Would you like to help fight fire without all of the effort and training to grab a fire hose yourself? You can help us as a water sponsor. Water Donations Are Needed Now! The temps have spiked and summer just skipped over spring. We are already seeing 90 degree days. Fighting fire is quickly dehydrating and we could always use your help to stay hydrated. If are looking for a way to help us, we use a bunch of water and sports drinks all year long to fuel our crews during the hottest days and situations. We can easily go through a case or two of water per fire call. If you can help, feel free to drop off a case of water or sports drinks at your closest WPFD fire station. Just set it by the door and we will make sure it gets put to good use! We need these all year long but really go through the fluids when temps are 80 degrees and up. Thank you for your support!
The food drive supporting the Fendale Food Pantry at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church starts tomorrow!
WPFD will have boxes at Station 1 (Whispering Pines Road/Col Glenn), Station 2 (25911 Kanis), and Station 3 (Hwy 10/Ferndale Cutoff). Boxes will be out around Noon.
Remembering Eli Staton. Eli was a career firefighter with North Little Rock Fire Department and passed away this morning at the young age of 26. He previously worked for Stuttgart Fire Department. Before that he was a volunteer firefighter with us at WPFD and responded with our Station 1. He got his start with us and proved his service heart was big enough to make a career out of his passion to serve others.
Our prayers go out to his wife, family and fire family in this difficult time.
Highway 10 is currently shut down at Maumelle Harbor and Alotian. Entergy power distribution lines, the large hi-voltage lines, are blocking most of the road and access is completely blocked at this time. Please use Hwy 9 or Highway 113/Hwy300 as a detour if you need to go west on Hwy 10 for the next few hours. Entergy advises it may be open around 12:00.