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W.Va. Shutters Volunteer Fire Dept. Over Violations

The department can reopen when all violations are corrected and it is reinspected


The Chesapeake Volunteer Fire Department has been shut down after several deficiencies were found during an evaluation, according to the West Virginia State Fire Marshal.

Late last week, the Marmet and East Bank volunteer fire departments were put on notice to handle all calls for Chesapeake VFD. For our original story, Click or Tap here.

Officials say the evaluation was conducted on June 11.

Some of the deficiencies include: members needing Haz Mat certificates, 12 members need CPR/First Aid, hose and pump tests are required based on being past due for inspection, and testing and maintenance.

According to the evaluation, some of the trucks had problems, including throttles on pump panel not working, generator not operable/working and tank fill lights not working.

Read the full story here.

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