~The Whitesville Fire Department is dedicated to protecting life, property and community resources through prevention, preperation, response and mitigation.~

Proudly Serving for 84 Years


The Whitesville Volunteer Fire Department is located in the Town of Whitesville, WV.  The department was first organized in 1936 after a town fire occurred at Joseph's Department Store.  With no local fire department at that time, firefighters came from the coal camps located at Dorothy and Eunice to assist.  However, with meager firefighting resources, several buildings were destroyed before the fire could be contained.

The Whitesville Volunteer Fire Department was reorganized and rechartered in 1949, and became incorporated in 1951.  After the reorganization in 1949, O.E. Stump Jr served as Chief until his passing in 2004.

Whitesville Volunteer Fire Department is dedicated to providing emergency assistance to the citizens of Boone and Raleigh Counties in West Virginia. At Whitesville Volunteer Fire Department our main goal is to serve our community whether it be the need of emergency medical care, fire suppression, or rescue operations. 

Currently the department is led by Chief Matthew Lively a veteran fire-fighter of 18 years.  Chief Lively oversees 30 volunteer firefighters and 10 paid EMS professionals.

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Whitesville Volunteer Fire Department Inc.
Whitesville Ambulance Service

1103 Raleigh St.
P.O. Box 145
Whitesville, WV. 25209
Phone: 304-854-1197
Fax: 304-854-1107


Last Updated January 2020
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