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Wood County Emergency Alert System

Get information when you need it and how you want it, visit to register. This emergency alert & notification system allows subscribers to receive alerts and information pertaining to fire, police, severe weather, health and safety. Registration is simple and you pick the delivery method: text, email or phone call. Register today to receive alerts…


Test Scores certified by Civil Service Commissioners

The Parkersburg Fire Department Civil Service Commissioners have certified the results of the entrance exam given on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019. An applicant will need to use the student ID given to them the night of the test to locate their score. A 70% or above is a passing score. Ties were decided by the…


Now Accepting Applications

The Parkersburg Fire Department has begun taking applications for the position of probationary firefighter. Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 15, 2019. Applications are available at the Fire Chief’s office on the 1st floor of the Parkersburg City Building or they can be downloaded from the employment section. Applicants must be between 18 and…