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  • Water Fights Draw Hundreds to Erath

    July 4, 2013 6:11 PM

    The party is continuing tonight in Erath where hundreds are gathered for the town's 67th annual Fourth of July celebration . It's deeply draped in traditions, one of which is the town's annual water fight. Patriotism fills the air in Erath. Flags wave, people dress in red, white and... more »
  • Couple pleads guilty in fire department theft

    April 18, 2013 8:49 AM

    Prosecutors say a St. Amant couple accused last year of stealing money from the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department has pleaded guilty to theft counts after having paid restitution of more than $63,000. The Advocate reports 34-year-old Aaron Lee Gautreaux, of St. Amant, pleaded guilty to one count of felony... more »
  • Mire Volunteer ,Fire Department, Annual Fundraiser

    March 15, 2013 6:45 AM

    Mire Volunteer Fire Department will host their annual fundraiser at the Outer Limits Club in Duson Louisiana (I-10 exit 92). The fun begins at 10 a.m. and last until 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2013. There is no entry fee, but donations are greatly appreciated. Plate lunches will be... more »
  • New Orleans Fire Department probes marsh fire

    October 10, 2012 6:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Firefighters are monitoring a marsh fire in a remote section of eastern New Orleans. Authorities say firefighters were dispatched to the area just before 2 p.m. Tuesday and found an uninhabited two-mile area burning west of Interstate 510 between the Intercoastal Waterway and Bayou Bienvenue. A... more »
  • Scott: 2 Arrested in Vehicle Fire

    July 29, 2012 2:41 PM

    On July 29, 2012 at 12:34 AM, Scott Fire Department responded to a reported vehicle fire located at 1312 Roper Drive, lot 106. Upon arrival at 12:38 AM, units observed a Chevrolet pickup truck fully involved in fire, next to a mobile home. The fire was quickly extinguished; the truck... more »
  • Proposed Public Safety Tax

    February 27, 2012 7:30 PM

    Would you be willing to pay more in sales tax to improve public safety in Lafayette? You could be voting on a new a new half cent sales tax to do just that. The bulk of the money would go towards funding new fire stations, lately the Lafayette Fire... more »
  • Council sits on sending sales tax proposal to voters

    January 24, 2012 11:34 PM

    Could a half-cent sales tax solve an under-funded fire department? Lafayette's City-Parish Council is looking into it. Lafayette Fire Chief Robert Benoit says the parish needs two new fire stations in order to maintain its fire rating. City-Parish Council is looking at introducing the first sales tax increase since... more »
  • Elderly Man Dies in Eunice House Fire

    November 18, 2011 6:35 PM

    A deadly house fire in Eunice claims the life of a 91 year old man and injures his daughter. It happened on North Third Street around 7:30 Friday morning. Darrel Reed said his 91 year old grandfather, Alvin Reed, had a passion for life and enjoyed living with his... more »
  • Morgan City firefighter to return to work after racist text message

    September 30, 2011 10:38 PM

    The Morgan City Fire Department suspended Captain Andrew Ratcliff in August for sending a racially charged text to his former Chief, Richard Anderson. Next week, Ratcliff returns to the fire department but not without some controversy. Anderson says Ratcliff should have been terminated. "My jaw hit the floor when... more »
  • The Grand 16 Re-Opens

    August 7, 2011 11:29 PM

    The Grand 16 Movie Theater is back open again, but it was a different story early Sunday afternoon. The theater was evacuated Sunday afternoon after a fire alarm malfunction. The Lafayette Fire Department as well as technicians came out to fix the problem.. Customers who were incovenienced were... more »
  • Operation Save a Life

    May 22, 2011 12:13 AM

    Acadiana homes are a bit more safe after Saturday's Operation Save a Life event. Dozens of fire fighters partnered up with the Louisiana State Fire Marshall's Office, Home Depot, and KATC. The event was all about the number one fire alert system, smoke detectors. "We could have still... more »
  • Sunset Fire Department Lacking Man Power

    September 16, 2010 7:17 PM

    The small town of Sunset in Saint Landry Parish is dealing with a safety crisis--no one in-town to respond immediately during fires. Resident Earl Courvelle said, "to me that's a very serious problem--when you don't have anyone to respond to a fire within your municipality." Courvelle says he's... more »
  • Big Award for Youngsville's Fire Department

    April 27, 2010 3:08 PM

    The Youngsville Fire Department placed first in the Louisiana State Firemen’s Association Jason Simon Memorial Competitive Drills held in Marksville. Each year, fire departments from around the state compete as teams of four in five drills demonstrating common fire ground tasks. The team with the best time wins. This... more »
  • 24th annual Catahoula Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Parade

    December 20, 2009 6:44 PM

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winning Jockey Calvin Borel was back in his hometown of Catahoula today. Borel served as grand marshall for the 24th annual Catahoula Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Parade. Crowds lined the streets to see the famous Acadiana jockey and to watch the floats and see the... more »
  • Opelousas water leak being repaired

    October 30, 2009 10:01 AM

    In St. Landry parish, city leaders tell KATC, the water leak in front of the main fire department in Opelousas is being worked on. The oak tree whose roots were splitting the line and causing the leak has been removed and repair crews are on the job.
  • Red Light Penalty Reduced

    October 21, 2009 9:06 AM

    Council members worked well into the night deciding whether or not to pass or override items that Parish-President Joey Durel vetoed. Earlier this month the Lafayette Consolidated Council approved 420- thousand-dollars for pay increases at the fire department. Durel vetoed the pay raise and last night, the council went along... more »
  • New Program Aimed to Help Fire Victims

    October 20, 2009 11:31 AM

    The Lafayette Fire Department, upholding it's oath-to save life and property, implements a new program to assist fire victims of Lafayette parish. The mission of Project F.I.R.E. (Firefighters Initiating Rebuilding Efforts) is to provide qualifying victims with immediate and short-term housing and fundamental resources to assist in rebuilding their lives.... more »
  • Fire Prevention Month Week Continues

    October 12, 2009 2:20 PM

    Baton Rouge, LA, October 12, 2009 - Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning, Jr. reminds us that Fire Prevention Month is in full swing in October. The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's office continues to provide Louisiana's Citizens with important tips to prevent fire loss and keep you and your... more »
  • Body Found in Burning Vehicle

    September 28, 2009 10:31 AM

    According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Detectives with the Sheriff's Office, State Fire Marshalls Office, Acadiana Crime Lab and State Police Auto Theft are investigating the cause of death associated with that of a body found in a burning vehicle early this morning on Adier Road north of Abbeville.... more »

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