About the PFD

The Pocahontas Fire Department provides fire suppression, search, rescue, emergency medical, water rescue including divers, and hazardous materials decontamination services to the City of Pocahontas which has an ISO class rating of 4. The Pocahontas Rural Fire Department provides the same level of services to the residents who live in the 160 square miles outside the city limits which has an ISO class rating of 6/9. We also have mutual aid agreements with all fire departments in the county and the border counties.

The Pocahontas Fire Department is a combination department with 9 full time firefighters and 17 part time / volunteer firefighters. 8 full time firefighter rotate 24 hour shifts to cover Station 2 and Station 3 working 24 hours on duty and 72 hours off. Station 1 which is located at City Hall houses the Fire Chief’s and Fire Marshall’s Office.

Fire Fighters

Fire-Chief

Chief Darrel Kester*

Badge No: 58
Hire Date: February 2015

CooperDennis52004

Captain Dennis Cooper

Badge No: 39
Hire Date: February 1992
Qualifications:

First Responder
HAZ MAT Operations

WalkerJason52178

Captain Jason Walker

Badge No: 46
Hire Date: March 1992
Qualifications:

First Responder

Haz-Mat Operations

Dive Team-Line Tender/Diver

BrownTony52021

Captain Tony Brown

Badge No: 47
Hire Date: March 2001
Qualifications:

EMT

Haz-Mat Operations

Dive Team-Line Tender/Diver

GatesJustin

Captain Justin Gates

Badge No: 60
Hire Date: November 2002
Qualifications:

AAS in Fire Science

EMT

Haz-Mat Technician

Diver

PrattShane52000

Captain Shane Pratt

Badge No: 35
Hire Date: September 2003
Qualifications:

AAS in Fire Science

EMT

Haz-Mat Operations

Dive Team-Line Tender

MooreDennis52017

Lieutenant Denny Moore

Badge No: 59
Hire Date: May 2006
Qualifications:

AAS in Fire Science

EMT

Haz-Mat Operations

Dive Team-Diver

BrownDerek52224

Lieutenant Derek Brown

Badge No: 56
Hire Date:
Qualifications:

Haz-Mat Technician

RossJames52016

Firefighter James Ross

Badge No: 41
Hire Date: August 1995
Qualifications:

Haz-Mat Operations

Diver

McDowellJoey52058

Firefighter Joey McDowell

Badge No: 37
Hire Date: August 1997
Qualifications:

EMT

Haz-Mat Operations

Diver

daltonJeff52082

Firefighter Jeffrey Dalton

Badge No: 57
Hire Date: March 2001
Qualifications:

Haz-Mat Operations

Diver

ShieldsJimmy52020

Firefighter Jimmy Shields

Badge No: 43
Hire Date: June 2004
Qualifications:

Paramedic

Haz-Mat Operations

Dive Team-Diver

WhiteLogan52015

Firefighter Logan White

Badge No: 51
Hire Date: August 2007
Qualifications:

Haz-Mat Operations

Dive Team-Line Tender/Diver

TarantinoJoseph52173

Firefighter Joe Tarantino

Badge No: 45
Hire Date: August 2008
Qualifications:

Haz-Mat Operations

Dive Team-Line Tender/Diver

SmithChristopher52177

Firefighter Chris Smith

Badge No: 44
Hire Date: December 2009
Qualifications:

AAS in Fire Science

EMT

Haz-Mat Technician

Dive Team-Line Tender

SmithKevin52150

Firefighter Kevin Smith

Badge No: 54
Hire Date: February 2012
Qualifications:

Paramedic

Haz-Mat Operations

MatthewsEugene52280

Eugene Mathews

Badge No: 38
Hire Date: August 2013
Qualifications: Haz Mat Ops

GreenSam52299

Sam Green

Badge No: 34
Hire Date: February 2015

McPhersonBrandon52298

Brandon McPherson

Badge No: 30
Hire Date: February 2015

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Eddie Rose*

Badge No: 32
Hire Date: April 1999
Qualifications: EMT, HAZ MAT Operations, Diver

Equipment Information

Engine 2

  • 2007
  • International
  • Pierce
  • Pumper
  • 1250 G.P.M / Foam

Engine 3

  • 2007
  • International
  • Pierce
  • Pumper
  • 1250 G.P.M / Foam

Rescue 6

  • 2006
  • GMC
  • Reliable
  • Rescue / Pumper
  • 500 G.P.M / Foam

Ladder 1

  • 2001
  • International
  • KME
  • Ladder Truck
  • 1250 G.P.M. / 55′ Ladder

Rescue 5

  • 1999
  • Ford
  • Rescue/Brush Truck
  • 250 G.P.M

Brush Truck 1

  • 1987
  • AM General HMMWV
  • Brush Truck
  • High Pressure Pump

Engine 1

  • 1986
  • Chevrolet
  • Grumman
  • Pumper
  • 1250 G.P.M.

Tanker 8

  • 1977
  • GMC
  • Tanker  Truck / Pumper
  • 1500 Gallon

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