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Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department

Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department Texarkana, Arkansas Fire Department proudly protects 29,387 people living in an area of 42 square mi

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High School Students mark your calendar for the upcoming College Fair at the Texarkana Recreation Center.
02/28/2022

High School Students mark your calendar for the upcoming College Fair at the Texarkana Recreation Center.

TAFD would like to congratulate Dan Thompson on his promotion to Captain and Tate Gore on his promotion to Engineer.
02/04/2022

TAFD would like to congratulate Dan Thompson on his promotion to Captain and Tate Gore on his promotion to Engineer.

Due to recent events, TAFD would like to remind everyone to keep safety first when using portable generators. Portable g...
01/27/2022
Take it Outside

Due to recent events, TAFD would like to remind everyone to keep safety first when using portable generators. Portable generators are great tools for providing emergency power but can be deadly if misused. Please view the video below from the Portable Generators Manufacturers' Association for safety tips.

Take your generator outside.

Congratulations to Captain Michael Haynes, FF Tyler Gilliam, and FF Clark Hicks for receiving the Naloxone Life Saving A...
01/06/2022

Congratulations to Captain Michael Haynes, FF Tyler Gilliam, and FF Clark Hicks for receiving the Naloxone Life Saving Award from the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute.

TAFD would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas.
12/21/2021

TAFD would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas.

TAFD would like to congratulate Firefighter Mason Belk for completing his probationary period. Mason had the honor of hi...
12/07/2021

TAFD would like to congratulate Firefighter Mason Belk for completing his probationary period. Mason had the honor of his wife, Bethany Belk, to pin his badge.

TAFD would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.
11/23/2021
Thanksgiving safety tips | NFPA

TAFD would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.

Use NFPA’s Thanksgiving safety tips to keep your family safe and help prevent cooking fires.

TAFD and the City of Texarkana, AR are aware of several warning sirens not functioning. We are in the process of working...
11/10/2021

TAFD and the City of Texarkana, AR are aware of several warning sirens not functioning. We are in the process of working with contractors to both repair any non-functional sirens and also increase the coverage area of the City. Warning sirens are just one way of notifying people outdoors of approaching dangerous weather. We encourage every citizen with a cell phone to sign up for Code Red Emergency Alerts at the following link https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/9CE5BBCCF212

TAFD would like to recognize our new Chaplain, Brother Donnie Edwards. Bro. Donnie is the Lead Pastor at Legacy Baptist ...
11/03/2021

TAFD would like to recognize our new Chaplain, Brother Donnie Edwards. Bro. Donnie is the Lead Pastor at Legacy Baptist Church in Genoa. We are grateful to have this man of God volunteer his time to fill this vital position within our department. We would also like to thank the members of Legacy Baptist Church for blessing this mission.

TAFD would like to congratulate our 2021 Firefighter of the Year - Firefighter Nathan Reeves. Nathan was cited for brave...
10/28/2021

TAFD would like to congratulate our 2021 Firefighter of the Year - Firefighter Nathan Reeves. Nathan was cited for bravery shown when he was trapped by a collapsing porch during a fire. Nathan suffered a serious leg injury on this incident. He worked hard on rehabilitation and returned to full duty much earlier than expected. TAFD is fortunate to have Firefighter Reeves on our department and is proud to name him our Firefighter of the Year.

10/19/2021
Gear Donning Race

TAFD personnel had a great time teaching fire safety to all of our TASD Elementary Schools during Fire Prevention Week. The students watched a fire safety video, practiced stop, drop, and roll, and learned basic fire safety tips. Fun activities included watching two of TAFD's best race to put their gear on and, of course, getting to meet FirePup.

TAFD would like to thank Adam Dalby, manager of the city's parks and recreation. and the Texarkana Youth Softball Associ...
10/07/2021

TAFD would like to thank Adam Dalby, manager of the city's parks and recreation. and the Texarkana Youth Softball Association for recently hosting a tournament dedicated to raising funds for the fire and police departments. Each department received $1800 from this tournament! TAFD intends to use this money to support our honor guard.

Mrs. Lewis, our Administrative Assistant Marian Holder's mom, dropped off breakfast for the guys downtown today. Amazing...
09/30/2021

Mrs. Lewis, our Administrative Assistant Marian Holder's mom, dropped off breakfast for the guys downtown today. Amazing how some people just get up in the morning and decide to do something nice for other people.

