|Daily Dispatch: West Virginia News|
|Morgantown firefighter celebrates retirement after 21 years of service|
|Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:38:13 -0800|
Firefighter First Class Jimmy Lipscomb, dedicated his life to helping others. Since he was a teenager, Lipscomb volunteered at a local fire department outside of Morgantown before beginning his twenty-one year run with the Morgantown Fire Department. “You become a close knit family, you grow up with them, you watch some of them come up through the ranks and like I said, they’re family.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 8:38:13 PM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV NBC/ABC 12 Clarksburg
|West Virginia DNR credits team effort in recent rescue effort|
|Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:38:22 -0800|
The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources Police credits a team effort by more than 20 agencies and entities for this week’s successful recovery of the body of a kayaker from the Middle Fork River in Barbour County. A group of volunteer kayakers also provided crucial assistance by lending their knowledge and expertise in coordination with the search operation, said DNR Police Capt.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 1:38:22 PM - SOURCE: The Register Herald
|Smoke Alarm Safety in Huntington|
|Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800|
If an emergency were to ever happen at your home, you expect your smoke detectors to go off and alert you to the danger. Officials say it is important to check smoke detectors in your home monthly because they will significantly increase your chances of surviving a fire. Each day in the U.S., an average of seven people die in house fires.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3 Huntington
|Vacant apartment building destroyed by fire in Jefferson|
|Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800|
Five fire departments were on the scene of a fire at an vacant apartment building in Jefferson late Wednesday night. Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department, Lakewood Volunteer Fire Department, West Side Volunteer Fire Department, St. Albans Fire Department and South Charleston Fire Department responded to fire next to the former Smiley’s Motel on MacCorkle Ave SW around midnight.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCHS-TV ABC 8 News
|Tractor-trailer fire causes power loss to Martinsburg traffic lights|
|Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:56:22 -0800|
Though no injuries were reported, a tractor-trailer fire in the early morning hours Wednesday knocked out power to traffic lights off of Interstate 81, creating an early morning slowdown along King Street. According to a supervisor with Berkeley County Dispatch, a tractor-trailer fire was called in at 2:47 a.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 1:56:22 PM - SOURCE: Martinsburg Journal
|Fire destroys Kanawha County house that was used for storage|
|Wed, 19 Feb 2020 05:30:08 -0800|
PHOTO: An early morning fire destroyed a house used for storage. The fire started just after 5 a.m. Wednesday in the 2900 block of Browns Creek Road in Kanawha County. Firefighters say no one lived in the house. No one was injured in battling the fire. The cause of the fire hasn't been determined.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 5:30:08 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
|Multiple crews called to building fire in Clarksburg|
|Tue, 18 Feb 2020 21:51:37 -0800|
Emergency operators tell 5 News multiple crews responded to a three-story building in Clarksburg on Ford Street and Sandy Boulevard Tuesday night. It happened at around 11 p.m. at an abandoned building according to fire officials. Firefighters say there were no utilities in the building.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 9:51:37 PM - SOURCE: WDTV-TV CBS 5
|Elderly woman dies in Huntington house fire|
|Mon, 17 Feb 2020 04:58:56 -0800|
Fierce flames consumed a home and claimed a life Monday morning in Huntington. Flames started around 6:30 Monday morning in the 2900 block of 5th Avenue. When fire crews arrived at the scene, heavy fire was blowing out of the front and the sides of the home. Crews were also told someone was trapped on the second floor.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2020 4:58:56 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3 Huntington
|Martinsburg hardware store suffers from building fire|
|Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800|
VIDEO: A building fire has destroyed a hardware and garden store in Martinsburg on Monday night. According to dispatch, the Martinsburg Fire Department and Baker Heights Fire and Rescue responded to the Boltz Hardware Store at the intersection of Winchester Avenue and W. South Street around 7:20 p.m.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV 25 Hagerstown
|First responder PTSD bill heading to full House; delegate, former deputy, calls for action|
|Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800|
A bill is heading to the full House of Delegates that would provide first responders in West Virginia an opportunity to receive workers’ compensation benefits if they are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Delegate David Kelly, R-Tyler, spent 20 years in law enforcement. He spoke in the favor of the bill during Monday morning’s House Judiciary Committee meeting.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVMetroNews
|Berkeley County leadership, Volunteer Fire Departments have 120 days to develop new MOU|
