New Trucks in Arkansas
New Trucks in Arkansas
Hey folks, new here looks like you all have been busy.
Hey guys just thought I would say hi...
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?
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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The City of Batesville took delivery of a new 104' Tower truck
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.
I've been a volunteer myself. There were times when I was out of town... Or maybe had a beer with friends... Or I was sick... Or there was some reason that I couldn't respond if the pager had gone off. The same must be true for you. You can't always be available and to suggest that you are isn't fair.
Also, don't paint vollie/career with such a broad brush. In many smaller departments, the off-duty career firefighters are recalled for working fires right alongside the volunteers.
Cosmosis you can join. Your department dont have to be involved. We would like them to be but you can join by yourself. If some of your coworkers want you can get together and do it. As for the rest i have missed 2 out of 61 calls the ones i missed was because the ambulance was going to be there before me so i let the other guys closer handle it.
Picture of Malvern's new Rescue Truck.....
Just some new units in Arkansas that I have found......
All trucks built by Ferrarra Fire in Louisiana.....
Austin VFD (Pumper/Tanker)
Lake Hamilton VFD (Pumper)
Morning Star VFD (Pumper/Tanker)
Salem VFD (Pumper)
Springdale has a new ladder/platform truck.......
Little Rock Fire Dept. has 6 new pumpers in service around the city. All are Pierce units with 1500 GPM pumps. The pumpers are working as E-1, E-2, E-6, E-8, E-11 and E-13
Some new pumpers in arkansas...
Nice vehicles. When I did the AFG application for my rural, all volunteer department, the average age of our vehicles turned out to be over 21 years old.
It would be nice to see some newer NFPA-compliant equipment.
Whos fighting alot of grass fires? I know we are......