Governor’s Day to Serve

June 30, 2017 Re: Governor’s Day to Serve Initiative “Get Alarmed West Virginia” Dear Hopeful Participants: For the past two years as your State Fire Marshal, my staff and I have witnessed the reporting of unacceptable numbers of fire fatalities due to numerous preventable fire incidents. I see this as unacceptable because of the loss…

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Know When to Burn

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Fall Forest Fire Season got underway Wednesday. That means you cannot burn outdoors from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the end of the year. If you’re caught breaking the law, you face a fine of anywhere from $100 to $1,000. Burning is allowed from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. but…

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Mountaineer Challenge Academy

Trevor Pack, RPM Coordinator with the Mountaineer Challenge Academy gave a presentation at the West Virginia State Firemen’s Convention this past week. He provided a lot of information pertaining to the Academy and it’s mission: The mission of the West Virginia Mountaineer Challenge Academy is to train and mentor selected at-risk youth to become contributing…

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Daily Mail (Wire via Firehouse): W.Va. Firefighters Cope With Emotions After Fatal Fire

Charleston Daily Mail via Firehouse (Wire) BY ASHLEY B. CRAIG 3/28/2012 “The guys work together every day, and most of them are pretty close, so they’ll be able to tell if someone is having problems with it,” Samples said. One firefighter who worked the fire told Chief Chuck Overstreet Monday morning he was thinking of…

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The Changing Face of the Volunteer Fire Service

A Nationwide Shift of Services Rendered By John Holstein, Chief, Danville Volunteer Fire Department (WV) www.danvillevfd.com 12-22-2010 Over the course of the past twenty odd years or so, the volunteer fire service has gradually shifted focus from the standard “fire department”, toward a more proactive roll in the community. Not only have volunteer fire departments…

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PRESS RELEASE: Recruitment Video, October 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10-07-2010 West Virginia State Firemen’s Association The Public Relations Department of the West Virginia State Firemen’s  Association is pleased to announce the production and release of the new  “Recruitment” video for West Virginia State Volunteer Fire Departments.  In cooperation with several volunteer departments and Suddenlink Media,  this video (and audio version) have…

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Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department Collapses After Fire

Emergency crews are on the scene of a fire at the Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department. Posted: 9:05 AM Oct 1, 2010 Reporter: Anna Baxter SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Emergency crews are on the scene of a fire at the Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department. The fire was reported just before 9:00 a.m. Friday. 911 dispatchers tell…

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LODD: Donald Adkins, Glasgow VFD (UPDATE)

It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the passing of our brother, Donald Adkins, 32, of the Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department. Brother Adkins lost his life in the line of duty while performing a water rescue in Beaver Creek near the Glen Morgan bridge (Raleigh County, WV). Allow us to express our sincere…

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