Daily Dispatch: West Virginia News
Dog in septic tank rescued by Kanawha County volunteer firefighters
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:29:54 -0700
A pup found himself in a place he really didn't want to be Wednesday morning, but lucky for him some kind volunteers came to his rescue. The big black and white dog fell into the septic tank. The Loudendale Volunteer Fire Department got the call from the family and teamed up with the volunteers at the Davis Creek department to get the dog out.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2018 11:29:54 PM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Lightning possibly causes fire in attic of church in Parkersburg
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:46:53 -0700
Lightning strikes in the Mid-Ohio Valley on Monday evening possibly caused a fire at a Parkersburg church. At around 7:00 P.M. Monday, Parkersburg firefighters responded to a small fire that started in the attic of Southside Southern Baptist Church at 2004 Gihon Road in Parkersburg. Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Mathews says the department put the flames out quickly.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 4:46:53 PM - SOURCE: WTAP-TV Fox Channel 5 News Center
Charleston opens rebuilt fire station
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:41:51 -0700
Two years after the old Charleston Fire Department Station #3 was condemned for structural problems, a new fire house takes its place. Members of the Charleston Fire Department and Mayor Danny Jones Monday cut the ribbon on the new station three. “This is a modern day facility and one day I hope all of them in Charleston look like this,” said the Mayor soon after the ribbon was cut.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 11:41:51 AM - SOURCE: WVMetroNews
Home destroyed by fire in Kanawha County
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 05:21:33 -0700
A home is considered a total loss after a fire. it happened Tuesday morning around 5:45 in the 5400 block of Church Drive in Rand. When firefighters got on scene, they say the home was fully involved. Crews at the fire tell WSAZ there was a husband and wife inside the home, but they made it out safely.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 5:21:33 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Charles Town man charged with arson
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 02:45:35 -0700
A Charles Town homeowner is being charged with first-degree arson after allegedly admitting to starting a fire in his home, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records. Drew Tyler Springirth, 39, is incarcerated at the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond, according to jail records Monday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 2:45:35 AM - SOURCE: Martinsburg Journal
Resident safely escapes apartment fire in Wood County
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:38:59 -0700
A fire on Friday afternoon severely damaged an apartment building near Parkersburg, but thankfully, no one was hurt. Fire crews from Vienna, Waverly and Williamstown were called to a fire at 705 Palmer Drive, just outside the Parkersburg city limits, about 2:30 P.M. Friday. Firefighters say the fire heavily damaged the second floor of one apartment unit, but the man living inside the apartment escaped and was not hurt.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2018 12:38:59 PM - SOURCE: WTAP-TV Fox Channel 5 News Center
Bluefield Fire Department receives two AED defibrillators
Sat, 11 Aug 2018 20:03:26 -0700
The Bluefield Fire Department recently received donations from Appalachian Power and Bluefield Regional Medical Center for two new AED defibrillators. According to a press release issued by the city, the department has received the new devices and are ready to be put into service. “These devices will enable the fire department to access a person who is in sudden cardiac arrest and take the required steps to provide care,” Fire Chief Rick Cary said in the news release.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2018 8:03:26 PM - SOURCE: Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Martinsburg man arrested for allegedly setting fire to grandmother's home
Sat, 11 Aug 2018 16:24:09 -0700
A Martinsburg man was arrested after allegedly admitting to starting a fire at his grandmother’s home in June after an argument with his sister, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Dalton Donivan, 24, of Bessemer Lane, was arraigned Friday in magistrate court on the felony charges of first-degree arson and attempting to commit arson.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2018 4:24:09 PM - SOURCE: Martinsburg Journal
Neighbors worry about Hurricane Volunteer Fire Department response time after flooding wipes out bridge
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 12:33:57 -0700
Flash flooding wiped out a bridge on Cow Creek Road in Hurricane. Neighbors are most concerned about the added commute time for first responders during emergencies. What would usually be a 10 minute response is now a 20 to 25 minute response for the Hurricane Volunteer Fire Department. The crews are working with other fire departments in the area on mutual aid responses.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2018 12:33:57 PM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Morgantown Fire Department earns Class 2 rating from ISO
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 03:29:00 -0700
The Morgantown Fire Department has earned a Class Two Rating from the Insurance Services Office, making the department within the top 3% of U.S. fire departments in regards to their ability to protect their community. “I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of the department,” said Morgantown Fire Chief Mark Caravasos.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2018 3:29:00 AM - SOURCE: WDTV-TV CBS 5
