The Burn Ban previously in place to limit smoke near COVID-19 Testing Sites has been lifted.
Residents may resume burning of vegetative yard waste only, no trash, no construction debris - consistent with normal burning regulations. Make sure to stay with your fire while it is burning and to have a water source present or means to keep fire controlled. To report your controlled burn you can call 501-767-8540 during business hours or 501-767-3333 after hours and on weekends.
We want to assure our community during this time of uncertainty with COVID-19 that our personnel are dedicated to your safety and wellbeing. Please see our response statement to the community here and be sure to follow us on Facebook at 70 West Fire Rescue to stay up to date on any announcements or public safety messages we may have.
OUR CURRENT FIRE DANGER FOR GARLAND COUNTY IS - LOW
OUR CURRENT FIRE DANGER FOR HOT SPRING COUNTY IS - LOW
For the most updated Fire Danger information you can call us (501)767-8540 or visit the Arkansas Forestry Commission Website.
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SUPPLEMENTAL WILDLAND FIRE TRAINING
Business Office Closed for President's Day. Will reopen Tuesday, February 18.
Regular Scheduled Commissioners Meeting
70 West Fire District is currently accepting resumes for an opening in the position of Firefighter Technician. This is a full time - 40 Hour per week position. Duties/Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Station and Fleet Maintenance, Fire Prevention Activities, Equipment and Hydrant Testing, Records Keeping/Computer Work, Fire/Rescue/Emergency Medical Response.
Qualifications to Apply include: High School Diploma or GED, IFSAC Firefighter I & II Certifications with NIMS 100, 200, 700, & 800. Mechanic Certification & Experience a must. Applicants must have valid AR Driver's License & pass drug screen by licensed physician & pass extensive background check.
Computer skills will also be necessary.
Full Details available in PDF file below. Please submit resume's complete with references and include your contact information in person at our Main Station at 2900 Airport Road, Hot Springs, AR during the Hours of 8AM-4:30PM Monday - Friday, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, you may attach any certificates or supporting documentation. Application closing period is Noon, June 22, 2020.
We at 70 West Fire Rescue want to assure you that during this time of uncertainty with COVID-19, our personnel remain dedicated to your safety and wellbeing. We are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and how it is affecting our world today and the daily changing guidelines being passed down by the infectious disease and public health experts to guide our plans relating to COVID-19. We are committed to taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers while continuing to serve our community. Health and safety is a top priority so they are available and ready to respond to emergencies. We want to keep you informed with the changes you may see in our delivery of services.
⚠️If you Dial 911, expect the dispatcher to ask questions regarding flu-like symptoms. Especially if you have been running fever please let them know. These questions are not to delay response, but they assist firefighters and first responders to ensure the safety of themselves and their families they go home to.
⚠️Expect to see additional levels of personal protective equipment used by responders on medical calls to include gowns, goggles, and masks.
⚠️ Expect that there will be an increased distance between firefighters/first responders and patients during initial assessments of any conscious medical patients. Also note, a limited number of personnel will be used during the initial evaluation to minimize potential exposure to responders.
⚠️ We will also be limiting access to fire facilities to help ensure a safe environment for firefighters and first responders. We will not be conducting any group Fire Prevention activities until the danger of the spread of Coronavirus subsides. We also recommended that any needs you have for fire department related business - please give us a call at (501)767-8540 during business hours or email us at email@example.com and we will work to assist those needs.
⚠️ We strongly encourage the community to follow the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and maintain a safe social distance. These guidelines are there for everyone’s health and safety and too keep our health-care facilities from being so overrun that they cannot operate for those who need them.
We must follow certain guidelines to limit outbreak, exposure, and spread of COVID-19. The actions taken by responders may change depending upon the nature of the specific emergency. Please keep in mind that all precautions are made to ensure the safety of our responders which will allow them to continue to provide you with the service you expect. Please know that as always, YOUR SAFETY, YOUR FAMILY’S SAFETY, AND THE SAFETY OF VISITORS TO OUR COMMUNITY is our number one priority.