Fire Department Asks For Tax Renewal

The Parishwide Fire Protection District is asking voters to approve an early renewal of their current property taxes.  The election is Saturday, August 15th.

We not only fight fires. We also have firemen that are certified public educators. We go to the schools, birthday parties and other public events to teach fire safety, escape routes and internet safety to children.

We give reflective window decals to show where children and pets are in homes and also handicap decals for homes with handicap residents. We have coloring books for children to color and read both fire safety and internet safety.

We give children a chart to take home to their families to plan their escape routes.

We’ve gone to many locations to teach the proper way to use a fire extinguisher. We also install free smoke alarms in homes at no charge.

We have many children come to visit the station for tours and see the fire trucks, rescue trucks, water rescue boats and tools we use as firefighters. We always show our rescue tools (Jaws of Life) and let them operate them.

Pictured is Rescue 1. Rescue 1 is equipped with many types of rescue equipment from 2 sets of extrication tools (Jaws of Life), high angle rope rescue, confined space rescue, EMS equipment, hazmat equipment, swift water rescue equipment and search & rescue equipment. All our pumpers at our outside stations also have full firefighting equipment and extrication tools (Jaws of Life) and basic EMS supplies.

Please vote YES on August 15 to continue the services we are providing to Red River Parish.