Move to the Right for Sirens & Lights!

Move to the Right for Sirens & Lights!

If you or someone you love needs emergency help, you would probably want help to get there as fast as possible. The best way to assist someone in need to receive emergency help is to Move to the Right for Sirens & Lights!

Some people might panic when an emergency vehicle approaches.  Please yield to emergency vehicles by pulling over (in a safe place) or stopping to allow emergency vehicles to safely negotiate  around you. Failure to yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle delays in emergency responses by ambulances, fire engines and fire trucks arriving at the scene of an emergency.

Firefighters with WPFD are volunteers that respond from their home areas in a moments notice.  We only use our flashing lights when dispatched to an emergency scene and the situation is critical. You are asked to allow us to pass you SAFELY when driving marked fire vehicles and personnal vehicles that display flashing emergency RED lighting and/or sirens.  Sometimes we go directly to the emergency scene (if close by) or directly to our local stations to retrieve emergency vehicles. Your help is appreciated to help us get where we are needed in a quick and safe manner.

Firefighters are careful to avoid vehicle collisions by driving slowly when traveling against traffic, or coming to a complete stop at intersections. However, the cooperation of ALL vehicles on the roadway is essential.

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ALL YOU CAN EAT CATFISH & CHICKEN DINNER

ALL YOU CAN EAT CATFISH & CHICKEN DINNER

WPFD’s annual “All-You-Can-Eat Chicken & Catfish Dinner” was held this year on Saturday, October 2, 2010.  We had great turn out to come enjoy our fantastic food, look over our tools and firefighting vehicles, and meet the firefighters that work hard all year long to train and respond to the emergency needs of our community!

Thank you to all wonderful sponsors and supporters that helped participate in our annual fundraiser. Follow this link below to view pictures from the event:

http://www.wpfirerescue.org/event-information/2010-wpfd-fish-fry/

WPFD On-Scene at Burlingame Structure Fire

WPFD worked a structure fire near Burlingame and Col. Glenn road on Saturday, here  August 21st.  The house fire, illness on a steep hill, had limited access for fire-fighters and equipment. Responders from three WPFD stations had help from Crystal Fire Department and Little Rock Fire Department Companies 20 & 21.  The fire was completely extinguished after about 2 hours, but the structure sustained heavy fire, water, and smoke damage.   One WPFD firefighter suffered minor injuries from a fall while battling the blaze.  With no major damage done, the firefighter is recovering well and resting with expectations to be back responding to calls later this week.

KARK has a news report on this fire. Follow this link to view this story:

http://arkansasmatters.com/news-fulltext?nxd_id=343025

Lightning Causes Fire at Martindale Baptist Church

Lightning Causes Fire at Martindale Baptist Church

An afternoon thunder-storm on Thursday caused lighting that struck the church steeple of the Martindale Baptist Church.  WPFD with help from Little Rock Fire Department and Crystal Fire Department confirmed that the lightning strike and subsequent fire had caused damage to the roof and steeple on the building, recipe but luckily, patient accompanying rains extinguished the fire before firefighters arrived.

http://www.fox16.com/news/local/story/Lightning-strikes-church-on-Colonel-Glenn/9qDE25mZwE6RxOyX3II5JA.cspx