City of Benwood, Volunteer Fire Department proudly protects 3500 people living in an area of 4 square miles. We operate out of One station that protects a primarily commercial area. Our department is a public department whose members are on a volunteer status.
The City of Benwood Fire Department is Governed Jointly by the City Council of the City of Benwood, West Virginia and the Benwood Firemen's Assoc. The department Director has the responsibility for all personnel and budgeting. The Dept. consist of 54 volunteer personnel. The departemnt runs and automatic response set-up with the Mcmechen V.F.D. and Boggs Run V.F.D. which ensures a minimum of three engines, one aerial, one a/chief, and an ALs ambulance on every structural response.