Monday, July 26th, 2021
Following the By-Laws of the department, elections and nominations were held the week of July 19th for Chief. Chief Michael Coleman was nominated. The Board of Directors confirmed his nomination. ...
Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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On Saturday March 21st, 2020 members of the Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department reported to the station for a work detail. Not one of cleaning hose or training, but finally time to move into the n...
Monday, February 3rd, 2020
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On Monday February 3, 2019 many members of the fire department participated in a CPR refresher course. This course taught by Paramedic Tim Barnett reinforced the fundamentals taught to the members in...
Sunday, January 5th, 2020
Fire Chief Michael "Gordy" Coleman celebrated his 45 year anniversary in the fire service on January 5. 2020. Chief Coleman has dedicated the better portion of his life to the Cedar Grove V...
Forest Fire Laws

WEST VIRGINIA FOREST FIRE LAWS


 The periods of each year between March 1 and May 31, inclusive, and October 1 and December 31, inclusive, are hereby designated as Forest Fire Seasons.

 No person shall during ANY such fire season, except between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. prevailing time, set on fire or cause to be set on fire any forest land, or any grass, grain, stubble, slash, debris, or other inflammable materials. Any fire set during this time shall be extinguished prior to 7:00 a.m. prevailing time. Such prohibition of fires between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. prevailing time shall not be construed to include (1) small fires set for the purpose of food preparation, or providing light or warmth around which all grass, brush, stubble, or other debris has been removed for a distance of ten feet from the fire, and (2) burning which may be conducted at any time when the ground surrounding the burning site is covered by one inch or more of snow.

 No burning may be done unless all inflammable material has been removed from around the material to be burned as a safety strip for a distance which insures that the fire will not escape and which is not less than 10 feet. If fire escapes beyond the safety strip, the person responsible shall be guilty of misdemeanor.

For more information, contact the WV Division of Forestry at www.wvforesty.com



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