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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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VFW Post 1212 holds Patriot Day ceremony

The local chapter of the VFW honored first responders as part of their Patriot Day ceremony on Sunday September 11th, 2016.  Jon Lee, a 10 year veteran with the Parkersburg Fire Department received the Firefighter of the Year Award.

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Parkersburg Fire Department responds to house fire

  The Parkersburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire late Saturday night. The occupants of the home discovered the fire and alerted 911. The call came in just after midnight, at 12:34 on August 28th, 2016. The department was on scene within three minutes to the structure at 705 31st Street. Once on scene,…

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Parkersburg City Council passes Outdoor Fireplace Ordinance

A new city ordinance passed on July 26th, 2016 now allows city residents to use fire pits and outdoor chimneys.  See the attached document for the new regulations. A burn permit is still required for residents wanting to burn brush and vegetation on their property. The burn permit regulations are located under the FAQ section…

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City of Parkersburg donates fire truck to Waverly

    On Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 Parkersburg City Council voted unanimously to donate the Fire Department’s Reserve Ladder to the Waverly Volunteer Fire Department. The truck was purchased new by the city in 1985 from Sutphen. The truck is equipped with an aluminum ladder and waterway that extends to 65 feet.  The department used…

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Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery!

Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery!

Spring time is upon us and it is time to change our clocks again. Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday, March 9th and clocks will be set forward one hour. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery” program, created by Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)….

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