Alexandria Fire Department

Alexandria Fire Department The mission of the Alexandria Fire Department, with honor, integrity, and one purpose, is to serve the citizens in their time of need.
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Give someone a compliment today!
01/24/2020

Give someone a compliment today!

Alexandria Fire Chief Larry King takes a compliment in celebration of National Compliment Day. National Compliment Day encourages people to give others an extra compliment to make their day a little brighter.

12/19/2019
National Guard's 383rd birthday

In recognition of the National Guard's 383rd birthday, AFD’s Firefighter Edwin Woods participated in the #GuardsGotYourBack pushup challenge! #NowYouGEAUX and challenge your friends and family!

12/19/2019
Alexandria Utility System

Public Announcement from City Of Alexandria Utility Department

There will be a planned electrical outage along Hwy. 28 West from Vandenburg Drive to St. Andrew's Links Drive beginning about 2:00 p.m. The outage will last for approximately 1 hour. This outage is necessary to complete permanent repairs of the damages from Monday's tornado. This should be the last planned outage required to complete repairs. Thank you for your patience.

Alexandria has severe damage on Hwy 28 West. Luckily no fatalities in our city related to the storm! Please stay home an...
12/17/2019

Alexandria has severe damage on Hwy 28 West. Luckily no fatalities in our city related to the storm! Please stay home and allow crews to make repairs to our utility systems and debris to be removed. Be safe Alexandria!

City of Alexandria employees, including Alexandria Police and Fire Department first responders as well as workers from the Alexandria Utility Systems, responded to damage caused by a tornado Monday morning. The majority of damage was along Highway 28 West near the Johnny Downs Sports Complex.

Jason Hebert, a Natchitoches native with 28 years of firefighting and EMS experience, has joined the Alexandria Fire Dep...
12/10/2019
City of Alexandria, Louisiana - Government

Jason Hebert, a Natchitoches native with 28 years of firefighting and EMS experience, has joined the Alexandria Fire Department as the new Director of EMS.

“More than 70 percent of the calls our fire department responds to are medical calls,” noted Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall. “So it is critical that our fire department personnel have the proper medical training and supplies to be able to respond to emergencies. Jason has the experience and will be a great asset to our department and to the citizens of Alexandria.”

It didn’t take long for Hebert to make an impact. In his first week on the job, Alexandria firefighters responded to the scene of a traffic accident in which one of the passengers was severely injured. Thanks to his certification as a paramedic, Hebert was able to treat the victim, keeping him alive until Acadian Ambulance personnel arrived. “As a paramedic, I can do more things than someone with Basic EMT skills,” Hebert explained. “I can jump in and start IVs and do other things to help stabilize a patient until they can be transported.”

Hebert comes to Alexandria from Pineville, where he served for 20 years and was also the director of EMS. But really, Hebert has been involved in firefighting and saving lives his whole life. “I have a family history,” Hebert said when asked why he chose the profession. “I had uncles who were firefighters. And my dad was chief in Natchitoches. I used to ride in the truck with dad and sit and absorb it all. So I kind of grew up in a firehouse.”

In announcing Hebert’s hiring, Alexandria Fire Chief Larry King made reference to his many years of experience. “Jason has assisted us in the past with training and knowing his years of experience in the fire service, I knew he would be a great fit with the Alexandria Fire Department,” King said. “Our department is excited to have him and our personnel are looking forward to the advanced training and skills he will teach them. This ensures our citizens and visitors to our city will continue to receive the excellent medical services they have come to expect from the Alexandria Fire Department.”

Hebert’s immediate plans call for increased medical training for Alexandria Fire Department staff and updating equipment to ensure they have the best treatment options available in the field. “I want to do hands-on training, not just a bunch of PowerPoints,” he said. “I want to try throwing them curves and see how they do. That’s the time to make mistakes, in training, not on the street.” His goal is to expand the number of employees with Basic EMT experience and elevate the current staff with Basic to an advanced level just below Paramedic.

