Winter Season: Heating and Fireplace Safety

Winter Season: Heating and Fireplace Safety

We posted this earlier but felt the need to share again since we are responding to what feels like waaaaayyyyyy too many chimney fires. Seriously, have you had your fireplace, wood stove and chimney cleaned and inspected over the last year? If so…Great! If not…this is easy and affordable maintenance that could save your home and life. You take care of your car, boat or motorcycle with oil changes and proper tire pressure to extend the life of your vehicle and get better fuel economy, right? Some simple regular cleaning maintenance and inspection on your “fire breathing appliance inside your home” should ensure it gets the very same care for long life of your home and safe use. Please read…….

Previous post – 10/01/2013

Each fall and winter season, WPFD responds to several emergency calls and home fires involving fireplaces, chimneys and home heaters. The use of combustible fuel inside a home is a traditional and effective way to battle freezing temperatures. Not only does a fireplace or wood stove feel great on a chilly night, it also take some of the pressure of your home heating system by reducing the dependence on costly electric or propane/natural gas heating units; However, using an alternative heating source comes with some big responsibilities to ensure that they are properly maintained and operating in a safe manner.  Keeping your fireplace, wood stove, pellet stove, and chimney/stovepipe clean is of the highest importance.  Failure to get your homes fire fueled heat system inspected and cleaned each year can lead to prevent potential leaks of fire, smoke, and harmful gases from the exhaust system (vent or chimney) into the home or attic causing dangerous conditions. Don’t risk fire, loss of your home, or death from carbon-monoxide leaks. Get your system inspected and cleaned to ensure your home is ready for a full cold season of safe heating!

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Time To Change The Batteries In Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors!

change clock 2013Daylight Savings Time Ending – When you set your clocks back from Daylight Savings Time tonight, remember to change the batteries and test your smoke alarms, check carbon-monoxide alarms, and inspect fire extinguishers. We recommend you check and test your home safety systems monthly but especially now you can make sure that fresh batteries are installed to keep your family safe from smoke and fire. Fire Safety begins with Preparedness! Have questions? Visit us athttp://www.wpfirerescue.org/emergency-planning-be-prepared/to learn more about being prepared for home safety.

You’re Invited To Our Annual All You Can Eat Dinner- Oct 4th from 5-7 pm

You're Invited To Our Annual All You Can Eat Dinner- Oct 4th from 5-7 pm

West Pulaski Fire Department Invites YOU to our All-U-Can-Eat Annual Catfish and Chicken Dinner that will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Martindale Baptist Church, 18900 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72210. Serving lines will be open from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.  Tickets are $12.00 for Adults – $6.00 for Children (5-12 Years). Kids 4 years and under EAT FREE!

Directions to our dinner: 6 miles west of I-430 on Col. Glenn Rd. between the intersections of Marsh Road and Burlingame Road on Col. Glenn Road.

All proceeds from this dinner are used to help acquire the tools and technology that help us serve our public better and protect our firefighters.

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Here are some photos from our 2012 Fish Fry. Thanks to all the folks that supported our event and came out to enjoy a great dinner with us!

http://www.wpfirerescue.org/event-information/2012-wpfd-fish-fry/

Ground Breaking Ceremony for New WPFD Station #5

Today was a milestone moment for what will be our new Station #5 located at Pinnacle Valley and Beck Roads in Little Rock. This moment took 5 years to come to fruition. We look forward to this new WPFD station and improvements to our services to this northeast area of our fire district east of Pinnacle Mountain and near Maumelle Park.

 

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony – WPFD Station #5

Groundbreaking Ceremony - WPFD Station #5
Saturday 9/13/2014
at 10:30am – 11:00am
Pinnacle Valley Road and Beck Road Little Rock Arkansas 72223

 

Join us for the ground breaking event for our new fire station at the corner of Pinnacle Valley and Beck Roads. Department personnel, dignitaries and guests will join us in this long awaited celebration to begin construction of our first new station in decades.