Train like your life depends on it because it does!

WPFD had a great time training this morning with a Live Burn exercise. Crystal Fire hosted us today for quality time in their burn box that simulates a structure fire location with multiple rooms, entrances, and more. Practical training like this provides controlled conditions for exposure to fire, heat, and smoke in a way that allows us to enter, navigate, search, and extinguish a live fire. It is a great hands-on experience, especially for our newer folks. We appreciate the opportunity to get quality exposure to fire conditions in a safe manner. Thanks, Crystal Fire Department, Chief Forshee, and Bill Ridgeway!

West Pulaski Fire Department Response Summary for 2022

2022 was a busy year for West Pulaski Fire Dept. Our crews responded to 1206 calls for service this year and which is a 20% increase over 2021. Here is a comparison over the past few years:

2022 – 1206 calls (Avg of 3.3 calls per day)

2021 – 981 calls (Avg of 2.6 calls per day)

2020 – 828 calls (Avg of 2.2 calls per day)


2022 Call Percentages Breakdown:

Fires –139 Responses (11.67%)

Rescue & Emergency Medical Service — 673 Responses (56.51%)

Hazardous Condition (No Fire) — 25 Responses (2.1%)

Service Call – 106 Responses (8.9%)

Good Intent Call – 160 Responses (13.43%)

False Alarm & False Call – 53 Responses (4.45%)

Severe Weather & Natural Disaster – 28 Responses (2.35%)

Special Incident Type – 7 Responses (0.59%)

Other — 15 Responses (1%)

These call statistics indicate not only some general growth in our service area (new homes or population increases) but also the density of non-residents that move through our area as traffic (cars) or visitors and events by non-residents. More traffic and more people usually equal more activity.

We deeply appreciate the support from you, our neighbors, that help us to serve the several neighborhoods in our fire district. With your support, we can always do our best.

Want to Join us? We are always looking for great folks to join our great organization. Are you looking for ways to help or serve? If you want to know more, reach out to WPFD for more info to find out how you can join our team. Call 501-821-9320, visit your local fire station, or find us online at or on social media

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

End of Year Giving – 2022

As we finish up the year 2022, we are thankful for all of the support we have received from our neighbors. We are not a group of ragtag volunteers that hope to help. We are a group of dedicated individuals that strive to serve the communities in which we live to the best of our abilities. With training and preparedness, we know we make a difference. We hope you see success in our efforts.
We have much planned for the coming year 2023. End-of-year giving may not be on your plan yet but there is still a brief amount of time left to donate to YOUR volunteer fire department with a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation to help us further our mission. If you would like to support our department, our people, our initiatives, and your neighbors with a generous gift of any amount. Now is the time that you can take advantage of tax deductions for the 2022 tax year.

Slick Roads and More! Be Safe!

Roads are better than expected but use caution along with slower speeds and gentle braking. Some icy spots will remain much of today as temps are not going to warm very fast. While driving is a concern for many please remember to be careful walking too. Slick spots around you home or to and from work, shopping and more may exist. Take care and stay warm!