SFD's Chief Cochran
has been named the new Chief of Atlanta, Georgia FD.
Chief is expected to begin his new post in January and will head a
department that covers 132 square miles within the City of Atlanta.
The Atlanta Fire Department also provides mutual aid to neighboring
counties upon request. The Department has 37 fire stations and 1,045
employees (sworn and non-sworn). The fire chief also has oversight
for the Airport Fire Service, which has 208 employees and provides
aircraft fire protection, structural fire protection, emergency
medical services protection, and hazardous materials/special rescue
response protection to the traveling public and employees of
Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is the
world's busiest airport. The fire service also operates and oversees
the largest automatic defibrillator program in the country.
Chief Cochran said, "It is an honor to have been appointed by Mayor
Franklin to be the fire chief of the Atlanta Fire-Rescue Department.
And went on to say, “The men and women of Atlanta Fire-Rescue are
some of the most recognized fire professionals in the United States.
Together we will work to create further improve the public safety
quality of life for Atlanta's residents and visitors."
All the members of Signal 51 thank you Chief, for the
interest and support you have given our organization over the years.
And we appreciate the great job you have done for the City of
Shreveport and know you will do an outstanding job in Atlanta.
Good luck, Kelvin and God bless you and your family.
12, 2007 at about 5:00pm Engine 2 was dispatched to leaves on fire at Lincoln & Swim Club Lane. Both Television and
Newspaper reports of the incident stated that while
responding with lights and siren Engine 2 made a left hand turn off
of N. Market to Lincoln. As north bound cars slowed for the
apparatus the driver proceeded across the intersection. As
Engine 2 was crossing the lane it was broadsided by a pickup truck.
One of the passenger, a 48 year old male, believed to have
died en-route to the hospital in a S.F.D.
Medic Unit. Both the driver of the
engine and the pickup truck stated that they did not see each other.
None of the engine's three firefighters were injured, but the male driver and 16 year old
male passenger in the back seat of the pickup were transported to
the hospital with non life threatening injuries.
here to see photos.
4, 2007 Personnel from both A & C Shifts were at this House Fire
being that it came in right at Shift Change. Engines
15, 3, 19 & 17 - Truck 9 - Rescue 9 (using a reserve pumper) -
District Chief 5 - Assistant Chief (Car 3) - EMS Supervisor
(Car 82) - and Medic 19 took in the alarm of fire in this two-story
home in the 500 block of Janet Lane. Rescue 9 was first-in and
using the reserve pumper did the pumping.
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pictures of this fire snapped by Captain Tim Thames.
2007 was a hot and smokey night for Shreveport firefighters.
From around 5pm, they poured tons of water on burning bales of
waste paper at a paper recycling plant on Bell Street. The paper
caught fire shortly after a truck dropped off a load at the Recycled
Fibers of Louisiana plant. Foam was used to smother the fire in the
bales of waste paper. There were no injuries and only minor damage
to one of the firm's buildings. After the fire was brought
under control by the first alarm companies many other engines and
ladder companies were rotated in and out of the fire scene until
about 11pm. Click
HERE to see
photos of the fire scene. Photos by Russell Teutsch, Member
September 20, 2007, CalAmp’s Dataradio operating
unit has signed a $2.4 million contract with the City of
Shreveport, Louisiana to construct a mobile data network to be used
by first responders within the surrounding Caddo Parish. While the
work on the project is expected to begin immediately, system
acceptance is scheduled for late-2008. CalAmp’s new Dataradio G3
Agile Dual Band (ADB) 800/700MHz IP platform will operate at 64K
Kbps. The platform can be upgraded to support higher speeds in the
future. Dispatchers can use the system to securely and accurately
relay information to field personnel. The system also allows first
responders to access information without the need for back-office
support. Initially, the system will support approximately 500 first
responders and have opportunities to further expand in the near
future. The new Dataradio G3 ADB 800/700MHz IP
platform will provide flexibility for Caddo Parish Emergency
agencies well into the future. CalAmp is a provider of wireless
communications products that enable anytime/anywhere access to
critical information and data content.
Firefighter Nick Anderson 28, fought a courageous battle with leukemia, On Saturday morning the Lord came and brought Nick home, Most of us believe he is
now in a better place, but it doesn’t help the fact he is no longer here with his brothers and sisters
of the SFD, His Loving Wife, Family, and countless friends. Nick was an exceptional Firefighter and
truly loved what he did, He never considered the Fire Service as a Job, and He as most viewed it as a
calling. Firefighter Nick Anderson will be missed by all, but he will never be forgotten. Nick provided us all with a tremendous amount
of inspiration and made us all stop and think about all the truly important things in life and that will keep us
all moving forward. Please keep Nick's family in your thoughts and prayers.
Written by Firefighters From Station 9
little before 4:30AM on 8-9-07 a 2 alarm fire occurred in an apartment
building on Marina Bay Drive in the Willow Ridge subdivision.
Firefighter Steve Mull was injured when part of the upstairs floor
collapsed. He was hit by debris and a dresser that fell through the
floor. Mull was transported to the hospital, treated and released.
A civilian was also slightly burned as she attempted to initially put
out the fire caused by a candle.
Click HERE for photos
and video clip of this fire.
