|Daily Dispatch: West Virginia News|
|Woman injured after being hit by a vehicle in Wayne County|
|Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
A woman was injured after being hit by a vehicle early Friday. It happened around 4 Friday morning along Route 37, between Fort Gay and Wayne. Wayne County dispatchers say the woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. It is unclear if any charges have been filed in the incident. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ 3 News
|West Virginia teen charged with killing two people in a fire|
|Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
A teenager has been charged with killing two people in a fire. Madison Wine was originally arrested as a juvenile after a fire killed two people in Davesville, West Virginia, last May. She is now being charged as an adult. The charges against Madison Wine, who was 16 at the time of the fire, were revealed in an indictment unsealed Thursday afternoon in Wood County circuit court in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KULR NBC 8 News
|West Virginia Volunteer fire departments awarded grants for staffing, equipment|
|Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:31:09 -0700|
Multiple volunteer fire departments in West Virginia are receiving grants to help with staffing and equipment. U.S. Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-W.Va.) made an announcement Tuesday about the grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). One of the grants, a $501,275 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant, will go to the Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department for recruitment and retention.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 11:31:09 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
|Fairmont State University takes part in Fire Safety Week|
|Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:46:00 -0700|
September 17 kicked off Campus Fire Safety Week for institutions around the area. Fairmont State University welcomed students to the Falcon Center this afternoon to teach students more about campus fire safety and give them valuable safety tips. Campus Police, Fairmont Fire Department and the West Virginia Fire Marshals and other were also in attendance.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 3:46:00 PM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV Clarksburg
|Small structure fire confirmed in Fort New Salem|
|Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:41:16 -0700|
The Waldo Run Cabin at the historic Fort New Salem caught fire on Monday evening. According to Harrison County 911 Officials, the Salem Fire Department was alerted to a structure fire call at approximately 6:57 p.m. on Settlers Lane from New Salem board member James Swagger noticed the smoke on the way home.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 6:41:16 PM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV Clarksburg
|Southern West Virginia, southwest Virginia counties discourage outdoor burning due to dry conditions|
|Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:42:10 -0700|
Dry conditions with little rain in the forecast prompted officials in southern West Virginia and southwest Virginia to ban outdoor burning or encourage people living in places where burning is still permitted to refrain from doing so. September and October are typically dry times of the year, but the length of this year’s dry spell is unusual, according to meteorologist Dave Wert with the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 6:42:10 PM - SOURCE: Beckley Register Herald
|South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Company holds open house at new location|
|Sat, 14 Sep 2019 21:41:37 -0700|
Smiling faces peeked from inside the firehouse station, staring at the HeathNet helicopter taking off at the South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Company open house event on Saturday. Those in attendance also enjoyed several other activities for all ages, including access to explore the fire trucks. Chris Foreback, a board of directors member and firefighter for the South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Company, headed the committee for the company's annual open house, which had an attendance of about 200 community members.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2019 9:41:37 PM - SOURCE: Martinsburg Journal
|Dunbar firefighters recognized as Hometown Heroes|
|Sun, 15 Sep 2019 17:49:24 -0700|
Firefighters are typically viewed as every day heroes. Each day--called out to emergencies, never knowing what they are going to face. But Tuesday, Aug. 20, a call came across the radios at the Dunbar Fire Department for an emergency that had them all scared of what they were going into. "We were dispatched for a one-month-old in possible cardiac arrest," said Deputy Chief Jason Burger with the Dunbar Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2019 5:49:24 PM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
|Crews responded to fire at Parson Hotel in Clarksburg|
|Fri, 13 Sep 2019 04:57:52 -0700|
Crews responded to a structure fire on north 5th street in clarksburg this morning. According to the 911 officials, the fire took place around 5 am. There are no injuries being reported at this time and the damage to the hotel is unknown. Clarksburg Fire department, Harrison Emergency, and Clarksburg Police Department responded to the fire.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2019 4:57:52 AM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV Clarksburg
|Volunteer firefighters needed in Roane County|
|Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:51:31 -0700|
The sound of sirens is one that Reedy Volunteer Fire Chief Joshua Hand is all too familiar with. "If we do get a fire call, it’s not a strange thing to say we still don’t have enough manpower with all the county,” Hand said. But on top of the stress of responding to a call is another obstacle, having enough firefighters to respond.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2019 5:51:31 PM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
