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The mission of the Beaver Lake Fire Department is to preserve life and property by maintaining a corps of professional, properly trained and fully equipped personnel capable of providing fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical services, and fire prevention/education, to those in need.

About the BLFD
The Beaver Lake Fire Department (BLFD) was formed in 1979, under the direction of Chief Bob Linville. In the early days BLFD had only a late 50’s model pickup truck with a brush pump. Our first fire-engine was donated by the Lowell Fire Department, but was found to be underpowered for the hills of our district. Today BLFD has eight emergency apparatus to respond to over 650 calls each year. Starting with the single fire station located on Cypress Ln, in Beaver Shores, the BLFD added a second fire station on Grimes Dr in 1998. BLFD has a reputation as a forward looking organization, hiring Benton County’s first paid volunteer fire chief (Andy Jeager) in 1988. Chief Jeager served our community for 20 years before retiring. His leadership and vision paved the way for lower home-owners insurance premiums for many of our residents through an improved ISO rating. Following in the footsteps of Chief Jeager was Chief Jerry Owen, who served many years as a volunteer for BLFD and who retired from the City of Rogers FD after a long career. Chief Owen helped to modernize our fire apparatus fleet, and helped to make a much needed addition to our Cypress Ln fire station adding a classroom, that not only helps our firefighters, but is also a community room for area POA groups. Chief Owen retired at the end of 2012 after a 40 year career in the fire service. Chief Mark Finocchio began his work for BLFD in 2013, bringing his years of experience from across the country to help guide our department through a period of retirements. Men and Women who served our community for 20-30 years who forged the path and set valuable traditions for emergency services in our community. Beginning in 2015, John Whisenant was hired as BLFD’s fourth paid fire chief. Chief Whisenant began his fire service career in 2003, and served as a volunteer with BLFD since 2008 with a rank of training captain prior to his being hired fulltime.

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Beaver Lake Fire Department’s Newest Gra…

BEAVER LAKE (KFSM) -- The Beaver Lake Fire Department (BLFD) is congratulating one of their news graduates for being at the top of his class. George Bradt recently graduated from the...

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Benton County Man Thanks First Responder…

BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) -- A man living in Beaver Shores sought out the first responders who saved his life after he collapsed in his home in December. Timothy Crumpler said he...

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Beaver Lake Fire Department Upgrades Amb…

BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) -- At the beginning of the new year, the Beaver Lake Fire Department upgraded their ambulance service to provide a faster response to people in the area. During...

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Beaver Lake Volunteer Fire Department To…

Beaver Lake Volunteer Fire Department To Seek Dues Increase Prairie Creek, AR February 7, 2017 — Due to growing demands for service, and declining volunteer availability, the Beaver Lake Fire Department...

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Coffee With A Cop

Hosted By: The Benton County Salt Council & Benton County Sheriff's Office Keynote Speakers:Sheriff Meyer Gilbert When: SEPT 27 2016 6PM Where: Beaver Shores Fire Station 16035 Cypress Lane Rogers, AR

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Growth Mandates Full-Time Firefighters

CENTERTON - Additional positions in local flre departments are reflecting growth in Northwest Arkansas. Firefighting was once mostly volunteer in rural Arkansas. While local departments still rely on trained volunteers to...

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Beaver Lake Fire Department Saves Multip…

Prairie Creek, AR April 9, 2016 — With assistance from Rocky Branch FD, Piney Point FD, Rogers FD, and Arkansas Forestry the Beaver Lake Fire Department contained an 18 acre...

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Dive Team & Fire Department Crews Re…

According to the Beaver Lake Fire Department, a stuck throttle is to blame for submerging a car into Beaver Lake overnight. The Beaver Lake & Hickory Creek Fire Departments, along with the...

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Beaver Lake Volunteer Fire Department Se…

Prairie Creek, AR -- Officials with the Beaver Lake Volunteer Fire Department have begun the process of setting a special election on a plan to increase the annual dues so...

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Beaver Lake Fire Department Acquires Res…

Prairie Creek, AR Feb. 15, 2016 — With generous contributions from the community, and grant money from the Northwest Arkansas Economic Division, the Beaver Lake Fire Department (BLFD) has purchased...

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Annual Rummage Sale

Thank you for your support of our 6th annual rummage sale. We raised $4,000 toward our rescue boat. We could not ask for a better community, THANK YOU!

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Planning for the Future of the Beaver La…

The Beaver Lake Fire Department provides fire, medical first response, and rescue services to our community as well as neighboring jurisdictions. Founded in 1979 as a rural all volunteer fire department...

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Beaver Lake Fire Department Raising Fund…

There are 7 fire departments covering part of Beaver Lake in Benton county, and there are only 3 rescue boats covering this area. From 2010-present there has been 61 boating accidents...

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Be Safe on Beaver Lake

The Beaver Lake Fire Dept. encourages all persons enjoying the lake to take a few minutes and browse these links for tips on boating safety. http://www.discoverboating.com/beginner/safety/tips.aspx http://www.safekids.org/tip/boating-safety-tips http://www.discoverboating.com/resources/article.aspx?id=506

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Thank You!

A Big Thank YOU for coming out and supporting the Beaver Lake Fire Dept. at JJ’s on the lake. The night was a success and you can look forward to...

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Congratulations!

Beaver Lake Fire Dept. is proud to announce the recent certification of 12 Medical First responders. These men and women represent the Rocky Branch Fire Dept. and the BLFD. Medical...

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Fundraiser Dinner & Raffle

The Beaver Lake Fire Department is hosting a fundraisingdinner with a raffle! All proceeds from the dinner and theraffle will benefit our volunteer department.Where: JJ's at the LakeWhen: Thursday, June...

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Easter Egg Hunt

Join Beaver Lake Fire Department for an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 4th! The hunt is on at 11am and the starting line is First Security Bank at Prairie Creek. LOCATION: 14512...

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Annual Meeting

ANNUAL MEETING Saturday, February 28th, 2015 BLFD McFadden Training Center-Station #1 16035 cypress Lane Starting at 10:00am On the Agenda -2014 Activity summary and Chief’s report -Presentation of 2014 Finacial Statement and 2015 Budget -Election of Board of...

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Chief John Whisenant

John Whisenant has over 10 years of experience as a full-time and volunteer firefighter. His career began when he started volunteering Gallatin Fire Dept. in 2003. After graduating from the...

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Winter Home Fires

905 people die in winter home fires each year. $2,091,000,000 in property loss occurs from winter home fires. 67 percent of winter fires occur in one- and two-family homes. Cooking is the leading...

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