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2016 Meeting Schedule

January 21 Fayetteville
February 18 - Farmington
March 17 - Siloam Springs
April 21 - Springdale
May 19 - Rogers
June 16 - Bella Vista
July 21 - Central EMS
August 18 - Benton County Emergency Management
September 15 - Washington County Emergency Management
October 20 - Lowell
November 17 - Rogers
December 15 - Springdale

              
Upcoming Events


2016 Drill dates
Topic Scheduled Date Host Department
     
Hazardous Materials Wednesday 7-13 Siloam Springs
Hazardous Materials Wednesday 10-26 Fayetteville
Mass Casualty Wednesday 12-14 Springdale


Past Events
 

Metro Chiefs Fall 2015 AAR.pdf

Tornado Disaster Tabletop Exercise, 21 August 2014
A tornado disaster exercise was developed and facilitated by Benton County Emergency Management.  The exercise involved a duplication of the Central Arkansas tornado outbreak of the spring in the two county area.  Torando paths and intensities were duplicated using GIS technology.  This exercise involved all NWAMFC agencies and coordination among emergency management entities.  The exercise script and after action report are provided below:

Exercise Scenario

Trench Rescue Drill, 21 April 2014
A trench rescue exercise was conducted along North 40th Street in Springdale.  This exercise involved the rescue of two simulated victims with the response of collapse rescue resources from Fayetteville, Rogers, and Springdale.  The exercise script and associated materials are provided below:

Exercise Scenario


Hazardous Materials Dispatch Drill, 12 Feburary 2014
An additional dispatch drill was conducted at a different time frame to further research dispatch processing delays and issues.  This drill originated from the City of Fayetteville.  The exercise script and associated materials are provided below:

Exercise Scenario

Hazardous Materials Dispatch Drill, 9 December 2013
As a result of the October 10 hazardous materials drill in Gentry, several dispatch issues were identified.  In order to gain a better measurement of their reaction and call processing times a functional exercise involving only dispatch public safety answering points (PSAPs) was conducted. This drill originated from the City of Springdale.  The exercise script and associated materials are provided below:

Exercise Scenario and Critque

Type I Engine - Strike Team Deployment, 31 October 2013
Fire engines from Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville and Bella Vista participated in a simulated disaster response (EMAC Request) to Missouri in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and the State Fire Chiefs Association.  Companies assembled around 0930 hours on October 31st and responded to a point of departure (POD) at I-540 exit 98 at the Bella Vista Evangelical Free Church.  The exercise script and associated materials are provided below:

Exercise Scenario          EMAC Deployment Checklist

Hazardous Materials Drill, 10 October 2013
The NWA Fire Chiefs sponsored a regional hazardous materials exericse in Gentry on October 10, 2013.  The address of the drill was a warehouse at 22 South Rust Street.  The purpose of the drill was to test the regions ability to provide mutual aid for hazardous materials response in a remote location.  This provided a baseline for response times and identified several areas of possible improvement.  The exercise script is provided below:

Exercise Script


Hazardous Materials Drill, 2 May 2013

The NWA Fire Chiefs sponsored a regional hazardous material exercise in Springdale on May 2, 2013.  Participating agencies included 44 members from:  Bella Vista, Farmington, Fayetteville, Gentry, Lowell, Rogers, Siloam Springs, and Springdale.  The exercise script and photos are provided below.

Exercise Script



Structural Collapse Drill, 1 April 2013
The NWA Fire Chiefs participated in a regional structural collapse exercise in Rogers on April 1, 2013.  Participating agencies included: Benton County Emergency Management, Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Washington County Emergency Management.  Photos of the exercise are provided below.

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2016 NWA Fire Chiefs Officers:

  • President:
    David Dayringer,
  • Fire Chief - City of Fayetteville
     
  • Vice President:
    Mike Irwin,
  • Fire Chief - City of Springdale
     
  • Secretary / Treasurer:
    Vester Cripps,
  • Fire Chief - City of Gentry