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Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries!

Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries!

It’s that time of year again! Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries! Daylight saving time will begin at 2:00am on Sunday, March 12th. For 29 years, Energizer has partnered with the International Association of Fire Chiefs to keep families safe through the Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries program. During this time, fire departments work…

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Fire department responds to house fire.

Fire department responds to house fire.

Story: At 10:12 am, the Parkersburg Fire Department responded to 563 6th St. for a structure fire. Crews were on scene within minutes of the initial call. Upon arrival, units found the fire had been mostly extinguished by the resident of the apartment with a garden hose. The fire department opened walls and the downstairs…

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Fire Department to give entrance exam.

Fire Department to give entrance exam.

The Parkersburg Fire Department will begin taking applications for the position of probationary firefighter on February 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 3, 2017. Applications are available at the Fire Chief’s office on the 1st floor of the Parkersburg City Building. Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years of age at…

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Fire department swears in two new officers.

Fire department swears in two new officers.

The Parkersburg Fire Department wishes to welcome our newest firefighters to the department. From left to right, Mayor Jimmie Colombo, Jeremiah Moyers, Kristopher Burdette, and Chief Jason Matthews. The two were sworn in this morning and will begin their training immediately.

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Firefighters Hold Food Drive for Humane Society

Firefighters Hold Food Drive for Humane Society

The Parkersburg Fire Department will be hosting a pet food drive to benefit the Humane Society of Parkersburg. The event will begin on Monday December 5th and run through Friday December 23rd. Donations of any items for pets will be accepted, including pet toys and cleaning supplies. The Humane Society of Parkersburg has a detailed…

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Fire Department issues safety tips for heating safety.

The peak months for home heating fires are December, January, and February. Heating equipment is the second most common cause of home fire fatalities. With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most heating fires from happening. Here are a few tips:   Keep anything that can burn at least three feet…

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Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries!

Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries!

Daylight saving time ends at 2:00am on Sunday, November 6th. For 29 years, Energizer has partnered with the International Association of Fire Chiefs to keep families safe through the Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries program. During this time, fire departments work to remind people of the simple, life saving habit of changing and testing…

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Fire Prevention Week to be held October 9 – 15

Fire Prevention Week to be held October 9 – 15

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire. This fire occurred in 1871 and killed more than 250 people, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8th, but most of the damage occurred on October 9th, 1871. A larger fire also occurred at…

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Firefighters receive training on new ladder truck

A representative from Pierce, the manufacturer of the department’s new ladder truck, will be training the department on the ladder’s operations and functions. The representative flew in from Appleton, Wisconsin to offer the training.  It is Pierce’s policy to send a representative to conduct training. The department will have the training for three days. Each…

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Fire department conducts annual hose testing.

The Parkersburg Fire Department began annual hose testing recently.  Crews will work for approximately two weeks to update testing on all of the department’s attack and supply hose on each piece of apparatus and in all hose towers. The Insurance Service Office (ISO) requires that testing be completed on an annual basis. Records of the…

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