Pinch Volunteer Fire Department

2023 Responses
Runs Structure Fires MVA
Jan 53 3 15
Feb 49 4 9
Mar 57 2 14
Apr 70 4 15
Total 229 13 53

Past Responses
Year Total Calls Structure Fires MVA
2022 625 64 164
2021 640 68 189
2020 583 62 156
2019 645
2018 697
2017 659
2016 850
2015 732
2014 670
2013 832
2012 899
2011 786
2010 747
2009 771
Total 10136 194 509

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Signed on December 15, 2022 at 1:10 PM
Guest Name: Luke and Lindsey
Location: Charleston, WV

We had a really scary night and had to call 911. Pinch vol fire dept was on scene within less than 15 mins and helped us save our house from catching on fire. Thank you to the men who came out, were dedicated to saving our house, and kept us informed the whole time. We can’t overstate how thankful we are. God bless you all

Signed on December 09, 2020 at 5:54 AM
Guest Name: Arthur
Web Address:

Thanks for all you've done

Signed on February 06, 2020 at 2:27 PM
Guest Name: Joseph Young
Rank/Title: FireFighter
Location: Clay, WV

Great bunch of guys! You guys do an OUTSTANDING job! Keep up the great work!

Signed on November 06, 2019 at 5:32 AM
Guest Name: Sam
Web Address:

Thank you so much for your service and all you do for our community!

Signed on April 16, 2018 at 6:20 PM
Guest Name: Mike Hart
Rank/Title: Deputy Chief/ Paramedic/ Instructor WVUFSE
Location: Belington WV

Would like to thank the Pinch Vol. Fire Department for allowing your Stuphen Engine to come to Clay County this past weekend and allow the class to operate the apparatus. The class was a great success and your members and apparatus assisted in making the class a good one. The The Engine is a beautiful piece. Thanks Again
Mike Hart

Signed on November 17, 2016 at 1:08 AM
Guest Name: Jen Anderson
Web Address:

We had a great time earlier this month on the 5th at the Gun Bash Saturday! You being there made my friends and I want to go to your other events. We appreciate your commitment to our community, thank you so much!

Signed on November 07, 2016 at 7:38 AM
Guest Name: Denise Gould
Rank/Title: na
Location: Four Mile Road, Charleston,(Big Chimney Exit)

My friends and I really enjoyed the Gun Bash Saturday 11/5 and would like to be put on your event email list for future events that support the Pinch Volunteer Fire Department. We truly appreciate your efforts.
Thank you,

Signed on October 06, 2016 at 1:24 AM
Guest Name: Chris Griffith
Rank/Title: Firefighter/EMR
Location: Monongah Wv Marion Co

Great site I have been to your Dept before when I worked at Metro. Maybe coming back to the Kanawha Co area soon to live and work and will be making a decision where to live. Keep Safe

Signed on June 27, 2016 at 11:08 PM
Guest Name: Jerry L Mace
Location: Wimauma FL

My grandfather Edward Mace was the first fire chief of the pinch fire department. I was so excited to see the archives of the past articles of him and the accomplishments that has been made through the years. Thank you for continuing to make his and many others dream a reality for the community of Pinch and Kanawha County. You do a great job!

Signed on June 24, 2016 at 4:27 PM
Guest Name: Marty Willard Bech
Location: Charleston SC

It's wonderful to see the fire department has grown since it's beginning. My dad Harry Willard, was the second chief. I know he would be very proud of your growth and dedication to the Pinch community.

Signed on June 05, 2016 at 12:49 AM
Guest Name: Dave Kelley
Rank/Title: Extreme Pyrotechnics - WV/KY Regional Sales Manager

Looking forward to showing up Saturday with couple brothers from Hurricane Fire & Rescue to shoot the fireworks. Hoping this helps to pack the crowd in for your annual Fire Prevention Fair.

Signed on December 21, 2015 at 7:39 AM
Guest Name: Marilyn Cunningham

PVFD trucks looked awesome at the Clendenin Parade Saturday night! I love bringing grand daughter to see the PVFD guys!! Thanks for representing the Pinch area.. Wouldn't watch the parades if the fire departments did not participate!

Signed on December 14, 2015 at 3:34 AM
Guest Name: Terrence Donaghey
Rank/Title: Former Pinch Firefighter
Location: Pinch/Elkview

Just a short note to wish you my annual "Merry Christmas & Happy New Years" _ I would also like to say thank you for your "super" great response time. You all work so hard on and off the job to keep our station up and running.
I have notice all the new and advanced equipment you are now using. As a firefighter I know it takes a lot of money and training to bring this all together to better save lives and property.
May, GOD's speed be with you all.. Thank you for you service..!!!!

The Donaghey Family

Signed on December 10, 2015 at 3:27 PM
Guest Name: Michael Richards
Rank/Title: Firefighter
Web Address:
Location: Bechtelsville PA

Grew up on Dutch Ridge and just wanted to thank you for watching out for my friends and family still down your way.

Signed on November 07, 2015 at 9:12 AM
Guest Name: Rodney Winter
Rank/Title: FF
Location: Belle Fire Dept

Liked seeing the picture of Bill Allen. Brings back memories of years ago when I was starting out here at BFD and with the Mutual Aid Assoc.

Signed on April 25, 2015 at 9:05 PM
Guest Name: Gloria F Saatman
Rank/Title: Auxiliary Member of HARTLY VOL FIRE Co
Location: Hartly De

Keep up the good work. Enjoyed reading about your fire dept.

