The West Memphis #winningstreak continues
The West Memphis Fire Department along with Mayor McClendon and the West Memphis City Council broke ground on the Eason-Lang Training Center that will help prepare the next generation of firefighters to continue providing the best fire and emergency services to the citizens of West Memphis. Mayor Marco McClendon and Fire Chief Barry Ealy spoke about WMFD’s commitment to providing our first responders with the best training and the most advanced level of training possible, for all the many emergency challenges that they confront. The new Eason-Lang Training Center will be constructed at the all-new Fire Station No. 2 located on College Blvd. The 5,500 square foot center will feature a burn building with live fire training, two flashover areas, including simulators for kitchen and attic fires, multilevel rappelling, fire hydrants, and a hazmat training area for operations involving hazardous materials. “West Memphis Fire Department is consistently ranked as one of the safest city’s in the state, and this new center will help our men and women prepare even better for the dangers they face so they can continue to keep our city safe,” said Assistant Chief Clay. The project is expected to be completed by June of this year.
West Memphis Fire Department
A recognized leader and award-winning fire department that includes being listed as one of the best fire departments in the country, according to a rating on public safety labeling the department ISO Class 1.
Out of more than 47,000 fire departments in the country, there are less than 300 departments with an ISO Class 1 rating.
West Memphis Emergency Management Service
The West Memphis Fire Department would like to thank Mayor McClendon and the city council for their dedication and support to improving public safety and the emergency medical services provided by the city. The West Memphis Emergency Management Service now has a total of 7 ambulances in their fleet, equipped with the most technologically advanced equipment to better meet the needs of a more complex and evolving clinical demographic.
Proudly protecting the 28,000 people living in an area of 29 square miles. The WMFD protects a primarily residential area, plus 2 major Interstates and 3 major railroads that run through our city.
The West Memphis Fire Department was established in 1929 as a volunteer fire department. Today, the WMFD has four fire stations and is a fully paid fire department with 66 members, which include: Chief, Assistant Chief, 1 Division Chief/Fire Marshal, 1 Division Chief of Training, 1 Division Chief of EMS, 1 Fire Inspector, 3 Battalion Chief’s, 12 Lieutenants, 15 Drivers, 3 Charge Paramedics, 6 Paramedics, 18 Firefighters, 1 Fire Chief’s Secretary, 1 Secretary of Fire Records and 1 EMS Billing Clerk.
Our mission is to protect and save lives, property, and the environment from the adverse effects of fires, illness, accidents, natural disasters, and many other hazards, by promoting public fire and safety education, along with maintaining a well-equipped, highly trained and motivated workforce of professional firefighters, paramedics and rescue personnel.