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Fire Board
77 Fairfax Street
Room 108
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Phone: (304) 258-8567


Dale McConnell
Term- 8/4/2016-6/30/2019

Jack Veara
Term- 4/1/2015-3/31/2018

Matthew Grimey (GCVFD)
Vice- Chairman
Term- 7/01/2015-6/30/2018

Jeremiah Clark (BSVFD)
Term- 7/01/2014-6/30/2017

Mark Miller (SMVFD)
Term- 7/1/2016-6/30/2019

Robert LaBoiteaux
Term- 5/01/2015-4/30/2018

Joe Smith (PPVFD)

Commissioner Robert Ford
Commissioner Representative

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Download the new 5:00 PM BURNING LAW
West Virginia Forest Fire Laws
Spring Forest Fire Season March 1 - May 31
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 A.M.
Fall Forest Fire Season October 1 - December 31 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 A.M.
Maximum Fine: $1,000.00 For Violating The Burning Law

All controlled burns should be reported to the Office of Emergency Services, Fire & Ambulance-non emergency, at 304-258-0305 so fire trucks will not be dispatched if your fire is reported.

Morning and afternoon outdoor-burning restrictions for the spring start March 1 and run through May 31 and for the fall start October 1 and run through December 31. Between 7:00am and 5:00pm no outdoor burning is permitted.
Commercial permits to burn during the prohibited periods may be issued by the local Division of Forestry office. For more information contact:
   HERBERT PEDDICORD, JR.    (304) 258-6205    (304) 541-9285 (cell)

Year-round requirements for burning outdoors include the following:

A safety strip of at least 10 feet must be placed around the burning materials. To prevent wayward sparks from igniting a forest fire, the strip must be cleared down to the mineral soil.

Fires must be attended to at all times and cannot be unattended until fully extinguished.

A violation of any outdoor-burning restrictions may result in a misdemeanor charge, a fine of up to $300 and liability for costs of fighting the fire and the damage caused by the fire to property.

To find out more about West Virginia’s fire laws go to