Fire Weather Warning issued for Saline and Perry Counties in Arkansas. High Winds and drying conditions have caused the Arkansas Forestry Commission to issue a RED FLAG warning. During this warning, clinic burning is not banned but should be avoided during high wind conditions. Visit http://www.arkfireinfo.org/index.php?do%3AshowWildfires for more info. Dial 911 if you see uncontrolled burning in your area.
The American Heart Association is joining with the Ad Council for a national multimedia campaign in an effort to increase awareness of and confidence in giving Hands-Only CPR. The goal of the campaign is to introduce Hands-Only CPR, a simplified method of CPR that requires no mouth-to-mouth breathing, and to educate and encourage bystanders to take action when they see an adult suddenly collapse.
WPFD encourages you to visit to www.handsonlycpr.org to learn the incredible things that people can do with their hands. You will learn that you can be empowered to perform Hands-Only CPR to help save a life.You’ll learn that Hands-Only CPR is a two-step technique that involves calling 911 and pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives. It is that simple.
Each year in the U.S., nearly 300,000 people who suffer cardiac arrest at homes, at work or in public locations receive treatment (CPR) from EMS providers like West Pulaski Fire Department. If you can provide CPR to an adult who has collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest before we can arrive, you can more than double that person’s chance of survival. Studies of real emergencies that have occurred in homes, at work or in public locations, show that Hands-Only CPR, can be as effective as conventional CPR. Without immediate, effective CPR from a bystander, a person’s chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest decreases 7 percent to 10 percent per minute.
WPFD has been in the news quite a bit this week with a multi-casualty incident involving 5 teenagers on Lawson Road. A dangerous curve with a bridge has produced some terrible accidents in the past as drivers traveling too fast for the curve loose control. Follow the links below to the most recent reports from KARK news and a discussion of the dangerous curve with Chief Ronnie Wheeler.
Reminder: 2011 Annual Fire Department Dues Notices are now being delivered* via U.S. Mail. West Pulaski Fire Department is a 100% Volunteer Fire and Rescue organization and relies on the financial support of the communities we protect. Please don’t delay payment. Make sure you are covered so that you qualify for your insurance carriers best rates that are offered to customers that support their volunteer fire organization!
Prompt payment of your annual dues will ensure your membership is paid for the current year. We advise you that pursuant to Arkansas State Law, “Non-Members” may be charged a penalty for the provision of firefighting services. Also, property owners that fail to pay “Membership Dues” to their Fire Department are prohibited from receiving reduced fire protection rates on their fire insurance which can significantly increase your insurance premiums.
*Property Owners in Pulaski County that live within 5 miles from their closest WPFD fire station will have their annual dues billed directly with their annual real estate assessment. Check with your Pulaski County Assessors office or WPFD (email@example.com) if you need proof of paid membership for your home insurance carrier.
For more information, visit our department website page for frequently asked questions about Annual Fire Dues at this link http://www.wpfirerescue.org/about-wpfd/wpfd-fire-protection-dues/