The City of Wheeling, West Virginia


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Fire Department

Wheeling Fire Department
Larry Helms, Chief
1500 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Emergency: 9-1-1
Dispatch (non-emergency number): (304) 234-3776
Investigations: (304) 234-3770


The mission of the Wheeling Fire Department is to limit the loss of life and property resulting from fire, medical emergencies and environmental disasters. The Department fulfills its major service responsibilities through separate but related divisions: Emergency Response; Fire Prevention; Education; and Investigation. The Wheeling Fire Department also responds to calls that are considered non-emergency calls; water main breaks; customer assistance and interdepartmental assistance. We strive to effectively and efficiently utilize all of the resources at our command to provide a product deemed excellent by our citizens and visitors. The members of the Wheeling Fire Department believe that pride, the pursuit of excellence and commitment to public service is of paramount importance.

The Wheeling Fire Department believes in the employees who serve the citizens of the City of Wheeling. People are our most valuable resource.

Our Value To The Community Will Be Measured In The Type & Quality Of Service Provided

  • Respectful Attitude
  • Appearance and Behavior
  • Caring and Compassion for People
  • Training, Preparedness and Readiness
  • High Quality Service
  • Honesty and Integrity


From the region’s largest trail system, to national schools of excellence, to a reorganized municipal government, the City of Wheeling offers a dynamic environment for you, your family and your business. There are many features that are unique to this area and we are proud of them! Our businesses enjoy the business climate as well with our advanced, motivated work force. The work force also enjoys being active in our various professional organizations. The area boasts year-round entertainment, leisure, sports, music, festivals, dining, shopping, and much more.

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