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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.
The Parkersburg Fire Department has named Todd Gebhardt as the department’s new public information officer. His appointment begins immediately. Gebhardt has been a city firefighter for 15 years and previously served as a firefighter in the Air Force. He is very active with community and church activities. The public information officer acts as a conduit…Details
Spring time is upon us and it is time to change our clocks again. Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday, March 9th and clocks will be set forward one hour. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery” program, created by Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)….Details
Genie Recalls Garage Door Openers Due to Fire Hazard Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Recall date: FEBRUARY 25, 2014 Recall number: 14-114 Name of product: Garage door openers Hazard: The control board can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Remedy: View Details Repair…Details