West Side Volunteer Fire Department
256 W. Main St
Saint Albans, WV 25177
Station Phone: 304-722-6394
Office Phone: 304-727-4750
Accepting New Applications
The West Side Vol. Fire Department is always acceepting applications for probationary firefighters. If you are interested in becoming a firefighter, please stop into the fire department on Monday evenings at 7pm to learn more about this exciting opportunity to give back to your community! We encourage you to download our application below, complete it, and bring it with you!
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The West Side Volunteer Fire Department is an organization made up of ALL volunteers that stand ready to help our neighbors in a moments notice. We are proud of our heritage as West Side firefighters, and our commitment to excellence is something that we strive to exhibit on a daily basis.
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The West Side Volunteer Fire Department was first chartered in 1948. Since then, we have grown leaps and bounds to become the fire department of today. Originally, as the affectionately named "old-timers" tell it, the fire department building was across the street on the property that now houses the 7-11 Convenience store. The building that the fire department occupied was a "hut" style building, just large enough to house the single fire truck that was operated in that era. Our founding members responded frequently to areas such as Nitro, St. Albans, Teays Valley, Tornado, Lakewood, and beyond. Due to this large response area, we were nick-named "World Wide West Side," a name that we hold close to our hearts.
We now have four trucks that have a Class-A pump rating. Of those four trucks, two of them are designated as engines, one as a rescue, and one as a tanker. We have a "squad" that is a general purpose truck that is used for the hard to reach roads and brush fires. We also have a cutting edge Polaris 6x6 off-road utility vehicle that is used for woodland rescue and firefighting.
Our department consists of over 45 ALL VOLUNTEER members, that are dedicated to providing the best life saving services around.