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West Polk County Fire And Rescue
Updated: Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 05:51:05 PM
West Polk County Fire And Rescue proudly protects 9000 people living in an area of 300 + square miles. We operate out of seven stations that protect a primarily rural area. Our department is a public department whose members are on a volunteer status.
We serve in rural communtiy in which a large percentage is national forrest. Within our protection area are three rivers, two lakes, and wilderness area. Our dept. provides both fire and rescue services as well as emergency medical first response to areas where EMS response times are delayed due to access propblems and distance. we currently have 93 personnel on our roster of whom around half are rated at either the First Responder, EMT or Paramedic level. Our technical team is voluntary within the department and is composed of divers, high angle rescue and swift water rescue personnel. Our members recieve fire training through the Tennessee State fire school.
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