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Tue. Nov 1st 2016
Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP

Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prev...

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Tue. Jul 29th 2014
SCBA Training

Always doing in-house training, this time we blocked out the face mask of the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus and ask...

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Thu. Jul 3rd 2014
Evening Meal

A Department that eats together stays together. With all of the "behind the scene" preparations for Independence Da...

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Ripley Volunteer Fire Department Inc
aka: Ripley Fire/Rescue

    Established in 1946 by a group of concerned citizens to provide an organized respond to emergencies in the town of Ripley, WV, and surrounding areas.  From the onset, the men and women of the Ripley VFD, have been and continues to be an all-volunteer organization.

     Our mission is to respond to emergencies, protect life and property through education and service. Pride and commitment will be the focus of customer service to the community, using available resources.

Scott Chinn - ChiefScott Chinn - Chief


From the Chiefs Desk - Holiday Season Fire Safety Tip #4Portable Space Heater Safety Tips 


Watch this short, educational message

Dan Doofus learns some important safety lessons about home heating.




Fire Sprinkler Facts
Fire sprinklers are widely recognized as the single most effective method for fighting the spread of fires in their early stages - before they can cause severe injury to people and damage to property.

We will never forget 9/11/2001
Never Forget


Prevention: It's the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Holiday Fire Prevention - It's the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Between 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an annual average of 860 home structure fires that began with holiday decorations and an additional 210 home structure fires that began with Christmas trees according to the National Fire Protection Association.

  • Keep decorations or any other flammable items at least 3 ft away from open flame and heat sources.
  • Inspect all decorations to ensure they do not have any frayed or pinched wires and discard any worn decorations.
  • Ensure multiple extension cords are never strung together or are ran under rugs, carpets or furniture. And make sure those used outdoors are labeled “for outdoor use.”
  • Never leave cooking equipment unattended and turn off burners if you have to leave the room.
  • Never leave a space heater unattended and turn it off when you’re leaving a room or going to sleep. Never let pets or children play too close to a space heater.
  • Water Christmas Trees daily and discard trees when they are dry and begin to drop needles.

CO and Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Install CO and smoke alarms on every level of your home, in every bedroom, and outside each sleeping area

Be sure to test the alarms once a month and change batteries yearly.













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Ripley Fire Rescue - Ripley, WV
PO Box 454
Ripley WV 25271
Non-Emergency: 304-372-9271
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Fax: 304-372-1171
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