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COLORING AND POSTER CONTEST WINNERS

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, October 15

Many happy faces today!... (Full Story & Photos)

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L-R: Albert Long, Layla, Samantha, Wesley Perry
L-R: Albert Long, Layla, Samantha, Wesley Perry

Pediatric EMS Training

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, October 05

Captain Luther Dufrene volunteered his two daughters, Layla and Samantha, to act as patients for our pediatric assessment and baseline vitals training tonight. These two beauties were perfect patients. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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COOKED APPLES

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, September 25

Eighth Ward firefighters responded at 3:56am on Saturday morning to an 18-wheeler trailer fire at the entrance of the WalMart Distribution Center. The Firefighters arrived at the scene in three minutes and 30 seconds.

The trailer was loaded with palletized cardboard boxes of bagged apples and was approximately 100’ on Parkway Boulevard off Highway 190 which caused a massive traffic jam on Highway ... (Full Story & Photos)

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L-R: Shell Health & Safety Expert Kevin Harrell: Firefighter/EMT Ted Mocklin; Firefighter/EMT Ben Baham; Firefighter/EMR Laine Taylor; Assisant Chief/EMR David Byers; Firefighter Elizabeth Crawford, and Firefighter/Chaplain Wayne Ratliff. Not Pictured Chief Ira Brown
L-R: Shell Health & Safety Expert Kevin Harrell: Firefighter/EMT Ted Mocklin; Firefighter/EMT Ben Baham; Firefighter/EMR Laine Taylor; Assisant Chief/EMR David Byers; Firefighter Elizabeth Crawford, and Firefighter/Chaplain Wayne Ratliff. Not Pictured Chief Ira Brown

Shell Training Center

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, August 18

Eighth Ward Firefighters conducted a Pre-fire Plan walk-through of the Shell Training Center in Robert on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. They were hosted by Shell Health and Safety Expert Kevin Harrell. Participants incuded Firefighter/EMT Ted Mocklin, Firefighter/EMT Ben Baham, Firefighter/EMR Laine Taylor, Assisant Chief/EMR David Byers, Firefighter Elizabeth Crawford, Firefighter/Chaplain/EMR Wayne ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Interstate 12 Motor Vehicle Accident

Chief Ira Brown, Jr, August 10

Eighth Ward firefighters responded to a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident on Interstate 12 today. The F-250 pulling a trailer was headed westbound near the Robert exit when it left the highway for unknown reasons and impacted a tree. Thankfully the sole occupant was not severely injured.

Firefighters were required to utilize stabilizing jacks in order to safely remove the patient from the vehicle.

2021 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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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2021 Statistics to Date

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

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.

... (Full Story & Photos)

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