Nitro Fire Department 2009 20th St, Nitro, WV 25143 304.755.1437

Mission Statement


It is the mission of the Nitro Fire Department
to prevent the loss of life and property damage
through current training, fire prevention and providing
community education. This fire department will provide
quality professional services to citizens with honesty and integrity.


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Our Focus

Nitro Fire Department will focus its efforts on responding quickly to emergencies and providing appropriate professional care with dignity.

Core Values

  • To the community: Quality, professional service, with honesty and integrity16265492 1801093090131933 8401055727769294682 N
  • To Ourselves: Personal and Professional growth.
  • At the Fire Department: Promote Teamwork, Professionalism and Stewardship
  • To Each other: Trust, Respect, Honesty and Guidance.


  1. Promote the most effective and efficient use of resources within the Nitro Fire Department.
  2. Educate the community on effective Fire Prevention.
  3. Develop and implement systems to minimize the impact of small or large disasters through awareness and education.
  4. Maintain up to date training, always moving forward to be leaders in the fire service.


Please download the application, fill it out and return it to City Hall.

**Starting pay for a probationary firefighter is $37,000 with full health and retirement benefits.

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Jeff Elkins Chief

AJ Shinn Captain

Casey Mathes Captain

Chad Mathes Captain

Rob Ely Captain

Jonathan Atkins Captain

Zach Bonnett Lieutenant

Garrett Kiser Lieutenant

James Setliff Firefighter

Ron Harvey Firefighter

Cody Carr Firefighter

Bobby Grishaber Firefighter

Darek Ashley Firefighter