You see firefighters in the news every day — but have you ever stopped to think about “What kind of people would risk their lives for their community?” or “What makes a firefighter go into a burning building when everyone else is running out?”.

Our firefighters (men and women) are your neighbors, your friends and your family — people from all walks of life who simply want to give back to their community.

Interested in lending a hand in your community?… Continue Reading

The Gonzales Boat Club recently made a donation to the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department to assist with continued operation and maintenance of the fire response boat located in the Diversion Canal of Ascension Parish.

“This donation continues to make it possible for the St. Amant Fire to operate and maintain the fire boat on the Diversion Canal, that has now responded to five working structure fires on the river, since purchasing the boat in 2014”, stated LeBlanc.… Continue Reading

Six Volunteer Firefighters from the St. Amant community recently received training certifications on various skills including: firefighter orientation and safety implementation, use of ropes, knots, forcible entry, rescue carries, fire behavior, hydrant flow and operability, foam streams, fire control, building construction, building collapse, radio communications and incident report writing.

“St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department has volunteer firefighters from all walks of life, who maintain their full-time jobs and learn to fight fires across Ascension Parish in their spare time.… Continue Reading

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