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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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Tue. Nov 1st 2016
Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!"Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, Ripley Volunteer Fire Depart...
Tue. Jul 29th 2014
Always doing in-house training, this time we blocked out the face mask of the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus and asked the Firefighters to follow the hose through a maze simulating what a Firefighter may encounter in a structure fire and finding a fellow Firefighter and taking them back out...
Thu. Jul 3rd 2014
A Department that eats together stays together. With all of the "behind the scene" preparations for Independence Day almost completed a good hot meal refreshes the body and soul.  
Sun. Jun 22nd 2014
Ralph Scarberry and Jamie Hart, members of the Ripley VFD, take part in diving exercises at Summersville Lake.
Mon. Jun 16th 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014 - Ripley VFD lending a hand to the South Charleston FD in providing some fun for the MDA kids at Cedar Lakes. All of the kids wanted to thank Rick and Ritchie for bringing Engine 31 and showing them a little bit about firefighting.
Tue. Jul 9th 2013
Members training on entanglement scenarios.  Firefighters in full gear enter a 8 foot long box with electrical wire entangled throughout and maneuver through the wire.
Sun. Nov 4th 2012
Members took advantage of the weather and trained on new rescue jacks that were purchased by the department.
Sun. Jun 3rd 2012
A team of Ripley Firefighters competed in the annual D.A.R.E. golf fundraiser at Green Hills Country Club
Mon. May 21st 2012
May 19, 2012 Teen runs off 100 pounds With support of town, he keeps it off                             By Kate Long Staff writer     Kate Long A year ago, Benji Willis, 16, ran off 102 po...
Tue. Apr 3rd 2012
News story that aired on plans to bill insurance companies for service provided by the fire department   
Sat. Mar 3rd 2012
Members congratulate Firefighter/Medic Kyle Hinzman on his wedding day
Tue. Feb 21st 2012
State Auditor Glen Gainer III presented Chief David Brubaker with a check from the subsidy program. West Virginia Volunteer Fire Departments changed workers' compensation insurance carriers on July 1, 2011.  As a result of the switch, many fire departments experienced a rate change, and some f...
Fri. Feb 17th 2012
Chief Hersman and Capt. Hart attended a training course with Future Generations in Huntington WV.
Wed. Feb 1st 2012
Ripley Fire Rescue has three new EMTs Lt. Patrick McCafferty FF Jonathan Mitchell FF Charlie Jewell
Sun. Dec 4th 2011
Members spend free time getting the outside of the station decorated for the holidays.  While the ladies handled the inside of the building.
Sun. Dec 4th 2011
UPDATE 12/4/11 @ 3:25 a.m. KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency officials have released new details about a deadly accident involving a firefighter in Kanawha County. Authorities at the scene tell a Davis Creek Volunteer Firefighter died after falling from the Steven Wayne Smith ...
Sat. Dec 3rd 2011
Santa made an appearance in Ripley for the annual Christmas Parade through downtown.  He rode on Engine 30 while remaining apparatus assisted law enforcement with traffic control
Sat. Dec 3rd 2011
Ripley Fire was asked to attend a robot war tournament at the Ripley High School.  School kids from all over the state participated in the competition.
Thu. Dec 1st 2011
Ripley Fire Rescue has teamed up with Future Generations Organization to open a computer lab in the fire department.
Tue. Nov 22nd 2011
Several roads were closed throughout the county due to high water
Sun. Oct 9th 2011
Members of Jackson County emergency services attend service at Ripley Tabernacle Baptist Church for their annual service and dinner to honor the counties emergency responders. Firefighters,EMS/Aero Medical,Dispatchers,City,County,and State law enforcement were in attendance.
Sat. Oct 1st 2011
Members of  Ripley Fire will be spending free time in the upcoming weeks talking to children about fire safety and prevention at local schools and daycare facilities
Mon. Sep 26th 2011
Members congradulate Kyle Hinzman on passing his Paramedic test
Mon. Sep 26th 2011
Bat. Chief B. Hersman and Lt. J Hart attended a training seminar with Future Generations WV.  A organization that supplies emergency service departments with computer labs to teach citizens in their community.  The computer lab will be open to anyone who wishes to learn basic computer skil...
Fri. Sep 23rd 2011
RESA V offers Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) course at Southern Jackson County VFD in Kenna.  See flyer for more information or click link below Class begins Monday, October 3, 2011 from 06:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. Monday and Thursday of each week.  Contact RESA at (304) 485 6513 ext....
Wed. Sep 21st 2011
Ripley Fire Pyrotechnics Team has a story about our work on Ripley's Fourth of July fireworks show. Click link below for website  
Sun. Sep 11th 2011
Members spent they day honoring those lost 10 years ago today.  Ripley Fire along with the counties emergency service and military personnel attended ceremonies at Wal Mart and the Court House lawn.  Capt. H Faber and Sgt. A Williams were recognized for their service to the community after...
Tue. Sep 6th 2011
  Jackson County, W.Va. — Healthnet Aeromedical Services is moving to a new location in Ripley. In an interview Chief Flight Nurse Doug Douglas, of Healthnet Aeromedical Services and Ripley Fire Chief Chuck Hitt explained the plans for the move and the benefits. Douglass said, &...
Wed. Aug 3rd 2011
Members spent the evening talking to children about the equipment we use to fight fire.  When we finished talking we cooled the children off spraying water from the Engine
Tue. Jul 5th 2011
Grand Parade Winners   2011 Ripley 4th of July Grand Parade Winners   Horse & Wagon 1st Place –  Jerry Painter 2nd Place – Alvin Simms 3rd Place – Thunder Hills Farms Miniature Horse 1st Place – Delanie Parsons 2nd Place – Robin Chestnut...
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