Fire Inspections

What is the purpose of fire inspections?

The Christiansburg Fire Department created the inspection program to help business owners provide the safest possible experience for their staff, customers and visitors. This program is to help identify and correct fire code violations that could result in a fire in the business that could result in a loss of life or a loss of property. The Christiansburg Fire Department is mandated by law to provide fire inspections in public schools, licensed daycares and nursing/assisted living facilities.

Christiansburg Fire Department enforces the 2015 Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code through inspections, education and re-inspections. The goal of the program is to make Christiansburg a safe community for residents and visitors alike.

Who needs to have a fire inspection?

The Christiansburg Fire Department is mandated by law to provide fire inspections in public schools, licensed daycares and nursing/assisted living facilities.

The long-term goal of this program is to have fire inspections completed in all commercial businesses within the town. The main areas of concentration at this point are businesses that have a higher occupancy or are visited by more people, meaning a more transient population, such as hotels, restaurants, retail spaces and health/personal care facilities.

How frequently do inspections occur?

Fire inspections are conducted on an annual basis. In the event that a code violation(s) is found during the inspection, a follow-up inspection is conducted, typically on a two week re-inspection schedule. Fire inspections are also conducted on a request basis. Complaints about fire safety and concerns in businesses are handled typically within 24 hours from the time they are received.

How do I  schedule an inspection?

Established businesses in the Town of Christiansburg know what time of year their inspections will take place. When a new business opens, the Deputy Fire Marshal will meet with that business owner and fit the business into the annual schedule for that area of town. 

If a business would like to schedule a fire inspection, the business representative can contact the department at the contact information below.

Do I need to have a food truck inspected?

Yes, more information on food truck inspections can be found here.

Who is the appropriate contact for more information?

Questions about fire inspections or to schedule an inspection can be directed to:

  1. Curtis Whitt

    Deputy Fire Marshal

  1. Billy Hanks

    Fire Chief