Stations and Apparatus
As of early 2019, WVFD operates out of one fire station, "Station 6".
Located at 119 E Mt. Lookout Rd. Mt. Lookout, WV.
Station 6 is a certified ADA shelter, and additionally we are able to accommodate lodging
for eight (8) crew members, in house at any given time.
WVFD is currently in the process of obtaining land in Mt. Nebo for a second location. This will allow us to continue to provide rapid availability and improve our district ISO (Insurance Service Office) Rating - in turn improving home-owners insurance premium rates.
With the expansion in mind, it will allow:
Minimize Response Times
Improve ISO Rating
Lower Home-Owner Insurance Premiums
Provide Adequate Housing for Apparatus
Expand our Resources
Implement a Training Center
Provide Community Access
Engine 61 is our primary engine when responding to structure fires, automobile accidents, and rescue incidents. E61 is a 2001 Pierce on an International chassis. It carries 1,200 gallons of water and boasts a 1,200 gallons per minute pump. It also carries a plethora of rescue and firefighting equipment, along with a full complement of ladders.
Added to the fleet Summer of 2017, Engine 62 is our primary mutual aid engine when responding to fires in mutual aid areas. E62 is a 1996 American LaFrance fire engine on a Freightliner chassis, from Pinch Volunteer Fire Department in Charleston, WV. E62 houses 1,000 gallons of water and possesses a 1,500 gallon per minute pump. E62 also carries a full complement of firefighting and rescue tools & ladders.
Tanker 67 is our primary mobile water supply apparatus and responds with either of the engines on fires both in our district and neighboring communities. T67 carries 1,800 gallons of water and wields a 750 gallon per minute pump. T67 is a 2006 Pierce pumper-tanker on an International chassis. It also carries a full complement of forcible entry tools, along with ladders and a folding dump tank for water shuttle operations in areas without sufficient water resources.
Squad 61 is our light duty rescue, EMS first response, and traffic control unit. S61 responds to wrecks for rescue and traffic control, second to E61 & E62. It also responds to medical emergencies when EMS has a request for supplemental fire & EMS personnel. S61 is a 2017 Ford F350 super duty truck with a stock utility bed - that allows for adequate storage of its equipment. S61 carries medical supplies, traffic control equipment, as well as rescue & forcible entry tools.
Ambulance 611 is one of our 3 in-service ambulances. A611 came to us the winter of 2016 from Rescue-1, in Illinois; where its primary duty was hospital to hospital inter-facility transports.
A611 is an Advanced Life Support (ALS) equipped. A 2000 Lifeline Ambulance, on a Ford E350 chassis.
WVFD's newest addition!
2012 McCoy-Miller Ford F350
4x4 ALS Ambulance proudly embracing our department colors, painted by J&J Body Shop in Canvas, WV, and incredible graphics customized by Stripes-N-Stuff located in Summersville, WV!
2009 McCoy-Miller Ford E450 - This ALS Certified Ambulance was placed in service July 2019.
It serves as our primary backup unit when we rotate out our duty-crew rigs (Ambulance 611 & 621) for routine maintenance.
This unit is also utilized when call volume demands additional Ambulances to be placed in service.
Its future goals will allow it to be upgraded to a Critical Care Life-Support Vehicle, for advanced in-field medical transports.
Rangers 66 & 64
Much of our district consists of heavily wooded areas. Hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities are popular. There is an ever-present threat of emergency situations associated with these factors. Ranger 66 and Ranger 64 enable us to respond to these emergencies when the terrain is not suitable for other rescue vehicles. Ranger 66 is a 6x6 Polaris Ranger with a fire suppression skid unit and primarily responds to wildland fires. Ranger 64 is a 4x4 Polaris Ranger with an EMS skid unit and primarily responds to medical emergencies and rescue/missing persons calls.
Tanker 66 is currently a reserve tanker/parade truck. T66 carries 1,800 gallons of water, as well as a selection of forcible entry and wildland firefighting tools. It was built in 1967 by E-One Fire Trucks on a Ford C-series chassis. It was acquired from Summersville VFD and was pieced together from two of their former trucks.
T66 is the last of our original fire apparatus still with us today and is in the process of being restored.