Welcome to Wheeling’s Bravest, the Official Fan Page of the Wheeling, WV Fire Department. We are Fire Buff owned and operated and our goal is to honor the men and women of the WFD, by providing a way to promote them and their work in a digital media format.

On the Job


The City They Protect


The Friendly City

Wheeling, WV is a small city located in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. It is a city full of rich history. Today, the population is about 28,000 residents. The city is made up of 16 square miles and includes many Historical neighborhoods including Woodsdale, Elm Grove, Warwood, North Wheeling, South Wheeling, Centre Wheeling, Downtown, and Wheeling Island.

Our city is part of the Ohio Valley, with the states of Pennsylvania and Ohio bordering it. You can drive from Ohio through West Virginia and into Pennsylvania in a matter of minutes. We are located an hour south-west of Pittsburgh, PA and two hours east of Columbus, OH. 

Department Overview


The Department

The Wheeling Fire Department (WFD) is quite the large department for a City of its size. With 93 suppression firefighters on staff, and 8 Fire Chiefs (one main Fire Chief and seven Assistant Chiefs) the department is able to handle its load of calls. On an average day, the WFD responds to 18 calls in a 24 hour period. 

The Department’s fleet is made up of 6 front line Engine companies, 2 reserve Engine companys, 1 front line Ladder Truck company, 1 reserve Ladder Truck company, 1 Heavy Rescue company, 3 ALS Paramedic Squad Ambulances, 1 reserve LS Paramedic Squad Amabulance, 2 special units of the WV Regional Response Team, 1 Fireboat, several special smaller boats and several utility and administrative vehicles.

The fleet responds out of 7 Firehouses, strategically position throughout the City. Fire Headquarters in Centre Market area, Station 2 in North Wheeling, Station 4 in South Wheeling, Station 5 on Wheeling Island, Station 9 in Warwood, Station 10 in Woodsdale and Station 11 in Elm Grove. 

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