1901 Fire Chief Matthew Shelton Full-Time 
1911 Deputy Fire Chief  Joseph Gardner Part-Time
1921 Assistant Chief Brian Patterson Volunteer
Full-Time Staff
1902 District Captain Steven Clark Full-Time
1913 A-Shift Lieutenant Rob Cutchins Full-Time
1914 A-Shift Firefighter II / EMT John Gruber Full-Time
1923 B-Shift Lieutenant Matthew Tweed Full-Time
1924 B-Shift Firefighter II / EMT   Full-Time
1933 C-Shift  Lieutenant Justin Haskins Full-Time
1934 C-Shift Firefighter II / EMT Richard Presley Full-Time
1904  Firefighter/ Eng Don Colbath Volunteer
1906  Firefighter  Aubriana Van Horn Volunteer
1908 Swiftwater Rescue Lucas Evans Volunteer
1915  Firefighter II / EMT Jason Ayers Volunteer
1916  Firefighter II / AEMT  Kevin Tipton Volunteer
1935  Firefighter II / EMT Sarah Shelton Volunteer
1936  Firefighter II / EMT Jarrett Myers Volunteer
1938 Firefighter II / EMT Zach Hart Volunteer
1955 Firefighter II / EMT-P Roger Banks Volunteer
1976 Cadet Noah Miller Volunteer
1977 Cadet Olivia Yarborough Volunteer
1978 Cadet Taheylee Yarborough Volunteer
1979 Jr. Firefighter Samantha Corley Volunteer
1986 Rescue Tech Michael Purdy Volunteer
1994 Rescue Tech Karin Perk Volunteer
Part-Time Staff
1925 Firefighter II  / EMT Matthew Papay Part-Time
1926 Firefighter II / EMT Matthew Ruff Part-Time
1928 Firefighter  II / AEMT Dorralynn Robinson Part-Time
1945 Firefighter II / AEMT Jacob Bishop Part-Time
1974 Chaplin Dean Haney Auxillary
1975 Support Sheila Patterson  Auxillary


Board Members

Chris Shirlin President
Bobby Roberts Vice President
Kathy Treadway Treasurer
Kristy Holister Secretary
Rob Cutchins  
Roger Banks  
Don Colbath  


Where to Find Us:

French Broad Vol. Fire Rescue Inc.
572 Fletcher Martin Rd

Alexander, NC 28701

Phone: 828 683-3651

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French Broad Fire and Rescue is proud to announce that we have partnered with Columbia Southern University to provide our fighters the opportunity to obtain there Associate's Degree in Fire science through the CSU Learning Partnership. Thank You Columbia Southern for your partnership.

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