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Firefighters Hold Food Drive for Humane Society

Firefighters Hold Food Drive for Humane Society

The Parkersburg Fire Department will be hosting a pet food drive to benefit the Humane Society of Parkersburg. The event will begin on Monday December 5th and run through Friday December 23rd. Donations of any items for pets will be accepted, including pet toys and cleaning supplies. The Humane Society of Parkersburg has a detailed…

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Fire Department issues safety tips for heating safety.

The peak months for home heating fires are December, January, and February. Heating equipment is the second most common cause of home fire fatalities. With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most heating fires from happening. Here are a few tips:   Keep anything that can burn at least three feet…

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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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