Fire Department

Staff Overview


The City of Weirton Fire Department is a combination fire department. The paid staff is comprised of 22 full time career civil service firefighters all of which are suppression members, a full time Fire Chief, and Secretary.
Weirton Fire Department headquarters with apparatus lined in front.
Currently 19 career staff, 2 volunteer division members, and the Fire Chief are certified EMTs; and 2 career staff are EMT Paramedics. The volunteer division has 2 suppression members.

Stations


The City of Weirton Fire Department operates 4 stations; 2 stations are manned full time by the career paid staff, 1 station houses a regional training center, reserve pumper, and serves as winter storage for the boat, 1 station is staffed by the volunteer division members.

Equipment


The City of Weirton Fire Department operates:
  • 4 Engines
  • 3 Squads
  • 1 25-feet Boston Whaler Fire Boat
  • 1 All Terrain Vehicle (ATV)
  • 1 Chief SUV
  • 1 Personal Water Craft (PWC)
  • 1 Quint (with one on order)
The career staff mans 2 engine companies on a full time basis. The City of Weirton Fire Department provides:
  • Dive rescue and recovery
  • Fire prevention
  • Fire suppression
  • Medical first responder
  • Plans review services
  • Public education
  • Rescue
  • Water rescue
The City of Weirton Fire Department is an EMT Basic Rapid Response Agency with 7 Class A vehicles.

Fire Prevention


The City of Weirton Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau conducts fire safety training annually for the school systems, preschools, day cares, and civic organizations. The Fire Prevention Program utilizes both station tours and site visits and has approximately 1,500 student contacts per year in the elementary and preschool settings. The City of Weirton Fire Department also operates a Fire Safety Trailer for the Fire Safety Program. The City of Weirton Fire Department also conducts public education in fire extinguisher usage and fire safety education.