Delbarton Volunteer Fire Dept.

Proudly serving the citizens of Mingo County, WV since 1956.

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Established in 1956, the Delbarton Volunteer Fire Department is a premier provider of emergency services in Mingo County – protecting residents and businesses within our primary response area.

​Entrenched in the heart of Appalachia, the city of Delbarton is a historic coal town built in the geographic center of historic Mingo County, West Virginia. The city and surrounding area are HOME of the world-famous Hatfield McCoy Trails. Our response area stretches from the US-119 / State Route 65 intersection at Belo to the top of Horse Pen Mountain on US-52; our response area also covers US-52 to the top of Buffalo Mountain and Rockhouse Road to the top of Cow Creek Mountain. Our coverage area includes the communities of Bias, Elk Creek, Hell Creek, Musick, Pie, Ragland, Varney, and our home in Delbarton. Altogether, Delbarton VFD covers 65 square miles of territory within the boundaries of Mingo County, including several businesses, such as: 3 coal mines, a natural gas manufacturing plant, 3 schools, several governmental buildings, private businesses, and multi-family dwelling apartment complexes. Delbarton VFD is also responsible for rescue efforts on 39 off-road trails on the Buffalo Mountain and Devil Anse systems of the Hatfield McCoy Trails, as well as several miles of state, county, and US roadway.

​The Delbarton VFD provides comprehensive firefighting, extrication, specialized rescue, and fire prevention education from our station on Farley Avenue and our sub-station along US 52 in Pie with the help of an active roster of approximately 30 members, 2 – 1250 GPM engines, 1 medium duty rescue, 1 light duty rescue, a 3000 gallon tanker, and an off-road rescue vehicle (ATV).​ Our membership is made up of men and women of different backgrounds who have the common goal of providing superior fire protection, incident mitigation, and lifesaving rescue efforts for the people residing in, and visiting our coverage area. We are a non-profit organization, with a 100% volunteer membership, we take every emergency very seriously, and are committed to providing our services 24/7/365.

​The Delbarton Fire Department responds to approximately 175-200 calls per year. Our response capabilities include fire suppression (structure fire, vehicle fires, etc.) utility emergencies (gas leaks, electrical emergencies), smoke investigations, carbon monoxide investigations, motor vehicle rescue and extrication, water rescue, technical rescue (high angle & low angle rope rescue, confined space rescue, etc.), disaster response and emergency medical service support. The bulk of the incidents the department responds to are minor in nature and include fire alarm activation, minor motor vehicle accidents, agency assists, and Landing Zone Setups. The department responds to an average of 8 working structure fires per year.

​The DVFD receives the largest portion of its operating funds from the state of West Virginia quarterly award to fire departments. Additional funds for the department are generated through fund raising efforts of the volunteers. All funds collected are used for department activities or to purchase new equipment.

​The Delbarton VFD actively seeks volunteers to bolster its ranks in a diverse range of services. We offer a long list of benefits including in-house or local training, flexible duty assignments, member incentives and events — and most importantly a friendly, fun, professional atmosphere where you’ll find a second family.