WPFD responds to:
- Fire Calls (Structure, Wildland(Grass, Brush, Forest), Fire Alarm, etc)
- Rescue (Medical, Injury-Trauma)
- Motor Vehicle Collisions
- Natural and LP (Propane) Gas Leaks
- Hazardous Material Spills (Haz-Mat)
- Natural Diasters (Tornado, Storm, Flood)and Weather Related Events (Downed Trees, Powerlines)
- Assisted Responses for Local Police/Sheriff (Search and Rescue, Traffic Control)
- Conducts fire inspections for business (includes schools, daycares, and camps)
- Provides fire safety recommendations/reviews for residential locations when safety and/or insurance requirements are needed.
WPFD has reciprocal agreements with other volunteer and paid fire departments in our area. These agreements ensure that additional help and equipment is only a simple request (by radio or phone) is needed to immediately dispatch manpower and trucks to assist our department for any call. We have mutual aid agreements to help these departments with their incidents as they agree to help us. We currently have such agreements with
- Crystal Fire Department
- Salem Fire Department
- Lake Norrell Fire Department
- Paron Fire Department
- Williams Junction Fire Department
- Lake Maumelle Fire Department
- Little Rock Fire Department
- Perry County Fire Departments
Each of our stations utilize a Rescue Unit that carries a full array of Medical Gear (Wound Care, Stabilization, Oxygen, Defibrillator and more) as well as Extrication Equipment (Jaws of Life).
All Firefighters are Certified Firefighters or are Firefighters In-Training to become Certified Firefighters by the Arkansas Fire Academy.
WPFD has approximately nine (9) Registered- Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) and several trained First Responders to provide Basic Life Support Services in most any situation.
Firefighters carry voice pagers and/or portableradios to be dispatched in a moment’s notice from our homes or local stations whenever we are in the fire district area.
Many of us live all over the WPFD service area and which often allows us to respond (on-scene) to a dispatched address with a trained firefighter/medic in a matter of minutes while the other firefighters and equipment (apparatus) begin the response.
WPFD also has a trained Rope Rescue group from our Station #1 that can be dispatched to any station area for special extraction in the particularly hilly terrain in our district.