Parish-wide fire chief appointed
PORT ALLEN- The parish council in West Baton Rouge hired a parish-wide fire chief Thursday night.
Port Allen Assistant Fire Chief Charles Stephens was appointed to lead the effort of consolidating six fire districts into one. Eventually, he'll oversee the one, main district.
There had been complaints of how tax money was divided among the districts, leading to the development of one district.
"The parish is already providing a great service to the parish, all we want to do is continue that service," Stephens said.
The merger is expected to be completed by the summer.
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