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2024 Incidents
Month Total Runs Fires Medical

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 Chief Donovan Ford
December 31, 2022

From BVFD Chief Staff,

As 2022 comes to a close, I would like to give a GINORMOUS Thank You to all of our Volunteer Members, Fire Commission, Mutual Aid Fire Departments, Local Industries, Town Of Blacksburg Administration & Council, Cherokee County Administration & Council, And Our Community. Without the support from you all, we could not provide the service as we do.

Blacksburg Volunteer Firefighters went beyond expectation that was established at the beginning of 2022. From responding to emergency every emergency call, fundraising, maintaining equipment & apparatus, and above all things “TRAINING” every volunteer member made sure they stayed ready for any situation they faced. As each member took time away from their families, jobs, and various hobbies, they make sure everyone we respond to is in the best care by highly trained professionals. This year has been our busiest since Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department was established as we continue to see a increase in call volume in the recent years. These statistics reflect just a minute portion of what our volunteer member do to keep our community safe.

Total Incident Count – 673
Average Response Time (Dispatch to Arrive) – 4:13
Busiest Day – Thursday
Busiest Time – 12:00 – 12:59
Busiest Month – December (84 Responses)
Busiest Fire Apparatus – Engine 93 (358 Responses)
Busiest Volunteer Member – Jonathan “Woody” Smith (510 Responses)
Total Agency Training Hours “All Members” – 5678 Training Hours

As 2022 comes to a close and we open up the new year, we look forward to working with every agency, inside and outside of our county, that will allow us to provide a higher standard of protection for all community. We set forth goals for 2023 to become more efficient and diverse in Technical Rescue, Public Relations, and Fire Prevention as we partner with local industries and surrounding fire department in the county, as it is paramount that we keep providing a high level of fire protection and rescue services to our citizens. Once again, I would like to give a special thanks to all fire departments that have assisted us along the way with mutual aid response, assistance, an unbreakable brotherhood, and most importantly the will to risk our lives to save another.

While we operate under the 5 P’s “PROPER PREPARATION PREVENTS POOR PERFORMANCE” this allows us to set a standard throughout our fire department and we are only strong as our weakest link. Our doors are always open for new members and our Junior Firefighter program is always open for young men and women looking to get into the fire service as you do not need fire experience but have the will to learn, train, and heart to help others in need.

I CHALLENGE everyone firefighter to set their pride aside and be their best and to do their best by any means necessary. Apply yourself to supply your wealth and any limitations that you may have are those that you place among yourself. Go Learn and Go Train in the brotherhood of being a firefighter. Once again, thanks to everyone for your continued support and please stay safe over the weekend. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Chief 9, Donovan Ford

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