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Sign Up for Buncombe's Emergency Notification System

When emergency situations happen, time is the most important factor in keeping yourself and your family safe. Recent events have taught us that the sooner you know to about a dangerous situation, the better. With Nixle, you can sign up to receive emergency texts directly from Emergency Services as soon as disaster strikes. Text BCALERT to 888-777 to sign yourself up today, or go to and click the Nixle button: Nixle Button Smaller on the center of the page. When you sign up, we will be able to send you emergency notifications or alerts.

Nixle communicates with the public by text messaging, email, and voice messaging, providing communications to the public for emergency communications and alerts such as traffic safety tips, County office closings, and news about various agencies.


Locate & Contact

Emergency Services



Van Taylor Jones
ES Director
P: (828) 250-6600
F: (828) 250-6609

Emergency Services
164 Erwin Hills Road
Asheville, NC 28806

Hours of Operation

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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