Technical Assistance - AARC&D Rural Fire Protection

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Technical Assistance

One of the strengths of the Rural Fire Protection Program is the effective partnership between AARC&D, ASWCC, NRCS, and Conservation Districts. ASWCC provides administrative assistance to the program while NRCS and Conservation Districts provide technical assistance to the fire departments. This partnership is continuously reinforced as new proposals are implemented within the program

AARCD has a delivery network that has a presence in each county. This presence is established through the Conservation Districts and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Service Centers. ISO requires water supply points to be certified by a registered professional engineer or other qualified individual. ISO recognizes NRCS as qualified to certify water supply points. NRCS has expertise in planning, surveying, designing, engineering, hydraulics, hydrology, water storage capacity of water supply points, soils, drought information, and historical weather conditions. These skills must be considered when certifying supply points for ISO credit. NRCS designs and inspects the ponds, dry hydrants, storage tanks, cisterns, and well modifications built and installed with Rural Fire Protection Program implementation funds. NRCS is providing this type of much needed technical assistance to the rural fire departments because of the RC&D Councils and the Rural Fire Protection Program. The Program Manager has worked closely with an ISO representative to be certain that the information submitted by the fire departments, concerning water supply points, is acceptable to ISO.

Technical assistance is provided by NRCS, RC&D Coordinators, Conservation Districts, and the Rural Fire Protection Program Manager on a daily basis. This assistance by Rural Fire Protection Program partners is important to be certain that limited fire department resources are utilized in an efficient manner. Information regarding items such as ISO requirements, water supply operations, equipment purchases, dry hydrant and pond installations, water supply point certification, sources of funding, and record keeping is often requested. Whenever possible these questions are answered or the fire department is given another contact to assist them. The Insurance Services Office often contacts the program manager in search of information concerning individual fire departments and the Arkansas Fire Service in general

Conservation District Offices

Arkansas NRCS

Arkansas Forestry Commission

Fire Academy

State of Arkansas

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Assistance is available without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, handicap, marital status or national origin.

Arkansas Association of Resource Conservation
and Development Councils, Inc.
2058 Highway 95 Solgohachia, AR 72156

Last Date Modified 5/14/2018