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Fire Prevention Week – Kitchen Fires!

Fire Prevention Week - Kitchen Fires!

Fire Prevention Week! The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 began on October 8th into October 9th. Most of its damage occurred on October 9th and it killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. Originally started as Fire Prevention Day in May, 1919, to…

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SLEEPOVER FIRE SAFETY FOR KIDS

Is your child safe staying overnight at a friend’s home? NFPA offers a free Sleepover Checklist to help parents answer that age-old question, “Mom, can I sleep over at Dana’s house?” Think upset tummies and lack of sleep are the biggest risks when your child is spending the night at his or her friend’s house? “Think again,”…

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PRESS RELEASE – Firefighters Complete Apprenticeship

PRESS RELEASE PARKERSBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 CONTACT: FIRE CHIEF ERIC TAYLOR PHONE: 304-424-8470 EMAIL: ERIC.TAYLOR@PARKERSBURGFIRE.COM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Firefighters Complete Apprenticeship The Parkersburg Fire Department wishes to announce that Pvt. Cody Boyd and Pvt. Jeremy Layner recently completed their 6,000 hour apprenticeship. The apprenticeship is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor and…

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Gree Recalls 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards

Gree Recalls 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards

Gree Recalls 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards Recall Summary Name of product: Dehumidifiers Hazard: The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Remedy: Refund Consumer Contact: Gree toll-free at (866) 853-2802 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from…

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College Campus Fire Safety

College Campus Fire Safety

September has been designated as “Campus Fire Safety Month”, with the goal of raising national awareness about the importance of protecting our young adults while they are away at college. In college housing, fires average $25 million in property damages per year. Carelessness with smoking materials and candles are the leading causes of civilian campus deaths….

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Firefighters Team Up with National Campaign to Stop Gas Fires

Firefighters Team Up with National Campaign to Stop Gas Fires

Goal of summer effort is to reduce burn injuries to children Grilling outside and gathering around the campfire are summertime rituals for many families. This summer, parents and firefighters across the nation are working to keep outdoor fun from turning into tragedy by spreading the word that gasoline and fire never mix. An independent national…

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Matthews Completes Fire Officer 3 Certification

Lt. Jason Matthews, of the Parkersburg Fire Department, recently completed 60 hours of instruction for certification as Fire Officer 3. The class was held during WV ESCAPE. The annual Emergency Services Conference is held annually at Pipestem State Park and consists of dozens of courses related to fire and EMS training. The objective of the…

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New WV Camping Safety Website

New WV Camping Safety Website

West Virginia’s mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for recreational camps. There’s nothing more exciting than taking a hike in the woods, boating on a river or lake, sleeping under a starry night or simply enjoying the splendor of the scenery that surrounds you. While spending time outdoors in West Virginia, remember to be safe. The…

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Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Turn Around, Don’t Drown

According to the U.S. National Weather Service, each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather related hazard. The main reason is people underestimate the force and power of water. More than half of all flood related deaths result from vehicles being swept downstream. Of these, many are preventable. To…

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Firefighters Complete Instructor Training

Firefighters Complete Instructor Training

07/11/2013 – Several Parkersburg firefighters recently completed 48 hours of training to become certified at the level of Fire Instructor 2. With this certification, they will be able to function as a lead instructor. The firefighters completing certification include: Pvt. Kevin Ackerman Lt. Doug Ashley Lt. Brandon Brown Pvt. Randy Delancy Pvt. Jason Fleak, Training…

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