Emergency Services

City of War: Police Department

The War Police Department is empowered to enforce the law, protect property and reduce civil disorder in the City of War. The War Police Department is engaged in an array of activities, depending on the situation, but its predominant concern is the preservation of order.
Phone: 304-875-2213 or 911
Fax: 304-875-2213
War Police Department
PO Box 280
War, WV 24892

City of War: Fire Department

The War Fire Department is empowered to provide fire protection and first response services for the City of War. The War Fire Department also employs the services of other county VFDs to oversee the fire protection district that encompasses the City of War.

Fire Chief: Matthew Dash

Phone: 304-875-2244 or 911
War Fire Department
PO Box 201
War, WV 24892

City of War: Emergency Medical Services

McDowell County Ambulance Authority is a branch of emergency services dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care and/or transport to definitive care, to patients with illnesses and injuries which the patient, or the medical practitioner, believes constitutes a medical emergency. The goal of the McDowell County Ambulance Authority is to either provide treatment to those in need of urgent medical care, with the goal of satisfactorily treating the malady, or arranging for timely removal of the patient to the next point of definitive care.
EMS Chief: Linda Belcher
Phone: 304-967-9960 or 911
Phone (Welch): 304-436-3875
McDowell County Ambulance Authority
918 Virginia Avenue
PO Box 0AG
Welch, WV 24801