Give the Gifts That Save Lives

Give the Gifts That Save Lives

This year, give someone a life-saving Christmas gift: a smoke detector, a fire extinguisher or a carbon monoxide detector. They are inexpensive and can be purchased at most department and hardware stores. Smoke detectors save lives by alarming occupants of a fire. When a fire breaks out in a house with a smoke detector, the smoke quickly…

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Parkersburg House Fire – 2505 9th Ave

Parkersburg House Fire - 2505 9th Ave

Shortly before noon Saturday, Parkersburg firefighters were dispatched to 2505 9th Ave (off Pike St) for a house fire. The first engine company arrived within 3 minutes and reported smoke coming from a one story frame structure. The fire was quickly knocked down, but fire crews remained for a couple hours searching for hot spots…

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“It can take 7 years to grow a Christmas tree… and 7 SECONDS for it to become an inferno!”

Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Carefully decorating Christmas trees can help make your holidays safer.   Download these NFPA safety tips on Christmas trees. (PDF, 1 MB) Picking the tree If you have an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled, certified, or identified by the manufacturer…

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