Since other folks are asking it is time for another post about fire dues. WPFD is a volunteer fire department. Dues are charged annually to residential properties at the rate of $50 per year. Commercial properties are $100 per year. If you have a structure, any kind of structure on the property, then you would be charged dues in one of two ways, either on your annual real estate tax bill or you will receive an invoice.
If you live within 5 miles of a fire station AND live in Pulaski or Saline County, those dues are on your Real Estate Tax Assessment and should be paid with the annual tax bill and likely would be paid as a part of your mortgage. If you don’t have a mortgage, then you would need to pay that directly with tax payments. Saline County residents that used to receive invoices from us may not get them this year due to annexation of some properties to our fire district in Saline nearest to our Station 1 area on Col. Glenn. This means if you used to get an invoice directly from us, it may be a change to see it on your real estate invoice in the past year or so.
If you live outside of the 5-mile radius of your closest fire station then your dues are invoiced annually. You would get a bill sometime in the first quarter of the year. If you have not gotten a bill yet, it is probably going to come out sometime in February or March. Our district assessor keeps up with properties in our fire district. The updates are sent by end of the year and then are processed by Pulaski, Saline, or Perry counties (whichever is applicable). The counties actually send the invoices out for us if you are not in the station radius to have the charge added directly to your tax bill. It is a legal thing and eventually, we hope everyone has the dues applied more consistently on the real estate assessment invoice for consistency.
If you have not gotten your bill yet, you should have your 2020 invoice soon. We operate on the timetables of the respective counties so there can be some variance in the timeline based on their workload.
West Pulaski Fire Department (Little Rock, Arkansas) www.wpfirerescue.orgPublished by Jason Rogers· January 25 · This may seem like common knowledge for most but when you see an emergency vehicle approaching from behind or approaching you from ahead, please slow down and yield immediately (move over) or when you find a safe place to pull out of their way. At an intersection, hold your place at a stop sign or traffic light so we can drive and wait until the vehicle with emergency lights and siren has passed, even if you have a green light. When seconds count, any emergency vehicle simply wants to get around you quickly and safely. State law requires you to yield. Please give us some room. Stay safe.
West Pulaski Fire Department has had a Board Commissioner position vacated when a publicly elected member moved from our service area. When this happens, the Board of Commissioners will seek an eligible person that desires to fill the position. Once an eligible candidate is found then an appointment can be made, with approval from the County Judge.
The application process is simple. If you are a civic-minded individual and would like to be considered for an appointment to the remaining term that ends on or about October 31, 2020, please send us a letter telling us about yourself and your desire to serve in this role.
Attn: Board of Commissioners
2810 Whispering Pine Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72210
Be a registered voter that voted in the last presidential election
Reside within 5 miles of a West Pulaski Fire Department fire station
Send your letter of interest in time to be received by WPFD no later than 5 p.m. on Feb 13, 2020.
We all love our pets. They are part of the family. If a disaster hits close to home, what happens to your pets? Did you know that your Smart911 safety profile permits you to include a picture and details of your furry family members? Dialing 911 would pass along vital details not only for you and your family members to a 911 dispatcher but can include photos and info about your pets.
2019 Annual Awards – Here is more recognition from our irreplaceable volunteer firefighters that have not only answered the call to serve their community but also keep showing up… for years, sometimes many years. We tell folks that when you join up that the service and desire to serve kind of gets in your blood. The only way to deal with it is to continue answering the call when the call comes in. So, we wanted to recognize special awards over the past year and also those that have met milestones this year. We definitely wanted to acknowledge years of service when sometimes it was not recognized on the true anniversary. We will do better going forward each year to hit closer to the mark but wanted to show those that met a significant milestone, and usually more years, than what was shown on their certificate for this event. Please hold your applause until the end, just kidding….give ’em a standing ovation whenever you are ready.