WPFD responded to a grass fire in the 33000 block of Kanis Road today for an area of 4-5 acres. Dry conditions and wind in the area near a recent campfire likely contributed to this burn and could have been worse when a propane tank was located in the middle of the burn area. Crews quickly got the fire under control and minimized the spread. We always encourage you to make sure you FULLY extinguish your fires before leaving them unattended. Conditions right now can be unpredictable and it may be dry or not wet enough for the rest of this week. Stay safe!
WPFD actively pursuing named sponsors for our new fire station planned on Brush Mountain Trail in the western part of our fire district.
We have already broken ground on the soil and will be ready to start building as soon as possible. Like any volunteer organization, we have funds to start but need funds and need to finish.
With the building land and building pad ready, we hope to get our formal bids soon and start the work that will serve a community with better fire and rescue services with fire equipment that is positioned more closely for the fastest response in an emergency.
This is where you can help. We are accepting donations from anyone in the community that wants to help us get this project finished fast in 2022. By donating an amount of $2,000 or more, you not only help us reach our goal to construct more quickly but can help us get it occupied with trucks that can be placed in the building sooner when the facility is ready.
West Pulaski Fire Department is a 501(c)3 non-profit and your tax-deductible donation can show you support our fire department, community, and residents, and businesses in this area. We will display your name on our sponsor board at the job site for the duration of construction through occupancy, and then add your name to the new station’s charter sponsors for display in the station.
Please consider committing yourself or your business as a sponsor to our project and showing the community that you care! Thank you!
You’re 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 to learn more about your volunteer fire department and meet your neighbors that stand watch during emergencies when they happen sometimes too close to home.
When: October 28, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Where: Ferndale Extension Center Building located at
27021 Kanis Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72223
Learn more about your volunteer your fire department as we discuss the business operations over the past fiscal year and share a few insights of our community service and mission.
Commissioner positions 1 and 2 on our board of commissioners are up for election this year. We will take public nominations and vote* during the meeting.
*To be nominated and/or vote for a board of commissioners position you must be a resident within our fire district, a registered voter in your county of residence, and live within 5 miles of a WPFD fire station.
For now and this weekend, outdoor burning is not recommended. Cover your burn pile with a tarp and save it for our next rainy day if you can. Small fires turn to big ones quickly when the temps are high and the wind is unpredictable.
Before you burn anything, make sure it is the right time and conditions permit proper control. It also helps to know the law and your responsibilities to maintain control of your fire. Here is some info from Arkansas Forestry Division.