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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
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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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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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