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RV FIRE ON HWY 445

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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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.

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)

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Interstate 12

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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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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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)

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

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No Caption JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER PROGRAM LAUNCHED

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, January 28

January 28, 2021

The Eighth Ward VFD (8VFD) is proud to announce the launch of a Junior Firefighter (JRFF) Program to prepare the next generation of first responders to protect our community. The department will announce a meeting soon of interested parties. The 8VFD is located east of Ponchatoula and Hammond between the Tangipahoa River and the St. Tammany Parish line. We serve the communities of ... (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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No Caption 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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