New Fire Board Meets Monday

The new board of the Red River Parishwide Fire Protection District will meet Monday February 1st at 10:00 am.  They will meet at the fire station on US 71.  The Journal will video stream the meeting live on the Journal’s Facebook page.

There was a standing room only crowd that showed up for a meeting last Monday.  Board member Shawn Beard told The Journal that meeting was postponed to next Monday morning. 

The new fire board will hold regular monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month at the fire station at 10:00 am.

Earlier this month the Red River Parish Police jury voted to remove the old board members.  They also established seven fire districts in the parish and they appointed the new board from residents of the individual districts and set their initial terms of office.

At that special called police jury meeting it was revealed that the fire board members are supposed to serve two year terms, however the last year any members were appointed was 2016.