AFD Museum

We are in the process of organizing a space at Headquarters downtown to showcase recovered AFD equipment and memorabilia.   We are always looking for department history and items that have been lost over the years so if you have any leads please let us know.  For updates, you can follow us by entering your email in the tab on the right side of the page.

If you wish to donate an item that pertains to the history of the Asheville Fire Department, please contact us.

Saving Old Station 4

Station 4 closed in 1976.  A dream reuse would be a fire museum, but a great deal of money, personal time, and remodeling would be needed to make that dream come true.  An effort was made to receive a multi-million dollar grant to remodel the station for use as an active fire station, but the effort failed.  The buildings roof had a bad replacement by a now-defunct roofing company.  Water leaks into the building causing the plaster to fall. The Arson Task Force moved out several years ago and the building has since been closed.  It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.  The future of old Station 4 is uncertain and many people including the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County are worried about what will happen to it.  Saving this iconic building is one of our greatest needs for preserving our history.  If you can help, please come forward.