New supplies are also on the list. “For example, we’re adding chest patches for chest wounds. And we’re using combat tourniquets,” he said. He is also working to standardize the way materials are placed in the medical supply bags. “We want to make sure all of the med bags are stocked identically, which saves time,” he said, noting that in the field if all the bags are stocked in the same way, with the same supplies in the same pockets, personnel can quickly grab what they need from the nearest bag. “Little things like that add up,” he said.

Part of Hebert’s emphasis on having the latest treatment supplies and a highly-efficient treatment process comes from his experience with the Region 6 Urban Search and Rescue team. He has also had specialized disaster medic training, where rescue workers were taught how to operate as first responders in a disaster situation. Hebert described the disaster medic training as very intense, learning how to treat victims with severe injuries in very cramped and dangerous surroundings.

While much of that training focused on extreme emergency situations, the disaster training can be applied to treating victims of tornados, hurricanes or other disasters that can happen locally. “It’s definitely great for disasters, and we can include some of that training in what we use on a daily basis,” Hebert said.

Hebert is married to Alexandria native Amanda Hebert and has three teen-age children.

Jason Hebert, a Natchitoches native with 28 years of firefighting and EMS experience, has joined the Alexandria Fire Department as the new Director of EMS.

“More than 70 percent of the calls our fire department responds to are medical calls,” noted Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall. “So it is critical that our fire department personnel have the proper medical training and supplies to be able to respond to emergencies. Jason has the experience and will be a great asset to our department and to the citizens of Alexandria.” Click the link below for more information.

12/07/2019
City of Alexandria, Louisiana - Government

Road work ! Station 6 area

MEDIA ADVISORY NOTICE

There will be a road closure beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, on Horseshoe Drive between Jackson Street and Navaho Trail.

The City of Alexandria will be doing ditch enclosure work to provide for future lane widening. Allowances will be made for residents and churches located within the work zone to accommodate access.

Detour signs will be clearly marked.

Drivers please use caution and allow extra time for your commute.

#TogetherTuesday #BetterTogether
12/03/2019

#TogetherTuesday #BetterTogether

City of Alexandria employees, including Nitro the fire dog, visited North Bayou Rapides Elementary School this morning as part of Rapides Parish School Board’s #TogetherTuesday initiative. The program is designed to build relationships between students and community leaders.

11/11/2019
It's Not About Us

2nd Assistant Fire Chief Allan Lee of the Alexandria Fire Department has served in the Louisiana National Guard for 34 years. Listen as he thanks all veterans on Veterans Day.

11/08/2019
Alexandria, La Police Department

Alexandria, La Police Department

Our telephone system has been repaired and is fully operational. Thank you for patience during this time.

A special thank you to our dedicated communications officers who, despite the challenges, continued to ensure that we answered any calls for service and were able to still provide outstanding service to our citizens. Also, thank you to the Rapides Parish 911 Center for supporting us during this outage.

11/08/2019
Alexandria, La Police Department

Alexandria, La Police Department

We are having phone trouble at APD and AFD. They are working on fixing it now

If you have an emergency, call 911.

If it is not an emergency, and you are able to wait, please try back later or in the morning.

October is Fire Prevention Month and today Peabody Montessori Elementary students learned about fire safety as they tour...
10/17/2019

October is Fire Prevention Month and today Peabody Montessori Elementary students learned about fire safety as they toured our Fire Safety House and a fire truck. They were instructed on ways to exit a room in case of a fire as well as reminded only certain items go into an electrical outlet.

October is Fire Prevention Month. This morning we brought our Fire Safety House and a fire truck to Acadian Pre-K/K Elem...
10/16/2019

October is Fire Prevention Month. This morning we brought our Fire Safety House and a fire truck to Acadian Pre-K/K Elementary for students to tour. Students learned life saving tips such as how to crawl to an exit in case of a fire and were reminded not to touch the hot surface of a stove.

