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FIREFIGHTER ACCOMPLISHMENTS RECOGNIZED

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, May 11

Several firefighters were recognized at our monthly business meeting on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, for recent accomplishments. Several members received nationally-recognized certifications and for completing courses in our on-line training program Fire Rescue 1 Academy.

Certifications were received by:
Firefighter II - Eric Tillman
Firefighter I - Coty Leard and Laine Taylor
Hazardous Materials Operations ... (Full Story & Photos)

Chief Brown congratulated several firefighters for completing certifications. L-R: Eric Tillman Firefighter II, Tyler Lawrence HazMat Operations, and Laine Taylor Firefighter I.
Chief Brown congratulated several firefighters for completing certifications. L-R: Eric Tillman Firefighter II, Tyler Lawrence HazMat Operations, and Laine Taylor Firefighter I.

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L-R Firefighter Grayson Barnett, Mr. David Davis, Captain David Byers, Firefighter Laine Taylor, Ms. Sue Davis, Firefighter Tyler Lawrence, Acadian Paramedic April Corrales, Acadian EMT Casey Clement, and Chief Ira Brown
L-R Firefighter Grayson Barnett, Mr. David Davis, Captain David Byers, Firefighter Laine Taylor, Ms. Sue Davis, Firefighter Tyler Lawrence, Acadian Paramedic April Corrales, Acadian EMT Casey Clement, and Chief Ira Brown

LIFESAVERS

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, May 11

Eighth Ward members were overwhelmed with joy on May 11, 2021, by the presence of Mr. David Davis at our monthly business meeting. Our firefighters and Acadian EMS personnel had treated Mr. Davis two months to the day for a cardiac arrest. Mr. Davis and his sister Ms. Sue Davis agreed to present the Department's "Silver Life Saving Medal" to all of the responders.

On March 11, 2021, Eighth Ward VFD ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Junior Firefighter CPR Training

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, April 24

Our Junior Firefighters completed CPR certification today, Saturday, April 24, 2021. Each Junior is now certified by the American Heart Association in Adult, Child, and Infant, one- and two-responder CPR and Rescue Breathing. Additionally each Junior successfully passed certification in the operation and use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

The certification process involved classroom ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Ira Brown, Jr, April 12

Eighth Ward VFD was dispatched to a motor vehicle fire on Highway 445 at 2:46pm on Monday, April 12, 2021. Upon arrival 3 minutes after the alarm, firefighters discovered the motor vehicle was a fully involved RV.

The camper fire was between Stepp Road and E Bennett Road, just north of Washley Creek. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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HazMat Operations Training

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, March 23

Several firefighters from surrounding departments were at the Eighth Ward Station on Saturday, March 20, 2021, to work on their required practical exam skills for Hazardous Materials Operations certification. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Hammond Fire Chief Daniel Folks is seen here evaluating one of the students. Chief Folks never misses an opportunity to aid Eighth Ward and surrounding firefighters.
Hammond Fire Chief Daniel Folks is seen here evaluating one of the students. Chief Folks never misses an opportunity to aid Eighth Ward and surrounding firefighters.

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Chief Ira Brown, Jr, March 23

Please drive defensively on I-12. Pictured are two accidents in 3 days on I-12 in our short, six-mile coverage on I-12. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Junior Firefighters Train

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, March 23

Lead Advisor Wayne Ratliff put our new Junior Firefighters through a day of training on Saturday, March 20, 2021. From all accounts the Juniors enjoyed themselves and learned some valuable skills. Other Eighth Ward advisors included Dennis Pitts, Lisa Baham, Ben Baham, and Laine Taylor. For more information on the Junior Firefighter program select the “Join Us” tab. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Albert Long, Lisa Baham, Luther Dufrene, Ben Baham, and Sean Smith.
Albert Long, Lisa Baham, Luther Dufrene, Ben Baham, and Sean Smith.

Tuesday Night Training

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, March 17

Our firefighters devote some much of their valuable time to the community, often at the expense of personal family time. Of course, our members consider each other their “other family.”... (Full Story & Photos)

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