Fire Board
77 Fairfax Street
Room 108
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Phone: (304) 258-8567



Mark Miller (SMVFD)
Term - 7/1/16 - 6/30/19


Dale McConnell
Citizen Member
Term - 8/4/2016 - 6/30/2019

Tom Stinebaugh (GCVFD)
Vice - Chairman
Term - EX Officio 2018 - 2019
Jack Veara
Citizen Member
Term - 7/01/2018 - 6/30/2021
Jared Waugh (BSVFD)
Secretary / Treasurer
Term - 2/1/2019 - 6/30/2021
Jason Hoover
Citizen Member
Term - 5/01/2018 - 4/30/2021
Joe Smith (PPVFD)
Term - 7/01/2017 - 6/30/2020
Commissioner Sean Forney
Commission Representative


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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 MUST be reported to the non-emergency 911 line, 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 7:00 am and 5:00 pm 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:
   HERBERT PEDDICORD, JR.    (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 controlled burns, click on this link: Controlled Burn

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