Our newest brush truck is almost ready to go in service. Brush 5 will mostly respond along and North of I30. This unit h...
09/22/2021

Our newest brush truck is almost ready to go in service. Brush 5 will mostly respond along and North of I30. This unit has a bumper turret which should help protect our firefighters while operating along I30 and other highways. It's much safer to fight fire from inside the truck when you are around fast-moving traffic.

Proud of our guys! Dedicated husbands, fathers, and firefighters.
09/17/2021

Proud of our guys! Dedicated husbands, fathers, and firefighters.

Engineer Daniel Thiels honoring those who lost their lives trying to save others.
09/16/2021

Engineer Daniel Thiels honoring those who lost their lives trying to save others.

Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department Engineer Daniel Thiels tackling the steps of War Memorial today to honor those who lost their lives 20 years ago. #neverforget #Littlerockstairclimb

On Saturday, September 11th, these three finely tuned firefighters will represent TAFD at the Little Rock 9/11 Memorial ...
08/31/2021

On Saturday, September 11th, these three finely tuned firefighters will represent TAFD at the Little Rock 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb (https://www.littlerockstairclimb.com/. Left to right is Engineer Josh Moore, Engineer Daniel Thiels, and FF Nathan Reeves. This event is held to honor the public safety officers that lost their lives on 9/11/2001. We are very fortunate and honored to have these three men represent us. Please visit the event site for further information.

Prayers were answered recently as Engineer Dan Thompson was able to leave the hospital after a long battle with Covid! W...
08/18/2021

Prayers were answered recently as Engineer Dan Thompson was able to leave the hospital after a long battle with Covid! We know that he still has a long recovery ahead of him but we look forward to when he can return to work.

TAFD would like to invite everyone to the Little 1st Responder Costume Contest at the Gateway Farmers Market on July 24t...
07/19/2021

TAFD would like to invite everyone to the Little 1st Responder Costume Contest at the Gateway Farmers Market on July 24th. This should be a fun time for the kids, we will have trucks on scene. Details below.

Bittersweet day at TAFD. Bitter because our Chaplain, Brother Craig Jenkins, is moving on. Sweet, because we know he is ...
07/15/2021

Bittersweet day at TAFD. Bitter because our Chaplain, Brother Craig Jenkins, is moving on. Sweet, because we know he is following God's call to serve at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. Chaplain Craig always did an excellent job for our department. He will be missed. The Texarkana, AR Firefighter's Association and Chief David Fletcher presented Brother Craig a plaque in honor of his service.

07/13/2021
Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department

Bids for Window Replacement

Sealed bids will be received by the Texarkana, Arkansas Fire Department for the purchase and install of 15 insulated, fixed, aluminum frame windows. These windows will replace the East side windows of our Fire Station at 416 E. 3rd ST Texarkana, AR. Windows will need to be approved by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Bids will be taken until 1700 on August 20, 2021. Bids should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly labeled Bid Enclosed – Fire Station Windows. Bids should be mailed to the Texarkana, Arkansas Fire Department, PO Box 2711, Texarkana, TX 75504. All properly received bids will be opened on August 23, 2021. Each bidder will be notified of the status of their bid.
Information on this project can be obtained by contacting Fire Chief David Fletcher at [email protected] or 870-779-4967. TAFD reserves the right to reject any or all bids and will base its selection on the overall value of the bid.

Texarkana, Arkansas Fire Department proudly protects 30,006 people living in an area of 42 square miles. We operate out of 5 stations that protect a primarily residential area.

07/12/2021

Each year, TAFD partners with the National Fire Safety Council to raise funds for fire and life safety educational materials. TAFD would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for contributing to this program in 2021:

Rhema Baptist Church
Danny Wooten
Greg Giles
Bar 3 Machine Tool
Goins Plastic Source
Beech Street Baptist Church
Hadaway Electric Co
Mount Grove Baptist Church
Youngblood Insurance Agency
SW AR Electric Co-Op
Wendy's
FMC Products
Scott Equipment
Miller-Claborn Oil Dist Co
Stateline Fireworks
Belt Construction
St. James Missionary Baptist
Fairview United Methodist
Herb Crumpton Architect
Southwest Title
Years Gone By Classic Cars
H & H concrete Co.
Commercial National Bank
Precision Roll Grinders
Hickory Street Baptist Church
Sugar Hill Methodist Church
Richardson Waste

TAFD would like to congratulate Firefighter Kaleb Lee for completing his probationary period. Kaleb had the honor of his...
07/08/2021

TAFD would like to congratulate Firefighter Kaleb Lee for completing his probationary period. Kaleb had the honor of his Mother, Tonya Swint, to pin his badge. The family would like to remind everyone to eat at Sue & Carol's, a fantastic locally owned restaurant.

