Fire Board

77 Fairfax Street
Room 108
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Phone: (304) 258-8567

Also see Great Cacapon Fire Department
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Name Title Service Term
Dale McConnell (Mag 1) Citizen Member 10/01/2009 - 09/30/2012
Evan Richard (Mag 2) Citizen Member 5/1/2011 - 4/30/2014
Robert LaBoiteaux Citizen Member 05/01/2010 - 04/30/2013
James Steiner (BSVFD) Chairman 07/01/2010 - 06/30/2013
Louis Herrell (PPVFD) Vice Chairman 07/01/2009 - 06/30/2012
Roger Steiner (GCVFD) Secretary / Treasurer 7/1/2011 - 06/30/2014
Mark Miller (SMVFD) Board Member Ex Officio
Stacy Dugan Board Member Commissioner Representative

The Board shall consist of seven voting members appointed by the County Commission. State code only allows for three representatives to have voting rights so one department representative is an ex-officio member for one year per a rotating schedule. Three citizen members from different voting districts are appointed by the County Commission and one Morgan County Commissioner is on the board. Each Citizen or Fire Service representative is appointed for a three year term not to exceed two consecutive terms, is approved by the Morgan County Commission and sworn in by the Morgan County Clerk.

Fire Fee Rates:

Current Fire Fees for Morgan County Residences and Businesses are based upon a graduated scale related to the square footage of the structures, number of floors and acreage in Morgan County.

Those rates are as follows:.

 Square Footage (Residential and Commercial Fee Amount 
 0 - 1200  $10.00
 1201 -2000  $40.00
 2001 - 3000  $60.00
 3001 - 4000  $80.00
 4001 - 5000  $100.00

and so on, in steps of $20.00 per 1000 sq ft.
Floor Charge: $5.00
Acreage: $0.30 per acre, minimum charge of $3.00

Download the new 5:00 PM BURNING LAW

West Virginia Forest Fire Laws

Spring Forest Fire Season March 1 - May 31
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 A.M.

Fall Forest Fire Season October 1 - December 31
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 A.M.

Maximum Fine: $1,000.00
For Violating The Burning Law

All controlled burns should be reported to the Office of Emergency Services, Fire & Ambulance-non emergency, at 304-258-0305 so fire trucks will not be dispatched if your fire is reported.

Morning and afternoon outdoor-burning restrictions for the spring start March 1 and run through May 31 and for the fall start October 1 and run through December 31. Between 7:00am and 5:00pm no outdoor burning is permitted.

Commercial permits to burn during the prohibited periods may be issued by the local Division of Forestry office. For more information contact:
   (304) 258-6205
   (304) 541-9285 (cell)

Year-round requirements for burning outdoors include the following:

  • A safety strip of at least 10 feet must be placed around the burning materials. To prevent wayward sparks from igniting a forest fire, the strip must be cleared down to the mineral soil.
  • Fires must be attended to at all times and cannot be unattended until fully extinguished.
  • A violation of any outdoor-burning restrictions may result in a misdemeanor charge, a fine of up to $300 and liability for costs of fighting the fire and the damage caused by the fire to property.

To find out more about West Virginia’s fire laws go to

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