Charleston, West Virginia


Dive Training in the Kanawha River

Published on March 14th, 2017 | by Ryan Pennington

March 13 – The Charleston Fire Department Dive Team spent the morning practicing rescue skills in the Kanawha River. Winter temperatures added a variable to performing rescues with water temperatures around 40 degrees. Their encapsulated suits [&hellip... Read More


Recruit Graduation

Published on February 22nd, 2017 | by Ryan Pennington

The Charleston Fire Department would like to welcome friends, family, and media to celebrate the graduation of recruit class 10-16.On February 24th, 2017 our celebrations will begin at 10:15 in the morning in the mayor’s conference [&hellip... Read More

Fire Safety

Charleston Fire Department 2015 Annual Report

Published on May 24th, 2016 | by Ryan Pennington

Each year the Charleston Fire Department publishes a report sharing information about our departments previous year. Inside the 41 page report you will find information pertaining to call volume, Fire-EMS education, Public Education, Fire Investigation, and [&hellip... Read More


Probationary Firefighter Job Related Skills Test

Published on May 1st, 2014 | by Darin Virag

  The job related skills test includes several tasks firefighters would be expected to perform on the fire ground.  To name a few, the Probationary Fire Fighters climb the 105′ tower ladder, tie various knots, set ground ladders, climb [&hellip... Read More

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  • Mission Statement

    It is the mission of the Charleston Fire Department to provide maximum protection of life and property through the prevention and extinguishment of fires, provision of Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Material response and Mitigation, Rescue, and performance of any other services to the citizens of Charleston that may be required to ensure a safe community.

    The Fire Department will attain this goal through preparation and training, dedication, public education, and a constant focus toward the end result — a safe City of Charleston.

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