State Fire Code won't change, for now anyway
There won't be any changes to the state fire code. A proposal that would have required professional and volunteer fire companies in West Virginia to follow national safety and training rules was analyzed and considered for quite some time, and some at a public hearing last Friday strongly opposed it. Volunteer fire departments raised concerns about the costs of the plan. All the changes at once might have meant hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional costs for each department per year. The state Fire Commission hasn't scrapped the idea of change all together. They may rework the rule changes and bring them back later on.