Firefighter, Officer of the Year
Jay Litchford, left, was recognized as Firefighter of the Year and Levi Browning, was honored as Police Officer of the Year by the De Queen Rotary Club.
Rural Fire Memberships Available
The De Queen Fire Department is now offering rural fire memberships to cover the cost of a fire call outside the City of De Queen, but within the De Queen Fire Service area. Membership is $50 per year for each property covered.
Arkansas law requires cities to attempt to collect the cost of fire calls outside the city limits. Currently, the cost is $350 for a grass or brush fire and $500 for a structure fire. In case of a fire, rural fire members will not be asked for additional fees above what insurance will pay. Memberships are only offered for property within the De Queen Fire protection area. A map of the fire services areas is available at the De Queen Fire Station or at www.cityofdequeen.com. For information call 870-584-7224 or visit: fire.cityofdequeen.com. Click HERE to see Rural Fire Membership Agreement.