John Whisenant Serving Since 2003
Fire Chief John Whisenant joined the Beaver Lake Fire Department in 2008. He began his fire service career 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 in 2006. Chief Whisenant spent four years between 2006 and 2011 serving in Iraq, promoting 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 Regional 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 2015. His primary responsibilities include executive management and oversight of the entire Fire Department including Training, Operations, and Fire Safety/Education.
Chief Whisenant is a credentialed Certified Fire Executive (CFE) through the Texas Fire Chief’s Association. 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, Benton County Fire Association, and is a 2003 Arkansas Boys State Alumnus.
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 Firefighter/EMT with the City of Bella Vista (AR) Fire Department where he is currently enrolled in the Paramedic program at NWACC.
Todd Weber Serving Since 1996
Captain Todd Weber joined the Beaver Lake Fire Department in Spring 2017. He was promoted to Captain/Training officer in Fall 2018. Captain Weber began his fire service career in 1996 with the Avoca Volunteer Fire Department.
Captain Weber duties include planning and administering the departments training programs as well as an operations captain. As an operations Captain, Todd directly supervises both the on-duty Fire and EMS companies. Todd holds an Associates of Applied Sciences degree. He currently serves as a full-time Engineer/EMT with the City of Springdale (AR) Fire Department, where he is assigned to the Haz-mat station.
Jamie Baggett Serving Since 1995
Chad Breeden Serving Since 2000
Lieutenant Chad Breeden joined Beaver Lake Fire Department in Spring 2018 and was promoted to Lieutenant in December 2018. Lieutenant Breeden began his fire service career in 2000 as a volunteer firefighter.
Lieutenant Breeden duties include direct supervision of the Fire and EMS Crews and other administrative duties. Chad is a well-rounded leader having worked in EMS, Fire, and as a certified Law Enforcement Officer. Since 2007 Chad has served as a an Aircraft Rescue Firefighter (ARFF) Captain/EMT, at NW Arkansas Regional Airport.
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.
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.