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Husser VFD Firefighter Jim Burkett reaching hotspots while Eighth Ward VFD probationary firefighter Sean Smith (foreground) provides Jim assistance.
Husser VFD Firefighter Jim Burkett reaching hotspots while Eighth Ward VFD probationary firefighter Sean Smith (foreground) provides Jim assistance.

Two Structure Fire Emergencies in 24 Hours

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, January 16

Three local fire departments recently proved why it is important for departments to train together and to have compatible equipment and standards. Two structure fires within 24 hours in the local area proved this point. Every rural fire department in the parish is required to provide mutual aid to neighboring departments while some departments also have automatic aid.

Mutual Aid was provided by the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Blue Heron Rescue

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, January 13

Firefighters certainly are a versatile group. We received a call from a lady in Lee's Landing that a Blue Heron was stranded in her pond with a fishing line wrapped around its wing. The cane fishing pole was still attached. Firefighters retrieved the Heron from the pond and removed the string. Unfortunately the bird had already suffered a complete break of one of its wings. Evidently the bird had ... (Full Story & Photos)

L-R Firefighters Laine Taylor and Jereme Leonard, Assistant Chief Dennis Pitts.
L-R Firefighters Laine Taylor and Jereme Leonard, Assistant Chief Dennis Pitts.

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Lisa Baham was recognized as our 2020 Volunteer of the Year.
Laine Taylor was recognized as the Firefighter of the Year.
Lisa Baham was recognized as our 2020 Volunteer of the Year. Laine Taylor was recognized as the Firefighter of the Year.

Firefighter Recognition

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, January 13

Many firefighters were recognized for many accomplishments tonight in our first meeting into the new year.

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LOCAL RESPONDER ATTENDS HOMELAND SECURITY TRAINING

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, December 23

EMS Officer Benjamin Baham, of the Eighth Ward Volunteer Fire Department, recently completed Hazardous Materials / WMD Technician training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), in Anniston, Ala. The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ben Baham with his wife Lisa who is also a Registered Nurse and certified Firefighter with the Eighth Ward VFD.
Ben Baham with his wife Lisa who is also a Registered Nurse and certified Firefighter with the Eighth Ward VFD.

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Firefighter Lawrence Jenkins extinguishing the last of the hot spots.
Firefighter Lawrence Jenkins extinguishing the last of the hot spots.

Lee's Landing Fire

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, December 21

Firefighters responded at 11:25pm last night to an unknown type of fire at an unknown location in Lee's Landing. 9-1-1 received a call from someone saying there was a fire in Lee's Landing and then the caller disconnected. It is extremely important that no matter the excitement or stress you may be experiencing, please stay calm and provide 9-1-1 all of the information....especially the location and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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I-12 TRACTOR/TRAILER FIRE

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, December 18

Eighth Ward firefighters responded to a tractor-trailer fire last night around 10:00pm on Intersate 12 at mile marker 48 westbound. The flatbed trailer was transporting large transformers and associated equipment when it appears the trailer brakes locked and caught fire. The driver thankfully recognized the danger and disconnected the tractor from the trailer prior to our arrival. There were no injuries. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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LDWF OFFERS ONLINE HUNTER EDUCATION CERTIFICATION

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, December 12

LDWF Online Only Hunter Education Certification Option to Debut Jan. 2, 2021 For Those 16 and Older
DECEMBER 9, 2020

Trey Iles Baton Rouge

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has set Jan. 2, 2021, as the implementation date for allowing anyone requiring a basic hunting license 16 and older to earn their hunter education certification completely online. The online only option ... (Full Story)


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CC ROAD MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, December 05

This CC Road motor vehicle accident happened during the afternoon of Saturday, December 5th, in front of the Bedico Community Center. The black pickup truck struck the driver’s-side flatbed work truck and the trailer it was towing. No injuries were reported. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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