Arkansas Safety http://ualrpublicradio.org en Thousands Crowded The Firefighters Memorial On Dedication Day http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/thousands-crowded-firefighters-memorial-dedication-day <p>Families of firefighters who died in the line of duty gathered Saturday for the dedication of the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial.&nbsp;</p><p>The ceremony included the marching of colors by bagpipers, drums and honor guard, the unveiling of the statue, reading of the 1958 A. W. "Smokey" Linn's Firefighter’s Prayer, the ringing of bells for each fallen firefighter and the laying of a rose on top of memorial wall for each name. &nbsp;</p><p>Governor Mike Beebe was on hand and thanked the families of fallen firefighters.</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:46:04 +0000 Kezia Nanda 20708 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Thousands Crowded The Firefighters Memorial On Dedication Day Fallen Firefighters Memorial To Be Dedicated Saturday http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/fallen-firefighters-memorial-be-dedicated-saturday <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>After 28 years of work and fundraising to make it a reality, the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial will be dedicated this Saturday at the state Capitol.&nbsp; It pays tribute to the 104 firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:31:59 +0000 Kezia Nanda 20286 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Fallen Firefighters Memorial To Be Dedicated Saturday Arkansas Foresty Commission Issues Burn Ban Alerts http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-foresty-commission-issues-burn-ban-alerts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Arkansas Forestry Commission has issued burn bans for 19 counties, and the entire state is at moderate risk of wildfires.</span></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pulaski, Faulkner, Garland, and Van Buren are among those under the ban, after more than 500 acres burned in Arkansas over the holiday weekend</span><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Even if folks are not under burn bans, it is a really bad time to be burning because of the low humidity and high wind," says Adriane Barnes, with the Forestry Commission."</span></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:59:11 +0000 Maggie Carroll 17773 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Foresty Commission Issues Burn Ban Alerts Razorbacks Set Aside T-shirt Gun After Man Injured http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/razorbacks-set-aside-t-shirt-gun-after-man-injured <p>The University of Arkansas says it won't use a T-shirt launcher at War Memorial Stadium this weekend after a marketing intern was injured at last weekend's game.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The school said Tuesday a pneumatic launcher was lying on the artificial turf when it discharged Saturday.&nbsp;</span></p><p>An intern was treated at a hospital and released. A loud explosion rang from the southeastern corner of Razorback Stadium during the first quarter of Saturday's game with Louisiana-Lafayette.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:03:51 +0000 Associated Press 10634 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Razorbacks Set Aside T-shirt Gun After Man Injured Arkansas Red Cross: New School Year Means Parents Should Update Emergency Contacts http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-red-cross-new-school-year-means-parents-should-update-emergency-contacts <p>As students head back to school in central Arkansas, Red Cross officials in the state are reminding parents and guardians to update all emergency contact information.</p><p>Brigette Williams with the Arkansas Red Cross says families must have a plan of action so that children and teachers know what to do if there is an urgent situation in the middle of the school day.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:02:54 +0000 Malcolm Glover 9805 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Panel To Discuss Plan To Arm Teachers, Staff http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-panel-discuss-plan-arm-teachers-staff <p>A regulatory panel is discussing the disputed licenses that a west Arkansas school district is using to arm more than 20 teachers and staff to act as volunteer security guards on campus.</p><p>The Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies on Wednesday planned to discuss a legal opinion from Attorney General Dustin McDaniel that said the panel was wrong to issue licenses to 13 districts designating them as private security firms.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:49:53 +0000 Associated Press 9562 at http://ualrpublicradio.org The National Weather Service Issues A Heat Advisory For Most Of Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/national-weather-service-issues-heat-advisory-most-arkansas <p>A heat advisory is in affect for Central and Southwest Arkansas for Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s&nbsp;and in some areas even 100 degrees, but will feel warmer due to humidity levels.</p><p>Senior Forecaster John Lewis says certain groups of people are more likely to be affected negatively by the heat.</p><p>"Small children, the elderly, people in general who work outside for long periods of time, should at least consider moving indoors...so the heat isn't as prolonged" said Lewis.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 17:23:21 +0000 Maggie Carroll 9132 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Attorney General Warns Of Phone Scams http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-attorney-general-warns-phone-scams <p>Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is warning about two phone scams going on in the state.</p><p>McDaniel says his office has received a number of reports that people claiming to be with credit card companies or the government are trying to obtain credit card or bank numbers.</p><p>McDaniel says one scam involves a person alleging to be with a credit card company and saying the would-be victim's credit cards are locked and that their credit numbers are needed to unlock the cards.</p><p>He says credit card companies would already know the customers' card number.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 10:43:20 +0000 Associated Press 8487 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas At Risk For Wildfires http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-risk-wildfires <p>Little Rock Fire Department officials are warning area residents to be extra careful when grilling food outdoors or when using lawn equipment that can create sparks.</p><p></p><p>Drought-like conditions have made grass and forage extremely dry and ultimately put Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline, and 66 other Arkansas counties at moderate risk for wildfire danger.</p><p></p><p>Captain Edwin Wolf works with the Little Rock Fire Department.</p><p></p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:55:49 +0000 Malcolm Glover 8054 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas At Risk For Wildfires Home Fireworks And Sparklers Can Result In Injuries http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/home-fireworks-and-sparklers-can-result-injuries-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Burn related injuries are on the rise this time of year due to out door festivities. The Fourth of July often means using fireworks and sparklers, but Arkansas Children’s Hospital spokeswoman, Pamela Richard says people don’t often understand the dangers involved.</span></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:07:00 +0000 Maggie Carroll 7036 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Home Fireworks And Sparklers Can Result In Injuries