“Protecting the Friendliest Town in the South”
Chief James “Tank” Waters
Chief’s Office: 828.859.9566
Officially chartered in 1922, the Tryon Fire Department provides fire prevention and suppression, emergency medical services at the basic life support level and heavy rescue services throughout the Town of Tryon, Tryon Township and the Foothills Fire Service Area.
The Tryon Fire Department strives to provide services in a professional manner which reflects the sense of dedication and purpose, personal integrity and a high level of training by all of its personnel. Our mission is threefold: First, the preservation of life; Second, the stabilization of all incidents; Third, the conservation of property.
This mission is accomplished through the provision of the broad spectrum of services
offered by the department, developing and maintaining good relationships with all the patrons we serve, and by providing programs in the area of fire and life safety education. The department is committed to protecting and preserving the health of our personnel and our promise to them is to return them safely home after every incident.