During a recent event at the newly renovated Ferndale Extension Club Building, WPFD and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office were honored for community service by the Ferndale Crimewatch Group. We were all brought up-to-date on recent activities and training about the Sheriff Depts. Community Assistance Program. WPFD was very grateful to be included in the event and were fed quite well by the members that brought pot luck dinner and deserts. Thanks to all that attended. We too appreciate the efforts of the Ferndale Crimewatch Group and the Sheriff’s Deputies to look our fellow neighbors just like we do.
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.
Continue reading Move to the Right for Sirens & Lights!
WPFD Engine 2 and firefighters from Station 2 attended a festival held at DoubleTree Veterinary Clinic. Kids of all ages enjoyed the community party and activities. Here are some pictures of the event.
Continue reading WPFD at DoubleTree Festival
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: