Share This Profile
Share this profile on Facebook.
Link to this profile on LinkedIn.
Tweet this profile on Twitter.
Email a link to this profile.
See other services through which you can share this profile.
This profile was last updated on 1/3/14  and contains information from public web pages.
Company Description: The St. Albans Fire Department will be equipped, trained and dedicated to responding to emergencies within the City of St. Albans. It is our goal to preserve life...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Fire Chief
    St. Albans
  • 1970
  • Kanawha County Sheriff's Department
21 Total References
Web References
SAFD Personnel
www.stalbansfd.com, 3 Jan 2014 [cached]
Stephen D. Parsons
Steve began his fire service career in the 1970's as a volunteer in the Cross Lanes area. After working for the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department for eight years he decided to pursue his first love full-time at the St. Albans Fire Department. "The Fire Service is very rewarding because it provides you the opportunity to serve people and help them in a time of need". When not involved with the department he spends time cycling both on road and mountain bikes, hunting and fishing as well as anything in the outdoors. Steve has traveled to Malawi, Africa twice as a Missionary to provide training to that country's firefighters. The country of 11 million has only four fire departments. While in Africa he also traveled to remote villages in Mozambique to help establish literacy projects. In March of 2010 he traveled to Haiti after the devastating earthquake and was attached to the Delaware Medical Response Team in Jacmel where he supervised the triage of over 200 patients per day. "The devastation has left a lasting impression", Chief parsons said. He visits with a team each year since from his church and will be building an orphanage for the "Hands and Feet Project" in Grand Goave. In November 2011 he started his own street ministry to help the homeless, the hungry and seniors in care homes.
"If we had to go around ...
www.wsaz.com, 7 Jan 2013 [cached]
"If we had to go around [the bridge,] it would go from about one minute now for being in the Nitro city limits to about 10 or 11 minutes," said St. Albans fire chief Stephen Parsons.
Now, the Nitro department will get extra help from Dunbar, and St. Albans will be reinforced by South Charleston.
St. Albans will bring in a staffed fire engine from Spring Hill to help pick up the slack, according to Parsons.
"You've just got to think down the road, 'what can we do that's going to best serve the public but also protect the guys and give them some backup?'" Parsons said.
Chief Steve ...
m25m.org, 22 Dec 2012 [cached]
Chief Steve Parsons, St. Albans Fire Department
KPEPC Membership
www.kpepc.org, 3 Mar 2000 [cached]
Steve ParsonsSt. Albans Fire Dept
But with firefighters retiring, the task ...
www.dailymail.com, 25 Jan 2013 [cached]
But with firefighters retiring, the task force fell into a lull and wasn't as active as it had been, said Steve Parsons, St. Albans fire chief.
The chiefs met earlier this month to discuss restarting the task force and bringing Charleston into the fold. The discussion is still in the early stages, but so far it sounds like three of the chiefs are on board.
"It's just a way to make sure things don't fall through the cracks," said Parsons, who also is a trained investigator. "It's really a win-win for every city involved."
In the past, the members of the task force, made up of investigators from Dunbar, Nitro, South Charleston and St. Albans, would help each other out on investigations when they were shorthanded or if the scene required more than one pair of hands.
For example, if Dunbar's lead investigator, Billy James, is away on vacation, Jeff Elkins, Nitro's chief and one of its two fire investigators, and Parsons could step in to investigate.
...
As far as how they would be paid, Parsons said in the past the investigator's municipality would "eat the cost" if the investigator was off duty and came out on overtime to help a neighboring department. He said that was done with the knowledge that the neighboring department's investigator would come to help if needed.
"It's just a trade-off," Parsons said. "It's nominal amounts of money."
Parsons said that's what the group likely would continue to do if the chiefs decided to restart the task force. Parsons said in the past St. Albans and Nitro worked together on more than 30 investigations and an investigator from the task force had been called to Dunbar only once.
...
But with firefighters retiring, the task force fell into a lull and wasn't as active as it had been, said Steve Parsons, St. Albans fire chief. The chiefs met earlier this month to discuss restarting the task force and bringing Charleston into the fold. The discussion is still in the early stages, but so far it sounds like three of the chiefs are on board. "It's just a way to make sure things don't fall through the cracks," said Parsons, who also is a trained investigator. "It's really a win-win for every city involved." In the past, the members of the task force, made up of investigators from Dunbar, Nitro, South Charleston and St. Albans, would help each other out on investigations when they were shorthanded or if the scene required more than one pair of hands. For example, if Dunbar's lead investigator, Billy James, is away on vacation, Jeff Elkins, Nitro's chief and one of its two fire investigators, and Parsons could step in to investigate.
...
As far as how they would be paid, Parsons said in the past the investigator's municipality would "eat the cost" if the investigator was off duty and came out on overtime to help a neighboring department. He said that was done with the knowledge that the neighboring department's investigator would come to help if needed. "It's just a trade-off," Parsons said. "It's nominal amounts of money." Parsons said that's what the group likely would continue to do if the chiefs decided to restart the task force. Parsons said in the past St. Albans and Nitro worked together on more than 30 investigations and an investigator from the task force had been called to Dunbar only once.
...
Parsons, who has been chief at St. Albans for more than 15 years, said arsons are among the hardest crimes to prove. Firefighters must undergo specialized training before they can even begin to investigate. The task force had the approval of State Fire Marshal Sterling Lewis when it started in 2005, as many of the investigators underwent the same training as those who work for the fire marshal's office, Parsons said.
...
"They're not desperate for help," Parsons said of Charleston.
Other People with the name "Parsons":
Other ZoomInfo Searches
Accelerate your business with the industry's most comprehensive profiles on business people and companies.
Find business contacts by city, industry and title. Our B2B directory has just-verified and in-depth profiles, plus the market's top tools for searching, targeting and tracking.
Atlanta | Boston | Chicago | Houston | Los Angeles | New York
Browse ZoomInfo's business people directory. Our professional profiles include verified contact information, biography, work history, affiliations and more.
Browse ZoomInfo's company directory. Our company profiles include corporate background information, detailed descriptions, and links to comprehensive employee profiles with verified contact information.
zirhbt201304