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2021 Incidents
Jan 83
Feb 75
Mar 0
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May 0
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2020 745
2019 772
2018 853
2017 763
2016 921
2015 746
2014 679
2013 490
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2011 529
2010 481
2009 488

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Chief Ira Brown, Jr, February 25

Eighth Ward Firefighters responded to a camper fire at the Reunion Lake Campground near Robert, LA. at 1:00am on Thursday, February 25, 2021. The approximately 30', fifth-wheel camper, was a total loss. The camper next door also suffered damage.

According to occupants, the fire was started by an electric bike charging unit. Both occupants were transported by Acadian Ambulance to North Oaks hospital ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Ira Brown, Jr, February 19

Thursday evening, February 18, 2021, Highway 190 east of Firetower Road in Robert.

Eighth Ward responders had to use a chain saw to access the tractor cab and then had to improvise a bridge with a spine board to remove the driver. Driver was slightly injured. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Home Heating Safety

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, February 12 (Full Story)

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Chief Ira Brown, Jr, February 09

We recognized several firefighters tonight for completing courses in our online Firefighting/EMS training program. Congratulations guys!

L-R: Firefighter Tyler Lawrence, Firefighter Coty Leard, EMS Officer Ben Baham, Captain Ryan Kuhn, Firefighter Laine Taylor, Hunter Windom, Assistant Chief Wesley Perry. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Structure Fire

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, February 09

We responded to a structure fire off Highway 190 this afternoon (2/9/2021). The Incident Commander, Assistant Chief Wesley Perry, discovered a large assortment of items had been left on the stove. The items included clothes and other combustible items. The stove had been turned on accidentally and ignited the materials which traveled to other areas of the kitchen. Quick thinking by the firefighters ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Ira Brown, Jr, February 05

The past few weeks we have had a large number of motor vehicle accidents on Interstate 12. These photos provided by Laine Taylor are from just one of several accidents we’ve responded to today. Please be careful!... (Full Story & Photos)


Chief Ira Brown, Jr, February 02

Tonight between 7:00-8:00pm February 2, 2021, we will be conducting Acadian AirMed training next to Champ Cooper School. The helicopter will also participate if operational commitments and the weather permits. DO NOT BE ALARMED!!

Landing AirMed only happens a few times a year, but we must be prepared at all times. Already for 2021 we have had to set-up an Landing Zone (LZ) twice. We had to land ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Ira Brown, Jr, February 01

We have been rather busy at the Department for this month. Eighty-three calls were recorded. Each entry below is a separate emergency. Motor vehicle accidents have been plenty for January and most of those accidents have involved two or more vehicles. Please drive carefully. FYI: For each Automatic Fire Alarm for both Commercial and Residential structures, and structure fires that are both real and ... (Full Story & Photos)


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