Fire Department

Become a Firefighter 
The City of Fairmont is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter. 

Requirements for Applicants:

  1. Must be between the age of 18 and 35 on the date of application;
  2. Must possess a valid driver’s license;
  3. Must have a high school diploma or GED;
  4. Must within one year of the date of appointment establish and maintain permanent residence within 15 air miles of the Marion County Courthouse;
  5. Must successfully complete and pass various mandatory examinations.

Applications and informational packets may be obtained at the Office of the City Clerk, Room 312, J. Harper Meredith Building, 200 Jackson Street, Fairmont, West Virginia between 9:00 a.m., Monday, October 8, 2018 and 12:00 p.m., noon, Friday, December 14, 2018.  The last day applications will be accepted is 12:00 p.m., noon, on Friday, December 14, 2018.  The physical ability test and written exam will be given on Thursday, January 10, 2019. You can download the application here.

Contact Us

  1. Ed Simmons, Fire Chief


    Physical Address

    500 Quincy St.
    Fairmont, WV 26554

    Non-emergency office phone: 304-363-7620
    Emergency: 911

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Dispatch Hours


    Staff Directory