John Whisenant Serving Since 2003
Fire Chief John Whisenant joined the Beaver Lake Fire Department in 2008. Beginning his fire service career in 2003 as a volunteer with the Gallatin Volunteer Fire Department, located in Western Benton County (AR), after attending the Arkansas Fire Academy in 2005, Whisenant accepted a position as a contract firefighter in Iraq as part of a 700+ person fire department. Chief Whisenant spent four years between 2006 and 2011 serving in Iraq, where he promoted through the ranks of Driver Operator and Fire Prevention Officer. After returning home from Iraq in late 2011, Chief Whisenant began working for Northwest Arkansas National Airport as a dispatcher and eventually as an Aircraft Rescue Firefighter & EMT.
Since joining the Beaver Lake Fire Department in 2008, Whisenant promoted to Captain/Training Officer in 2013, Interim Fire Chief in 2014 and after a regional candidate search, was appointed Fire Chief in December 2014. His primary responsibilities include executive management and oversight of the entire Fire Department including Training, Operations, and Fire Safety/Education.
Chief Whisenant is credentialed as a Certified Fire Executive (CFE) through the Texas Fire Chief’s Association, and as an Arkansas Governmental Manager and Certified Public Manager, through the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium. He has been an ambassador for the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Fire-Rescue International (FRI) conference, A fire service textbook validation member with the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA). Chief Whisenant is a member of the IAFC, NW Arkansas Metro Chiefs Association, and Benton County Fire Association.
Jon Wright Serving Since 1985
Deputy Chief of Operations Jon Wright, joined the Beaver Lake Fire Department in 2015. He was promoted to Captain/Training Officer in 2016 and Deputy Chief in 2017. Deputy Chief Wright began his fire service career in Texas in 1985, and was a volunteer Assistant Chief for the Hwy 94E fire department outside of Rogers, AR.
Deputy Chief Wright duties include oversight and management of the departments training and operations. Jon holds a Degree in Speech Communications. He currently serves as a Captain/Paramedic with the City of Bella Vista (AR) Fire Department.
Adam Stauber Serving Since 2014
Captain Adam Stauber joined Beaver Lake Fire Department in January of 2018 and was promoted to Lieutenant in June of 2020. Captain Stauber began his fire service career in 2014 with a Volunteer fire department in Central Arkansas, before moving to Northwest Arkansas to study fire science at a local college.
Captain Stauber duties include direct supervision of Fire and EMS crews, Vehicle Maintenance and other administrative duties. Adam relocated to NW Arkansas where he currently serves as an Engineer/EMT with the City of Bentonville (AR) Fire Department.
Captain of Training & Maintenance December 2020
Josh Acosta Serving Since 2006
Lieutenant Josh Acosta joined Beaver Lake Fire Department in Spring 2018 and was promoted to Lieutenant in December 2018. Lieutenant Acosta began his fire service career in 2006 with a combination fire department in Texas where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Acosta duties include direct supervision of Fire and EMS crews and other administrative duties. Josh relocated to NW Arkansas where he currently serves as a firefighter/emt with the City of Bentonville (AR) Fire Department.
Andy Guest Serving Since 2011
Lieutenant Andy Guest joined Beaver Lake Fire Department in 2015 and was promoted to Lieutenant in February 2019. Lieutenant Guest began his fire service career in 2011 joining a local volunteer department.
Lieutenant Guest duties include direct supervision of the Fire and EMS Crews and other administrative duties. Andy Began working as a fulltime Firefighter/EMT with the City of Bentonville (AR) Fire Department in 2013 where he has currently serves as an apparatus engineer, a member of the special operations team trained in various forms of technical rescue, as well as part of the agencies Arson Investigation team.
Travis Harp Serving Since 2012
Lieutenant Travis Harp joined the Beaver Lake Fire Department in 2018 as a Part-time Firefighter/Medic. LT. Harp began his fire and emergency service career in Washington State as a part-time firefighter.
LT. Harp’s duties include direct supervision of Fire & EMS crews and other administrative duties. Travis currently serves fulltime with the City of Rogers Fire department as a Firefighter/ Paramedic and is an Army Combat Veteran.
Levi Clymer Serving Since 2001
Lieutenant Levi Clymer joined the Beaver Lake Fire Department in Spring 2019 as a Lieutenant. LT. Clymer began his fire and emergency service career as a volunteer with the Stella, MO fire department in 2001 where he rose to the rank of Captain. Also in 2001 Lt. Clymer began working for the Newton County Ambulance District as both an EMT and Paramedic serving for 15 years.
LT. Clymer’s duties include direct supervision of Fire & EMS crews and other administrative duties. Levi currently serves fulltime with the City of Rogers Fire department as a Firefighter/Master Paramedic.
Hayden Wilson Serving Since 2016
Dave Winter Serving Since 2005
Adam Emery Serving Since 2006
Josh Blocker Serving Since 2008
James Cooper Serving Since 2017
Jessika Buehne Serving Since 2017
Utah Julius Serving Since 2015
Brittan Butler Serving Since 2018
Nick Blood Serving Since 2007
Brian Ervin Serving Since 2004
Ethan Knyzewski Serving Since 2016
John Moody Serving Since 2011
Jim Cantrell Serving Since 2004
Adam Blake Serving Since 2018
Ty Brunkhardt Serving Since 2017
John Levine Serving Since 2020
Part-Time Fire Fighter
Jacob Davis Serving Since 2009
Casey Mcdaniel Serving Since 2018
Spencer Dycus Serving Since 2014
Joel Augustin Serving Since 2020
Todd Weber Serving Since 1996
Todd Weber joined the Beaver Lake Fire Department in Spring 2017. Todd Weber began his fire service career in 1996 with the Avoca Volunteer Fire Department.