|The West Memphis Fire Department proudly protects 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 at which time the city purchased a hose cart and some 2 1/2” hose. In 1955, the fire department built its first fire station and became a paid fire department. Today, the WMFD has four fire stations and is a fully paid fire department with 62 members, which include: Chief, Assistant Chief, 3 Battalion Chiefs, 3 Division Chiefs, 12 Lieutenants, 15 Drivers, 10 Paramedics, 15 firefighters and 2 secretaries.
All WMFD personnel are required to be IFSAC Certified Firefighter I & II, State Certified EMT, ADEM Certified Haz-Mat Tech & Dirver Operator Certified.
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.