Daily Dispatch: West Virginia News
WVU Jacksons Mill kicks off 12th annual Junior Firefighter Camp in Lewis County
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:45:19 -0700
VIDEO: Youth from around the area have gathered together in Lewis County for the 12th straight year, as the West Virginia State Fire Academy is hosting the Junior Firefighter Camp at WVU Jackson’s Mill. This year’s week long camp, brings more than a hundred of campers between the ages of 14 and 17 together, representing a total of nine states, including West Virginia.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 4:45:19 PM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV Clarksburg
Ravenswood woman charged with arson
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 15:25:30 -0700
A Ravenswood woman has been charged with setting fire to her residence on Brooklyn Lane. Nataliya Nikolaevna Shaffer, 41, 380 Brooklyn Lane, Ravenswood, was charged with a felony count of arson. Deputy West Virginia Fire Marshal Jason Baltic was assigned to investigate a fire June 8 at Shaffer’s Brooklyn Lane residence, according to a criminal complaint filed in Jackson County Magistrate Court.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2019 3:25:30 PM - SOURCE: Jackson Star News and Jackson Newspapers
Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Ice Cream Social fills Spencer Park
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 22:36:09 -0700
Hundreds of people gathered in Spencer Park on Friday evening for the 78th annual Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Ice Cream Social. Along with ice cream, the social featured cakes, pies, cookies, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, pop, water, games for the kids and hot dogs provided by the Ladies Auxiliary along with entertainment by Plan B.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 10:36:09 PM - SOURCE: Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Nutter Fort VFD saves kitten from engine compartment of a car
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:35:32 -0700
According to the Nutter Fort Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page firefighters saved a kitten trapped in the engine compartment of a car. Today around 3:20p.m., a concerned citizen stopped by the Nutter Fort VFD and told members of the department that they believed a kitten was trapped in the engine compartment of their vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 4:35:32 PM - SOURCE: WDTV-TV CBS 5
Weirton douses fire department talk for now
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:39:48 -0700
City council delayed its decision, Monday, on whether to create a proposed public safety director for the city, or to make adjustments to the work schedule procedures for members of the Weirton Fire Department. Council had been slated to hold the second reading of an ordinance modifying the fire department’s work schedule to create a 212 hour/28 day work rotation.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 10:39:48 AM - SOURCE: Weirton Daily Times
Nutter Fort fire levy helps VFD stay 'top-notch', says firefighters
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 18:52:43 -0700
Votes announced Wednesday morning showed Nutter Fort's Volunteer Fire Department's levy passed. The levy takes part of resident property taxes and puts them towards the department. Firefighter Patrick Clarks says the incoming money will go towards expenses like new firefighter training, which he says is crucial to keeping volunteer departments staffed.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 6:52:43 PM - SOURCE: WDTV-TV CBS 5
Huntington Initiates Program for Compassion Fatigue
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 01:46:05 -0700
The City of Huntington on Wednesday, June 12, unveiled a new program that aims to provide first responders with self-care tools that will improve their ability to cope in high-stress situations. The program, known as Compass, is funded through a $1 million award that the City of Huntington received in October 2018 from Bloomberg Philanthropies’ U.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 1:46:05 AM - SOURCE: HuntingtonNews.Net
House fire in Berkeley Springs being investigated by Fire Marshal
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 04:38:39 -0700
An early morning fire at a residence in Berkeley Springs on Wednesday is currently under investigation by the West Virginia Fire Marshal's Office. At approximately 1:24 a.m. Wednesday, the Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched to a residential structure fire on Truax Drive off of Pious Ridge Road, according to a press release from the company.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 4:38:39 AM - SOURCE: Martinsburg Journal
Charleston humane officer, firefighters rescue puppies from hollowed out tree
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
PHOTOS: A Charleston humane officer and some firefighters recently came to the rescue of some puppies in a tight spot. Humane Officer K. Messinger had located two puppies stuck in a hollowed out tree on Noyes Ave., according to a Facebook post from the Charleston Police Department. After multiple attempts to crawl in and get the puppies out, Messinger contacted the Charleston Fire Department for assistance.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVAH-TV Fox 11 Charleston
Volunteer firefighters and EMTs statewide work for bill to secure rights
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 04:18:09 -0700
A local volunteer firefighter is joining forces with legislators to create a bill that will secure rights for all state volunteer fire and EMT workers. "We risk our lives, and we should be compensated in some way," Crystal Morris is a volunteer fire fighter and EMT with Tunnelton volunteer fire department, and is one of several local volunteers leading the fight for a state bill that would secure herself and her co-workers with worker's rights.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 4:18:09 AM - SOURCE: WDTV-TV CBS 5
