Wood County firefighters honor fallen comrades

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Wood County Firefighters Association gathered for its quarterly meeting Monday evening at the Parkersburg Fire Department.

The 11 departments within the county meeting regularly to discuss business and share information between departments.

On Monday, they honored three firefighters who passed this last year:
Capt. Lee Goodwin of the Vienna Volunter Fire Department; Chief William "Bill" Ferguson of the Blennerhassett Volunteer Fire Department and firefighter Francis Van Meter of the Parkersburg Fire Department.

A bell rang three times each for each of the men, signifying the end of their duty. There was also a moment of silence in their honor.

More than 30 people attended the meeting.