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Mars Hill Fire Department

Emergency number 911
Non-Emergency Number 689-2022
Email: [email protected]

Mission Statement of Fire Department
To assure the safety of life and property of the citizens of the Town of Mars Hill and the surrounding communities to the best of our abilities.

Town of Mars Hill and Mars Hill fire district
The fire department provides fire protection to both the Town of Mars Hill and the Mars Hill fire district which extends from Petersburg to Buncombe and Yancey county lines and to Beech Glenn under a special fire district tax administered by Madison County.

Fire Stations
Main Station - 56 North Main Street
Auxiliary Building - 65 Ivy Street


Main Station - 56 North Main Street

Equipment - The department operates one Engine, a 75' Ladder Truck, 3 Pumper-Tankers, 2 Brush Trucks, one Service Truck, 2 First Responder/Multi-Purpose Vehicles, and one 4-Wheeler ATV.

Fire Insurance Rating: Mars Hill Town Limits and those areas located within 1000' of a fire hydrant which are Class 5. Those in the Rural District within 5 road miles from the station are a Class 6. Those in the Rural District that are over 5 miles but not more that 6 miles from the station are Class 9-E. All others in the Mars Hill response District are Class 10.

Burning Permits - As a convenience and assistance to the NC Forest Service, buring permits may be obtained at the Mars Hill Fire Department.

Applications - Applications are taken anytime. Members are accepted 1 time per year, usually at the end of December or the first of January. Fax Application to 828-689-5701 or Email to [email protected].

Fire Department History

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Download Fire Prevention Ordinance

Download Fire Prevention Permit Application

Download Schedule of Fines