Recovering from a fire may take a long time and many of the things you
have to do will be new to you. If you are not insured, your recovery
from a fire loss most likely will be dependent upon your own resources.
It is hoped that this information will assist in reducing your losses
and help speed your return to a normal lifestyle.
We would like to answer some questions you might have about our fire
operations and procedures.
1. Was it really necessary to break the windows and put holes in
Answer: As a
fire burns, it moves upward, then outward. Removing windows and cutting
holes in the roof, ventilation in firefighting terms, stops that
damaging outward movement of smoke and heat and enables us to locate
potential victims, and fight the fire more efficiently, resulting in
less damage in the long run. This procedure also reduces the risk of
serious injury to firefighters.
2. Why did the firefighters put holes in the
walls and ceiling?
had to be absolutely sure there was no "hidden" fire inside the walls,
ceilings and partitions.
3. How do our firefighters get alarmed of fire?
all have been issued radio pagers, that when Kanawha Metro Dispatch sets
off a tone it activates the pager creating it to sounds off with a beep
or some models vibrate then a voice comes through with the alarm address
and type of alarm. You can find more information here about pagers.
4. How much do our firefighters get paid for
fighting a fire or a rescue call?
get paid nothing . We are an all-volunteer based fire department.
5. When do you do training?
Answer: We train every Monday night at seven PM, and
whenever there is a weekend fire school, like Kanawha County Fire School
or Putnam an County Fire School. We also have specialized classes that
we get from RESA III and WVU Fire Extension. We invite other Fire
Departments too join in as well.
6. My kid is so fascinated by fire trucks, can
I bring him by to just look around?
by all means, the Tyler Mountain Volunteer Fire Department is owned by
the community and you are welcome to stop by any tim. Ask a fire fighter
to give you a tour but we do ask if there is an emergency going on to
come back at a safer time. This reasoning is for your safety and ours.
Monday night at 7pm is a great time for tours. See Monday
Night Drill for more
7. What do I do after the fire?
from a fire may take a long time and many of the things you have to do
will be new to you. We have made a page for you to follow to help you after
8. What are the Burning Regulations?
Season is during the spring and fall. Those dates are March 1 to May 31
then October 1 to December 31. During these months you can ONLY burn
from 5pm to 7am. You may burn only vegetative material (leaves, twigs
etc) and never may trash be burned. Also, you must stay with any fire
until it is completely out.
9. How do I book the Community Building?
on how to book the community building can be found here.
10. How do I join the fire department as a member?
on how to join the fire department can be found here.
11. What is a Knox Box?
Tyler Mt Vol. Fire Department has started a new system for local
business owners. The Knox Box is a small metal box that attaches to the
outside of your business. It is very secure and impossible to break
into. Inside this box a business owner places a door key. This box is
set up to open with a key that is only carried by the Tyler Mt Vol. Fire
Department. Why? This gives us the ability to enter the business when
the fire alarm is going off without having to wait for the key holder. For
more information please call 304-776-7963 and the Fire Chief will return
If you do not see the answer to your question here, feel free to
call us at 304-776-7963 or email us at