Info & Berkeley
Upcoming EventsFebruary 2015
Boards & Committees
Julie Quodala, Administrative Director
Berkeley County Fire Board
400 West Stephen St. Suite A-05
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Open 9am to 5pm Monday thru Friday
06/02/2011 – 06/02/2014
05/28/2012 – 05/25/2015
Douglas Copenhaver, Jr.
Fred G. Butler Jr.
06/30/2011 – 06/30/2014
03/22/2012 – 03/22/2015
01/12/2012 – 01/12/2015
04/04/2013 – 04/04/2016
|Tom Newcomb||Chairman||06/02/2011 – 06/02/2014|
|Hunter Wilson||Vice Chairman||05/28/2012 – 05/25/2015|
|Douglas Copenhaver, Jr.||Board Member||Commissioner Representative|
|Fred G. Butler Jr.||Board Member||06/30/2011 – 06/30/2014|
|Gregory Noll||Board Member||03/22/2012 – 03/22/2015|
|Greg Rhoe||Board Member||01/12/2012 – 01/12/2015|
|Daniel Petry||Board Member||04/04/2013 – 04/04/2016|
The Berkeley County Fire Service Board of Directors consists of three fire service personnel selected from one of the five fire districts, three citizens from different voting districts, and one Berkeley County Commissioner. Each Citizen or Fire Service representative is appointed for a three year term not to exceed two terms, approved by the Berkeley County Commission and sworn in by the Berkeley County Clerk.
The Berkeley County Fire Service Board of Directors meets monthly on the second Thursday at 6:00 PM to conduct regular business. These meetings are conducted in the Commissions’ Chambers, 2nd floor, The Dunn Building 400 West Stephens Street.
Current Fire Fees for Berkeley County Residences and Businesses is based upon a graduated scale related to the square footage of occupied structures in Berkeley County.
Those rates are as follows:
|0 - 1600||$35.00|
|1601 - 3000||$50.00|
|3001 and Up||$65.00|
|Square Footage||(Commercial)||Fee Amount|
|0 - 2500||$95.00|
|2501 - 7500||$195.00|
|7501 - 20000||$500.00|
|20001 - 35000||$975.00|
|35001 - 50000||$1250.00|
|50001 - 75000||$1500.00|
|75001 - 100000||$2200.00|
|Over 100000 ($2200.00 plus ..0030 per sf over 100k)|
West Virginia Forest Fire Laws
It is still your responsibility to actively tend to any controlled outside burning. You are to never leave these fires unattended. Remember, if you initiate a controlled outside burning, you may be responsible for any damages or services rendered by the fire service in the event the controlled burn gets "out of control".
View more at http://www.wvforestry.com/firelaws.cfm
Berkeley County, West Virginia Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company Fire Stations
There are eight (8) Volunteer Fire stations and substations in Berkeley County, West Virginia. These stations are managed and maintained by the five (5) Volunteer Fire & Rescue Companies in Berkeley County.
|Company Name||Company #|
|South Berkeley||Co. 20|
|Back Creek Valley||Co. 50|
|Baker Heights||Co. 60|
These stations are dispersed throughout Berkeley County so that vital pieces of emergency equipment are ready for service when an emergency arises. These emergencies include fires, vehicle accidents, industrial and commercial accidents, special rescues, emergency medical services, and other vital services to the community and citizens of Berkeley County too numerous to list. These stations are maintained and managed by the respective Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company.