FSFD rates national calendar, beautifying Old Greenwood Road at Phoenix Avenue, and kudos for excellent service to our citizens. It's all in this edition of Fast Focus. Plus, TWO videos. Enjoy and share with your friends.

Sprucing up the Fort - VIDEO

Have you traveled the intersection at Old Greenwood Road and Phoenix Avenue during daylight hours lately? If not, you’re missing something wonderful! Volunteers, property owners, and private businesses have come together to Beautify Fort Smith. This corner near an I–540 interchange is only the beginning. The group has plans for Rogers & I–540, once the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department construction is complete. The ultimate objective is to create manicured and welcoming spaces at every City of Fort Smith interchange along the I–540 corridor. Learn more about the Old Greenwood Road and Phoenix Avenue project in this short VIDEO.

Waytago, fellas!

A couple of guys in the trenches of public service with the City of Fort Smith have earned recognitions this month. The families of Matthew Ball, Department of Sanitation, and Marcus Floyd, Fort Smith Fire Department, have reason to be proud. A citizen praised Matthew for returning a prized pockt knife and some other items he’d lost while walking. Firefighter Floyd doubled-up on state-wide honors during rookie firefighting school. These two men remind us all that, day in and day out, our employees consistently perform outstanding work for our citizens.

FSFD: calendar centerfold - VIDEO

It’s tempting to keep the wall calendar in our offices posted six months ahead, because the month of July features a photo of a gorgeous FSFD fire truck parked in front of the riverfront events building at Riverfront Park. The Fort Smith Fire Department pumper is featured on the Pierce Manufacturing full-color 2014 calendar. Yes, we’ve tried to get extras. No, we haven’t had any luck. We’re looking forward to having the image posted here in July, though! Meantime, enjoy this brief VIDEO.

Protect life & property

So far in 2014, 18 residents in Arkansas and Oklahoma have died in residential fires. In many cases, residential fire fatalites can be prevented by installing and maintaining smoke detectors. In the City of Fort Smith, if you can’t afford a smoke detector, the Fort Smith Fire Department may be able to help, by providing and installing devices at no charge. Contact the fire station in your district, accessible through myAddress. Enter your address. Look for “Fire Station” in the black pop-up box. Click the green + sign, and you’ll see a visual image of the fire station nearest you. Stop by. They’ll be happy to visit with you and address any special needs you may have.


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