WPFD Annual public meeting

Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 7 PM CDT

27021 Kanis Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223-9599

Hosted by West Pulaski Fire Department (Little Rock, Arkansas) www.wpfirerescue.org

Public Meeting Notice*

You are invited to join us for the West Pulaski Fire Department’s Annual Public Meeting. Members of the public that reside in our fire district are invited and encouraged to attend.

When: October 29, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Where: 27021 Kanis RoadLittle Rock, Arkansas 72223

Ferndale Extension Club Building

Learn more about your volunteer your fire department as we discuss the business operations over the past fiscal year and share a few stories of our community service and mission.

Commissioner positions 6 and 7 on our board of commissioners are up for election this year.

.*Note – Covid 19 Precautions will be used for anyone entering the building and safe distancing must be practiced by all persons. Please bring your own mask as masks will not be provided. If we have any occupancy issues will move the meeting outside to observe safety practices, weather permitting. 

Please have your chimney cleaned and inspected before cold weather requires extra home heating

Each year we see our responses to structure fire calls increase when home heating is supplemented with the use of fireplaces or woodstoves. However you plan to heat your home this year, please plan for safety with pre-season cleaning and inspection from a certified technician so you have a safe and warm winter season. Removing creosote buildup from last season and finding or fixing flaws or weaknesses in your heat system can prevent deadly chimney fires. Stay safe!

Move to the Right for Sirens and Lights

Some folks get confused when emergency vehicles approach them from behind or ahead. Regardless of your direction of travel, slow down and pull to the right to allow an emergency vehicle to pass you when their lights are activated. It helps us help others quickly AND it is the law. Thanks.

Hurricane Laura Response – Active 8/27/2020

WPFD has crews responding to down trees in various areas on Ferncliff Rd, Congo-Ferndale Rd, and Kanis Rd near Walnut Grove. We are responding quickly right now but as the storm gets stronger in our area we may get busy running between several areas. We will work to clear the roads as soon as we can but please expect that some delays may occur. We ask you to drive slow, look carefully for trees or water in the roadway that could impact your safe travel. We will provide some updates as available from this page when possible.Stay Safe!

Prepare for Hurricane Laura

Significant rain is predicted for our area in the coming days due to Hurricane Laura that is about to make landfall in Louisiana. This means storms with high winds and tornados could be possible starting Thursday. Flooding could be an issue too. Please take the time now to be weather-ready as Hurricane Laura makes its way up to Arkansas. Test your storm radio. Test your generator if you have one. Have enough food and fuel to manage a power outage for a day or more. Flashlights with fresh batteries help and fully charged devices like phones and other wireless internet connections help keep you connected and pass time during power outages and wired phones lost to aerial connections taken by trees and limbs fallen. A ready chainsaw could help clear your access to main roads if they fall on your driveway or near the house or on your home. We have been through this before with a similar path from Hurricane Ike in 2008. Be prepared, stay safe.