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Parkersburg Fire Department
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The Parkersburg Fire Department protects a resident population of 33,000 and a daytime population of approximately 50,000 people. Parkersburg is home to the U.S. Department of the Treasury – Bureau of Public Debt, Coldwater Creek – East Coast Distribution and other various manufacturing and industrial facilities. The area consists of 12 square miles located along the convergence of the Little Kanawha and Ohio Rivers. It is easily accessed from Interstate 77 and US Route 50.
The Fire Department is under the direction of Fire Chief Eric Taylor. It is staffed with 57 career firefighters (54 hour schedule), working out of 6 fire stations. In addition to firefighting, the department also responds to automobile accidents, search and rescue, water rescue, emergency medical backup, fire prevention education and a multitude of other requests.
The main reason for having a career fire department. . . time! A typical house fire doubles in size every 30 seconds. Using those figures, in 5 minutes, a small fire will grow to over a 1000 square feet. Needless to say, time is of the essence. With it’s 6 fire stations, the Parkersburg Fire Department has an average response time of 2-4 minutes.
With the time change this Sunday, it reminds us to change and test the batteries in our smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. This message is simple and the habit can be lifesaving. The Parkersburg Fire Department reminds our residents that one easy step can help save their lives and the lives of those around them. Everyone…Details
10/23/2013 – The City of Parkersburg Fire Civil Service Commission will conduct an entrance test for Probationary Firefighter on January 22, 2014. The test results will remain good for 3 years. “These are highly competitive positions. Over the next three years, we may have only four or five firefighters retire, but we anticipate there will…Details
10/17/2013 – At 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Parkersburg firefighters responded to a working fire at 1047 Laird Ave. Dispatchers advised responding crews that four occupants were still in the house. Engine Company 3, from Liberty Street, reported heavy smoke showing with the front of the house well involved in flames. As firefighters arrived, the occupants…Details