Friday, May 19, 2017

Common Fire Code Violations

Over the next few months, our staff will be out in the city performing fire inspections and conducting pre-fire plans to obtain updated information about your business.  To help make your business more fire safe, please review the following common code violations to see if you may have any issues.  Our inspectors will be looking for these issues as well as others.  As always, we are here to help you so please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Obstructions in Exit Passageways

Remove any/all obstructions in exit passageways.

Exit Lights

All exit lights need to be working properly and properly illuminated.

Emergency Lights

Emergency lights need to be working properly and tested once a month.

Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers shall be inspected annually or after each use, by a licensed South Carolina contractor.

Fire Alarm Systems Tested Annually

Fire alarm systems and its components must be tested annually, by a licensed South Carolina contractor, including but not limited to fire alarm boxes, audible devices, batteries, and smoke detectors.

Hood Suppression Systems

In commercial cooking operations, the fire suppression system must be tested and certified by a licensed South Carolina contractor every 6 months. All cooking components (ducts, filters, hoods etc.) should be free from grease and cleaned properly.

Extension Cords

Discontinue use of extension cords. Extension cords shall only be used for temporary wiring and shall not be substituted for permanent wiring.
Extension cords shall not be attached to structures or be extended through walls, ceilings, floors, under or through doors or floor coverings. Extension cords may not be plugged into one another.


Electrical circuit breaker panels, junction boxes, and outlet boxes, shall be covered, and installation complete.
Maintain a 36” inch clearance in front of electrical panel boxes

Sprinkler System

Sprinkler system shall be tested annually by a licenses South Carolina contractor.


Storage should be properly maintained

Monday, April 17, 2017

SC State Chili Cook Off

On Saturday, April 8, Belton played host to chili and salsa cooks from all over.  Naturally, you can't have a chili cook off without some really HOT chili.  Que the Belton Fire Dept!!!  We had a blast not only providing fire and medical support, but taking part in the competition.  With the support from our awesome crowd, and some rowdy firemen, we not only took home the Showmanship Award, but the People's Choice Award as well.  Thanks Matt Lusk for organizing the event and all of those that helped make this competition great. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hydrant Maintenance

BFD members have started annual hydrant inspections and maintenance. Be on the lookout for our staff as they work to ensure all hydrants are operational and free of debris. Please help us by trimming around hydrants and avoid placing trash, leaves and yard debris within 3ft of any hydrant.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Engine 4 In Service

 Our "new to us" pumper has been placed in service and is responding to all medical calls and vehicle accidents in the city.  Thanks to Greenville City Fire Department for allowing us to purchase this truck.  It has found a second home and will be put to great use!

Structure Fire - Cox St. 2/16/17

MVA w/entrapment - South Main St. 2/5/17

Vehicle accident with entrapment on South Main St. at McDuffie St.  One patient extricated and transported for exam.

Structure Fire - Assist Rock Springs 2/2/17

Monday, October 3, 2016

Updating Website

Please bear with us as we work to update our page with new information and photos.  Please don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where you can find all the latest information on what our department and members are doing.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Mark Your Calendar

Smoke Alarm Blitz - April 16

Belton Fire Department members will be going door-to-door on Saturday April 16th to install free smoke alarms in homes that need them.  This is sponsored by the American Red Cross in a new Home Fire Campaign that is meant to improve fire safety and awareness within the community and reduce injuries and fatalities during structural fires.

Here is a list of streets we will be visiting:
Smythe, Rice, Cox, Blake, McGee, Stringer, Geer, and Lewis.  If you don't live on these streets, please call us at 338-7048 to schedule an appointment for us to come to your house.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

BFD Training 3/28/16

Worked on NFPA 1410 Engine Company evolutions last night with our dedicated staff. Also throwing ladders to evaluate roof construction on one of our schools

With 4 member crew - 2 initial and then 2 more after one minute (staggered for real-world POV arrival)

-Lay 300ft supply (LDH)
-200ft 1.75" at 150gpm
-200ft 2.5" at 265gpm (1 1/8")
-Establish water supply
-3 minute benchmark (NFPA)

Crews did jam up!  We may not have reached our 3 minute benchmark, but it was smooth and efficient with limited staffing. Great drill night!