(Charleston, W. Va.) – Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin today announced Craig A. Matthews is the next Fire Chief of the Charleston Fire Department (CFD).

“We are excited to welcome Craig Matthews as the new Chief of the Charleston Fire Department,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin. “Throughout his 25 years of service as a member of our Fire Department, Chief Matthews has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience which will serve him well in this new role.”    

Chief Matthews joined the Charleston Fire Department May 27, 1997. Matthews most recently served as a Battalion Chief, serving as the Shift Commander of C-shift.  Coming through the ranks, Matthews has been assigned to duties that have included both fire suppression and emergency medical units, and has experience with Rescue and Truck companies.

“I am eager to continue leading the Charleston Fire Department in providing the citizens and visitors of our City with the most efficient and quality Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services, that has been the pride of the CFD since 1893,” said Charleston Fire Chief Craig A. Matthews.