Captain Eric Vercher, F.E.O. Terrell Lemons and firefighter Jamar Smith joined Representative Mike Johnson today at Acad...
10/15/2019

Captain Eric Vercher, F.E.O. Terrell Lemons and firefighter Jamar Smith joined Representative Mike Johnson today at Acadian Pre-K/K Elementary as part of the Rapides Parish School Board’s Together Tuesday initiative. The program is designed to build relationships between community leaders, students and schools. #BetterTogether #TogetherAlexandria

10/15/2019
City of Alexandria, Louisiana - Government

City of Alexandria, Louisiana - Government

Alexandria Fire Department Captain Eric Vercher, F.E.O. Terrell Lemons and firefighter Jamar Smith joined Representative Mike Johnson at Acadian Pre-K/K Elementary this morning as part of Rapides Parish School Board's Together Tuesday program. The program is designed to build relationships between students and community leaders. #BetterTogether #TogetherAlexandria

In honor of National Fire Pup Day we would like to recognize, Nitro, our search and recovery dog.  Nitro, a lab mix, is ...
10/01/2019

In honor of National Fire Pup Day we would like to recognize, Nitro, our search and recovery dog. Nitro, a lab mix, is eight years old and came to us from a rescue in San Antonio six years ago. 1st Assistant Chief Jeff Tarver is his handler and was vital in acquiring Nitro.

Six Alexandria Fire Department firefighters received recognition for promotions Thursday morning at the Public Safety Co...
09/12/2019

Six Alexandria Fire Department firefighters received recognition for promotions Thursday morning at the Public Safety Complex.

Six Alexandria Fire Department firefighters received recognition for promotions Thursday morning at the Public Safety Complex.

09/12/2019
City of Alexandria, Louisiana - Government

City of Alexandria, Louisiana - Government

Do you remember where you were when the towers fell on 9/11? We remember. #NeverForget Alexandria, La Police Department Alexandria Fire Department

Nice tribute!
09/11/2019

Nice tribute!

Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall, along with Alexandria Police Chief Jerrod King and Alexandria Fire Chief Larry King place a wreath in front of the Public Safety Complex Wednesday morning in memory of those first responders who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall and Fire Chief Larry King presented a number of fire department employees with certific...
09/11/2019

Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall and Fire Chief Larry King presented a number of fire department employees with certificates of promotion during a ceremony Wednesday morning.

Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall and Fire Chief Larry King presented a number of fire department employees with certificates of promotion during a ceremony Wednesday morning.

Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall and Fire Chief Larry King recognized seven fire department employees Tuesday morning by...
09/10/2019

Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall and Fire Chief Larry King recognized seven fire department employees Tuesday morning by presenting them with certificates recognizing their recent promotions.

Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall and Fire Chief Larry King recognized seven fire department employees Tuesday morning by presenting them with certificates recognizing their recent promotions.

Great first day!
09/03/2019

Great first day!

More than 140 fire department leaders from across the state gathered Tuesday morning at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center for the sixth annual Louisiana Company Officer Leadership Conference. Mayor Jeff Hall welcomed the fire leaders, thanking them for their leadership and service. The three-day conference is designed to offer training for current as well as aspiring fire company officers as well as their supervisors. Sessions will be led by veteran fire department leaders from across the United States, including the New York Fire Department and the Sacramento (CA) Metro Fire Department.

Alexandria welcomes fire department leaders from across the state attending the Louisiana Company Officer Leadership Con...
09/03/2019

Alexandria welcomes fire department leaders from across the state attending the Louisiana Company Officer Leadership Conference. We're glad you chose Alexandria for your meeting, and we appreciate your service to our citizens.

