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HYDRANT TESTING

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, July 26

It is the time of the year when The Eighth Ward VFD performs its annual fire hydrant flow testing. The testing provides the department with the flow pressure and volume of water from each hydrant, as well as reveals hydrants with mechanical problems. Flow testing is one of the ways the Department ensures hydrants are operable and provide proper water flow during an emergency. This is also the time ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Ira Brown, Jr, July 17

The first six months of 2021 have been a busy time for the Department. Our call volume has increased over last year's volume by 35%. It is anticipated that the next six months will be much of the same.

Attached are statistical files generated by our National Fire Incident Reporting System. We are required to submit our reports to the State Fire Marshal who in turn submits them to the National Fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

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CONGRATULATIONS

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, July 16

David Byers recently received his Hazardous Materials Awareness certification while Tyler Lawrence received his Firefighter 1 certification.

Grayson Barnett, Tyler Lawrence, and Ted Mocklin were recognized for completing Fire Rescue 1 Academy on-line courses.

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L-R: Chief Brown, Assistant Chief David Byers, Firefighter Tyler Lawrence.
L-R: Chief Brown, Assistant Chief David Byers, Firefighter Tyler Lawrence.

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Firefighter Franklin Galmon and Captain Ryan Kuhn. Victim Chief Brown.
Firefighter Franklin Galmon and Captain Ryan Kuhn. Victim Chief Brown.

Rapid Intervention Team Training

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, June 16

Eighth Ward firefighters recently performed a review of training involving a "downed firefighter." The training session depicted in these photos is just the first step of future training with ever-increasing difficulty for our firefighters. We had one firefighter that was unconscious and/or hurt inside a structure, was running low on air, and required Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) assistance.

For ... (Full Story & Photos)

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CUB SCOUT WASHDOWN

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, June 09

Eighth Ward VFD members Assistant Chief David Byers, Albert Long, and Grayson Barnett had some fun "washing down" some Cub Scouts today. Ms. Heather Blanchard had contacted our department a few weeks ago asking if we could help the Scouts have some fun during their week at Camp Living Waters.

Community service events such as this are always a fun time for the firefighters. The reduction of pandemic ... (Full Story & Photos)

Grayson Barnett
Grayson Barnett

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L-R: Chief Ira Brown, Ted Mocklin
L-R: Chief Ira Brown, Ted Mocklin

FIREFIGHTERS RECOGNIZED

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, June 08

Three firefighters were recognized tonight for their recent accomplishments. Firefighter/EMT Edward "Ted" Mocklin was instrumental in saving the life of a motorcycle accident patient three weeks ago. Ted was presented the Silver Life Saving Medal.

Hunter Windom and Albert Long were presented certificates for completing courses with our online training program, Fire Rescue 1 Academy.
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Jaws of Life Extrication Training

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, May 22

Municipal Emergency Services (MES) is the official Hurst Tools Jaws of Life dealer in Louisiana. On Saturday, May 22, 2021, MES representatives Chris Barrios, Johnny Leblanc, and Mike Faught conducted training to Eighth Ward VFD members on equipment the Department recently purchased. Danny Long from Cooper's Salvage Yard donated two vehicles for the training evolution.

The MES crew explained in detail ... (Full Story & Photos)

L-R: Albert Long, Ted Mocklin, Junior Firefighter, Wayne Ratliff, Hunter Windom, Dennis Pitts, Lisa Baham, Cheyenne Reno, Sean Smith, Wesley Perry, Laine Taylor, Tyler Lawrence, Grayson Barnett, and Chris Barrios (MES).
L-R: Albert Long, Ted Mocklin, Junior Firefighter, Wayne Ratliff, Hunter Windom, Dennis Pitts, Lisa Baham, Cheyenne Reno, Sean Smith, Wesley Perry, Laine Taylor, Tyler Lawrence, Grayson Barnett, and Chris Barrios (MES).

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No Caption EIGHTH WARD VFD RECEIVES LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT GRANT AWARD FROM FIREHOUSE SUBS PUBLIC SAFETY FOUNDATION

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, May 17

Chief Ira Brown
chief@8thwardvfd.com
985-542-6417

Ponchatoula, La. – The Eighth Ward Volunteer Fire Department is better equipped to keep all community members safe thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The $13,596.42 grant will be used to purchase the Stryker Lucas 3, v3.1 Chest Compression System, fulfilling a critical need within the department.

Chief Ira Brown anticipates ... (Full Story & Photos)

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