|Thu, 13 Feb 2020 20:42:48 -0800|
The Berkeley County Council and countywide volunteer fire departments adopted a resolution Thursday, allotting 120 days to reach an agreement on a new, master memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding council-provided paid staff in the departments. Following months of various MOU revisions and disagreements curtailing paid staff being pulled from Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Department and almost being removed from Bedington, county leadership and volunteer fire department fire chiefs agreed to operate under the previously terminated MOU while working collaboratively to create a MOU all departments and county leadership can agree to.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2020 8:42:48 PM - SOURCE: Martinsburg Journal
|Fire crews battle vacant house fire in Cross Lanes|
|Thu, 13 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800|
PHOTO: A house is heavily damaged after flames shot through the roof Wednesday night. The fire broke out just after 7:30 p.m. on Frontier Drive in Cross Lanes. The Tyler Mountain West Side, and Institute Volunteer, fire departments were all on scene. According to fire crews, the house was vacant.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3 Huntington
|Bid opening next month for Fairmont new East Side fire station project|
|Wed, 12 Feb 2020 03:11:19 -0800|
A bid opening for the City of Fairmont’s new East Side Fire station project will take place next month. City manager Valerie Means made the announcement during her report at Tuesday’s city council meeting. She said the request for bids was posted on the city website Tuesday. “We have a bid opening on that scheduled for March 18,” she said.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2020 3:11:19 AM - SOURCE: Fairmont Times West Virginian - Metered Site
|New safety committee planned in Weirton|
|Wed, 12 Feb 2020 07:44:03 -0800|
Weirton municipal officials are looking for ways to better coordinate addressing the safety needs of area residents. During Monday’s meeting of Weirton Council, City Manager Joe DiBartolomeo announced plans to create a new Public Safety Committee. “It’s a collaboration tool,” DiBartolomeo said. “It’s going to report directly to me.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2020 7:44:03 AM - SOURCE: Weirton Daily Times
|Two rescued from Jeep in Cabell County high-water incident|
|Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800|
PHOTO: With high-water and mudslide issues reported throughout our region Tuesday, Cabell County was no exception. Authorities say two people tried going four-wheeling in a Jeep, but high water curtailed their plans. Cabell County Emergency Medical Services and the Barboursville Volunteer Fire Department came in for a water rescue.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
|Foul play suspected in Williamson fire that caused partial building collapse|
|Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:34:19 -0800|
Investigators say foul play is suspected in a fire that caused a building to partially collapse Monday afternoon in downtown Williamson. A suspicious fire along Second Avenue in Williamson, West Virginia, caused the building to partially collapse Monday afternoon. They think someone lit a fire in the elevator shaft around 1 to 2 a.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2020 4:34:19 PM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
|Dunbar firefighters recognized by fire commission for lifesaving act|
|Tue, 11 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800|
Four firefighters named WSAZ hometown heroes for making a difference in their community given another honor. Capt. Josh Bowers, Isaac Brunetti, Lt. Chuck Carney and Deputy Chief Jason Burger were recognized by the West Virginia State Fire Commission for their heroic, lifesaving act during a response from August 2019.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
|1 person dead following structure fire in Flemington|
|Mon, 10 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800|
According to officials with the Flemington Fire Department, one person is dead following a structure fire that happened on Friday afternoon. Flemington Fire Captain, Jeffery Marshall, said that the fire is being investigated by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal. There is no word yet on the name of the deceased or the cause of this fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV NBC/ABC 12
|Fire burns part of home in Upshur County|
|Sat, 08 Feb 2020 14:55:08 -0800|
VIDEO: A house fire broke out Saturday morning in Buckhannon on Tahoe Street. Multiple agencies responded to the incident, and according to J.B. Kimble, the Buckhannon Fire Department Chief, no one was injured. "It was a large volume of fire, but we had a quick response," he said. Chief Kimble said the fire was under control after approximately 30 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2020 2:55:08 PM - SOURCE: WDTV-TV CBS 5
|High water keeps Raleigh County emergency crews busy|
|Thu, 06 Feb 2020 18:46:30 -0800|
Raleigh County emergency crews responded to at least 20 calls around the county on Thursday, including a water rescue near Rhodell and a severely damaged access road at a Daniels nursing home. National Weather Service had issued a flood watch in Raleigh County until 6 p.m. Thursday, and various local creeks around the county had overflowed, emergency workers reported.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2020 6:46:30 PM - SOURCE: Beckley Register Herald - Metered Site