TAFD would like to congratulate Fire Marshal Jim Wall on his completion of the Fire Investigation Essentials course at t...
07/02/2021

TAFD would like to congratulate Fire Marshal Jim Wall on his completion of the Fire Investigation Essentials course at the National Fire Academy.

A-Crew, with assistance from Texas Quint 1, did an excellent job of confining and extinguishing a fire at a downtown res...
06/21/2021

A-Crew, with assistance from Texas Quint 1, did an excellent job of confining and extinguishing a fire at a downtown restaurant. Units spent several hours putting out hot spots and clearing the buildings of smoke all while dealing with the oppressive heat and humidity.

Well we had a good run of below average temperatures but the heat and humidity has showed up with a vengeance. TAFD woul...
06/15/2021

Well we had a good run of below average temperatures but the heat and humidity has showed up with a vengeance. TAFD would like to remind everyone (especially our firefighters) to stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed of weather conditions. Tips for preventing heat-related illness can be found at this CDC link.
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heattips.html

TAFD would like to thank our veterans for the freedom we enjoy in this great country.
05/31/2021

TAFD would like to thank our veterans for the freedom we enjoy in this great country.

WOW! Take a look at this fantastic table the guys at Station 1 now have to sit and visit at. Designed, financed, and bui...
05/11/2021

WOW! Take a look at this fantastic table the guys at Station 1 now have to sit and visit at. Designed, financed, and built by several of our personnel.

TAFD will host the annual Civil Service Commission meeting on May 3rd at 1630. Location will be the Fire Department conf...
04/29/2021
Civil Service panel sets agenda for meeting

TAFD will host the annual Civil Service Commission meeting on May 3rd at 1630. Location will be the Fire Department conference room. These meetings are open to the public. The Civil Service Commission governs the uniform employees (police and fire) of the City of Texarkana with regards to hiring, promotions, discipline, and termination.

The Texarkana Arkansas Civil Service Commission will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday to consider several items. They include:

Congratulations to Mason Belk for his recent graduation from the AR Fire Academy. We wish him a long and successful care...
04/28/2021

Congratulations to Mason Belk for his recent graduation from the AR Fire Academy. We wish him a long and successful career.

Brittany, Le'Ana, and Treasure met with the crew responsible for rescuing them from a house that a very large tree had f...
04/23/2021

Brittany, Le'Ana, and Treasure met with the crew responsible for rescuing them from a house that a very large tree had fell on. It is a blessing to see them doing well and we are grateful they took the time to visit and thank the guys..

After a long break due to the COVID pandemic, TAFD will be resuming our annual fire safety inspections of all commercial...
04/08/2021

After a long break due to the COVID pandemic, TAFD will be resuming our annual fire safety inspections of all commercial buildings in Texarkana, AR. Reasons for an annual inspection program are identification of hazards and preplanning to ensure the safety of first responders, improve safety of the public and occupants, and ensure proper operation of fire alarm and suppression systems. Please contact us if you have any questions concerning our inspection program.

TAFD would like to congratulate Kristi Bennett as the new TAPD Chief! We look forward to working with her to make Texark...
03/29/2021

TAFD would like to congratulate Kristi Bennett as the new TAPD Chief! We look forward to working with her to make Texarkana a great, and safe, place to live.

TAFD would like to congratulate Firefighter Reece Jones for completing his probationary period. Reece had the honor of h...
03/19/2021

TAFD would like to congratulate Firefighter Reece Jones for completing his probationary period. Reece had the honor of his father, Captain Andy Jones, pinning his badge.

