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Fire Board

BCFSB 2014 RFP Financing for Real Property Purchase

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

Board Members

Name Title Service Term
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

BCFSB Strategic Plan Report

Fire Board Financial Publications Page

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:   

Square Footage (Residential) Fee
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".

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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
Hedgesville  Co. 30 
Bedington   Co. 40
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.