The Bureau of Fire Prevention consists of two full-time firefighters from the department. Assistant Fire Chief Ed Geisel, Sr. serves as the Chief Inspector and head of the department. Captain Deric Jamison also serves as an inspector.
The Bureau of Fire Prevention is responsible for the inspection of public and private buildings for fire safety and fire code violations. The BFP also serves as the main educational outlet for fire prevention in the City of Wheeling.
The BFP reviews plans for life safety on new construction and remodels, fire suppression systems, including alarms, sprinklers, hood systems, fire dampers and fire doors.
Community Outreach consists of many proponents. They include fire safety talks, participating in National Fire Prevention week, Wheeling Hospital’s Safety Town, The Wheeling Christmas Parade, and helping with a number of festivals at Wheeling Heritage Port.
Also, throughout the academic year, the BFP travels to most of Ohio County Schools elementary schools with the fire safety house.
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Asst. Chief Edward Geisel, Sr., Chief Inspector
Capt. Deric Jamison, Inspector
Wheeling Fire Department
Bureau of Fire Prevention
2126 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003