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House fire – 1264 31st St

House fire - 1264 31st St

12/23/2012 – Around 9:15 p.m. Saturday evening, Parkersburg firefighters were dispatched to a house fire at 1264 31st St. The resident noticed smoke in the residence and, upon further investigation, found “three feet tall” flames in the attic. The first due engine company arrived a couple minutes later from Fire Station 4, on West Virginia…

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House fire – 1503 Park Ave

House fire - 1503 Park Ave

12/19/2012 – Parkersburg firefighters responded to 1503 Park Ave shortly before 11 p.m. last night. A passerby reported smoke coming from the house to the Wood County 911 Center. First arriving engine companies reported heavy smoke coming from a two story brick residence. Upon entry, firefighters were met with a house full of stored furnishings,…

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Food Drive to Benefit Humane Society of Parkersburg

Food Drive to Benefit Humane Society of Parkersburg

  Beginning Monday, December 17th, the Parkersburg Fire Department will begin accepting food donations for the Humane Society of Parkersburg, during the fire department’s 1st Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive. The city’s six fire stations will serve as drop off points. This event originated from an idea to give back to the community during the Christmas…

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Recall on Low Lead Ball Valves

Recall on Low Lead Ball Valves

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2012 Release #13-064  Firm’s Recall Hotline: (855) 779-9200 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Fu San Machinery Recalls Low Lead Ball Valves Installed in Flammable Gas Lines Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced…

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Give the Gifts That Save Lives

Give the Gifts That Save Lives

This year, give someone a life-saving Christmas gift: a smoke detector, a fire extinguisher or a carbon monoxide detector. They are inexpensive and can be purchased at most department and hardware stores. Smoke detectors save lives by alarming occupants of a fire. When a fire breaks out in a house with a smoke detector, the smoke quickly…

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Parkersburg House Fire – 2505 9th Ave

Parkersburg House Fire - 2505 9th Ave

Shortly before noon Saturday, Parkersburg firefighters were dispatched to 2505 9th Ave (off Pike St) for a house fire. The first engine company arrived within 3 minutes and reported smoke coming from a one story frame structure. The fire was quickly knocked down, but fire crews remained for a couple hours searching for hot spots…

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“It can take 7 years to grow a Christmas tree… and 7 SECONDS for it to become an inferno!”

Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Carefully decorating Christmas trees can help make your holidays safer.   Download these NFPA safety tips on Christmas trees. (PDF, 1 MB) Picking the tree If you have an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled, certified, or identified by the manufacturer…

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