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 St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department recently hosted an AirMed training class in the St. Amant community, with the goal of cutting down response times in rescue situations. The training drill was provided free of charge by Acadian Ambulance, and was held at the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department main fire station on Stringer Bridge Road.

Clint Braud, Quality Improvement Coordinator for Acadian Ambulance, provided instruction on when to use AirMed services, how to establish and secure a proper landing zone, and general safety considerations when operating around helicopters.… Continue Reading


“One thing that you have to love about Ascension Parish is how often the community comes together as a whole in times of need. Accidents happen, hurricanes hit, flooding occurs, and all you see are friends, neighbors and complete strangers standing side-by-side, ready to assist. What we sometimes forget is how very beautiful our parish can be when it comes to the art of remembering; we simply don’t forget the bad things, we recognize them and ban together.… Continue Reading

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