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With the growth of our community, we must be committed to improving our equipment, training, response and dedication to this fine area of Haywood County.


Our Apparatus is needed to transport firefighters to an incident scene with the right equipment and tools needed to fight fires.


The Junaluska Fire Department Board of Directors, consists of nine members, and meets on the first Tuesday of each month except for the annual meeting which is on the third Tuesday of June.

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The search for Chad Seger resumed this morning with over 120 searchers from multiple agencies from as far away as Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Kannapolis.

In addition to ground search teams, a K9 unit is being employed today. A North Carolina Highway Patrol helicopter team provided air support yesterday and may be used again as needed.

Today's search area expands on areas searched yesterday while continuing to focus on the Shining Rock Wilderness and Black Balsam Knob areas in detail.

All credible leads from social media and local hikers continue to be followed up on and the Incident Management Team encourages the public to keep sharing tips or possible sightings.

The Black Balsam area of the parkway will continue to be very busy with emergency vehicles and searchers today, visitors are encouraged to make alternate plans and avoid the area.

Missing Person Alert:

Chad Seger of Asheville, NC was last known to have been in the Black Balsam area of Pisgah National Forest on Monday, October 12.

If you have been hiking anytime this week in the Black Balsam, Sam Knob, Mountains to Sea area of the Pisgah National Forest and have seen Chad Seger or have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office at 828-452-6600.