Unveiling of Huntington's kelly-green Marshall University-themed fire engine forthcoming
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 19:51:45 -0700
After roughly a year in-the-works, the unveiling of an unprecedented kelly-green Marshall University-themed fire engine by the Huntington Fire Department in the coming weeks is imminent. The engine will become a regularly-functioning part of the department’s “Station Number 2,” at 534 20th Street, which local firefighters refer to as the “Marshall University Fire Station,” Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader said.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 7:51:45 PM - SOURCE: The Parthenon - Marshall University
Follow-up: Tyler County gas tank fire under investigation
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Officials with Dominion Energy are conducting an investigation so that a repeat of a fire at one of the company’s storage tanks in the Ohio Valley over Memorial Day weekend can be prevented. The fire was reported at the site of a natural gas condensate tank in the unincorporated community of Ben’s Run near Friendly in the afternoon hours of May 25.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVNews
House fire closes section of Parkersburg thoroughfare
Fri, 07 Jun 2019 22:49:42 -0700
A fire in an electric baby swing spread throughout a house at 1810 E. Seventh St. on Friday, a Parkersburg fire official said. The fire forced responders to shut down Seventh Street for several blocks while crews extinguished the blaze, said Capt. Brian Drake with the Parkersburg Fire Department. Tenants Donald Harding and his three children were in the home when the fire started, Drake said.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2019 10:49:42 PM - SOURCE: Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Firefighters suing City of Morgantown over holiday pay
Sat, 08 Jun 2019 06:43:37 -0700
Nearly five dozen Morgantown Fire Department firefighters are suing the City of Morgantown over holiday pay. The class action lawsuit explains the procedure for paying firefighters during holidays and claims that the City of Morgantown failed to pay employees at a rate of at least 1.5 times the regular rate of pay, according to court documents.
- PUB DATE: 6/8/2019 6:43:37 AM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV Clarksburg
New CPR law now in effect in West Virginia
Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A new law in effect in West Virginia could potentially help save lives. 911 emergency dispatchers in the state are now required to have training in telephonic CPR instruction. In other words, when people call 911, dispatchers can now tell callers over the phone how to practice CPR. Rick Woodyard, the director of the Wood County 911 Center, says the law is aimed at centers that don’t have emergency medical dispatch programs.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTAP-TV NBC Parkersburg
After several fires, Clarksburg Police Department enforcing initiative to clear abandoned houses
Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:29:05 -0700
After responding to several fires at abandoned houses, the Clarksburg Police Department is taking proactive measures to enforce the law. So far, Chief Hilliard, with the Clarksburg Police Department, says they've issued 27 trespassing citations, four warrants were served and 279 houses have been checked.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2019 4:29:05 PM - SOURCE: WDTV-TV CBS 5
Teen girls save woman, man and dog in Charleston fire
Thu, 06 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Fire crews worked to battle a fire that spread to three homes overnight Tuesday in Charleston. The fires broke out just after 3 a.m. along Red Oak Street on the city's West Side. Two of the homes were not occupied at the time. The other had a man inside, luckily he made it out unharmed. Tina Asbury lived next to the man and was fast asleep in her bed when the fire was raging.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOWK-TV CBS 13 News
Charleston fire marshal: Nearly half of 2019 fires were in abandoned houses
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 12:50:58 -0700
Tuesday marked Charleston's 41st fire in 2019. The city fire marshal said half of those have been in abandoned houses. It's an ongoing issue, especially on the West Side, which was the scene of a Tuesday morning fire, burning three houses total on Red Oak Street. "Not too long ago, right behind you, we had one on the upper side of the street there," Capt.
- PUB DATE: 6/4/2019 12:50:58 PM - SOURCE: WCHS-TV ABC 8
WE CARE school security task force visits Ripley Rotary Club
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 13:03:26 -0700
Todd Ritchie, Lance Morrison, Chris Skeens, and Dee Scritchfield with the We Care Safe Schools Initiative were the guest speakers at the weekly Rotary meeting on Wednesday. Ritchie discussed several school shootings that have occurred over the last few years in the United States. He voiced his concern regarding these travesties and what caused them.
- PUB DATE: 6/4/2019 1:03:26 PM - SOURCE: Jackson Star News and Jackson Newspapers
Everything inside Huntington house destroyed in fire
Mon, 03 Jun 2019 11:30:43 -0700
VIDEO: One person was home when a house caught on fire in Huntington Monday morning. The renter living there was not hurt, but there is a lot of damage. Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader says power lines may be the cause, but they are still investigating. A power outage was reported shortly before the fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/3/2019 11:30:43 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
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