiple individuals who have said theirs went up. Homeowners in our class 5 district should not have seen any change, while those that are in the 5 mile Class 6 radius should have seen a reduction.

09/14/2021

Interior Structural Firefighter

Photos from Bryson City Fire Department's post 09/13/2021

Last night Bryson City Fire Department assisted Cherokee Fire Department with extinguishing a structure fire on Fisher Branch Rd. We would like to thank everyone who helped helped with this effort.

06/21/2021

Being a firefighter isn't about any one town or any one department. It's about one mission; the safety of our constituents. Bryson City is a small town, but our reach is unlimited. This BCFD patch is on the other side of the country now with a young man who is just beginning his, very dedicated, life of service. We wish him well and hope to support many others on this path.

06/17/2021

Did you know!? Every year an average of 39 children across the US die from heat exposure in vehicles. Help us prevent this summer! Leaving your CELL PHONE near your child may help you remember they're in the back seat AND help you avoid using your phone while driving.

For more safety tips, visit: https://www.ncosfm.gov/injury-prevention/safe-kids/heatstroke-never-leave-your-child-alone

Timeline photos 06/15/2021

Timeline photos

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Fires have killed 54 people in North Carolina so far in 2021. State leaders say most homes didn't have working smoke alarms 06/11/2021

Fires have killed 54 people in North Carolina so far in 2021. State leaders say most homes didn't have working smoke alarms

Two Bryson City residents have been killed in fires already this year, here, IN OUR TOWN. Neither structure had working smoke alarms. These deaths are preventable!

If you aren't certain that your residence, or someone else's, has working smoke alarms (both types are needed, ionization and photoelectric), please contact us today! We have smoke alarms if you aren't able to get them and will gladly install them for you and/or conduct a fire safety survey of your home.

Fires have killed 54 people in North Carolina so far in 2021. State leaders say most homes didn't have working smoke alarms Already, 54 fire deaths have happened this year in North Carolina

06/09/2021

We received a very much appreciated gift for the station’s patch board from our good friends at Troy Fire Department in Troy, Michigan! They’ll be getting something from us soon!

We always enjoy sharing our station and passion for preparedness with visitors. If you’re in the Bryson City area, feel free to stop in for a station tour! If the bay doors are open, then we’re around.

Telephone

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150 Main Street
Bryson City, NC
28713

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

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