PART II. VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES.
§8-15-4. Power and authority to form fire companies; recordation
of statement; organization.
Any number of persons, not less than twenty, residing within
the corporate limits of a municipality without a paid fire
department may form themselves into a company for extinguishing
fires therein. A writing stating the formation of such company,
with the names of the members thereof subscribed thereto, shall be
recorded in the office of the clerk of the county commission of the
county wherein such municipality or the major portion of the
territory thereof is located, after which the members of the
company shall elect its officers, including a commander, and make
rules and regulations for effecting its object consistent with the
laws of the state and the ordinances of such municipality. A
volunteer fire company shall be subject to the authority of the
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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