June 2023

The Rural Fire Protection (RFP) program within the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division is dedicated to assisting communities and fire departments in protecting lives, property, and the environment.


The Highway 250 Fire Department in Scott County received a 1998 E-One Pierce Fire Truck. Pictured above (left to right): Keaton Davis, Mark Lystad, and Ken Overturf.

Biggers-Reyno Fire Department in Randolph County received a 1997 International 5000 6x6.

What's in the Warehouse?

The following items are available to eligible Arkansas fire departments:

Aluminum 'Little Giant' Ladders

100-Foot Tape Measurers

First Aid Wool Blankets

N95 Masks

Save the Date: 2023 Rural Fire Show

Registration is now open for the 2023 Rural Fire Show! Join us at the Conway Expo Center on October 7, 2023 for our annual event thanking Arkansas firefighters and their families. Firefighters may register via email at lisa.k.clark@agriculture.arkansas.gov. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please contact Kathryn Mahan-Hooten, RFP administrator, at (501) 679-3183.

Find photos from the 2022 Rural Fire Show here

For additional information, call (501) 679-3581 or visit our website.

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