First Responders

Do You Need Emergency Assistance?


We support our first responders and urge locals and visitors to our county to report any criminal activity or emergency situations to the appropriate office. For more information about our local and state first responders, please view the sections below. However, you can always dial 911 for immediate assistance.

Police Departments


West Virginia State Police
State Police Department
Welch, WV · (304) 436-2101

War Police Department
Police Department
War, WV · (304) 875-2213

McDowell County Sheriff
Police Department
Welch, WV · (304) 436-8522

Fire Departments


Welch Fire Department
Fire Station · Welch City Hall
Welch, WV · (304) 436-2111

Coalwood Volunteer Fire Department
Fire Station
Welch, WV · (304) 297-2345

War Fire Department
Fire Station
War, WV · (304) 875-2244

EMS Rescue


McDowell County Ambulance
Ambulance Service
Welch, WV · (304) 436-3877

Authority Rescue Squad
Ambulance Service
Welch, WV · (304) 436-3875

Jan Care Ambulance Services
Ambulance Service
Iaeger, WV · (304) 938-2082