To learn more about the Morgantown Fire Department, please visit the Morgantown Fire Department Web Site
The Morgantown Fire Department is comprised of 48 sworn members and 2 civilian secretaries. The Administrative side of the department consists of the Fire Chief, Fire Marshal and Training Captain, along with the department secretaries.
The Fire Marshal’s Division consists of the Fire Marshal and three deputy fire marshals. Their primary function is the inspection of buildings for compliance with local and state fire codes within the City of Morgantown. This division is also responsible for review of building plans, working with contractors and business owners in the areas of fire and life safety, handling complaints and investigations concerning life safety violations, along with enforcement of occupancy limits in assembly and other structures. They also investigate the cause and origin of fires within the City and are a part of the City of Morgantown’s Joint Arson Task Force.
The Training Division is under the direction of the department’s Training Captain. This division is responsible for the training of all departmental personnel. Additionally, they assist many local agencies and businesses in the area of fire protection and fire safety. They are an active partner with West Virginia University Fire Service Extension, RESA 7, the West Virginia State Apprenticeship Training Board and other groups dedicated to fire training.
The Operations Division consists of 42 personnel and is responsible for all aspects of emergency response. This division is the largest and most recognizable part of the department and is what the public commonly views as their fire department. The Operations Division is divided into three crews. Each crew has 11 firefighters, 2 lieutenants and is led by a division captain. The crews work 24-hour shifts, staffing the three stations located throughout the city. These individuals are highly trained, and have many years of experience in dealing with emergency situations. In addition to emergency response, this group handles tours of the fire stations, performs fire safety talks and visits to local schools and events, along with other ancillary tasks. This division answered over 2800 calls for assistance in 2011.
To learn more about the Morgantown Fire Department, please vist the Morgantown Fire Department Web Site
|Phone and Email Contacts||Morgantown Request 24/7 links|
|Fire Chief – (304) 284-7481||Fire Code Questions|
|Fire Emergency: 911||Fire Department Public Relations/ Education Events|
|Fire Training: 284-7485||Fire Hazard Concerns|
|Fire Inspections: 284-7486||Fireworks and Explosives Permits or Information|
|Pre-Planning Fire Services|
|Parade Float Inspections|
|Fire Service Fee Questions|
June 12, 2013 – Fireworks Safety
June 10, 2013 – 811 Pipeline Safety Campaign
June 4, 2013 – Summer Fire Safety
May 31, 2013 – Listravia Avenue Fire ruled Accidental
May 31, 2013 – 2nd Alarm Fire at 747 College Avenue
May 5, 2013 – Arson Awareness Week
May 1, 2013 – State Fire Marshal Retires
February 19, 2013 – Two House Fires Monday, both ruled Accidental