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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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House Fire – 2507 36th St

House Fire - 2507 36th St

01/17/2014 – Around 11:00 p.m. Friday evening, a neighbor reported what they believed to be arcing power lines across from Worthington Elementary School. First arriving firefighters from West Virginia Avenue reported a working house fire at 2507 36th St. and requested a second alarm. The home was a rental owned by Alcinda Moore. The occupant, Tria…

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House Fire – 1702 Market St

House Fire - 1702 Market St

01/18/2014 – Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, a neighbor reported a fire in a residential structure at 1702 Market St. The first engine company arrived from the fire station four blocks away and reported a working fire with heavy smoke showing. Neighbors told arriving firefighters that a man lived in the home by himself, but…

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Frozen Sprinkler – Kroger, 2007 7th St

Frozen Sprinkler - Kroger, 2007 7th St

01/07/2014 – Around 4 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters were dispatched to the Kroger grocery store located on East 7th Street. The caller reported a heavy volume of dark water running into the front of the store. Upon arrival, the fire department determined the source to be a sprinkler line. It is presumed that the line froze…

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Firefighters Battle Christmas Morning Fire

Firefighters Battle Christmas Morning Fire

12/25/2013 – Firefighters battled an early morning Christmas fire that left a Parkersburg couple without a home. Around 10:30 Wednesday morning, firefighters were dispatched to 2607 Beech St, for a garage apartment fire. A passerby had noticed smoke coming from the residence and called 9-1-1. The first arriving engine reported a working fire with heavy…

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