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It’s Christmas in Texarkana...Our very own Texarkana Arkansas Police Department and Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department are out spreading Christmas Cheer! #themostwonderfultimeoftheyear
Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department will be represented at the Little Rock 9/11 Stair Climb. Don't miss the podcast https://bit.ly/3l3w4CG
Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department is at the Market!! Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is at the Market! Bring your kids down to Gateway Farmers Market and let them explore the Firetrucks & Police car and meet our Amazing Firemen!! 602 East Jefferson Ave Texarkana Arkansas
Come out to the Gateway Farmers Market this morning. Today is 1st Responder Day at the Market. 8 am - 11 am -Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department 8:00am - 11:00am Texarkana Arkansas Police Department Bring your kids out and let them explore and meet our wonderful 1st Responders. Hopefully will have LifeNet at the Market Bring your Kids out to the Market! Enter your Kids in the Contest! We are having a 1st Responder Costume Contest. 🚨July 24th, Gateway Farmers Market will be hosting a "1st Responder Costume Contest" sponsored by “””Rockin P Cajun Kitchen, Atlanta, Tx 🚨 🚑Rules for entry: *Must be age 3-10. *Entries will be taken at the Market on July 24, 2021, from 8:00 am until 11:00 am ONLY, no late entries will be accepted. *The child MUST be dressed in a Fireman, Policeman, EMT Costume to qualify and enter the contest. There will be 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Voting will last for 2 weeks on our Gateway Farmers Market page. The winners will be based on the most “likes” the photo gets. 🚒1st – $100.00, 2nd - $50.00, 3rd - $25.00🚑 Thank you Rockin P Cajun Kitchen, for sponsoring this event! Bring your kids out to the Market for a fun day! Please Like and Share this Post!! •Watermelons •Fresh Vegetables •USDA Meat •Home Baked Goods •Homemade Crafts •Natural Body Products •Flowers •Herbs •Jellies •Lye Soap • and more Located at 602 East Jefferson Ave Texarkana Arkansas 71854 Please Click The Like button and Share this Post!
🚨July 24th, Gateway Farmers Market will be hosting a "1st Responder Costume Contest" sponsored by Rocking P Cajun Kitchen, Atlanta, Tx 🚨 Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department will have Firetruck at the Market from 8:00 - 11:00 Texarkana Arkansas Police Department will have policecar at the Market Hopefully will have LifeNet at the Market Bring your Kids out to the Market! Enter your Kids in the Contest! 🚑Rules for entry: *Must be age 3-10. *Entries will be taken at the Market on July 24, 2021, from 8:00 am until 11:00 am ONLY, no late entries will be accepted. *The child MUST be dressed in a Fireman, Policeman, EMT Costume to qualify and enter the contest. There will be 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Voting will last for 2 weeks on our Gateway Farmers Market page. The winners will be based on the most “likes” the photo gets. 🚒1st – $100.00, 2nd - $50.00, 3rd - $25.00🚑 Thank you, Rockin P Cajun Kitchen , for sponsoring this event! Bring your kids out to the Market for a fun day! Please Like and Share this Post!!
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Thanks to Mayor Allen Brown. Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department, and Texarkana Arkansas Police Department for attending our Annual Grand Opening.
Annual Grand Opening is this upcoming Saturday, June 12th, 2021 7am - Noon! *9:30 A.M. Texarkana Arkansas Police Department & Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department will be at the market showing off their police cars and firetruck! *10:00 A.M. Texarkana Arkansas Mayor Allen Brown, Texarkana AR will read the Proclamation *Hourly Drawings for fresh vegetables *Free Grilled Vegetable samples will be given out *Live Entertainment featuring The Hendrix Trio *Miller County Red Dirt Master Gardeners will be having giveaways & will be providing education on their new Pollinator Garden. Come support our hard-working farmers who provide fresh, local vegetables every week to our community. There is no better place to be on a Saturday than your local farmer's market; where you know the veggies are grown local, jellies are homemade, and the baked goods are fresh!! Here is the list of expected items available Saturday: ◉Vegetables: Greens, Onions, Zucchini, Squash, Radishes, Beets, Peppers, Cabbage, Potatoes, Green Tomatoes, red tomatoes, green beans, and more. ◉USDA Meat. ◉Homemade Baked Goods, ◉Natural Body Products, Jellies, Lye Soap, Crafts, Local Honey, Fresh Eggs, and more. We are located 602 East Jefferson Ave, Texarkana, AR. 71854 Please like and share this post!*
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