610 Caddo Street, Arkadelphia, AR | 870-246-9354

The Arkadelphia Fire Department is comprised of 9 full-time firefighters who work on a regular 24-on-48-off schedule and 15 paid volunteers who report to the Fire Chief, Jason Hunt. In addition to fighting fires, AFD also conducts fire inspections, safety classes and car seat installations.

ISO Rating

In 2023, the City of Arkadelphia, Arkansas received an Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating of 3.

Click here to learn how ISO ratings impact you.

Burn Permit

A burn permit must be submitted and approved before any controlled burns are conducted within city limits.

Completed permits can be dropped off at Fire Station 1, located at 610 Caddo Street, or emailed to Fire Chief Jason Hunt.

Click here to download a burn permit.

Seasonal Safety

BBQ Regulations

The Arkadelphia Fire Department receives a lot of inquiries about barbeque pits, grills, etc.

AFD follows the 2012 edition of the International Fire Code. Code references are taken directly from the source.

Click here to view the BBQ Regulations & Safety.

Fireworks Safety

Fireworks can be a fun way to celebrate an occasion, but if not handled properly, they can easily result in a trip to the emergency room or worse.

The safest option will always be hiring a professional fireworks company or attending a professional fireworks show. However, residents wanting to set off their own fireworks should follow these safety tips:

    1. Never give fireworks to small children.
    2. Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.
    3. Always follow the instructions on firework packaging.
    4. Keep a supply of water close by as a precaution.
    5. Wear eye protection when lighting off fireworks.
    6. Light only one firework at a time.
    7. Never attempt to relight “a dud.”
    8. Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.

Sparklers are considered a firework product and should be handled with extreme caution. Sparklers burn at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit and account for more than 25% of emergency room visits.

Christmas Lights Safety

Information coming soon.

Become a Firefighter

The Arkadelphia Fire Department is always accepting applications from those interested in joining the department.

Both full-time and volunteer firefighters are required to attend regular meetings on the first and third Monday nights of each month. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m.

Interested candidates can email a completed application to Fire Chief Jason Hunt, or drop off their completed application at Fire Station 1.

Click here to download an application.


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