Our next entrance test for Probationary Firefighter will be held on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 6 p.m. The test will be administered by the Parkersburg Fire Department Civil Service Commission at the Parkersburg High School Cafeteria (2101 Dudley Ave). Applications must be turned in no later than 4 p.m., Friday November 15th at the Fire Chief’s office.
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The Parkersburg Fire Department Civil Service Commission conducts a written examination for applicants. The exam evaluates such factors as general aptitude and no experience is required.
Applicants are placed on a civil service list ranked in the order of their test score and credit for military service.
A physical agility test will be administered after the written exam. The agility test consists of:
Only those applicants successfully completing this physical agility test will be considered.
After an applicant has been placed on the Civil Service list and successfully completed the physical agility test, they are subject to the following:
A review of the applicant’s file by the Civil Service Commissioners determines the applicant’s certification for employment. Upon hire, all applicants must complete: Firefighter Section 1&2, EMT-Basic, Hazardous Materials training and City map testing. In addition, the candidate must also complete a Joint Apprenticeship Training Program (3 years) to become a Journeyman Firefighter.
For testing information, please contact:
Fire Chief’s Office at 304-424-8470
Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM Eastern