Members of the Shreveport Fire Department join city
officials and others during a ground breaking
ceremony for fire station 22 in Shreveport
on Tuesday. The new station will be located just west of the new
Providence subdivision. The address will be
2022 Southern Loop. The cost $1.9 million, funded
by 2001 bond issue. It will be a 3-bay station.
Click HERE for more
a heavy thunderstorm on June 20, lightning caused a significant
attic fire to a two story home at 320 Colony Bend.
Engines 3, 10, 11, 20, Trucks 7, 20, Rescue 1, Medic 3, Dist. Chiefs 4 &
5 worked the fire. This was while the city was under a severe weather
and flash flood alert.
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Sunday, June 17 a stolen SUV was driven into the Red River at
Charles and Marie Hamel
Memorial Park. SFD Divers Ray Mendenhall and Charlie Parker found the
submerged vehicle and swam through the interior, but found no victims.
Responding Units were Eng-3, Med-10, Med-19, Rescue-1, District Chief-5
& the Dive Van and Boat and, of course, Divers Ray Mendenhall & Charlie
from more Photos.
of June 1, 2007 a new District Chief Command has been added to the
S.F.D. District Chief 6 is running out of Station 13, and will
cover the western part of town. Stations 12, 13 & 18 will be under
DC-6's command. DC-1 has Central Station, 5 & 7. DC-2 has Stations
2, 4, 6 & 8. DC-3 has Stations 14, 15, 16 & 21. DC-4 has Stations 9, 10,
& 17. DC-5 stays the same with Stations 3, 11, 19 & 20. Station
22 still has not broken ground for some reason. Thanks to Chief Ken
Conley for update.
19, Medic 3, Rescue 9 and District Chief 5 took in this MVA with
injuries. The accident occurred at the
intersection of Bert Kouns Industrial Loop and Millicent Way.
Rescue 9's Jaws were used to extricate the injured driver. The
driver was transported to the hospital by Medic 3. The photos were
taken by Captain
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the 7900 block of Line Ave this hot house fire required two extra
engines to bring under control. Engine 9, Engine 10 and Engine 3; Truck
9; Rescue 9 and the 4th District Chief took in the first alarm.
Medic 19 responded on the report that it was a working fire.
Engine 7 and Engine 11 were special-called.
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to see photo page.
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1800 hrs on 3/26/07 Signal 51 Members were paged out for a fire at the
Calumet Refinery at 3333 Midway Ave. Shreveport
Fire Department Spokesman Brian Crawford stated that,
the explosion occurred in a
holding vessel that includes "a huge heater lit by several different
pilot lights." A refinery product (in this case naphtha) goes through
the vessel in coils and is heated. Workers said that they noticed the
pilot lights for the heater weren't lit and smelled the gas used in the
heater. The gas used in the heater drifted into contact with a flame or
flames burning 10 to 20 feet away, triggering the explosion,
Two plant employees were injured and taken to the
hospital, but both were released by Monday night. S.F.D. has a mutual aid agreement with the refinery to
assist the Calumet Fire Personnel on fires of this nature. Engine
8 was first on the scene and took command until chief officers arrived.
Engine 8 immediately laid a hand line to cool the involved pipeline down.
At one point the fire spread to another area. More lines were laid
and the fire spread was quickly contained. The lines were then
used to surround and cool the original naphtha vessel until the fire was placed under
control. Engines 4, 8, 16, 14, 15, 18 & 2; Trucks 16 & 7; Rescues
1 & 9 plus chiefs and other support personnel were at the scene.
Another outstanding job by Shreveport's Bravest.
Click HERE for some miscellaneous
pictures at the incident.
do we get the photos of the crews that work the incidences. Thanks to Todd Olague
of Rescue 9 we do have the photos of the members that worked a
house fire on Vivian Street on February 9, 2007.
Companies that took in the call were Engines
15, 9 & 10 - Rescue 9 - Truck 9 - District Chief 4 and Medic 15.
Click HERE or on the photo
to see some of Shreveport's Bravest.
goes into house after a collision at Creswell and Ratcliff. Engine
& Medic 10, Rescue 1, Medic 15 & District Chief 5 made this call.
Two people were transported to hospitals by the Medic Units.
Click HERE or on photo
to see photos of this accident.
MVA happened at Bert Kouns and East Kings Hwy at 5.55AM on Jan. 22.
Engine and Medic 3,
Rescue 9 and District Chief 5 took in the call. Chief Conley took
the photos and reported that two people were transported to the
Hospital. For more photos of this accident, click
The Caddo Parish 9-1-1 District has an "Enhanced 9-1-1
which provides immediate information containing the caller's name,
address, and telephone number. If you hang up, the Communications
Officer will call back!
If the Communications
Officer receives a "9-1-1"
call and no one is on the phone (either the phone is an "open line" or
the caller hangs up), the Communications Officer will attempt to call
the telephone number back to determine if there is an emergency. If no
answer is received, the closest available law enforcement agency will be
dispatched to investigate the call.
Click HERE or on the thumbnail for more about our 9-1-1 System.
Check out the 9-1-1 video presentation.
See the events that we Captured in the Year 2006.
Click HERE or on the thumbnail to
see our Captured Events during 2006.
See the events that we Captured in the Year 2005.
Included S F D's Hurricane Katrina's Response, a terrible hot air
balloon accident, several serious fires, SFD's Chief, new pumpers and
medic units, and more.
Click HERE or on the thumbnail to
see our Captured Events during 2005.
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