Fire & Police Department Testing

Both the Parkersburg Fire Department and Parkersburg Police Department have upcoming entrance testing. If you're interested in joining either organization, please review the details below!

Parkersburg Fire Department

2023 Application Dates
Applications Due: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 by 4:30 pm
Testing Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 10:00 am - PHS Cafeteria

Please note: There is a $15 application fee to partially cover the cost of administering the exam. Anyone who meets the minimum criteria and submits the application on time is eligible to take the written exam. 

Applications can be mailed to our office or dropped off in person:

City of Parkersburg - Fire Department
1 Government Square
PO Box 1627
Parkersburg, WV 26101

Find more information on the PFD website on minimum requirements, testing details, etc. 

Download and print the firefighter application (opens a PDF in a new window)

Parkersburg Police Department

Entry Level Test: December 5, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. @ the Parkersburg Municipal Building - 2nd Floor

Must be a US Citizen, between 18-40 years old at the time of hiring, have a valid driver's license, and a high school diploma or GED.

For more information including benefits and pay, visit the Parkersburg Police Department website.