The Morgantown Fire Department is comprised of 61 sworn members and one civilian Administrative Assistant. The Administrative side of the department consists of the Fire Chief, Fire Marshal and Operations Captain.
The Operations Division consists of 54 personnel and is responsible for all aspects of emergency response. The Operations Division is divided into three crews, each comprised of eleven firefighters, three lieutenants and a division captain.
The Training Division is under the direction of the department's Operations Captain. This division is responsible for training of all departmental personnel. They are an active partner with West Virginia University Fire Service Extension, RESA 7, the West Virginia State Apprenticeship Training Board and other groups dedicated to fire training.
Fire Marshal's Division
The Fire Marshal's Division consists of the Fire Marshal and three deputy fire marshals, who are responsible for:
- Inspection of buildings for compliance with local and state fire codes
- Review of building plans, working with contractors and business owners in the areas of fire and life safety
- Handling complaints and investigations concerning life safety violations
- Enforcement of occupancy limits
- Investigating the cause and origin of fires within the City
- Conducting criminal investigations of fires determined to be arson
- Public education services conducted by the Fire Prevention Coordinator
The Morgantown Fire Department hires on a rotating basis as job positions become available. You can fill out our job interest form to be notified when we are accepting applications.
New Fire Fee Bill
On July 12, 2019, the City of Morgantown will be switching over to a new fire fee bill. The Finance Department recently replaced an outdated system with a new system. This system update required an update to the billing statement, which allows the Finance Department to prepare the bills in house. All fees are still the same.
|Fire and Life Safety Plan Review||$1 x (each $1,000 of construction value up to $1 million) plus $0.80 x (each $1,000 of construction value above $1 million)|
>750....$120 + $0.10 each (over 750)
|Fire Alarm Plans||$50 per 10,000 sq ft|
|Range Hood Systems||$25 per system|
|FM 200||$100 per system|
|Aircraft Refueling Operation Permit||$250 annually|
|Aircraft Fueling Vehicle Permit||$100 per vehicle annually|
|Asbestos Removal Permit||$100 (in addition to building permit)|
|Automotive Fuel Service Station Permit||$100 per location annually|
|Carnival, Fair, Festivals Permit||$100|
|Special Outdoor Event Permit||$100|
|Exhibit and Trade Show Permit||$100 per event|
|LP Gas Storage and Dispensing Permit||$100 annually|
|Hazardous Material Permit||$250 annually|
|Temporary Tents and Structures||$25 per tent|
|Place of Assembly Permit - Based on Occupancy (excludes churches/place of worship)||300 or less....$50 annually
|Commercial Business Inspection||$50
*Commercial Business Inspection fee effective only upon adoption of plan for regular business inspection.
|Apartments and Other Residential Structures||$50 for 12 units or less plus $50 for each additional 12 units
*Apartment/Residential Inspection fee effective only upon adoption of plan for regular inspections.
Fire Alarm Acceptance Test
|Sprinkler Alarm Acceptance Test||$50|
|Range Hood AES Test||$25|
|Construction Site Inspection||$50|
|Certificate of Occupancy Inspection||$50|
|More Than One Follow Up Inspection||$50|
|More Than One Site Inspection||$50|
|Explosives/Fireworks Permit Review||$50|
|Explosives/Fireworks Permit Inspection||$50|
|No-Show Scheduled Inspection
|Occupant Capacity Measurement||$50|