WFD Events

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Burn Advisories

As of 12-3-2020:
Washington County is currently under a Low Wildfire Danger

There are no burn bans at this time

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Wheeler Fire Department was created in 1980.  There are currently 8 pieces of apparatus and 24 certified volunteer firefighters/first-responders.  These volunteers are your neighbors, friends and colleagues.  We respond on all fire emergencies and motor vehicle accidents.  Due to Covid-19 we currently only respond to top priority medical emergencies to assist ambulance crew(s) from Central EMS.

Membership
In 2013 our membership changed.  There was a special election held in July 2012 where the residents voted in favor of placing an annual membership on a persons real estate statement.  This will add a line item on your real estate tax statement and show a $40 payment going to the Wheeler Fire Department.  This is not a tax, just simply an easier way for the fire department to handle our billing.  It also helps the members remember to pay their membership, and lets people new to the area know that there is a membership to be paid.  This will start showing up on your real estate tax statement in early 2013.

While being a dues paying member is not required it should be known that should there be a fire emergency at your residence or caused by a fire that you had on your property, and you are not a member, you will receive a bill of up to $5,000.  The membership dues are one of the only sources of funding that the fire department has.  Another benefit of being a member is, with an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Rating of 4, in some cases will lower your insurance premiums.  The membership should be kept on all habitable structures.

Address Sign
Our department offers a two sided address sign with reflective numbers. This can be purchased for $25.  Simply print the form below and mail it attention New Address Sign to the address at the bottom of this page. When the sign is ready we will contact you to arrange pickup of the sign.

Please note the price of the sign is $25, the form shows $15 which is incorrect.  We are working to correct this.

New Address Sign Form

Contact Information
Mailing Address: 6946 West Wheeler Road
Fayetteville, AR 72704

Phone: 479-443-7274

Fax: 479-443-2732

Email: wheelerfiredept@wheelerfiredept.org