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Welcome to the Kingwood Volunteer Fire Department

Established in 1899, the Kingwood Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) serves the community from its base in Kingwood, West Virginia. As the heart of Preston County, Kingwood spans an area of 2.4 square miles and is home to approximately 3,200 residents. The KVFD’s responsibility extends beyond the city limits to include the surrounding areas of Manown, Preston, Howesville, and Caddell Mountain, covering a total of 54 square miles and supporting a combined population of 5,200.

The majority of the KVFD's coverage area is rural, with some regions lacking fire hydrants, which presents unique challenges for fire safety and emergency response. KVFD is integral to the protection of critical local infrastructure and facilities, including Matthews Bronze, Preston Memorial Hospital, Appalachian Wood Pellets, Preston High School, and Camp Dawson.

Three major routes—Rt. 7, Rt. 26, and Rt. 72—traverse the KVFD's jurisdiction, and the Cheat River also flows through this region, adding natural beauty but also potential risk factors that require vigilant monitoring. The department also collaborates closely with the Preston County Hazards Incident Response Team (HIRT), Company 30, which convenes and stores equipment at the KVFD station.

In addition to its own services, KVFD works in coordination with 11 other fire departments in Preston County, 5 ambulance squads, and Company 17, the County Dive Team, ensuring comprehensive emergency response capabilities throughout the region.

Major cut-off points for our first due:

Rt 7 East: Upper end of Cinder Bin Rd

Rt 7 West: Top of Kanes Creek Hill

Rt 26 North: Albright Bridge

Rt 26 South: Just north of Birds Creek Rd

River Road: Pringle Run

Dogtown Rd: Morgan Mine Rd Intersection

Herring Rd: Intersection of Long Hollow Rd

Map courtesy of Preston County OEM/911

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Kingwood Volunteer Fire Department
115 Brown Ave
Kingwood, WV 26537
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