Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. How can I become a member of the Sissonville Volunteer Fire Dept.?
  2. How can I obtain a copy of a fire report?
  3. When is the Forest Fire Season and the legal burning times?
  4. What is the procedure for Sheltering in Place?
  5. What does is sound like when you are dispatched for an emergency call?





1. How can I become a member of the Sissonville Volunteer Fire Dept.?

You can join the Sissonville Volunteer Fire Dept. by coming by any Monday night meeting between 7 and 9 p.m. and filling out an application. All classes will be paid for and gear will be supplied by the department for use in training and on fire calls.






2. How can I obtain a copy of a fire report?

You can obtain a fire report from S.M.P.G. by bringing $15.00 in a Cashier's Check or Money Order to the Houston Station. You need to include your name and the date, time, and address of the call. Also include any insruance carriers that have an intrest in the incident.






3. When is the Forest Fire Season and the legal burning times?

The periods each year between March 1 & May 31 and October 1 & December 31 are designated as Forest Fire Seasons. No person shall during any such fire season, except between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., set on fire or cause cause to be set on fire any forest land, grass, grain, stubble, slash, debris, or other inflammable materials.

Read the full article of West Virgina Forest Fire Laws from the W.Va. Division of Forestry.






4. What is the procedure for Sheltering in Place?

Sheltering in place is an quick way to protect yourself and your family in case of a nearby chemical emergency.

  1. Go inside your home or the nearest building.
  2. Close all windows and doors.
  3. Turn off all ventilation systems.
  4. Take shelter in a room that has few doors and windows.
  5. Seal all doors and windows using damp towels, duct tape, or plastic sheeting.
  6. Do not use the phone -- keep the phone line available for emergency messages.
  7. Turn on your radio or television to an EAS (Emergency Alert System) station.
  8. Stay tuned for emergency information.

What should be in a Shelter-in-Place kit?

  1. Bottled water
  2. Towels
  3. Battery-operated AM/FM radio (to monitor EAS station)
  4. Non-perishable food items
  5. Plastic sheeting (to seal doors and windows)
  6. Knife or scissors (for cutting plastic sheeting)
  7. Flashlight
  8. Extra batteries (for flashlight)
  9. First aid kit







5. What does is sound like when you are dispatched for an emergency call?

Here are three examples of a call we respond to:

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