|Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department|
The Blacksburg Fire Department is an all volunteer department located in Cherokee County, South Carolina, which joins the North Carolina state line on I-85 northern corridor and Spartanburg County, South Carolina on the I-85 southern corridor. Our Department serves the area of approximately 55 square miles. This area includes the Town of Blacksburg and rural areas outside the town limits. Our department answers automatic first alarm assignments on the east side of Cherokee County. Much of the area we cover outside town limits includes farms, churches, schools, and wooded areas, which makes up 40 to 50 percent of our fire volume and has an unemployment rate of 14%. Our Department is in a central location for all surrounding departments and schools. The population of the Town of Blacksburg is approximately 3,500 based on a County assessment done last year and is rapidly growing, and of this 40 percent are either children under 14 years of age or adults 65 years or older and of this 60 percent live in the high risk rural areas in which we serve. Currently and in years past the County has looked to our Department to lead the way in Fire Prevention and Education.