You will notice a new look around Station 1 and the Training and
Events Center. All of the out-of-control vegetation has been
removed. The plan was to lay two-inch river rock on top of a fabric
weed barrier five feet wide. That resulted in a neat, clean look
with very low maintenance.
Bryan St.Cin, a relatively new member, who is a contractor with
all of the necessary equipment, removed the vegetation and rocks
and did a lot of landscaping without charge. Mike Peterson, Karen and Nick
Giancana, Karl Dunscombe and Jim Miller volunteered to do the
finishing work. The project was completed in early September.
On Saturday, March 27, the Pine Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, in partnership with the Keep Arkansas Beautiful program, the North Central Arkansas Master Naturalists, and many citizens of our community, sponsored the 2021 Roadside Cleanup event.
Fifty-five volunteers collected litter from forty-one miles of roadways within and adjacent to the PMVFD fire district. More than 1,700 pounds of litter was collected and properly disposed of, including 825 pounds of recyclables.
These results are possible only because of dedicated volunteers. Thank you for keeping Pine Mountain roadsides free of litter!
Next year, I hope to expand our coverage to neighboring communities AND to find less litter on our roadsides. That would make the 2022 cleanup even more successful!
We live in a beautiful place. Working together, we will keep it that way.
Chris Lavine, Coordinator of the 2021 Roadside Cleanup.
For the third time in six years, our VFD has received a $1,000 mini-grant from the Blue&You Foundation. This time the grant was for the purchase of badly needed emergency medical supplies. We now have emergency trauma bags in our primary firefighting vehicles. In our rescue vehicle, we now have a large emergency medical service bag and an emergency burn kit. And we have purchased medical kits to equip new EMR volunteers.
This grant has substantially improved our ability to respond to emergency medical situations.
Please follow official guidelines that have been established to halt the spread of the Coronavirus. You can find those guidelines on the internet at healthy.arkansas.gov.
Some PMVFD activities have been cancelled or modified. The cancellation or modifications of future events will be posted on the "Notices" page of this website.
Minutes of Board Meetings
Minutes of the four quarterly Board meetings preceding the last meeting are now posted on this website. Minutes for the last meeting will not be posted until they are oficially approved at the next meeting. You can request an unofficial copy from the Secretary or Treasurer if you wish.