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2023 Incidents
Month Total Runs Fires Medical
JAN 68 36 32
FEB 69 45 24
MAR 73 39 34
APR 75 38 37
MAY 51 25 26
JUN 57 30 27
JULY 55 39 16
AUG 64 32 32
SEPT 52 28 24
OCT 52 31 23
NOV 62 44 18
DEC 67 36 31
Total 745 423 324

2022 Incidents
Month Total Runs Fires Medical
JAN 48 15 31
FEB 38 23 15
MAR 50 21 29
APR 58 32 26
MAY 54 30 24
JUN 60 32 28
JUL 48 24 24
AUG 58 32 26
SEP 65 34 31
OCT 58 28 30
NOV 53 23 30
DEC 84 42 42
Total 674 336 336

2021 Incidents
Jan 36
Feb 34
Mar 60
Apr 44
May 44
Jun 44
Jul 40
Aug 59
Sep 37
Oct 48
Nov 49
Dec 56
Total 551

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By Investigation and Inspection Division
August 9, 2020

The Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department is committed to fire protection and safety within our district.
To provide for the safety of firefighters and residents, we would like to schedule a time to come and conduct a fire
inspection and pre-incident planning survey at your business. Frequently asked questions are listed.

Do I have to have a fire inspection in South Carolina?
South Carolina Code of Laws SECTION 5-25-360. “Quarterly inspections of premises within fire limits; reports” makes
fire inspections mandatory for all businesses within the fire district. If you have not had a fire inspection, one must be
completed as soon as possible. Every three months, a new inspection must be completed.

What do you look for in a fire inspection?
Some of the main things that we look for during the inspection includes total area of the structure, the type of structure,
the acceptable occupancy load (this will be determined by the fire inspector), emergency exits, fire suppression
(extinguishers), and other considerations.

What is a “Pre-Incident Plan”?
This is a plan that we record and train our personnel on to better understand your structure. These plans help ensure that
we are doing our best on scene if your structure should ever suffer a fire. We record utility connection location, closest
water supply, type of structure, and other considerations needed.

What happens if you find something wrong with my building?
We will inform you of the discrepancy along with remedies of how to remedy it. We do not issue fines or citations. We
will then schedule a follow up inspection within 30 days to check the discrepancies.

What material do you use to guide you with inspections?
Inspectors use the International Code Council (ICC) building code, which is adopted by South Carolina building codes.

How will this benefit me?
If you are a business owner, insurance companies typically like to see fire inspection reports periodically to ensure
building safety. Your insurance company MAY reduce your premiums for compliance with fire safety codes. Check with
your insurance carrier to learn more.

Fire safety is everyone’s business. You certainly want to ensure for the safety of your customers and visitors. The fire
inspection does just that; helping you identify safety concerns and correcting them.
Lastly, firefighters in your area will be able to determine more information quickly about your building in the event of an
emergency. This aids them in making quicker decisions while remaining safe on the scene.

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