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.