It has been one year since a devastating storm brought a tornado to our fire district. WPFD responded to the destruction and injured in four major impact areas between the Saline/Pulaski County line near Brush Mountain Trail and Arkansas Highway 10. This storm changed the lives of many, including our fire department folks, in the way we think about a major storm response and how we prepare for it, while hoping we never have something so tragic in our service area again.
On this day, one year later, we want to remember those that were lost, emergency responders and neighbors that helped, many that are still recovering in some way, and those that helped in the many days afterward to cleanup and rebuild. It was tough to see such a tragic day but in the clearing we saw so many positive things in strength and resilience of a community, the abundant kindness of strangers, and a tremendous hope for recovery. Continue reading →
Can Emergency Services find you in a hurry? If your mailbox needs a little help getting “noticed” then the Ferndale Crimewatch has a project to help emergency responders find you quick.
If you live in the WPFD Fire District area contact the Ferndale Crimewatch at 501-912-6978 to get your sign ordered.
-HIGHLY VISIBLE from 100+ feet at night
-Double sided numbering for each direction of approach
-Red reflective base color
-High contrast white reflective numbers on both sides.
-Pre-drilled holes to make it easy to mount
-Great for mailbox, gate, or driveway post
-Mounts horizontal or vertical direction
-Easy for you to install.
Call the Ferndale Crimewatch at 501-912-6978 while supplies last.
Today was a big day for West Pulaski Fire Department and several other organizations that responded to the April 27, 2014 tornado. State Representative Andy Davis sponsored a house resolution to recognize Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Lake Maumelle Fire Dept, West Pulaski Fire Dept, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Dept, Arkansas Forestry, Southwest Energy, and Desoto Gathering for our response to the incident and the recovery effort provided by the community.
Please take a look at this video that recognizes the few and thanks the thousands that helped recover from this event. Thank you Rep Andy Davis!
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
Lake Maumelle Fire Department
West Pulaski Fire Department
Paron Fire Department
Pulaski County Sheriff Department
Arkansas Forestry Commission
WPFD is nearing operations for our new fire station located at the corner of Pinnacle Valley and Beck Roads. So much work and fundraising has made this new station possible. We truly look forward to this new addition to our WPFD family. Here are some pictures of the progress made over the past few months of construction that will help us better serve this northeast corner of our fire district for many years to come.
We hope to make an announcement soon about our plans for our grand opening!
An emergency or disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days. Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours.
Your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages. Include items that you may use every day to live independently such as prescription medicines, diabetic supplies, food for special diets, hearing aids and batteries, durable medical equipment and other assistive technology devices, and consumable medical supplies.