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2018 Incidents
Jan 47
Feb 42
Mar 48
Apr 39
May 48
Jun 47
Jul 51
Aug 47
Sep 54
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 423

2017 Incidents
Jan 51
Feb 37
Mar 49
Apr 61
May 51
Jun 58
Jul 44
Aug 52
Sep 36
Oct 43
Nov 41
Dec 44
Total 567

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Chief Donovan Ford, October 16

Once a year, all department across Cherokee County, SC come together to host our Annual Firefighter Games, which were held at Lowes of Gaffney this year. All department that attended had a great time as we competed in various event including: Bunker Gear Drills, Hose Rolls, and The Bucket Brigade Challenge. As the spectators watched and observed as the firefighter enjoyed and competed in each event, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Captain Jerry Pera, October 16

On October 15th at approximately 9:50 a.m. Blacksburg Fire Personnel were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 18 and Bridges Road to establish a landing Zone for two patients who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Personnel quickly establish a landing Zone and assisted in the landing of two helicopters which were critical to the transport of two seriously injured patients. Unfortunately ... (Full Story & Photos)

3 vehicle collision sends two to hospital

October 12

At approximately 1:00pm, Blacksburg units responded to reports of an accident with injuries on the 1300 block of W. Cherokee St.

On arrival, three vehicles were noted in the north bound lane of highway 29. A chain reaction had occurred, resulting in one vehicle striking the one in front of it. The two passengers in the front vehicle were transported with minor injuries.

It is important to remember ... (Full Story)

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Chief Donovan Ford, October 06

Come out and support Cherokee County's Volunteer Fire Departments, as we hold our 19th Annual Firefighter Games on October 6th, 2018 starting at 9:30am in the parking lot of Lowes Home Improvement. All departments will be in representations as we compete and display our daily tactics and skills that we possess to helps keep our county safe. Fire trucks will be on display, fire prevention will be available ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fuel Spill at BP Fueling Station

Captain Jerry Pera, September 23

On 9/22/18 at approximately 3:00pm, Blacksburg units responded to a report of fuel leaking from the pumps at the BP on N. Mountain St.

Upon arrival, units quickly deployed oil dry and pads to contain the fuel.

Certain fuels are called hydrocarbons. This means that they do no dissolve or mix with water. In the event of a fuel leak, do not attempt to dissolve or disperse fuel with water. This can ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Copperhead Bite Airlifts One

September 17

On 9/17/2018, at approximately 9:20pm, Blacksburg units responded to reports of a snake bite at Food Lion parking lot.

Upon arrival, units made contact with a male patient with a wound to his ankle. Patient was able to tell personnel that he was bitten as he was taking the trash out. The snake was recovered from his home, and confirmed to be a copperhead snake.

The patient was then airlifted to ... (Full Story)

Hurricane Florence Update

Chief Donovan Ford, September 12

Good afternoon Blacksburg/Cherokee County Citizens. We would like to keep everyone up to date with the current Hurricane predictions and shelter/evacuation process in the Blacksburg area. There will be predetermine locations for those who seek shelter during the storm per Emergency Management (EM). Once these locations are open, we will notify everyone of these locations. As the Blacksburg Fire Department ... (Full Story & Photos)

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July 23

At approximately 10:50 p.m. on July 22nd station 9 responded along with CKC Buffalo and Antioch fire departments referencing a structure fire on the corner of West Carolina Street and North Chester Street.

Upon arrival light smoke was showing from the residence. Units quickly made entry and found a laundry basket on fire. The basket was removed with minimal damage to the house itself. Everyone exited ... (Full Story & Photos)


Chief Donovan Ford, June 23

Come out and enjoy the Classic Car Show Sponsored by The Blacksburg Business Association, WiSe Fire Cafe, and The other side of the River Museum. This event will be held Saturday June 23rd from 6:00pm - 10:00pm. Also, The Blacksburg Fire Department will be selling HOTDOG and HAMBURGER plates on this evening as well as a fundraiser that will help the fire department. Come out and enjoy the event.... (Full Story & Photos)

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June 13

On 6/8/2018, Blacksburg Fire responded to the 300 block of Cherokee Street in reference to a 2 car motor vehicle accident.

