WPFD promotes Scott Joblin to Fire Chief

WPFD promotes Scott Joblin to Fire Chief

WPFD would like to announce that Training Capt. Scott Joblin has been promoted to Department Fire Chief effective 1/01/2019. We welcome Chief Joblin to the senior fire officer role.

Message from Chief Scott Joblin:

All,

I am excited about the opportunities laying before the West Pulaski Fire Department in 2019. Outgoing Chief Ronnie Wheeler and the members of the Board of Directors have positioned the Department to succeed.

Join me in thanking Chief Wheeler, now retired, for his tireless work and effort as he led the Department for the past 14+ years. We were blessed to have his leadership and are grateful for his continued support in the operation of the Department.

As the incoming Fire Chief, I will support the forward movement of the West Pulaski Fire Department. As a Department, we will meet the challenges presented to us and provide the service the citizens in our community expect and deserve.

If you have questions or need information, please feel free to contact me through our business office:
Phone: (501)821-9320
E-Mail: wpfd@sbcglobal.net

Thank you for your continued support of the West Pulaski Fire Department!

Sincerely,
Scott Joblin, Fire Chief

WPFD Chief Ronnie Wheeler Retires from Chief Role

WPFD announces a transition as Fire Chief Ronnie Wheeler, EMT has chosen to retire from the chief position after 14+ years as our senior fire officer. This change becomes effective 12/31/2018. Retired Chief Wheeler will continue to serve WPFD and his community but in a more limited capacity. We would like to thank Ret. Chief Wheeler for his past and continued service! Thank you, Chief!

Winter Season: Heating and Fireplace Safety

Winter Season: Heating and Fireplace Safety

 

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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