More than 140 fire department leaders from across the state gathered Tuesday morning at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center for the sixth annual Louisiana Company Officer Leadership Conference. Mayor Jeff Hall welcomed the fire leaders, thanking them for their leadership and service. The three-day conference is designed to offer training for current as well as aspiring fire company officers as well as their supervisors. Sessions will be led by veteran fire department leaders from across the United States, including the New York Fire Department and the Sacramento (CA) Metro Fire Department.

The Alexandria Fire Department paid their respects today to U.S. Army Specialist Clayton Horne, a U.S. Army Reserve mili...
08/31/2019

The Alexandria Fire Department paid their respects today to U.S. Army Specialist Clayton Horne, a U.S. Army Reserve military police officer and a Winn Parish sheriff's deputy who died August 17, 2019 while deployed in Saudi Arabia. He was also a graduate of the Alexandria Regional Police Academy.

The Alexandria Fire Department paid their respects today to U.S. Army Specialist Clayton Horne, a U.S. Army Reserve military police officer and a Winn Parish sheriff's deputy who died August 17, 2019 while deployed in Saudi Arabia. He was also a graduate of the Alexandria Regional Police Academy.

Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall met with Public Safety employees from the Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Fir...
08/12/2019

Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall met with Public Safety employees from the Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Fire Department Monday morning to review the Transition Report, sharing eight strategic priorities and discussing opportunities to improve public safety throughout the city.

Thanks to all who donated water along with Fire House Subs. Much appreciated!
08/09/2019

Thanks to all who donated water along with Fire House Subs. Much appreciated!

Thank you Firehouse Subs for donating bottled water to the Alexandria, La Police Department and Alexandria Fire Department.

Be safe!
07/14/2019
City of Alexandria, Louisiana - Government

Be safe!

The threat of dangerous flooding from Hurricane Barry in South Louisiana is one of the primary concerns of emergency planners. Three Alexandria Fire Department employees trained in flood water rescues are on the scene in Baton Rouge to assist in life-saving operations if needed. Click the link below to read more information.

Planning for storm response with extra fire personnel!
07/14/2019

Planning for storm response with extra fire personnel!

Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall met with members of the Alexandria Fire Department who will be serving as the first responders Saturday night as Tropical Storm Barry approaches Alexandria. Units are staged around the city in order to quickly respond to any emergencies.

Alexandria Fire Department’s Station 5 had visitors today from Mr David Caplan’s Family and grandchildren. 2nd Assistant...
07/04/2019

Alexandria Fire Department’s Station 5 had visitors today from Mr David Caplan’s Family and grandchildren. 2nd Assistant Chief Kelvin Evans,
Captain’s Shane Lewis , Shane Saizan Sr. , Fire Equipment Operators Matt Broussard, Seth Wall and Firefighters Jamar Smith, Chaz Pharris gave them a tour of the station and a hands on equipment experience that Mr Caplan says they will remember for a long time. Job well done by a great crew!

Please be mindful of pets during Independence Day Festivities! Bring your pets inside!Have a Safe Holiday!
07/03/2019

Please be mindful of pets during Independence Day Festivities!
Bring your pets inside!
Have a Safe Holiday!

The Alexandria Fire Department wishes everyone a safe and Happy Independence Day!
07/03/2019

The Alexandria Fire Department wishes everyone a safe and Happy Independence Day!

Alexandria Fire Department’s Dive Team Training today! New members getting familiar with dive equipment in the pool. Als...
06/23/2019

Alexandria Fire Department’s Dive Team Training today! New members getting familiar with dive equipment in the pool. Also training new support members how to help with gear and rope tending for searches. Rapides Parish Fire District 2 joined in training with us.
Alexandria Fire Department’s Dive Team are called upon by our surrounding agencies when needed. These divers and support personnel are well trained and ready to respond at a moment’s notice.

06/17/2019

The AFTA Class 19-04 is officially complete! This video is just a glimpse of the intense training each recruit endures during their time at the academy. Congratulations to all of the graduates! #TogetherAlexandria

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