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The Mannington Fire Department has purchased smoke alarms that will be given to people who need them.  We were able to purchase 250 smoke alarms thanks to a grant from FM Global.  The Mannington Home Center became involved with the project and provided the fire department with special pricing so we could purchase the maximum number of smoke detectors. 


FM Global provides comprehensive commercial and industrial insurance services.  Because they believe that the majority of fire can be prevented, FM Global offers financial support to organizations working to combat fire. Through their new Fire Prevention Grant Program, fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations can apply for funding to support a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness and control efforts.



Last year, West Virginia’s fire departments responded to over 8,000 fires.  Thirty six of these fires resulted in 42 deaths.  Fires can grow and spread much more quickly than people realize.  Every second of warning you get from a smoke alarm can literally mean the difference between surviving a fire or becoming the victim of a fire.  Smoke Alarms are the difference between Life and Death.  WV State Fire Marshal, Sterling Lewis, Jr., says “What we know for certain is that many of these deaths could have been prevented if there had been working smoke alarms in the homes to alert occupants of the fire”


The Mannington Fire Department will give smoke alarms to those individuals in need.  If needed members of the Mannington Fire Department will even install the smoke alarms in your home.  “We take life and fire safety seriously” says Captain John (smokey) Higgins.  Any one needing a smoke alarm should contact any member of the Mannington Fire Department.  There will also be a sign-up list and the Mannington Senior Citizen Building.  You can reach the Mannington Fire Department by calling or faxing 304-986-3251 or by emailing them at  .






Remember these tips about smoke alarms:




o       Have smoke alarms on every level of your home, especially outside sleeping areas and preferably inside bedrooms as well.

o       Test them once a month, and replace batteries at least once a year, use a birthday or anniversary as a reminder or when you set your clocks for daylight savings time.

o       Replace smoke alarms after 10 years.

o       Place smoke alarms according to manufacturer’s directions.

o       Clean the outside ONLY of a smoke alarm by gently going over the cover with the brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner.  Never pain a smoke alarm.

o       Whenever a smoke alarm beeps, TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.  It might just be a false alarm from cooking, temperature fluctuations, or dust – but it might not.  You can’t afford to ignore the alert.  Everyone in the family needs to react immediately.

o       Develop and practice a HOME ESCAPE PLAN.  Make sure your family knows two ways out of each room, have a safe meeting place outside, how to call 9-1-1 once they are out, and they should NEVER go back into a burning house.

o       West Virginia State Code requires all property owners to provide and install a working smoke alarm in the vicinity of the sleeping areas.


o       For more information on smoke alarms and home fire safety, please contact your local fire department or visit these websites:

FM Global presented a check to the Mannington FD
Jeffrey A. Sink of FM Global & John Higgins of MFD

How to Contact Us:

Mannington Fire Department
101 Clayton Street
Mannington, WV 26582
Phone:  (304) 986-3251
Fax:  (304) 986-3251

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