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

After the Fire is Out

Recovering from a fire may take a long time and many of the things you have to do will be new to you. So we would like to try and help.   On this page are several listings that may make things a little easier for you.

If you are not insured, your recovery from a fire loss most likely will be dependent upon your own resources.  Private organizations that can help include the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. You also could talk with your church or synagogue.

Insurance Information
Assessing Your Loss
Adjusting the Loss
Replacement of Valuable Records and Documents
Salvage Hints


The Fire Department may have to disconnect your utilities for safety purposes.  The utility company for each will have to reconnect the service.  Service will not always be restored the same day, depending on the amount of damage.


 Mountaineer Gas  (304) 347-0500
 AEP  Power Co.  (800) 982-4237 
 West Virginia American Water (304) 345-8660
 Verizon Telephone (800) 275-235


Support Services

Multiple emotions are common after a fire and should be monitored closely. Exercise and other stress relieving activities are helpful.  The American Red Cross offers counseling if needed.  They also will provide assistance for food, clothing, etc..

 American Red Cross    (304) 340-3650
 Salvation Army   (304) 343-4548

This page was copied from the Tyler Mountain Volunteer Fire Department.