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  • Insurance rates spike due to lack of fire service Play Video

    February 10, 2014 4:51 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Some property owners in West Feliciana Parish saw homeowners insurance double because they live too far away from a fire station in the parish. The fire protection district will discuss adding two new stations to meet insurance requirements for property owners. Melvin Harvey owns a camp... more »
  • 7th District Fire Station nearing completion Play Video

    October 8, 2013 5:14 PM

    GONZALES - Volunteer firefighters won't have to wait much longer for repairs to the 7th District fire station in Ascension Parish, which was damaged in a tornado. Crews have just a few more days of work left on the building's facade and the garage area, and the station will... more »
  • BRFD opens new Wooddale firehouse

    August 6, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters in Baton Rouge held a grand opening today to show off a new firehouse. The new Fire Station No. 8 replaces the old station on Wooddale Boulevard, which was built in 1950 and then extensively remodeled in 1988. The 8,400-square-foot station cost the city about... more »
  • Ascension Parish fire department repairs coming Play Video

    July 16, 2013 5:56 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The 7th District Fire Station on LA 44 has seen better days. The facade is still crumbling after a tornado tore through the area in December. Since then, the volunteer fire department has staffed a fire fighter on duty 24 hours a day to secure the property.... more »
  • Parish fire stations working together Play Video

    February 6, 2013 4:53 PM

    CENTRAL - The Central Fire Department is changing the way they respond to structure fires. Central residents will be seeing fire units from District Six and East Side Fire Departments beginning next week. "With today's economy, constraints, lack of volunteers, we're getting to a point now, where the departments... more »
  • Volunteers provide much-needed help in Livingston Play Video

    September 4, 2012 5:10 PM

    MAUREPAS- Relief organizations like the Red Cross and Salvation Army, as well as local volunteers, are helping people deal with Hurricane Isaac cleanup in Livingston Parish. The Livingston Parish District 9 Fire Station in Maurepas has been operating as a distribution site for the past several days. Lines of... more »
  • Sandbags ready for heavy rain in Ascension Parish

    May 11, 2012 10:30 AM

    GONZALES - Parish workers set up sandbag locations for Ascension Parish residents concerned about expected heavy rains this weekend. Department of Public Works Director Ronnie Fairchild said sand and bags are staged at five fire stations in the parish. Residents need to bring their own shovels to the locations.... more »
  • New fire station on standby because of bankruptcy

    July 22, 2011 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Efforts to replace a rundown fire station with a new one have gone belly up. The Department of Public Works says contractor Quadrants, Inc., that was building the new Choctaw Fire Station, went bankrupt, so now, construction is on hold. The project started more than a... more »
  • 1 injured in firehouse crash; Cops say DWI

    December 26, 2010 9:27 AM

    KENNER - Kenner Fire Chief John Hellmers says a driver crashed a car into the front of a fire station on Christmas, and was injured when his head went through the windshield. Kenner police say 29-year-old Mario Perez, no local address, was treated at a hospital and then booked... more »
  • Firefighter arrested for sex with teen

    August 31, 2010 7:28 AM

    Lafayette police say a third-generation firefighter has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old girl at a fire station. Dayne Anthony Leger of Carencro also worked as a substitute teacher at Carencro High School where he met the teen. Leger was on administrative leave until he resigned from... more »
  • Extra money could pay for EBR improvements

    June 9, 2010 10:18 PM

    Dozens of construction projects, worth nearly $20 million, could be in store for Baton Rouge. The money is left over from construction that has already been completed. If the Metro Council gives the okay, nearly 30 projects for the Department of Public Works would pick-up those funds that have been... more »
  • Proposed fire station could lower fire rating

    April 12, 2010 4:40 PM

    A plan is in the works to build a new fire station in Chaneyville by the end of the year. Chaneyville Fire Chief Mark Strickland said the extra resources will save people money. "We are talking thousands of dollars," Strickland said. Right now, Chaneyville has a seven... more »
  • Plans for new fire station to improve fire rating in Chaneyville

    April 12, 2010 10:25 AM

    East Baton Rouge Parish leaders are in the process of coming up with a plan for a new fire station in Chaneyville. Chaneyville has a fire rating of seven--which is one of the worst. Last year, a homeowner watched in horror as her house burned to the ground. She... more »
  • State of the art fire station unveiled in Baker

    November 16, 2009 5:01 PM

    Firefighters in Baker have revealed a new fire station, equipped with technology that could improve response times. News 2's Michael Shingleton gets answers on how it could help save lives and property. more »
  • Fire station money on October ballot

    October 2, 2009 12:38 PM

    The Livingston Parish fire station serving 10,000 people in Springfield and Killian could cease to exist if voters don't take action Oct. 17. The fire department is funded by a 10 mill property tax that must be renewed every 10 years. It is up for renewal. If the millage... more »

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