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St. Albans Fire Department Achieves Perfect Evaluation, Sets Benchmark for Excellence

ST. ALBANS, WV – In an exemplary display of dedication, professionalism, and unparalleled commitment, the St. Albans Fire Department has been honored with a perfect evaluation during the February 2, 2024, meeting of the West Virginia State Fire Commission. This prestigious recognition directly results from the rigorous assessment conducted by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office, adhering to the standards of WV CSR 87-6. Such comprehensive evaluations, which scrutinize fire departments across the state every five years, cover a wide array of critical components, including operations, equipment, and staffing, ensuring that departments operate at the pinnacle of excellence.

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The achievement of a perfect score by the St. Albans Fire Department is a testament to the department’s adherence to high standards and its firefighters’ extraordinary dedication and professionalism. Their unwavering commitment to excellence and safety in serving their community stands at the heart of this accomplishment.

Fire Chief Lance Carney of the St. Albans Fire Department took a moment to express his deep pride in the department’s achievement, emphasizing the crucial role of his team. “This recognition shines a light on the relentless hard work, dedication, and professionalism of every firefighter within our ranks. Achieving a perfect evaluation reflects their commitment to not only meet but exceed the highest level of service and safety for our community.”

The evaluation by the WV State Fire Marshal’s Office is meticulously designed to ensure that all fire departments in the state adhere to the best practices in fire safety and emergency response. It involves an in-depth review of the department’s response capabilities, their equipment’s condition and readiness, and their personnel’s training and availability.

The St. Albans Fire Department’s success in meeting these stringent criteria underscores its leadership in fire safety and emergency response in West Virginia and sets a high benchmark for other departments to aspire to. It serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of continuous improvement, rigorous standards, and the valor and dedication of firefighters in safeguarding communities across the state.

As the St. Albans community celebrates this significant achievement, the St. Albans Fire Department, led by its valiant firefighters, remains steadfast in its mission to protect and serve. This accolade not only honors the hard work and dedication of the firefighters and administrative staff but also reassures the community they serve of their capability, readiness, and unwavering dedication to their safety and well-being.

For more information on the St. Albans Fire Department and their services, please visit their website at or call (304) 727-9722

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St. Albans Fire Department

City of St. Albans, WV

We are a fully staffed ISO Class 2 professional fire department and take pride in proactive community risk reduction, combined with aggressive hazard mitigation.


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St. Albans Fire Department
Central Station
51 6th Avenue
St. Albans, WV 25177
United States

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(304) 727-9722



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