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    Cool Not much going on.

    Not much going on here in Norfork area we currently have 25 paid volunteers and just recently got a new rescue, past year we have gain atleast 15 members and atleast 6 newer trucks and got rid of the old ones, havent really had any calls though there mostly medical here cause norfork is a retariment community. Well you guys be safe out there and take care.

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    What have you been doing Arkansas. Here in the Da' Bluff, we have been doing it every day. Two or Three house fires a day. The fire act grants are going out. Hope you get one. Also if your not a member of the Arkansas State Firefighters Assoc. You need to join. Lots of good stuff in the Assoc.

    "STILL THE BEST IN THE SOUTH"

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    Word has came down that starting next year or 2008, all new Vol. FF's will have to do more then have Intro, PPE, and Wildland.
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    Pine Bluff Engine Company 35. Pierce 1250 gpm/ 500 gal tank. Runs with a crew of 3 from Station 2 on the North Side.
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    Do they know what that will do to the Volunteer Fire Service in Arkansas?
    Right now, I have four people I am trying to give modules one and two too. Between their schedules and mine, we are having to do one on one's so they can get certified. Its all most of my department members can do to keep our 6 hours a quarter of required departmental training. I know from a safety standpoint where it would be nice to take the 10 classes but I feel a lot of people will quit volunteering If it happens. Also, who will teach those classes? Does the Academy have enough instructors for the 300+ volunteer departments?

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    To all that are wondering. The changes that are being talked about are not set. They are trying to get them so we do not lose any ff's. I would rather put someone in a house that has training through mod 7 than someone that has not even taken mod 3. The ff's would have 5 years to do the classes. If the ff's can not get these in that amount of time they might need try to find something else to do. I am a instructor for in house classes and i have most of my guys up to mod 6. Some of them have done the classes with me or other instructors and have gotten them done in 6 months. If you really want the classes you will find a way. It was not just paid departments there were volunteer departments there also. It was people that care about the ff's they have on the departments. This department is all volunteer along with some of the others i have talked to and we all think it is a good idea. Missed you at the meeting on the 4th

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    ...Edit....... For the Person that got mad......
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    The Bryant Fire Dept. will hire more Firefighters. News just in, is that they will be taking app's sometime next month. Look at there webpage for more info.


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    The AFA is still going strong. I have asked for 6 classes and we have had all of them approved. If you ask for a class you should get it. The belief that the afa does not have enough instructors is not true. Fill out the class request form and you should have a class coming. We had 20-22 classes last year. We should have that many or more this year.The more training your department gets the better off you and your community will be. The next ASFFA central district meeting will be in Malvern at the Hot Sping county fairgrounds april 5th 7:00 hope to see you there.

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    Hot Springs Fire Dept. now taking app's.
    www.ci.hot-springs.ar.us

    Bryant Fire Dept. now taking app's
    www.bryantfirerescue.net

    Pine Bluff Fire Dept. now taking app's
    www.pineblufffire.com

    Maumelle Fire Dept. now taking app's
    www.maumellefire.com
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    Default busy week for us

    In north stone co, we had 2 good woods fires, the rain monday brought 3 calls for accidents on the curvy stretch of RT5 and this weekend we had a real big woods fire that we had to get major help from forestry to get out.
    Probably will not have anything for a couple of weeks.

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    This is WHFD, Engine-6. Its a Pierce 1250 GPM, 1000 Gal, pumper. White Hall Fire Dept. is an all vol. company. They respond out of one station. Other


    Equipment at this station:

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    6-Man E-One, 1500 GPM, 1000 Gal Tank, LDH
    3-Man Central, 1250 GPM, 1000 Gal Tank
    3-Man E-One, 500 GPM, 500 Gal Tank

    Tankers
    3-Man Deep South, 500 GPM, 2000 Gal Tank (Set up as an Engine)

    Brush Truck
    New in 2006 Built By Dept. On 2006 Dodge 4 door.

    Haz-Mat/Csepp Trailer

    WHFD has some of the best Equipment in the state, for a VFD. They protect Just the City of White Hall with a Pop. of 5,000. WHFD has 20-30 members.
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    Hey 7160, what's up with the numbering system in the PBFD? You guys have seven stations, but your engine companies are numbered in the 30s and you have a rescue 51, too, eh? Why no Engine 1, Engine 2, etc?

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    Cleaning house....
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    New Trucks in Arkansas
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    Hey folks, new here looks like you all have been busy.

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    Hey guys just thought I would say hi...

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    So, I've gotta ask... What's the deal with Pine Bluff and the Ark. state firefighter association? Why are you guys members of that group and not of the IAFF / APFFA?

    Also, how do most of your guys feels about the abolishment of the civil service board?

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    Where the largest dept. that is a member of the ASFFA, they are the largest firefighters asso. in the state. Thought I saw your chief there last year?
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    Check us out on myspace.......
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    The City of Batesville took delivery of a new 104' Tower truck
    Rosenbauer.

    Thanks to the citizens of Batesville for passing the 1/8 cent sales tax to make this possible.
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    What is wrong with being a member of asffa? We are glad to have Pine Bluff i wish all firefighters in the state would become members. Could you see how strong we could be as one voice. The state would hear us loud and clear then. Right now when we talk to the politicians they hear us but they see us also. They see us as a bunch that cant get on the same page. Lets get in one unified group and see what we can do. We are all part of the firefighter family volunteers are just as proud as paid. Volunteers risk our life just like paid firefighters. Volunteers just dont get the pay or benifits paid firefighters do. Volunteers are on call 24 7, paid are on duty 24 and then get to go home for a couple of shifts. We are the same we all put our turnouts on the same way. Lets work together.

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