Get Prepared

A request for help can occur at ANY hour on ANY day. Volunteers and Professional’s are always on-call to help you and your family in an emergency situation. In many cases, the first help to your rescue might be a volunteer that lives nearby your home or residence.

Please ask yourself the following questions to allow the best possible response time to your residence or business if emergency service’s were requested.

1. Are my Street Address Numbers properly displayed on my Mailbox, Property Entrance and on the front of my Home?

2.Are the Address Numbers LARGE ENOUGH (3-4 inches), REFLECTIVE, and VISIBLE from each possible road direction leading to my mailbox/driveway? Can they be read clearly at NIGHT? In RAINY WEATHER? At 2 a.m. in a rain or snow storm?

3. Can Fire Department, Ambulance, and Sheriff Department personnel access my private gate to enter my property in an emergency situation? Is a Key or Pass code required?

4. Is there enough room on my driveway and around your home/business to permit mulitple large emergency vehicles / equipment in the event of a Fire or Medical Emergency?

Do you have some questions of your own to be more prepared should emergency services be needed? Contact us at 501-821-9320 or email to get your answers!

Fire Extinguisher Info-

Fire extinguishers are divided into four categories, based on different types of fires. Each fire extinguisher also has a numerical rating that serves as a guide for the amount of fire the extinguisher can handle. The higher the number, the more fire-fighting power. The following is a quick guide to help choose the right type of extinguisher.

Fire Extinguisher
  • Class A extinguishers are for ordinary combustible materials such as paper, wood, cardboard, and most plastics. The numerical rating on these types of extinguishers indicates the amount of water it holds and the amount of fire it can extinguish.
  • Class B fires involve flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline, kerosene, grease and oil. The numerical rating for class B extinguishers indicates the approximate number of square feet of fire it can extinguish.
  • Class C fires involve electrical equipment, such as appliances, wiring, circuit breakers and outlets. Never use water to extinguish class C fires – the risk of electrical shock is far too great! Class C extinguishers do not have a numerical rating. The C classification means the extinguishing agent is non-conductive.
  • Class D fire extinguishers are commonly found in a chemical laboratory. They are for fires that involve combustible metals, such as magnesium, titanium, potassium and sodium. These types of extinguishers also have no numerical rating, nor are they given a multi-purpose rating – they are designed for class D fires only.

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Contact WPFD for information on how you can become more prepared in case of fire, medical emergency, or natural disaster.  WPFD’s  Business Office Telephone is 501-821-9320 (leave a message) or contact us by email :

Checkout informative Fact Sheets on the links below from our friends at NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)

Smoke Alarms Safety Tips

Escape Planning Tips

Sparky’s Checklist

Sparky’s Five Steps For Kids

Home Fire Escape Grid

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Candle Safety

Electrical Fact Sheet

Cooking Safety

Removing Barriers For Fire Escape

Fireworks Fact Sheet

Lightning Fact Sheet

Smoking Fact Sheet

Reproduced from NFPA’s Web site, © NFPA (2009).