About Us

Greeting from the Chief and the President

Hello,
 
First of all, we would like to welcome you to our fire department's website.  It is with great pleasure that we can offer yet another tool to promote fire safety while also being an information portal for the community.  We believe you will find something for everyone, from our department history, to our equipment, to the services we offer.  We have made major strides in redeveloping our website to make it more informative and to answer a lot of the questions some of you may have.
 
Our department has been a part of the community for 40 years.  Our volunteers are special people who give of their time freely to protect the lives and property of their neighbors and their community.  We look forward to many more years of serving our community, making friends, and protecting the White Bluff-Rye Hill and surrounding communities!
 
Thank you.
 
 
Jim Almond, Fire Chief                      Dale A. Seiter, President

ISO CLASS 4 

August 1, 2018

WHITE BLUFF – RYE HILL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
RECEIVES IMPROVED ISO FIRE CLASS RATING OF 4
It is with great pride to announce that the White Bluff-Rye Hill Volunteer Fire Department has received an improved rating to our “PPC”
Public Protection Classification from the Insurance Services Organization “ISO.”
Our rating has improved from our previous Class 5 to a Class 4 and becomes effective August 1, 2018.
White Bluff-Rye Hill, Shadow Lake and a large portion of Jenny Lind residents and business owners may see reduced fire insurance
premium costs due to this improved fire class rating. The Insurance Services Office (ISO), a national insurance industry risk rating and
assessment service, has reclassified the White Bluff-Rye Hill Volunteer Fire Department Fire Class rating from Class 5 to Class 4. The ISO
rating of a community affects the insurance premiums that policyholders pay for fire insurance on commercial and residential buildings.
This new rating places our department in the top 21% of all (1,298 career, paid on-call, combo paid/volunteer and volunteer) fire
departments in Arkansas and in the top 29% percent of all (43,000+ career, paid on-call, combo paid/volunteer and volunteer) fire
departments in the United States. 
ISO 4 Press Release 
State Wide Rankings
Country Wide Rankings
Fire Stations
Station A
Located at 12407 White Bluff Road, Station 'A' was established in 1975.  It was the original firestation and is strategically located at the corner of Highway 45 and White Bluff Road.  It sits alongside the historic White Bluff Community Center which housed the White Bluff School In years past.  
 
This Station was the meeting place for many years with chairs placed alongside the fire trucks in the bays.  There were no computers, overhead projectors, televisions, video's, etc. to help with the meetings and trainings but a lot of the early decisions on how to grow our departmet and upgrade our equipment was voted on here!
Station B
Established in 1994, Station 'B' is located at 5325 Spring Mountain Road, near Highway 71 South.  The land on which the station sits was donated to the department.  The concrete slab and metal building were contratcted out and the interior portion was completed using a host of volunteer firefighters and community members.
 
This station has a community center that will seat 60+ people, a fully equipped kitchen, handicapped accessible restroom, and a training room along with storage rooms upstairs.
Equipment
The White Bluff - Rye Hill Volunteer Fire Department utilizes 3 Pumper Trucks, 3 Tankers, 1 Attack Truck, 3 Brush Trucks, and several pieces of equipment including Turnout Gear and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.