On arrival, all occupied were out of the vehicle, with no injuries reported.

Crews contained leaking fluids from both vehicles and assisted in traffic control.

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Extended service outage for Northern Blacksburg, Grover on Friday

Chief Donovan Ford, May 18

Broad River Electric has scheduled an extended service outage for members in the North Blacksburg and Grover areas.

Weather permitting, this outage will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 18. The loss of service could be as long as 8 hours for some members.

This planned outage is required so that Broad River Electric’s power supplier can perform scheduled maintenance on essential equipment.

Who ... (Full Story & Photos)

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April 05

On 4/4/18, at approximately 3:05pm, Blacksburg Fire Department was requested for mutual aid with Grover, Bethlehem, and Cleveland County in North Carolina referencing a fast moving wildfire.

Upon arrival, a crew of three firefighters were assigned to walk approximately 300 yards into the woodland, contact the left flank of the fire, and begin digging dry line to contain the left flank, working ... (Full Story & Photos)

Motor Vehicle Accident at W. Lime St. And S. Charleston St.

March 16

On March 15th Blacksburg fire department responded to the above intersection referencing a two car motor vehicle accident.

On arrival a truck and a compact sedan were noted at the scene. The front end of the truck sustained moderate damage while the driver's side of the sedan sustained major damage. Thankfully all occupants and people involved were not seriously hurt.

Be sure to acknowledge stop ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2018 Awards Banquet

March 03

Around this time of year we take the time to congratulate our members for their hard work which they have dedicated to the community and the surrounding counties that we render our service too. As an appreciation from the Fire Department, we would like share a few photo's that were taken at this event. Hope everyone enjoys!... (Full Story & Photos)

Minor motor vehicle accident in front of Munchies on Highway 29

February 26

At 7:51 a.m. Blacksburg fire department was dispatched to the intersection of Highway 29 and Leagan Drive referencing a motor vehicle accident with reported injuries.

Upon arrival two cars were observed on the side of the road with obvious body damage. Further assessment of all occupants determined minor injuries of one of the drivers.

Station 9 units deployed a small amount Oil-Dri to Aid in the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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February 26

On February 25th at approximately 10:15 p.m. Blacksburg fire department was dispatched Mutual Aid with Upstate Carolina EMS referencing a gunshot victim.

Upon arrival firefighters and medics discovered two patients with obvious injury. One patient sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was airlifted to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center from lenzer Circle, where other Blacksburg units has established ... (Full Story & Photos)

Mullinax Circle and Wilderness Trail Fire

February 25

At approximately 9 o'clock p.m. on February 24th Blacksburg responding Mutual Aid with CKC fire department referencing a structure fire on the corner of Wilderness Trail and Mullinax circle.

Upon arrival a building which is presumed to be an old storage shed was found 100% involved and on the ground. Two attack lines were deployed and the fire was quickly suppressed.

The cause of the fire is currently ... (Full Story)

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February 16

At approximately 11:40 a.m. Blacksburg Fire Department was dispatched to the Pilot Fuel Center at Exit 106 on Interstate 85 in reference to a large fuel spill.

Upon arrival several gallons of diesel were observed on the ground near the fuel Island. Incident command was established and size up of the same revealed approximately 30 gallons leaking from a fuel tank from the side of an 18-wheeler. Oil-Dri ... (Full Story & Photos)

Car versus Power Pole

February 15

At 5:03 p.m. Blacksburg fire department was dispatched to 205 West Carolina Street referencing a single car motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival a single-occupant of a white Volkswagen Beetle was found shaken but otherwise uninjured. The car sustained body damage to the front right fender.

The patient was assessed and transported by EMS. Blacksburg fire cleared the scene at 5:30 p.m. .... (Full Story & Photos)

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February 14

At approximately 1:10 p.m. Blacksburg Fire Department responded to Lenzer circle ball field per the request of EMS to establish a landing Zone for regional one.

Upon arrival at the ball field, Engine 93 established Landing Zone command and coordinated with the inbound Regional One medical helicopter for a safe landing Zone.

The patient was securely packaged and transferred to the helicopter. Regional ... (Full Story & Photos)


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