CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice recognized Wednesday three officials with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office for helping a scam victim.
Assistant State Fire Marshals L.L. Price, T.S. Provaznik and S.E. Petry responded to a complaint in September regarding electrical work performed on a single-family home in Mason County. The trio learned a man claiming to be a licensed electrician was paid in advance to do work at the home.
The marshals discovered the install electrical wiring posed a hazard to anyone in the home. The homeowner, an elderly man, lacked resources to hire anyone else to do necessary work.
Price, a certified commercial and residential electrical inspector, contacted a small team of licensed electricians to assist him on the project. The home was rewired at no cost to the homeowner.
Working smoke alarms were also installed in the home.