Your Success Is Our Mission
Serving Henderson and Transylvania Counties in Western North Carolina
WNC Fire and Rescue College 2

Sponsors and Special Thanks

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Sponsors of the
WNC Fire and Rescue College

Special Thanks


Sponsored by 

Blue Ridge Community College
Henderson County Fire and Rescue Association
Transylvania County Fire Chief’s Association
Henderson County Fire and Rescue Departments
Transylvania County Fire and Rescue Departments
Western North Carolina Association of Rescue Squads and Rescue Providers



Special Thanks

Special thanks to the following for their contribution to the Western North Carolina Fire and Rescue College:

North Carolina Association of Rescue Squad and EMS, Inc.
North Carolina Department of Insurance, Office of the State Fire Marshal


 Balsam Grove Fire Department
Chief Burt Hogsed

Bat Cave Fire and Rescue
Chief Richard Barnwell

Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue
Interim Chief Tony Brown

Brevard Fire Department
Chief Craig Budzinski 

Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue
Chief Davie Summey

Connestee Falls Fire Rescue
Chief Keith Owen

Dana Fire and Rescue
Chief Jimmy Womack

Edneyville Fire and Rescue
Chief Robert Griffin

Etowah-Horseshoe Fire and Rescue
Chief Michael Hudgins

Fletcher Fire and Rescue
Chief Greg Garland

Gerton Fire and Rescue
Chief Robert “Jay” Alley

Green River Fire and Rescue
Chief Dustin Nicholson

Henderson County EMS
Manager Mike Barnett

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Henderson County Rescue Squad
Chief Jimmy Brissie

Hendersonville Fire Department
Chief Joe Vindigni

Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue
Chief Cameron West

Little River Fire Department
Chief Jason Merrill

Mills River Fire and Rescue
Chief Rick Livingston

Mountain Home Fire and Rescue
Chief Mahlon Hudgins

North Transylvania Fire Department
Chief Donnie Kilpatrick

Rosman Fire Rescue
Chief Richard Lanning

Saluda Fire and Rescue
Chief Shane Hamilton

Transylvania County EMS
Director Robert “Bobby” Cooper

Transylvania County Rescue Squad
Chief Dale Whitlock

Valley Hill Fire and Rescue
Chief Tim Garren

Wolf Tree Aviation LLC
Chief Pilot Bob Twomey




Anchor-Richey EVS

Assurance Arms

Axe and Awl Leatherworks

Captain Jeff

Carolina Emergency Lighting Equipment

Carolina Fire Services, Inc.

Coastal Fire Equipment

East Coast Fire Apparatus

Fire Engine Collectibles

Fisher Sportswear

Hill’s Emergency Light Sales

Kimball Communications

LAS First Response

L&A Emergency Equipment Inc.

Life’s A Stitch

Municipal Emergency Services, Inc.

My Angel Tool, LLC.

Newton’s Fire and Safety Equipment

North American Rescue

Mountain Tek Rescue Equipment

Radio Communications Company

Rhinehart Fire Services

Southeastern Emergency Equipment

Stevens Fire Equipment

Tarheel Emergency Sales

Vest Sales Service, Inc.

Verizon Wireless


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