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  • Firefighters open training program for youngsters

    May 11, 2014 12:14 PM

    DULARGE, La. (AP) - The Dularge Volunteer Fire Department is reopening its junior firefighter program. The department is recruiting boys ages 12-17 to be a part of the program that trains students in firefighting and lifesaving techniques as well as allow them to participate in real firefights, officials tell The... more »
  • Firefighters see smoke, help evacuate building

    May 10, 2014 5:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Fire Department says firefighters were among people who called in what became a four-alarm blaze at a large house divided into 12 apartments. Firefighter Michael Williams says 11 residents were evacuated safely and the other two were away when the fire was reported... more »
  • New Iberia Budget Cuts: Layoffs and Reduced Benefits for City Employees

    October 30, 2012 11:17 PM

    The City of New Iberia will lay off nine city workers because of budget cuts. In all they've reduced the 2013 budget by six million dollars and the council approved the budget Tuesday night in a four to three vote. "Y'all laying off other people when what we should... more »
  • Report: Bossier City firefighters owed back pay

    April 2, 2012 8:48 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A 2008 pay raise was improperly distributed to Bossier City firefighters and an audit is expected to soon outline how much in back pay is owed. The Times reports that the city recently discovered it owed some of its higher-ranked firefighters $615,450 in back pay.... more »
  • Lafayette firefighters to get CO exposure devices

    January 9, 2012 9:32 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Fire Department has received a federal grant for equipment to monitor carbon monoxide exposure. The $22,400 grant will go to the purchase of seven devices known as pulse oximeters. Authorities say the devices provide a quick way of detecting carbon monoxide poisoning in both... more »
  • Crowley Police Officers and Firefighters Jobs at Risk

    June 20, 2011 7:07 PM

    Budget cuts threaten the jobs of several city of Crowley employees. Officials must cut more than a million dollars from the cities budget. The suggested cuts will take about half-a-million dollars out of the police and fire department budgets. Crowley Police Chief, K.P. Gibson said, "we have to have... more »
  • Cee Lo Singing 'Thank You' to Firefighters

    March 31, 2011 11:37 AM

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Cee Lo Green isn't forgetting volunteer firefighters. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will record "Thank You," another rewrite of his hit song that's known in its PG-rated version as "Forget You." Procter & Gamble Co.'s Duracell brand is counting on Green's help to publicize battery donation campaign for volunteer... more »
  • Abbeville Firefighters to Unveil New Monument

    October 26, 2010 6:20 PM

    Abbeville Firefighters will honor their own this Saturday. The department will unveil a new monument. It sits in front of the fire department at 210 West Vermilion. The monument will honor approximately 58 firefighters from the Abbeville Fire Department who've either died or retired. The honorees and their... more »
  • Lake Charles Firefighters Reject Contract

    August 28, 2010 4:47 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Lake Charles firefighters turn down what the City Council calls its last, best offer for a one-year contract. Firefighters Association Local 561 president Wil Veuleman tells The American Press that firefighters will stay on the job. City administrator John Cardone says a major sticking point... more »
  • I-49 Shut Down Due to Overturned Tanker

    August 11, 2010 7:27 PM

    The overturned tanker which was leaking a mixture of chemicals near I-49 still has the highway closed. HazMat crews are siphoning the chemicals from the overturned tanker to another tanker called down from Northern Louisiana. Police expect the interstate to remain closed into the early hours of Wednesday... 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 »
  • Council Set to Vote on Vetoed Budget Items

    October 19, 2009 11:41 PM

    Earlier this month Lafayette City-Parish President, Joey Durel, vetoed several items in the 2009-2010 budget. At Tuesday nights council meeting, council members will go item by item t discuss then vote on the vetoed items. The council's elimination of GPS tracking systems in LCG and Lafayette Utilities System vehicles was... more »
  • Be Fire Smart, Don't Get Burned

    October 14, 2009 1:19 PM

    On Saturday, October 17, 2009, Southwest Association of Professional Firefighters, members of the Lafayette Fire Department, will be distributing door hangers with fire safety tips. The community service project is part of a fire prevention month campaign to educate the resident to "Be Fire Smart, Don't Get Burned". The Association... more »

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