UPDATE: Marietta Extends Firefighter Application Deadline, Increases Age Limit

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UPDATE 1/17/2014 5:05 PM

If you wanted to apply to be a Marietta fire fighter you have more time and may now be eligible.

The Marietta fire fighter application deadline has been extended until February 26 and the age limit increased.

Now anyone from the ages of 18 to 40 can apply.

Before it was 18 to 36.

Chief C.W. Durham says they already have around 50 applications.

Low pay and a high work demand.

But for many firefighters it's a passion filled job.

The Marietta and Parkersburg Fire Departments are now accepting applications.

The civil service list expires in December for both departments.

Any future openings will be filled off this list.

The civil service test is two entry level exams, a physical and written portion conducted by the civil service commission.

The Parkersburg application deadline is December 30th.

For Marietta it's January 10th.

Click on the link to the right to access the Parkersburg Firefighter application.

Those interested in being a Marietta Firefighter can get an application at the mayor's office at 301 Putnam Street.

"Well there are no pre-qualifications. Anyone is able to take it and there is no preferential treatment for anybody with experience . It's just a standard civil service test," says Parkersburg Fire Chief Eric Taylor.

"The main reason we're giving the test is so that if a vacancy so we can look at filling that otherwise we have to fill a vacancy with overtime until we can get a new list in place," says Marietta Fire Chief C.W. Durham.

For Marietta the physical test is January 18th, with the written portion on the 24th.

And for Parkersburg it's January 22nd.

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