The Wytheville Fire Department (WFD) was established prior to 1835 and organized in 1849 at which time it was an all volunteer department. Since that time, it has become a combination department with six full-time career firefighters and a roster of 25 volunteers. The WFD protects approximately 13,400 citizens in a 110 square mile response area. The ISO (Insurance Services Rating) for the department is a 5 in the Town limits and 9 in the portion of the County where they respond to fire calls. To learn more about the insurance rating, click ISO.
The WFD provides Fire Prevention Education Programs throughout the year to schools, businesses, churches, civic groups and nursing homes. If you would like to schedule a class, call 276-223-3302. The WFD also hosts an annual Fire Prevention Parade which is held the second Saturday in October during Fire Prevention Week.
The Wytheville Fire Department also participates in the Virginia Fire Incident Reporting System, which is a part of the National Fire Incident Reporting System. Every call the WFD answers is entered into a national database where statistics are compiled. The average response time is 3-7 minutes. The WFD answers approximately 350 calls a year.
The Fire Department meets the first Thursday of every month and holds a training session on the third Thursday of the month.
Auxiliary Meeting - 6:00 pm
Officers Meeting - 7:00 pm
General Meeting - 7:30 pm
The Wytheville Fire Department is a combination department with a roster of 25 volunteers and six paid personnel.
Wytheville Fire Department Personnel Certifications
Ronnie King - Chief
Dewey Hagy - Deputy Chief
Donnie Widner - Captain
Melissa Eastwood - Lieutenant
Kathy Scott - President
Angela Widner - Vice President
Cindy Brown - Secretary
Cindy Thompson - Treasurer
The career firefighters are under the supervision of the Headquarters Staff Lieutenant. They are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the vehicles and equipment. They also perform yearly inspections and painting of the 400+ fire hydrants that are located in the Town. They also conduct pre fire planning and routine fire inspections.