Fire damages mobile home in Mingo County
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 23:12:26 -0700
Fire damaged a mobile home along Marrowbone Creek in the Kermit area, the Kermit Volunteer Fire Department says. It happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday. Flames were coming from the roof when crews arrived, including help from the Warfield Volunteer Fire Department. Nearly 10 firefighters battled the flames for nearly four hours in 90 degree-plus heat.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2018 11:12:26 PM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Fire damages Pete's Hot Dogs in Ripley
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 04:34:50 -0700
Pete’s Hot Dogs in Ripley caught fire about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Emergency dispatchers told Eyewitness News that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames. They said it will be a lengthy cleanup process. No one was inside the building when the fire broke out.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2018 4:34:50 AM - SOURCE: WCHS-TV ABC 8
Fort Ashby volunteer firefighter, EMT Mike Lott honored for saving life of gunshot victim
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700
A Fort Ashby woman is alive today because Mike Lott hadn’t gotten home yet. Lott is a police sergeant for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The good news for Joanne Wagoner was that Lott is also an EMT with the local ambulance squad. He was only four minutes away from the Painter Hollow Road home where a bullet had entered her upper right chest and exited her back on the night of July 13, 2017.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Times West Virginian
Fire and explosion at Wood County business extinguished; firefighter injured
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 12:01:49 -0700
When the Eastwood Volunteer Fire Department arrived early Tuesday afternoon, it seemed like a minor fire, with smoke showing. But that changed in an instant. "Upon arrival, there was confirmed smoke showing, but no flames," said Wes Buckley, Assistant Chief, Eastwood Volunteer Fire Department. "We checked the trailer out, and during the time we were doing our investigation, the trailer had an explosion.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2018 12:01:49 PM - SOURCE: WTAP-TV Fox Channel 5 News Center
An intro to fire service leadership: Influencing with relationships
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700
When you are promoted to a leadership position, it's wise to recognize how early you are in the leadership journey and how much you still have to learn. In the fire service, we have a culture that values titles. What do those titles actually mean? Very little. People who make it their career goal to gain certain titles are not setting themselves up to be the best leaders they can be.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FireRescue1
Buckhannon firefighters honored
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 06:01:02 -0700
Several members of the Buckhannon Fire Department were recognized for their dedication and time of service Thursday. During the Buckhannon City Council meeting, John Brugnoli and Tanner Smith – former probationary firefighters – were officially pinned as firefighters/EMTs with the fire department after being on probation for a year.
- PUB DATE: 8/6/2018 6:01:02 AM - SOURCE: InterMountain.com
Fairmont residents evacuated due to smoke
Sat, 04 Aug 2018 02:24:56 -0700
Residents were evacuated from the Pierpont Center on Country Club Road late Friday night after smoke was seen coming from a ceiling fan in a bathroom, according to an administrator for the assisted living community and a fire official. “The fire was contained in the bathroom area in the ceiling fan,” Monogah Fire Chief Harless McCombs said.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2018 2:24:56 AM - SOURCE: Fairmont Times West Virginian
Fire claims home on Washington St. in Grafton
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:27:19 -0700
Crews were called to the scene of a working structure fire at approximately 10:40 p.m., Wednesday night. Arriving on the scene on East Washington Street, members of the Grafton Fire Department reported that heavy flames and smoke were showing in the residence. The crews sprang into action to combat the blaze, which ultimately claimed the structure.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2018 1:27:19 PM - SOURCE: Mountain Statesman
Culloden family who lost home to fire in April displaced a second time by storms
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700
Hurricane-force winds were estimated in parts of those storms that blasted through the region Tuesday, and the damage was widespread in parts of Putnam and Cabell Counties. Now, one family in Culloden is without a home for a second time this year, first losing their townhouse in a massive fire in April.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ News Channel 3
State fire marshal investigating Charles Town basement fire
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700
The West Virginia state fire marshal's office is investigating the cause of a minor basement fire Saturday night in the Breckenridge development, an Independent Fire Co. official said. Firefighters were dispatched at 7:20 p.m. Saturday to the 300 block of Pommel Lane for a basement fire called in by a neighbor, said Matt Rovelli, Independent's safety officer.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Herald-Mail Media