Street paving is summertime work. Street Department workers are busy repairing a cut on De Queen streets.
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.