Little Rock's Emergency Management Division is responsible for emergency preparedness and disaster planning.
It also coordinates efforts of multiple agencies during disaster responses and recovery efforts.
The Little Rock Fire Department covers more than 120 square miles and protects about 200,000 citizens.
In addition to responding to fires, the LRFD has a search and rescue team, performs extractions from accidents,
fields an FBI-certified bomb squad and ensures that every employee is an EMT.
The Little Rock Police Department protects life and property through teamwork with the community while embracing
mutual respect and understanding. Its mission is to provide professional law enforcement services that are
unbiased, consistent and transparent.
The Pulaski County Office of Emergency Management is responsible for numerous missions
related to safety and responses to emergencies. It maintains a hazardous materials
response team and is responsible for a hazard mitigation plan to limit the loss of life
and property due to natural and man-made causes.
The office coordinates with other government, public and private organizations to share data,
eliminate the risk of hazards, educate the public about hazards and seek grants to fund hazard
mitigation actions and projects. It also publishes the county-wide evacuation plan and routes
in case of massive emergencies.
The DPS is the state's premiere public safety agency, responsible for eight boards and divisions that include
the Arkansas State Police, Division of Emergency Management, state Crime Information Center and Crime Lab and
Fire Prevention Commission.
The IDrive Arkansas interactive map shows information about traffic on the state's highway system. For example,
you can check the flow of live traffic on interstate highways, find closed or flooded highways or apply filters
to the map to see which highways have construction projects or weather delays. You can also access live views
from dozens of cameras on major highways.
Entergy's outages map shows it reported electrical outages in Arkansas and their magnitude. Outage information
includes the number of customers affected, when each one started and estimated restoration times.
When anyone reports a natural gas leak, personnel are dispatched immediately to restrict gas flow and protect people,
property and the environment until repairs are complete. When needed, CenterPoint Energy also provides information
to public safety officials to assist in their response.
The best way to recognize a natural gas leak is to use your eyes, ears and nose. Find out more information
Central Arkansas Water (CAW) provides water to about a half-million customers in Pulaski, Saline and Grant counties.
For major water leaks or if you lose water service, call Central Arkansas Water at (501) 377-1239. Use the link, above, to report non-emergency
water problems, such as fire hydrant or meter box issues, leaks, noise in your pipes, requests for yard restoration,
low or high water pressure and water quality problems.
The UAMS Police Department is officially recognized as the Law Enforcement Agency of jurisdiction for the University of
Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The Department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide the most comprehensive
services for patients, visitors and staff.
The Occupational Health and Safety department provides comprehensive environmental and occupational safety services
to minimize health and safety impacts to the campus and the greater Little Rock community.
UAMS Emergency Management prepares for and plans responses to all types of emergencies to minimize their impact on service line
operations, patients, visitors and employees. The program also operates the Emergency Operations Center, a communications
platform activated during emergencies.
The Arkansas Hospital Association works to improve hospitals and the state's health care system through
education, government relations, research and communications. Its mission is safeguard Arkansas hospitals'
operational effectiveness to advance the health and well-being of the communities they serve.
The Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED) identifies unusual events related to emerging or
re-emerging diseases and toxins that affect people, animals and plants around the world.
Its web site is operated by the International Society for Infectious Diseases
This global clearinghouse for reports of infectious disease outbreaks is a daily resource for health and
government officials, healthcare workers, journalists, the public and others worldwide. Reports from experts
cover a vast array of topics, including virology, parasitology, epidemiology and veterinary and plant diseases.