March 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.


Jessieville Fire Department in Garland County received a 2001 Pierce Contender at no cost. Pictured are Fire Chief Gene Blackwell, Richard Hurst, and Keith Blocker.

Crawford County Fire District #1 received a 2008 Ford F250 at no cost. Pictured are Fire Chief Scott Price and Assistant Fire Chief Billy Garrett

What's in the Warehouse?

The following items are available to eligible Arkansas fire departments:

Hand Tools

Sleeping Bags

First Aid Wool Blankets

Danner Boots (sizes 10.5 to 16)

N95 Masks

Save the Date: 2023 Rural Fire Show

Save the date for the 2023 Rural Fire Show!

Join us at the Conway Expo Center October 7, 2023, for our annual event thanking Arkansas fire fighters and their families. Keep an eye out for more details. Find photos from the 2022 Rural Fire Show here

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

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