Signed on April 24, 2015 at 2:02 AM
Guest Name: Gloria F Saatman
Rank/Title: Ladies Aux. Member of Hartly vol.Fire Co,Hartly De.

Keep up the good work.

Signed on July 28, 2014 at 9:47 AM
Guest Name: Randy shamblin

Love the pictures , the training pics bring back a lot of good memories with you guys especially the water training on the New River. Miss those days , keep up the great work.

Signed on July 08, 2014 at 4:39 PM
Guest Name: Paul Ridgely
Location: Jacksonville, Fl

I want to give thanks to you all for your help when we were involved in a rollover accident on I-79 on June 27, your work was nothing less than heroic and when I say we will be forever thankful I truly mean it!!

Paul RIdgely,
Robert RIdgely,
Salena Moore,
Savannah Moore,
Saleece Bristol

Signed on January 12, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Guest Name: Terrence Donaghey
Rank/Title: Former PVFD Firefighter
Location: Pinch

** Just a short note to thank you all for all the time & trouble you are all going through to help our community that is in need of "HELP" with the, State of Emergency.. Once again !! You are all going "Above and well beyond the call of duty. Wishing you all the very best.. Stay safe as always. My, GOD's speed continue to be with you all..

Thanks again to the "Finest" hero's of, Pinch

Signed on December 07, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Guest Name: Kim Coleman

Believe we have well trained, polite, caring individuals providing emergency services in our living areas. Proud of the PVFD members!

Signed on December 07, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Guest Name: Kim Coleman

Believe we have well trained, polite, caring individuals providing emergency services in our living areas. Proud of the PVFD members!

Signed on August 05, 2013 at 5:12 PM
Guest Name: Eric Roberts
Rank/Title: EMT-B
Location: South Charleston, WV

Appreciate your service throughout the community!

Signed on October 22, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Guest Name: carson birchfield
Location: Brooke Hill drive charleston

Recently, the Pinch Fire Dept., along with others, responded to a vehicle fire on Brooke Hill drive, just above the Capital Flee Market. It is my understanding that the larger trucks from the airport and others could not navigate the sharp turn and had to back all the way down the road. Thanks to Pinch for responding with a smaller truck to put the fire out. If it had been a house fire we are really concerned that a truck could not respond in time. I have tried several times with no luck to get the state to widen the curve to allow access for equipment trailers and dump trucks and of course FIRE trucks. Most of the time, the response is, that there is no money or there are more important jobs to due. I have talked to Kevin Cole at the state highway division but his hands are tied. Is there any way given the recent events that you could help me talk to the state and get some help widening the curve. I have done all the leg work and talked to the land owner for permission to dig the corner out and even have a place to dump all the material at the end of the road. the trucks would only have to go a 1/2 mile to dump and I think the job would take no more than a day or two to finish. Thank you

Signed on September 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Guest Name: Gene Defabio
Rank/Title: Mr.
Location: WV Division of Rehabilitation Services

I want to thank Chief Dave Wagner on behalf of the Pinch Fire Department for being a presenter at the Safety Symposium held
at the Elkview Community Center on September 22, 2012. His comments regarding the volunteers that protect and serve us made us proud. Many thanks for showing your new fire engine! Your web site is great! Many thanks to those who helped make its acquisition possible.Your web site is excellent and very informative.

Signed on May 05, 2012 at 8:38 PM
Guest Name: Lowes
Web Address:
Location: Kanawha City

All of us here would like to thank you for what you do for everyone inside and outside of your community. Your presents today had a big impact on everyone. Thank you again for your service.
Lowes 675

Signed on April 25, 2012 at 4:30 PM
Guest Name: Chris Lanna
Rank/Title: Beckley firefighter (former PVFD member)
Location: Beckley, WV

Hello to all... and what a great website!! Keep up the good work and thanks for the walk down memory lane via the pics on the site. (Boy are you guys gettin' old!!) Take care, my friends and stay safe!!

Signed on December 12, 2011 at 11:47 AM
Guest Name: Terrence Donaghey
Location: Pinch

Once again! The, Donaghey family would like to thank you all for the parade you put together this weekend. It was really great to see everyone having such fun. We would also like to thank you all for the safety you provide us every day. Continue to stay safe and well!! Merry Christmas & Happy New years to you and all your families. May GOD's speed be with you all.......... :O)

Signed on September 10, 2011 at 1:54 PM
Guest Name: Paul W. Strickland
Location: Huntington wv.

You all do such a fine job!

Signed on September 01, 2011 at 1:23 PM
Guest Name: John E. Rhom
Rank/Title: Past Member PVFD, Member Shelby Rescue Unit
Location: Shelby, North Carolina

I must say, this is a wonderful web site produced by a great FIRE DEPARTMENT. I have missed my involvement with this organization and the brotherhood and love that I enjoyed serving with this group of "America's Bravest" during the seventies and eighties.

Congratulation to Chief Allen for his 50 years of service, to Chief Sonny Wagoner for his service and to Chief David Wagoner, who has grown into a fine young man and Leader of a great group of Firefighters.

I would like to state that the time, training and fellowship that I enjoyed with this organization has done more to frame my life and my desire to serve than any other life experience.

You guys keep up the good work your doing and stay safe.

Respectfully submitted


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