Ark. Forestry Commission Fire Show

Ark. Forestry Commission Fire Show

WPFD visited the 2009 Fire Show on October 31, medical 2009 that was presented by the Arkansas Forestry Commission in Greenbrier, Ark.   Firefighters representing departments from all over the state of Arkansas had the opportunity to see fire technology and equipment on display from vendors and departments that implement the tools we use.  WPFD took our Tanker #1 truck to be displayed. Demonstrations were also provided by AIR-EVAC (emergency medical helicopter transport),  chainsaw training,  and more.

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WPFD assists Crystal FD @ Col. Glenn Structure Fire

WPFD assists Crystal FD @ Col. Glenn Structure Fire

WPFD worked to assist Crystal Fire Department with an active structure fire on Col. Glenn Road on Monday, prescription Oct. 27, buy cialis 2009.  Equipment and manpower were needed from many West Pulaski stations and Alexander Fire Department. The structure was considered a total loss, look however, all occupants escaped without injury.

From Arkansas Democrat-Gazette dated 10/28/09:

The Red Cross of Greater Arkansas is helping a father and son after a fire Tuesday afternoon destroyed their home west of Little Rock in Pulaski County, sheriff’s office spokesman John Rehrauer said.

About 2 p.m., a fire broke out at the home at 13816 Colonel Glenn Road while John Cate was inside, Rehrauer said. He was able to get out of the house safely and attempted to put the flames out, but fire engulfed the home, Rehrauer said.

Phillip Cate, who also lives at the address, was not home at the time, Rehrauer said.

Fire crews from the West Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department, the Crystal Fire Department and the Alexander Fire Department eventually extinguished the blaze, but the home was “totally destroyed,” Rehrauer said.

No one was injured, Rehrauer said.

The Red Cross is helping the family with housing andbasic necessities.

“We are putting them up for a couple of nights in a hotel and have given them a debit card for emergency purchases,”Red Cross spokesman Brigette Williams said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Rehrauer said.

Follow the link below to read the story from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2009/oct/28/father-son-without-home-after-fire-20091028/

Burn Ban: Pulaski County

Burn Ban: Pulaski County

Update :Outdoor Burning Ban is in effect for Pulaski County.  With some recent rains, find burning bans have been lifted in Saline and Perry counties only. Burning is still prohibited in Pulaski county at this time

WPFD would like to remind you that outdoor burning bans are issued by the  judges within each respective county and are not a mere suggestion to restrict burning activities.

Even with some rain in our area, treat we remind you that ?ANY outdoor burning in a county with an active burning ban is PROHIBITED and CAN INCUR FINES from law enforcement agencies as burning is not allowed, discount recreational campfires, grass, trees debris, or otherwise. Burning of non-natural materials is never legal.

More info is available at the link below:

http://www.wpfirerescue.org/emergency-planning-be-prepared/outdoor-burning-check-here-first/

WPFD 2009 Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser!

WPFD 2009 Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser!

West Pulaski Fire Department held its annual ‘All You Can Eat’ Chicken and Fish Dinner on Saturday, September 26th, 2009. We had a GREAT turnout and it was fantastic to see our friends and neighbors again this year for our annual dinner.  Thank you to everyone that helped sponsor and participate in our event that helps our department so much each year!

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WPFD Station #2 at Ferndale POP

WPFD Station #2 at Ferndale POP

A festival called ‘Ferndale POP’ (Property Owners Party) was held on Saturday, September 26th, 2009. Our Station #2 folks were glad to participate in the first annual event to bring friends and neighbors together for fun and festivities at the intersections of Kanis and Ferndale Cut-off. Activities included the Ferndale Crime Watch sign-up, Pulaski Sheriff Dept Deputies-SWAT Team-Patrol Boat, Vendors, Silent Auction, WPFD and more.

The day started off with a parade of police cars, fire trucks, horses, ATV’s and more. Following the parade through ‘Downtown Ferndale’, everyone got a chance to talk with our departments firefighters from Station #2, look over Rescue 2 and Engine 2, and see some demonstrations of our tools.

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