Fire Department

For All EMERGENCIES Dial 911 • 304-744-0075

Station 1 • 315 4th Avenue
Fire Station #1

Station 3 • 1112 Weberwood Drive
Fire Station #3

Fire Chief Virgil White
304-744-0079
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Administrative Assistant – Lindsey Young
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Station 2 • 4911 McClung Street
Fire Station #2

Station 4 • 10 Camp Way

Fire Station #4

A Shift Assistant Chief William Horton
B Shift Assistant Chief Teddy Porter
C Shift Assistant Chief Jeff Burdette

Shift Commanders
304-744-0075

The City of South Charleston has four fire stations strategically placed throughout the city. They are staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Station 1 315 4th Avenue

Station 2 4911 McClung Street

Station 3 1112 Weberwood Drive

Station 4 10 Camp Way

The department has 43 full-time career firefighters. There is always a minimum of 11 on duty, providing 24-hour coverage every day of the year. Every full-time firefighter is an Emergency Medical Technician, certified in hazardous response, and trained in all disciplines of Technical Rescue.

The fire department not only responds to fires, but many other types of emergencies as well. This includes auto accidents, auto extrication, confined space rescue, water rescue, trench rescue, high angle rescue, structural collapse, and hazardous materials situations. The department responds along with the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority as medical rapid responders, and all engine companies are equipped with cardiac defibrillators.

South Charleston Fire Department’s equipment includes three engines with one reserve engine, 2 rescue units, a 75-foot ladder truck, a hazardous materials truck and trailers, a trench rescue trailer, and a technical rescue unit.

In addition to all these services, the fire department also offers classes for the general public. Some recently offered classes include CPR, fire extinguisher use, fire safety, first aid, and shelter in place.

Fitting Stations for Car Seats 

We are the only fitting station in Kanawha County. We have 6 cerfitied car seat installers. You can call the station or stop by to have car seats checked to see if they are properly installed as well as new car seat installations.