Fire Service

What is the W.Va. Fire Commission?

The West Virginia Fire Commission was established to provide, through leadership, the best possible fire prevention and life safety for the state’s citizens by legislation, education, training, standards, and resource allocation.

West Virginia Code ยง29.3.3 created a 13-member state fire commission, qualified by experience and training, to deal with the Commission’s responsibilities. Each Commission member serves a staggered five-year term. Specified professional organizations recommend committee members, and the governor selects individuals from submitted lists.

The following organizations recommend Commission members: the West Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, the West Virginia Firemen’s Association, the West Virginia Professional Firefighters Association, the West Virginia Professional Fire Chiefs Association, the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, the Professional Independent Insurance Agents of West Virginia, and the West Virginia Society of Architects.

State Fire Commission members include: three who represent full-time paid fire departments; one representing full-time paid fire chiefs; three representing volunteer fire departments; two representing volunteer fire chiefs; two representing business and industry; one representing the fire insurance industry; and one representing registered architects.

Meet the W.Va. Fire Commissioners

For more information, visit the W.Va. Fire Commission.

For more information about the entire West Virginia code visit W.Va. Code governing fire prevention and control.