WPFD is proud to work with the E.A.S.T. program at Lawson Elementary for a new community service project that will blend learning and technology to help outfit our newest fire apparatus, Engine 1. The E.A.S.T. students recently inspected our truck and tools to determine mounting requirements for several tools we carry onboard. Next, they will develop plans, create designs and construct these options to store and secure the equipment in their respective compartments using 3D printing capabilities. We look forward to the great options they will develop for our new fire engine and are excited to see their work entered into competition at the E.A.S.T. state conference next summer in Hot Springs, AR.
Early this evening WPFD was dispatched to a chimney fire in the Westcliffe neighborhood. Crews worked quickly to determine if the fire had escaped the chimney structure into the attic and managed to attack the fire from inside and outside the home. We are happy to say the good work paid off with a successful fire stop and minimizing damage to the rest of the home. Thanks to all that responded, including mutual aid crews from Lake Norrell FD, Salem FD, Collegeville FD, and Crystal Fire. This quality stop of the fire kept it from taking other parts of the home if not the whole house. Great work!
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
We hope you have a great holiday with family and friends. We are so thankful for you and the wonderful communities we serve! Stay safe!
Veterans Day – Thank you to all that served our nation in any branch of our military. We salute you for answering the call to serve our great nation. Here are some service photos of a few of our own firefighter members that have also served our country before serving with us at WPFD in our communities.
All Burn Bans in our fire district have been removed. Pulaski, Saline, and Perry counties now allow the safe burning of legal natural materials. Y’all be safe now.