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Center for National Response

The Center for National Response is located 30 miles south of Charleston or 30 miles north of Beckley on I-77/64. 

Map to Center for National Response
Center for National Response Address

100 Memorial Tunnel Place
Gallagher, WV 25083 

Traveling South on I-77 or East on I-64 to the Center for National Response
  • Take exit 74 and at the stop sign turn left at the end of the ramp.
  • At the next stop sign, turn left toward Paint Creek Road and proceed north on Paint Creek Road for approximately 3/4 mile to the end of the town of Standard.
  • When you cross over the road bridge, you will see a green highway sign with CNR on it. Turn left and follow the blacktop road to the top of the hill. It ends at the facility.
Traveling North on I-77 or West on I-64 to the Center for National Response
  • Take exit 74 and at the stop sign turn right at the end of the ramp.
  • At the next stop sign, turn left toward Paint Creek Road and proceed north on Paint Creek Road for approximately 3/4 mile to the end of the town of Standard.
  • When you cross over the road bridge, you will see a green highway sign with CNR on it. Turn left and follow the blacktop road to the top of the hill. It ends at the facility.
Traveling to the Center for National Response Training Support Facility

The Center has a Training Support Facility area closer to the interstate. 

  • When you turn left onto Paint Creek Road, proceed for approximately 1/4 mile to a small bridge on the left. 
  • Cross the bridge and stop at the guard post and check in. 
  • The phone for the guard is 304- 595-5525.

West Virginia Fire Academy

The State Fire Academy is located at the south end of the airfield on property owned by West Virginia University and part of the WVU Extension Service Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp.

West Virginia Fire Academy Address

2600 Old Mill Road
Weston, WV 26452

Traveling South on I-79 to the West Virginia Fire Academy
  • Take exit 105, and turn right toward Jane Lew and travel approximately 1/2 mile to the intersection of Route 19.
  • Turn left and follow Route 19 South for approximately 7 miles to Jackson’s Mill Road (the Hickory House Restaurant is a landmark). Turn right onto Jackson’s Mill Road and go approximately 2.5 miles.
  • After you cross the bridge, the WVU Jackson’s Mill grounds are on your right. Continue on Jackson’s Mill Road to Old Mill Road (intersection with Exxon Station on the left, fire station on the right).
  • Turn left onto Old Mill Road and continue for approximately 1.5 miles and the State Fire Academy will be on your left.
Traveling North on I-79 to the West Virginia Fire Academy
  • Take exit 99 and turn left toward Weston onto Route 33 West and travel approximately 2 miles.
  • At the fourth traffic light, turn right onto Route 19 North.
  • Follow Route 19 North for approximately 4 miles to Jackson’s Mill Road (the Hickory House Restaurant is a landmark). Turn left onto Jackson’s Mill Road and travel approximately 2.5 miles.
  • After you cross the bridge, the WVU Jackson’s Mill grounds are on your right. Continue on Jackson’s Mill Road to Old Mill Road (intersection with Exxon Station on the left, fire station on the right).
  • Turn left onto Old Mill Road and continue for approximately 1.5 miles and the State Fire Academy will be on your left.
Traveling West on Route 33 to the West Virginia Fire Academy
  • Continue straight on Route 33 through the Interstate 79 interchange. At the fourth traffic light (approximately 2 miles), turn right onto Route 19 North.
  • Follow Route 19 North for approximately 4 miles to Jackson’s Mill Road (the Hickory House Restaurant is a landmark). Turn left onto Jackson’s Mill Road and travel approximately 2.5 miles.
  • After you cross the bridge, the WVU Jackson’s Mill grounds are on your right. Continue on Jackson’s Mill Road to Old Mill Road (intersection with Exxon Station on the left, fire station on the right).
  • Turn left onto Old Mill Road and continue for approximately 1.5 miles and the State Fire Academy will be on your left.
Traveling East on Route 33 to the West Virginia Fire Academy
  • Take Route 33 into Weston, then follow signs for Route 19 North.
  • After approximately 4 miles, turn left onto Jackson’s Mill Road (the Hickory House Restaurant is a landmark) and travel approximately 2.5 miles.
  • After you cross the bridge, the WVU Jackson’s Mill grounds are on your right. Continue on Jackson’s Mill Road to Old Mill Road (intersection with Exxon Station on the left, fire station on the right).
  • Turn left onto Old Mill Road and continue for approximately 1.5 miles and the State Fire Academy will be on your left.