Wheeling, WV Fire Department Ladder 6 with a crew of 4 responds with heavy sirens and horn usage, second due to a 2 alarm Church Fire in North Wheeling, WV near 1st Street on 7/7/18. Ladder 6 is Station out of Woodsdale with Engine 10 and Squad 2.
Wheeling FD are IAFF Local 12, Professional Firefighters. A paid department with 93 suppression firefighters; 8 engines, 2 trucks, 1 rescue, 4 ALS ambulance squads, dive team, swift water rescue team, fire boat, zodiac rescue boats, regional response team tractor trailer and rescue squad, plus utility and admin vehicles. There is one main fire chief and seven assistant chiefs, 3 duty chiefs supervising 3 platoons (A, B & C). Wheeling Firefighters work 24 hour shifts and work three 24s per tour with a day off in between. after the third shift, they receive 4 days off before their next tour.
Wheeling FD is located in Wheeling, WV in Ohio County in the northern panhandle of West Virginia and is located 1 hour southwest of Pittsburgh, PA and 2 hours east of Columbus, OH.
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