Open House October 4th 1-4pm

Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep? Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half!

October 4-10 is National Fire Prevention Week, and to kick it off we're hosting an open house at Station Two (2700 Prices Fork Road). On October 4th, from 1 to 4pm, stop by and check out the fire trucks and meet your local firefighters. There'll be refreshments, visits from Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog, and lots more. See you there!

About The Department

The Blacksburg Fire Department is an all volunteer agency serving Virginia Tech, Blacksburg and the surrounding areas of Montgomery County. The department consists of three stations in various locations around Blacksburg. Department apparatus includes 5 engines, a tanker, 3 brush trucks, a 100' aerial platform, an air & lighting truck, a mini-pumper, a high angle rescue & hazmat trailer, a six wheel ATV and several other support and officer vehicles. Despite it's volunteer nature, the department has multiple 24/7 on-call duty officers and nightly duty crews, consistently meeting or exceeding a 4 minute response time to most incidents within the town limits.

There are over 1200 alarms transmitted each year calling on the services of the department, dispatched by town, county, and Virginia Tech dispatchers. The various types of calls include residential, commercial and campus fire alarms, auto accidents, structure fires, car fires, minor fires in dumpsters or trash, wildland fires in mountains and valleys around Blacksburg, hazardous material incidents, LifeGuard landing zone setup, rope rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue, elevator rescue and also CO and other gas checks.