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Scott Fire Department enters into automatic aid agreement with Lafayette

Posted at 2:49 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 23:22:37-04

The Scott Fire Department says they are now getting help from Lafayette thanks to an automatic aid agreement.

Fire Chief Chad Sonnier says that in an effort to provide enhanced safety and fire protection services to the citizens of Scott, the Scott Fire Department has entered into an Automatic Aid Agreement with the
Lafayette Fire Department effective July 1, 2019.

Sonnier says that the fire department is in need of additional assistance, and must request assistance
after arriving on scene. The agreement will send one engine company and equipment from Lafayette Fire
Department automatically to “actual or suspected” structure fires and private alarms within Scott’s city limits.

“The additional manpower will allow the citizens of Scott the best possible fire protection services for extinguishing fires, salvage of property and, most importantly, saving lives by ensuring personnel will be on scene within minimal time,” a release states.

Sonnier says that by entering into this agreement with Lafayette Fire Department, the criteria required by the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana (PIAL) for fire departments in the State of Louisiana will be positively affected and will greatly benefit the department in maintaining the current Class 3 fire insurance rating for the city.

That rating, Sonnier says, will keep insurances rates at a minimum.