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.
WPFD is now on twitter to help us communicate timely information to the communities we serve. You can come directly to this site (www.wpfirerescue.org) and/or or follow our posts via twitter (twitter name is @westpulaskfd) to get up-to-date info involving major incidents, large weather events, or other needs where we feel timely info can help you plan or react to community news or events.
This won’t be used heavily on most days but this communication channel will become quite active during large weather or emergency events so we can provide timely updates to automatically deliver community updates like road closures, power failure/restoration efforts or impacts to emergency services caused by major events.
Follow us now so you can get those updates when needed!