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Message From The Cheif

It's heating up outside as we approach the summer and I can't help but think about the wonderful opportunities for friends and families to come together and enjoy all that our area has to offer. Certainly our children are enjoying themselves now that they are out of school. While we enjoy all that summer brings, rest assured that the men and women of St. Tammany Fire Protection District No.1 remain vigilant, ready to respond to the call for service.

It goes without saying but summertime brings an increase in travel and more vehicle crashes, heat related illness and injury, natural and man made disasters including severe weather related events. We know that this year is projected to be an active Hurricane season. It only takes one! Recent weather events including severe storms, heavy rain, flash and river flooding have affected many within our local community, parish and state. St. Tammany Fire Protection District No.1 is poised to respond to all hazardous events including weather related emergencies. We have participated in many planning, training and informational meetings and continue to work with other agencies to ensure that our fire department is fully prepared to respond to these and all emergencies.

Enjoy your summer, stay safe, remain vigilant and remember you can count on your fire department...

St. Tammany Fire Protection District No.1 is here for you!

-Chief Kaufmann

P.S.-Did you know that roughly half of all home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11pm and 7am when most people are asleep? Smoke alarms save lives!!! Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half! Please check you smoke alarms monthly. St. Tammany Fire Protection District No.1 is proud to be a part of the Louisiana State Fire Marshall’s “Operation Save-A-Life” again this year providing smoke alarms to vulnerable citizens and at risk communities in our area please contact our Fire Prevention Bureau for more information at (985)646-4387.

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