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Now Accepting Applications

The Parkersburg Fire Department has begun taking applications for the position of probationary firefighter. Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 15, 2019. Applications are available at the Fire Chief’s office on the 1st floor of the Parkersburg City Building or they can be downloaded from the employment section. Applicants must be between 18 and…

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Kidde Recalls Smoke Detectors

Kidde Recalls Smoke Detectors

Kidde has recalled almost 500,000 smoke detectors in the US and Canada after discovering a manufacturing error that can reduce the ability to alarm when smoke is present. The following link has information on the model numbers, simple checks to determine whether your alarm is involved, and what to do if yours needs replaced. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Kidde-Recalls-Dual-Sensor-Smoke-Alarms-Due-to-Risk-of-Failure-to-Alert-Consumers-to-a-Fire If you…

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Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries!

Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries!

Daylight saving time begins at 2:00am on Sunday, March 11th. For 30 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 the batteries…

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Parkersburg Fire Department Hires Two

Parkersburg Fire Department Hires Two

In a brief ceremony at the Parkersburg Municipal Building this morning, Mayor Tom Joyce assisted Fire Chief Jason Matthews in swearing in the two newest firefighters to join the ranks of the Parkersburg Fire Department. Probationary Firefighters Charles Frum III and Brian Kutcher were sworn in. After completing requisite paperwork, the new hires changed into…

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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 5th. For 30 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 the…

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Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week was established in 1922 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire. This fire occurred in 1871, killing more than 250 people, destroying more than 17,400 structures. The fire also 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…

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Fire Department promotes one

Fire Department promotes one

The Parkersburg Fire Department proudly announces the promotion of Firefighter Matt Geary from Private to Lieutenant. Lt. Geary was promoted yesterday with Mayor Tom Joyce performing the honors. Lt. Geary is a 15-year veteran of the fire department and a life-long resident of Parkersburg. He’ll be stationed at Fire Station 6 on Camden Avenue. Lt. Geary is pictured with Mayor…

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