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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Family of five displaced by fire

Family of five displaced by fire

 At 9:03 am, the Parkersburg Fire Department responded to the intersection of 10th Ave and Pike Street for a report of a structure fire. First units arriving just one minute after the call reported heavy smoke and fire in the front of the structure. Once determining that occupants of the structure were all out safely, the…

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