We protect the 285 square miles of our beautiful home, Canaan Valley, WV. We are 100% volunteer and fund our facilities, equipment, and trainings through grants and donations. 

CONTACT 

T: 304-866-7450

E: info@canaanvalleyvfd.org

ABOUT US 

WHO WE ARE

The mission of the Canaan Valley Volunteer Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the residents and visitors of Canaan Valley and surrounding communities.

WHAT WE DO

Protect. Help. Save.
Call on us.

The Canaan Valley VFD is equipped and prepared to suppress structural, vehicular and wildland fires in a 285 square mile area. We conduct Search And Rescue operations (SAR) on a year round basis. We work vehicle crashes, aviation incidents and any other mechanism of traumatic injury, such as mountain biking, rock climbing or ATV accidents. We house the Tucker County Tactical Rescue Team and are equipped and trained to do many types of technical rescue.

All of our personnel are trained in Firefighter I, Hazmat operations, and basic first aid/ CPR. Of the 25 active people on the roster, five are trained to the EMT level and an additional four trained to the Paramedic level. We have plans to begin running as a First-Responder Fire Department. This requires some planning and certification, but once in place, we will begin responding with Tucker EMS in all serious medical calls, as well as trauma related events.

We are currently working to assist in providing as many dry hydrants as possible in our area. We have only two pressurized hydrant systems, so the establishment of dry hydrants throughout our area will aid in fire suppression, and perhaps lower our customers’ fire insurance premiums.

MEMBERS

Fire Chief

Robert Metzger

Administrative Officers

President

Ed Watson

Vice President

Diane Beall

Secretary

Rene Crowl

Treasurer

Reva Harman

Auxiliary President/PIO

Jenny Newland

Operations Officers

Assistant Chief

Rob Porter

Captain, Paramedic

Hollis Lipscomb

Captain, EMT

Mitchell Beall

Lieutenant

Ed Watson

Firefighters

Firefighter, Paramedic

Janette Basile

Firefighter

Craig Bast

Firefighter

Diane Beall

Former Chief

Sandy Green

Firefighter

Brett Hartwig

Firefighter, EMT, PA-C

Shannon Harman Kerr

Firefighter

Keith Bishop

Firefighter

Chris Long

Firefighter

Calvin Dearborn

Firefighter, EMT

Mike Mayo

Firefighter

Neal McDermott

Firefighter

Rich Spence

Firefighter, Paramedic

Joe McNeer

Firefighter, EMT

Joe Strait

Firefighter, EMT

Jim Mollard

Former Chief

Kenny Sturm

Firefighter

Cindy Murphy

Firefighter

Matt Shockley

Firefighter

Chris Thomas