Training Division

The Wheeling Fire Department's Training Division is responsible for training initial firefighters to State of West Virginia standards set forth by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office. This initial training includes Firefighter I and II certification, hazmat operations level training, emergency vehicle operations, CPR, first aid training and National Incident Management Training levels 100, 200, 700 and 800.

The training division also is responsible for overseeing the apprenticeship program, which is a 36-month training program for the first three years of employment as a probationary firefighter for the City of Wheeling.

This office also prepares all first responders to assure a state of readiness for answering alarm calls, ranging from fire, EMS, rescue, hazardous materials and service calls.

The training division also performs exercises in the following areas:

  • Swift Water Rescue
  • Vehicle Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • Collapse (building and other areas)
  • High angle ropes
  • EMT/Paramedic
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Mass Casualty

Asst. Chief Dave Harmon,
Training Officer
Capt. Jason Milton,
EMS Officer

Mailing Address:
WFD Training Division
2126 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Phone: 304-234-3738