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Swannanoa Fire Department Seeks Donations for Fire Danger Signs

May, 2011

The Swannanoa Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) is asking for the community’s help in raising funds for two U.S. Forest Service- approved “Smokey Bear” fire danger signs to promote awareness of wildfire danger in our community.  One sign will be placed in front of the SVFD substation on Bee Tree Rd., while the other will be displayed at a central location on US HWY 70.  The signs will display the current fire danger for that day while also serving as a constant reminder of the threat of wildland fire.

The Swannanoa Volunteer Fire Department strives to provide information and protection regarding wildfire danger in our community. Last year, SVFD worked in cooperation with the NC Forest Service to achieve the goal of developing the first Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) in Buncombe County.  The fire danger signs are an important step in raising awareness and making our community a safer place.

The SVFD is asking the community to take a stand against wildland fire by making a tax-deductible donation to reduce the threat of wildfire in our community.  To make a donation for the fire danger signs, please visit or mail a donation to the SVFD main station at 103 South Ave., Swannanoa NC 28778.  Please earmark your donation for fire danger signs.

If you have any questions regarding this project or the CWPP, please contact Chip Myers, Captain/Wildland-Urban Interface Specialist, Swannanoa Fire and Rescue, at 686-3335, ext. 617 (office), 273-9738 (cell), or

The Swannanoa Volunteer Fire Department thanks the community for its support and generosity with this project.

The Community Works When We Work Together!

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