WPFD with 9 other fire departments worked all night on Saturday thru Sunday (8pm-8am) to help transfer 170, capsule 000 gallons of water to the Paron-Owensville water system following a mainline break earlier that week that depleted water supplies to their communities. WPFD provided 3 tankers and manpower along with Bryant FD, link Haskell FD, Crows Station FD, Lonsdale FD, NESCO FD, Salem FD, Shaw FD, Turtle Creek FD, Sardis FD, Williams Junction FD and Paron FD to refill the waterlines and water system supply tanks.
On July 21st, pilule WPFD participated in Rapid Response Team Camp 2011 that was sponsored by the American Red Cross- Greater Arkansas Chapter. Our personnel participated with Squad 1, Engine 2 and Rescue 2 to simulate the fire response to a Tornado Event. Each year, ARCGA sponsors a preparedness camp to Jr. and Sr. High School kids from around the state. Participants learn first aid, CPR, and how they should respond to a community disaster.
WPFD’s Annual Chicken & Catfish Dinner has been scheduled for September 24, 2011. We produce a newsletter and flyer every year that is distributed to the homes and businesses in our fire district. We sell advertisements in our flyer to help raise money to cover the cost of the dinner. Contact us if you would like to advertise with us this year by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling our business office at 501-821-9320. Thank you for your support.
Did you know most of our Brush Trucks (Fire Trucks used for woods, ed grass, mind field fires) are at least 25 years old? These qualify as “Antique Vehicles” by Arkansas standards. One of our most active Brush Trucks is even 34 years old. Lets just say that when you go to work in rough terrain with heavy duty equipment to fight a fire that old and high mileage is not preferred. WPFD continues to work hard to upgrade our oldest vehicles to get modern equipment in every area. We were able to acquire some 2008 model Ford chassis recently that will serve as our next fleet of modern Brush Trucks. Check out our website for pictures of the progress as we begin converting these stock trucks into custom on-road/off-road fire fighting machines!
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Arkansas EMS Week was celebrated today in a parade of lights. WPFD, search an EMS provider, sovaldi sale joined other EMS organizations from around central Arkansas and the state in a parade of emergency vehicles that traveled from War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock to the Arkansas State Capital in downtown Little Rock. WPFD was represented by Chief Ronnie Wheeler and Capt. Rene Freret in the procession and drove Rescue 2 from Station #2 (Ferndale Area).