Public Education Division

Mission and Responsibilities

 
The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office, Public Education Division is responsible for duties that include, but are not limited to, the development and implementation of public fire and life safety programs and activities statewide and the administration of the Fire-Safe Cigarette certification program for tobacco manufacturers.
 
 
Fire Education Resources and Programs

The State Fire Marshal's Office is dedicated to providing fire safety information to all West Virginian's. Education is a key component in reducing the number of preventable fires and the unfortunate deaths that occur from such events. Knowing what to do in the event of a fire is important and these safety tips will give you essential information to take the necessary steps to stay safe.
 
WV Fire Safety Summit Invitation **Sign-up before May 1st**
 
According to statistics provided by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2018 more than 58,000 fires burned nearly nine million acres across the U.S. More than 25,000 structures were destroyed, including 18,137 residences and 229 commercial structures.
Below are resources and tools to help prevent the risk of  wildland fires in your community.
Wildfire Resources from NFPA -----> CLICK HERE
 
Educational Resources
 
 
 
 
  
The Public Education Division promotes programs that aim to reduce loss of life and property through education via the following services: 
- Older Adults Fire Safety 
- Preschool Fire Program 
- College & Universities 
- Residential Fire Sprinklers 
- NFPA’s RISK Watch 
- Smoke Alarm Projects 
- Special Needs/ Disability Fire Safety 
- Emergency Needs/ Disability Fire Safety

Staff Listing

Division Director
Bob Sharp, Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal
(304) 558-2191 Ext. 53211
Field Personnel
Public Information Specialist II - Courtney Rosemond
Public Information Specialist I - Tim Rock
Public Information Specialist I - VACANT