The Skyland Fire Department offers a variety of fire prevention, emergency medical assistance, rescue, risk management and disaster response services. The department s fire crew responds to fires, hazardous material spills and rescues. The Skyland Fire Department provides services to more than 11,000 residents. It maintains a staff of more than 70 active volunteers, including over 30 full-time employees, approximately five part-time employees and nearly 10 associate members. The department provides training and educational programs in general safety, emergency response and lifesaving techniques. In addition, it works to protect lives, property and environment from the threats and occurrences of emergencies. The Skyland Fire Department is located in Asheville, N.C.