Our Mission is to provide the highest level of customer service by protecting life, property, and the environment, through the delivery of innovative, fiscally responsible, and ethical emergency services in our community. Still considered to be one of the most progressive fire departments in Arkansas, the 70 West Fire Department is proud of the opportunity we have to serve our community. We continue to set our goals high in order to train firefighter, medical, and rescue staff to provide the best in a full complement of fire suppression, extrication rescue, water rescue, hazardous materials, and emergency medical services for the 70 West area. Since our humble beginnings in 1969, 70 West has evolved into a complex agency for meeting the emergency needs of the 70 West Community. Today approximately 40 men and women volunteer to respond out of six stations strategically positioned throughout our 188 square mile coverage area.
Our Board of Commissioners is made up of seven elected members who provide financial oversight, strategic planning, & policy direction. They work closely with the Fire Chief, Department Officers, and Staff to continue providing innovative, fiscally responsible & ethical emergency services.
CURRENT COMMSSIONERS: Position 1: LeAnn Hill, Position 2: Ron Ray, Position 3: Mark Davis, Position 4: Paula Ford, Position 5: Rick Davis (Chairman), Position 6: Tony Dzianott (Secretary/Treasurer), and Position 7: John Hackney (Vice-Chairman).
Any correspondence for commissioners may be sent to their attention at :
70 West Fire Protection District, 2900 Airport Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913
Our Department offers the opportunity of rewarding public safety service to the community. 70 West's residents deserve the best possible service from the Fire Department. The community expects members of our department to be neat, courteous, honest, and of good conduct. Our volunteers consist of men and women from all walks of life. Each member performs their duties because they want to help their community, because they love the work, and because of the satisfaction they receive from helping their fellow neighbors. They do it because of the pride that comes from being one of the busiest volunteer fire and rescue companies in Garland County.
Do you want to become a part of our team of volunteers?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you want to serve your community - Fire, Emergency Medical, Rescue, or Fire Corps (Non-Fire Activities).
Working under the Director of Operations, Technical Services is responsible for the upkeep of six stations and fifteen apparatus that are owned and operated by the 70 WFPD. Making sure that all stations & apparatus are neat and clean in appearance and that necessary repairs and preventative maintenance is scheduled and performed as well as maintaining accurate inventory of apparatus is all a part of Technical Services responsibly. Aside from weekly apparatus inventory inspection and maintenance checks, all small and portable equipment fall under the care of Technical Services Staff. Also falling under Technical Services scope of work are various seasonal ISO related tasks such as hydrant flow testing, clearing around, and maintaining the many hydrants found in district. Also, scheduling and assisting with the annual pump and ladder testing and reporting of the necessary records that must be maintained for apparatus, inventory, and hydrants relating to our ISO Rating.
70 West Fire Rescue responded to 1130 incidents during the year 2019. Since changing dispatch centers in March of 2019 our department has seen an increase in emergency calls and on average respond to over 100 calls per month.