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Fire Department promotes one

Fire Department promotes one

The Parkersburg Fire Department proudly announces the promotion of Firefighter Matt Geary from Private to Lieutenant. Lt. Geary was promoted yesterday with Mayor Tom Joyce performing the honors. Lt. Geary is a 15-year veteran of the fire department and a life-long resident of Parkersburg. He’ll be stationed at Fire Station 6 on Camden Avenue. Lt. Geary is pictured with Mayor…

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Family of five displaced by fire

Family of five displaced by fire

 At 9:03 am, the Parkersburg Fire Department responded to the intersection of 10th Ave and Pike Street for a report of a structure fire. First units arriving just one minute after the call reported heavy smoke and fire in the front of the structure. Once determining that occupants of the structure were all out safely, the…

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Fireworks Safety

With the Fourth of July fast approaching, many are making preparations for good times with friends. What should be a fun day can turn tragic when fireworks go awry. The NFPA and the National Council on Fireworks Safety have some great tips to keep your fireworks display safe and fun for everyone! Recommended Safety Tips:…

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Child Wellness and Safety Expo

Child Wellness and Safety Expo

  Join us this Saturday at Parkersburg City Park from 9 am to 3 pm as we team up with the Parkersburg Police Department, Wood County Sheriff’s Department and local businesses to help keep our children safe! Police officers will be inspecting child safety seats and also offering free fingerprinting for your kids. Vision screening…

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Entrance exam results certified by Commissioners.

Entrance exam results certified by Commissioners.

The Fire Civil Service Commission has certified the results of the fire department entrance exam given on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017. The results will be posted at the city’s main station at the Parkersburg Municipal Building, #1 Government Square on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017. If you are unable to make it to the fire station,…

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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.

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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