Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department

Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department 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.

Operating as usual

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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..

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.

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 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.

TAFD would like to thank Captain Shane Richardson for constructing our new daily roster board. It sure looks better than...
03/17/2021

TAFD would like to thank Captain Shane Richardson for constructing our new daily roster board. It sure looks better than the old whiteboard.

TAFD would like to thank Captain Shane Richardson for constructing our new daily roster board. It sure looks better than the old whiteboard.

On this Employee Appreciation Day, the Administration at TAFD would like to recognize the firefighters manning our five ...
03/05/2021

On this Employee Appreciation Day, the Administration at TAFD would like to recognize the firefighters manning our five stations 24/7/365. These men are true professionals who put their heart and soul into protecting the citizens of Texarkana, AR. Please join us in thanking them for their service and continue to pray for their safety.

On this Employee Appreciation Day, the Administration at TAFD would like to recognize the firefighters manning our five stations 24/7/365. These men are true professionals who put their heart and soul into protecting the citizens of Texarkana, AR. Please join us in thanking them for their service and continue to pray for their safety.

You know that the roads are bad when a fire truck needs a front-end loader to clear the way to lay a supply line. TAFD i...
02/22/2021

You know that the roads are bad when a fire truck needs a front-end loader to clear the way to lay a supply line. TAFD is grateful to the Texarkana, AR Public Works Department for all the help they provided us during the recent snow storms. Those guys were out there 24/7 taking care of business.

You know that the roads are bad when a fire truck needs a front-end loader to clear the way to lay a supply line. TAFD is grateful to the Texarkana, AR Public Works Department for all the help they provided us during the recent snow storms. Those guys were out there 24/7 taking care of business.

02/18/2021

Along with everybody else, TAFD is having issues responding to emergencies due to the road conditions. We are getting there but response times have been delayed. We encourage everyone to stay off the roads if at all possible and check on your neighbors if you are able. TAFD will provide welfare checks on the elderly and disabled if requests are made. Please e-mail Chief David Fletcher at [email protected] to make a request.

Photos from Texarkana Arkansas Parks's post
02/09/2021

Photos from Texarkana Arkansas Parks's post

02/02/2021
TAFD World Read Aloud Day

TAFD looks forward to when we can start visiting our schools again. Until then, here is a video for World Read Aloud Day. Video actors are Engineer Adam Sheffield and Firefighter Cole Roberts. Video was filmed and directed by Captain Shane Richardson and received the STAMP OF APPROVAL from Mrs. Joy Richardson, an excellent teacher at Liberty Eylau ISD.

01/27/2021

Sealed bids will be received by the Texarkana, Arkansas Fire Department for one Commercial Pumper Apparatus. Bids will be taken until 1700 on February 26, 2021. Bids should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly labeled Bid Enclosed - 2021 Fire Apparatus. Bids should be mailed to the Texarkana, Arkansas Fire
Department, PO Box 2711, Texarkana, TX 75504. All properly received bids will be opened on March 1, 2021. Each bidder will be notified of the status of their bid.
Bid packages, including detailed specifications, 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.

TAFD would like to congratulate Firefighter's Mason Davis and Matthew Gilley for completing their probationary period. B...
01/22/2021

TAFD would like to congratulate Firefighter's Mason Davis and Matthew Gilley for completing their probationary period. Both men were fortunate to have their badge pinned by their lovely wives.

Lt. Jack Reeves was retired from TAFD. Jack was a good firefighter and good friend to all who knew him. Please be in pra...
01/22/2021
Obituary for Jack Reeves at Texarkana Funeral Home - Arkansas

Lt. Jack Reeves was retired from TAFD. Jack was a good firefighter and good friend to all who knew him. Please be in prayer for his family.

Stuart Jack Reeves went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 19, 2021 in a Little Rock Hospital due to complications from COVID-19. Jack was born August 31, 1957 in Texarkana, Arkansas and was a lifetime resident of Texarkana, Arkansas. He was a retired fire fighter with

TAFD wishes everyone a Merry Christmas. Please keep safety in mind during all your activities, don't let a tragedy ruin ...
12/18/2020

TAFD wishes everyone a Merry Christmas. Please keep safety in mind during all your activities, don't let a tragedy ruin your holiday.

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