Emergency: Dial 911
100 Courthouse Road
Princeton, WV 24740
100 Years Strong
Since 1911 the Princeton City Fire Department has provided fire fighting services to the Citizens and Visitors to the City of Princeton, Gateway to Four Seasons Country. Since those humble beginnings this department has grown to become a leader in fire fighting and specialized services to the citizens which it protects. Princeton City Fire Department is a combination department. Career Fire Fighters staff two stations 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Volunteer and off duty Career personnel respond to assist those on duty in a large variety of situations.
Personnel have strove to bring more services to the community such as: EMS- First Responder, Fire Inspections, Community CPR and Safety Courses, Extrication, Confined Space Rescue, and all with minimum cost to taxpayers. This is a progressive department dedicated to providing its citizens a full range of services with no additional cost.
Fire season is each year from March 1st through May 31st and October 1st through December 31st. This means no outdoor burning permitted between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM. City residents will need to get a burning permit by calling the Main Station at 304-487-5017
We have a supply of smoke detectors, bicycle helmets, and car seats and are always giving them out.
Princeton Fire Department Complete Roster Since 1911
History of IAFF Local 466
Princeton Firefighters Local 466 was chartered on April 20th 1936 with the International Association of Firefighters. By joining this union it has insured that safety and fairness would be top priority in our job, both to our founding fathers and our future members. Also the IAFF has been there in time of need for the members of this local when job security was at it’s lowest. The IAFF has made our local and our job the best it has ever been.
City Council Meeting Minutes That Mentions Fire Department Dated 1911
City Council Minutes Dated 1922 When Princeton Fire Department First Obtained Career Status For Personnel
A Picture Of The Original Union Charter Dated April 1936
Certificate Of Affiliation For The West Virginia AFL CIO Dated November 22, 1957
50 Years Of Continuous Service From IAFF Dated For August 1986
Home Escape Plan
If you smell smoke, never open a door until you have checked it for heat with the back of your hand.
If you wake up and smell smoke, get on the floor and crawl to the nearest fire exit or window.
Once you are out of the house, never go back in. Stay outside at your meeting place!
Call 911 in case of emergency, and make sure you know the correct address of the emergency when you do.
Parents, remember that children will often try to hide from fire, be sure to check all closets and under the bed for children during fire emergencies.
If your clothes catch on fire, Stop, Drop and Roll, Covering Your Face!
Remember, never store flammable items such as, wood, chemicals or oily and dirty rags near heat sources.
Ask your parents to help you make a fire escape plan for your home using the model above. Make sure that everyone knows where to meet and most importantly, practice your escape plan on a regular basis.
When I’m called to duty god
wherever flames may rage
give me strength to save a life
whatever be its age
Help me to embrace a little child
before it is too late
or save an older person from
the horror of that fate
Enable me to be alert
to hear the weakest shout
and quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out
I want to fill my calling and
to give the best in me
to guard my neighbor and
protect his property
And if according to your will
I have to lose my life
bless with your protecting hand
my children and my wife