|Fairmont: Civic clubs thank first responders|
|Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:41:39 -0700|
Bob Sliger was off the clock and at the gym working out when the first plane hit. Having been at the Fairmont Fire Department since 2000, the events of 9/11 are still etched in his memory. Even though he was off duty at the time, his firefighter mind was with the first responders of the events. “I was at Spatafore’s Fitness working out and one of my buddy’s had said ‘Hey, you need to come check out the TV,’”?said Sliger, now a lieutenant with Fairmont Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2019 11:41:39 PM - SOURCE: Fairmont Times West Virginian
|Morgan County to hold public session to discuss emergency radios|
|Wed, 11 Sep 2019 21:23:39 -0700|
The Morgan County Commission will have a special session at 9 a.m. Friday to discuss purchase options for new portable emergency radios — the second such purchase in five years. The meeting is open to the public. Morgan County Emergency 911 Communications Center Director Ron Mason recently reported to the commission that previously purchased radios sometimes fail and are hard to update when there are system updates in the statewide State Interoperability Radio Network.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2019 9:23:39 PM - SOURCE: Martinsburg Journal
|Huntington city leaders approve equipment upgrades for police department, new station for fire department|
|Mon, 09 Sep 2019 23:30:17 -0700|
Equipment improvements are coming to both the Huntington Police and Fire departments. On Monday, the city’s Finance Committee approved the purchase of five 2020 Ford Interceptor vehicles for the police department. The cars will cost a little more than $178,000. Once the new vehicles are purchased, the department will have purchased 16 new vehicles for their Patrol Bureau and three for their Detective Bureau since February 2018.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2019 11:30:17 PM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
|Buckhannon Fire Chief says three out of 10 fires in August are suspicious|
|Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:42:37 -0700|
"There's a lot more fires in West Virginia that are arson than people understand." In August, the Buckhannon Fire Department responded to 10 separate fires, three of them are confirmed to be suspicious. One on Old Elkins Road, one on Wentz Ford Road and one on Spruce Fork Road. Buckhannon Fire Chief, J.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2019 3:42:37 PM - SOURCE: WDTV-TV CBS 5
|Charleston: Speed, wet road contributed to fatal fire truck crash, report concludes|
|Mon, 09 Sep 2019 10:53:57 -0700|
Speed and a wet road led to a fire truck crash that killed two and injured three Kanawha County volunteer firefighters, according to a final investigative report. The report, dated August 23, was compiled by the Fire Fighter Fatality and Investigation Program at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2019 10:53:57 AM - SOURCE: WVMetroNews
|Related: CDC comments on what caused crash that killed two Pratt Volunteer Fire Department firefighters|
|Tue, 10 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
In a summary released in late August, the Centers for Disease Control is commenting on contributing factors to a crash that killed two firefighters with the Pratt Volunteer Fire Department in March 2018. Lieutenant Thomas 'Tom' Craigo and Assistant Fire Chief Michael Edwards were killed, and three others were hurt, including the fire chief, when their truck crashed into a rock wall while responding to a call.
- PUB DATE: 9/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
|Annual Blue Mass held in Steubenville|
|Mon, 09 Sep 2019 08:42:42 -0700|
Dozens of first responders and their families filled the pews at St. Peters Church Sunday, listening intently as Bishop Jeffrey Monforton reminded them service to others “always comes with a cost.” “How effective would you be if you constantly lived in your comfort zone, how safe would you be?” asked Monforton, celebrant for this year’s Blue Mass.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2019 8:42:42 AM - SOURCE: Weirton Daily Times
|Buckhannon Council votes for part-time firefighter positions|
|Sat, 07 Sep 2019 02:40:30 -0700|
Buckhannon City Council voted to create part-time firefighter positions with the Buckhannon Fire Department that could help add manpower when needed. The proposal will still need to be presented to the West Virginia Home Rule Board. The part-time firefighters would be non-civil service and will provide supplemental coverage for the BFD during high-demand periods such as community events, low volunteer staffing times, fire prevention presentations, public service requests and other times.
- PUB DATE: 9/7/2019 2:40:30 AM - SOURCE: InterMountain.com
|One person dead in Monongalia County fire|
|Fri, 06 Sep 2019 15:41:35 -0700|
A house fire off Daybrook Road on Friday morning claimed the life of a woman in her early 80s. Mazzie McCoy did not escape the blaze, according to Nimrod McCoy, her brother-in-law. Nimrod McCoy said Mazzie was still in her bedroom and his brother, George, was outside talking to a brush-clearing crew from the electric company.
- PUB DATE: 9/6/2019 3:41:35 PM - SOURCE: WVMetroNews
|Tractor-trailer strikes guardrail in White Hall|
|Sat, 07 Sep 2019 23:09:03 -0700|
A guardrail on Exit 132 of Interstate 79 southbound in White Hall became “embedded” in a tractor-trailer after the vehicle struck it on Saturday afternoon, according to Valley Volunteer Fire Department Lt. Dylan Yanero. He said about 50 to 100 feet of guardrail was “smashed up” as a result of the incident, but no one was injured.
- PUB DATE: 9/7/2019 11:09:03 PM - SOURCE: Fairmont Times West Virginian