Welcome to WheelingsBravest.com! We are a website providing content about the Wheeling Fire Department and the Fire Departments of the Ohio County, WV in an unofficial capacity. Wheeling is a small city in an area of 16 square miles in the northern panhandle of the state of West Virginia. We are an hour south of Pittsburgh, PA and two hours east of Columbus, OH. The Wheeling Fire Department proudly protects the lives and property of its 28,000 residents and provides mutual aid to volunteer departments, when needed, in Ohio County and it’s neighboring state, Ohio. The WFD handles an average of 18 calls per day and responded to 6,881 calls in 2015.
Latest Updates: July 27, 2016
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About the Wheeling Fire Department
The Wheeling Fire Department is a full-time, paid fire department located in the City of Wheeling and the state of West Virginia. The department employees about 100 firefighters. The WFD is a union fire department IAFF Local 12.
There are 7 Fire Stations throughout the city:
- Centre Market – HQ
- North Wheeling – St. 2
- South Wheeling – St. 4
- Wheeling Island – St. 5
- Warwood – St. 9
- Woodsdale – St. 10
- Elm Grove – St. 11
The city’s fleet includes:
- 8 Engine Companies (6 front-line engines and 2 reserve engines)
- 2 Truck Companies
- 1 Heavy Rescue Company
- 4 Paramedic Squad Companies (3 front-line companies, 1 reserve)
- 2 Regional Response Trucks
- 1 Boat
- 1 Dive Trailer
- 2 Chief’s Vehicles
- 2 Shop Trucks
- Fire Safety House
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Virginia St. – Island – Vehicle Fire w/Extension