The mission of Ripley Volunteer Fire Department is to respond to emergencies, protect life and property through education and service. Pride and commitment will be the focus of customer service to the community, using available resources.
NOTICE WV SPRING FOREST FIRE SEASON IN EFFECT THROUGH MAY 31
West Virginia's spring forest fire season starts March 1, 2014, and runs through May 31, 2014. During these three months, daytime burning is prohibited from the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outdoor burning is permitted only between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. For more information about the 2014 Spring Forest Fire Season, visit the W.Va. Division of Forestry's web site at www.wvforestry.com or call (304) 558-2788.
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I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to a be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice.- Chief Edward F. Croker
In Honor Of Those Lost
The Fireman's Prayer
When duty call's me, oh Lord,
Wherever Flames may rage, Give me the strength to save some life Whatever Be its age.
Help me embrace a little child Before it is too late Or save an older person from The horror of that fate
Enable me to be alert, and oh Lord, guide my every move, for life is so precious, please don't let us loose.
I want to fill my calling and To give the best in me To guard my every neighbor And protect their property
And if according to thy will, That I must give my life, Then with thy protecting hand my Lord, I pray thee, protect my children and my wife.
Our enemies have made the mistakethat America’s
enemies always make. They saw liberty and thought
they saw weakness. And now, they see defeat.
--George W. Bush, President of the United States.