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No Caption BBQ Fundraiser Blacksburg Vol. Fire Department

May 20

************* FUNDRAISER UPDATE NOW **************** PRE-ORDER BBQ BUTT SALE STARTING NOW. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRE-ORDER AN ENTIRE BUTT, PLEASE INBOX OUR PAGE BY 5:00PM FRIDAY EVENING (05/22/2020).

AFTER A SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND OF GREAT ACTIVITIES IN THE TOWN OF BLACKSBURG SC, THE BLACKSBURG VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DONATED, PARTICIPATED, AND SUPPORTED ALL LOCAL BUSINESSES ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Chief Enacts Municipal Burn Ban

April 10

In light of the SCFC burn ban, which went into effect on April 7, 2020, Blacksburg Fire Chief Donovan Ford has banned all burning types in town limits, as well as our response district as a whole. "We will honor the ban and I have further banned burning in all areas of town", Chief Ford stated. He has further directed all fire personnel to extinguish any and all outdoor fires discovered. This policy ... (Full Story)


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No Caption SCFC Issues Burn Ban Statewide

April 07

The South Carolina Forestry Commission has enacted a complete and total burn ban across the state effective 4/7/2020.

The current ideal conditions for a potentially devastating wildfire coupled with a low inversion layer in the near future, which results in low laying smoke, were the reasons behind the ban. Under no circumstances may any burn, whether recreational or yard debris, be conducted. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Winter Outdoor Burning

January 02

A Happy New Year from us here at Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department.

The winter months bring about the need for yard cleaning; this can include yard debris burning. The winter months are also wildfire season in South Carolina. A small ember can travel up to a mile away and ignite a wildfire. Low humidity, dry fuels, and slight winds is the perfect remedy to ignite a potentially devastating wildfire.

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Truck 91 Doing It
Truck 91 Doing It

NO WAY DOWN, WE'VE GOT YOU

December 24

Tower 91 on a call for a worker stranded on a disabled scissor lift this afternoon. Crews took all safety precautions as the worker was transferred from the lift to the Aerialscope.
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Fire Extinguisher Training

October 29

Blacksburg Volunteer Firefighters assisted Milliken (Magnolia Finishing) with Fire Extinguisher Training today. Members discussed the PASS Method (PULL AIM SQUEEZE SWEEP) that demonstrated the proper technique to discharge a fire extinguisher. If your business, school, company, church, or any other organization would like to have a demonstration performed at your facility, please contact the Blacksburg ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Stress and Our Profession

October 25

Normally fire fighters at Blacksburg fire department are training every Thursday doing some kind of physical skill or task. This past Thursday gave personnel invaluable training on post-incident care of themselves and their fellow firefighters.

At times, firefighters will encounter situations or incidents that they may find overwhelming or traumatic. During these times, we conduct a CISD, or a Critical ... (Full Story)


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Heating System Check

October 16

As we head into the cooler months, we will begin using our heating systems. Before using them for the winter, make sure they are clean and in good working order.

HVAC systems and other "heat pumps" should be ran on approximately 75 degrees for an hour during the day while you're home. This will burn off any dust or other particles that may be in your system.

Chimneys should be swept and inspected ... (Full Story)


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Structure fire

October 07

On 10/3/2019 at approximately 3:40pm, units were dispatched to the 500 block of S. Rutherford St. for a report of a structure fire. On arrival, units encountered heavy fire and smoke conditions. The fire was declared under control within 30 minutes of arrival.

While the home was severely damaged, the occupants were able to escape the home with no injuries reported.

Always have an escape plan for ... (Full Story)


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Fire Safety is Everyone's Business!

September 28

According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, there have been 45 fire related deaths in South Carolina this year. Of these, 88% of fatalities occurred in a fire in their home. 13% were multiple fatality fires. 62% of fire victims so far this year were male.

The top listed causes of fires were, in order:

1. Smoking (16 deaths)
2. Electrical (5 deaths)
3. Undetermined (5 deaths)

Fire safety ... (Full Story)


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Fire Inspections and Community Risk Reduction

August 23

With the progression of Blacksburg Fire Department comes an outreach opportunity for our neighbors that we serve. Outreach efforts are intended to connect with our neighbors in the district in an effort to enhance fire prevention and community safety.

With this opportunity comes many benefits for you as a stakeholder. Fire inspections are an excellent tool for you as a stakeholder to improve fire ... (Full Story)


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Fire Inspections

August 08

Blacksburg Fire Department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all in our community. The fire chief has directed a proactive effort to conduct and complete fire inspections of all businesses in our district. CPT J. Pera is heading up the operation.

Below is the transcript of the letter being distributed to all businesses in our district by sections:

"Dear Business/Entity Owner,
The Blacksburg ... (Full Story)


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No Caption TOWER LADDER 91 HAS ARRIVED

June 19

Blacksburg Fire Department welcomes its newest apparatus "Seagrave Aerialscope" that will greatly serve the Blacksburg and Cherokee County Area's. As we are in the process of installing equipment, visit our fire department as our doors are always open. We will have a open house date once the truck is ready to be put into service as we will provide a date later to come. Thanks for everyone's support ... (Full Story & Photos)

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MVA with Entrapment

June 18

On Tuesday morning Blacksburg Fire Departments (Blacksburg, Buffalo, CKC) responded to an MVA with Entrapment down an embankment. Crews quickly extricated the patient, as he was flown to Spartanburg Medical Center.... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Rain, rain, and....MORE RAIN!

June 07

Over the next several days our area will be experiencing increasing rainfall as a weather front moves through our area. The rainfall, which could be quite heavy at times, could potentially cause some flash flooding in our area. Please allow extra time if you are traveling and do not attempt to drive through any submerged roadways, as the road could have been washed away. Remember, "TURN AROUND, DON'T ... (Full Story & Photos)

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RED FLAG ALERT

BVFD, June 03

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IS UNDER A RED FLAG FIRE ALERT FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA FORESTRY COMMISSION. ... (Full Story)


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Class of 2019; We want you!

May 31

You've made it! Graduation is done; you have your diploma in hand.

So, what next?

There's college, trade school, workforce, etc. So many options available to you. Is it time to volunteer?

The BVFD is an all volunteer department, with over 30 members, including 3 female firefighters. (No, ladies, firefighting is not just for the guys anymore).

So, why volunteer? The fact is that colleges and ... (Full Story)


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2019 SC Fire Rescue Conference

May 08

The S.C. State Firefighters’ Association is proud to present the 113th Annual S.C. Fire-Rescue Conference to be held in Columbia, SC. The classes, seminars and meetings will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center starting June 24 - June 29. We encourage everyone to attend to gain knowledge, contacts and to build the firefighter brotherhood that we have established nation wide. This ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Annual FISH FRY FUNDRAISER

April 20

Come out and support Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department as we host our Annual Fish Fry at the Iron City Festival on the day of April 20, 2019. We will be selling fish and chicken plates to everyone as our Food vending spot will be located on W. Cherokee Street in the heart of the Iron City Festival. We would like to thank the community for your support as we continue to make improvements for the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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LATE NIGHT STRUCTURE FIRE

April 09

Blacksburg and Eastside Fire Departments battled a early morning mobile home fire on the 400 block of E. Lime Street. CKC, Buffalo, and Antioch Fire Departments assisted with manpower and water supply. No one was hurt or injured on scene.... (Full Story & Photos)

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