THANK YOU! In our Special Election, our community supported our requested dues increase overwhelmingly. Thank you again to everyone who made the trip to vote and meet with us. You have all been so kind and supportive of us, and we look forward to serving you well for years to come!
Tomorrow is May 30th. Our special
election will be held at 27021 Kanis Road, Little Rock,
Arkansas 72223. The poll will be open from 7:30 am to
West Pulaski Fire Department is requesting a fire dues
increase to better fund our fire department for now and
for the future. We haven’t had a dues increase over
30 years and would appreciate your support to help us
keep up with inflation, and replace outdated and
expired equipment that we use to keep our firefighters
We would appreciate your support!
We hope you enjoy the long weekend. Please remember our public election is this upcoming Tuesday at the Ferndale Extension Center Building at 27021 Kanis Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72223 from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm. Thank you!
You are invited to join us for our third public meeting at Crossroads New Baptist Church to discuss the proposed annual fire dues increase. This meeting is open to the public and we will be happy to answer your questions and encourage public comment. A Special Election will be held on May 30th, 2023
Make plans now to vote in our special election planned for May 30th. We are asking for an increase in our fire dues for residents and businesses to support our fire department for now and into the future.
The challenge we face as an emergency response organization serving a larger rural area is continually going to be funding. We are limited by the annual fee charged to residents and businesses to fund our organization. We do not get taxes from a county, state, or municipality. We are funded by a flat dues amount by our residents and businesses in our fire district area.
We pride ourselves on good fiscal management, occasionally raise funds with donations/fundraisers, sometimes get grants for equipment, and a roster of dedicated still unpaid firefighters (yes, the folks that respond to your emergencies are trained and unpaid). But we still have to purchase and maintain trucks, fuel, equipment, and more to meet the requirements of our role to protect and serve.
Even with the best intentions and good financial sense, we are limited by a funding method that has not changed in over 30 years. The cost of everything has increased substantially over the years. You see the same increase in your personal and professional life, we are sure of it. Fuels, oils, heating, cooling, tools, and more all have doubled or more in price over the years.
We hop you will come out to support us in this special election to enable our request to do the most good with a funding method that allows us to keep up with federal, state, and community needs so we can do the most good for you when you need help!