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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Three Alexandria Fire Department firefighters were promoted Monday, June 1, in a ceremony in the office of Alexandria Ma...
06/01/2020

Three Alexandria Fire Department firefighters were promoted Monday, June 1, in a ceremony in the office of Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall.

Three Alexandria Fire Department firefighters were promoted Monday, June 1, in a ceremony in the office of Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall.

The men and women of the Alexandria Fire Department honor the memory and sacrifice of those who gave their lives in defe...
05/25/2020

The men and women of the Alexandria Fire Department honor the memory and sacrifice of those who gave their lives in defense of our country. #CelebrateHonorRemember

Congratulations to our three new Captains: Justin Randall, Matthew Campbell and Anthony Gaines, Jr.
05/19/2020

Congratulations to our three new Captains: Justin Randall, Matthew Campbell and Anthony Gaines, Jr.

City distributing free cloth face masks from 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday.
04/27/2020

City distributing free cloth face masks from 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday.

City of Alexandria Distributing Free Face Masks

Alexandria, La. (April 27, 2020) — The City of Alexandria will distribute free cloth face masks while supplies last between 9 a.m. and noon Tuesday at various school sites throughout town. Masks are for City of Alexandria residents and there is a limit of one 5-pack of masks per car.

The masks, which are washable and reusable, will be distributed at Huddle Elementary, Martin Park Elementary, W.O. Hall Elementary, Bolton High School and Nachman Elementary. Masks will be provided via drive-thru service and residents should not exit their vehicle.

The National Weather Service has Alexandria at a moderate risk of severe weather Sunday, their second highest alert leve...
04/11/2020

The National Weather Service has Alexandria at a moderate risk of severe weather Sunday, their second highest alert level. Strong storms, high winds and tornadoes are possible. Have a plan and know where to go if a tornado warning is issued for your area.

04/10/2020
City of Alexandria, Louisiana - Government

City of Alexandria, Louisiana - Government

Second Murder Arrest Made in Deadly Wainwright Street Fire

Alexandria, La. (April 10, 2020) — An Alexandria woman has been arrested for murder in relation to a fire in an Alexandria residence in February that killed a grandmother and three children. Dorthy Bosby, 27, was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail Thursday on four counts of second degree murder and one count of possession of a delayed action incendiary device.

On Feb. 29, at approximately 11:46 p.m., the Alexandria Fire Department responded to a four-fatality structure fire at 3460 Wainwright Street. Inside the home, the bodies of Verlana Cooper, 48, and her three granddaughters, ages 7, 4 and 4 months, were located.

This is the second arrest in the case. On March 27, Tamielya Brevelle, 30, of Ball was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on four counts of second degree murder and one count of a delayed action incendiary device

Following a lengthy fire investigation by the Alexandria Fire and Police Departments in collaboration with The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office, Louisiana State Police, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Ball Police Department, Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Rapides Parish District Attorney’s Office, Alexandria Fire Chief Larry King said investigators determined the fire was intentionally set.

Thanks for lunch Tank and all our friends at LSUA!
04/09/2020

Thanks for lunch Tank and all our friends at LSUA!

Louisiana State University of Alexandria mascot Tank delivered pizza from Johnny’s Pizza House to Alexandria Fire Department firefighters at Station Number 5 on Coliseum Boulevard and at Station Number 4 at Lee and Masonic as well as to Alexandria Police Department employees at the Public Safety Complex on Bolton Avenue for lunch Thursday. On behalf of the City of Alexandria, the Alexandria Fire Department and APD, thanks Tank and all our friends at LSUA. #GeauxGenerals #CenlaCares

03/27/2020
City of Alexandria, Louisiana - Government

City of Alexandria, Louisiana - Government

Ball Woman Arrested for Murder in Deadly Wainwright Street Fire

Alexandria, La. (March 27, 2020) — A Ball woman has been arrested for murder in relation to a fire in an Alexandria residence in February that killed a grandmother and three children. Tamielya Brevelle, 30, was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail today on four counts of second degree murder and one count of a delayed action incendiary device.

On Feb. 29, at approximately 11:46 p.m., the Alexandria Fire Department responded to a four-fatality structure fire at 3460 Wainwright Street. Inside the home, the bodies of Verlana Cooper, 48, and her three granddaughters, ages 7, 4 and 4 months, were located.

Following a lengthy fire investigation by the Alexandria Fire and Police Departments in collaboration with The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office, Louisiana State Police, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Ball Police Department, Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Rapides Parish District Attorney’s Office, Alexandria Fire Chief Larry King said investigators determined the fire was intentionally set.

“Arson is a serious crime and when innocent people die as a result of intentionally set fires, our investigators work more diligently to get answers for loved ones and justice for the victims,” King said. “We are appreciative of all the agencies involved and their hard work.”

Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall added, “I commend Fire Chief King and all of the investigators for their hard work and thorough investigation. The loss of any life is devastating, but to lose three young children and their grandmother is just heart-wrenching. My hope is this arrest will bring some much needed closure to the family members who lost their precious loved ones.”

Fire Chief King notes the investigation is continuing and more arrests are pending.

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03/23/2020

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Fire Department Modifies Medical Response Chief’s plan designed to protect firefighters and citizensAlexandria, La. (Mar...
03/20/2020
COVID-19 Response

Fire Department Modifies Medical Response
Chief’s plan designed to protect firefighters and citizens

Alexandria, La. (March 20, 2020) — Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Alexandria Fire Department is taking steps to limit the exposure of their firefighters on certain medical calls.

“Alexandria firefighters live in firehouses and close quarters with each other for 24 hours at a time. If there is even one positive test within a station, this places a fire station at risk for a complete quarantine,” said Alexandria Fire Chief Larry King. “This could shut down a station response for any call in the jurisdiction that they respond.”

Until further notice, the department will no longer send medical personnel in response to general sick and unknown medical calls. The Alexandria Fire Department will continue to respond to all life-threatening illnesses or injuries.

Additionally, the department is taking measures for their personnel’s safety and well-being, by testing each firefighter for any symptom as they start a shift and end a shift. No one is allowed to work if they show any signs of illness.

“The Alexandria Fire Department has a duty to protect the citizens for emergencies and the goal is to make sure the department can continue to respond with a normal, healthy, full emergency team,” King said. “This also protects the citizens on our emergency calls from us. Until this situation is over, we feel this is the best chance we have for continued uninterrupted service.”

Chief King noted anyone with the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, tiredness and difficulty breathing) flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, muscle aches, cough and congestion, runny nose, headaches and fatigue) or any other general sickness should contact their family doctor.

For emergencies call 911.

For information and updates on COVID-19, go to https://www.cityofalexandriala.com/covid-19-response or call 211. To reach the city administration with questions or concerns call 318-449-5000.

City of AlexandriaCOVID-19 Response Here is the latest information from the City of Alexandria in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Statement from Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. HallTo the Citizens of Alexandria:Alexandria, along....

The Public Safety Complex lobby is closed until further notice. To request fire reports, please call 318-441-6600 or 318...
03/19/2020
COVID-19 Response

The Public Safety Complex lobby is closed until further notice. To request fire reports, please call 318-441-6600 or 318-441-6607 to speak with an employee in Fire Records. Or email [email protected]

City of AlexandriaCOVID-19 Response Here is the latest information from the City of Alexandria in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Statement from Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. HallTo the Citizens of Alexandria:Alexandria, along....

An important safety tip.
03/18/2020

An important safety tip.

With the increased emphasis on cleaning surfaces, the City of Alexandria reminds residents to use caution to avoid mixing chemicals like bleach with other cleaners. The mixtures can result in the creation of toxic fumes. Please read and follow the safety warnings on product labels.

Alexandria Fire Department firefighters will be responding to emergencies as normal. However, many other city services a...
03/15/2020

Alexandria Fire Department firefighters will be responding to emergencies as normal. However, many other city services are temporarily suspended as part of the city-wide effort to limit public contact and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 coronavirus. For the latest updates regarding the City of Alexandria's response to the COVID-19 pandemic please see the city's website at www.cityofalexandriala.com

Just a friendly reminder that daylight savings time begins tonight, so be sure to set your clocks forward one hour. Also...
03/08/2020

Just a friendly reminder that daylight savings time begins tonight, so be sure to set your clocks forward one hour. Also, this is a great time to check the batteries in your smoke alarms. If you don't have a smoke alarm and you live in Alexandria, give us a call and we can install one for you.

03/02/2020

Victims Identified in Fatal House Fire

Alexandria, La. (March 2, 2020) — Investigators have released the names of the woman and her three grandchildren killed in a house fire in the early morning hours of March 1.

Victims were Verlana Cooper, 48, Jadyn Cooper, 7, Brooklyn Cooper, 4, and Drya Reign Russaw, 4 months.

The fire was reported in the 3400 block of Wainwright Street at 11:46 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, and firefighters were on scene for seven hours.

The fire remains under investigation. Officials will be waiting on the results of autopsies, which are scheduled to be conducted today, as well as other lab tests before an official determination as to the cause for the fire can be made. Those tests typically take a couple of days to complete. Determination of an official cause is not expected until later this week.

Alexandria Fire Chief Larry King noted the house did not have working smoke detectors. He reminds residents that the City of Alexandria will provide and install smoke detectors to residents in the city limits free of charge. For more information about getting a smoke detector, please call the Fire Prevention Department at 318-441-6607.

Agencies involved in the investigation include the Alexandria Fire Department, Alexandria Police Department, the Rapides Parish District Attorney’s Office and the State Fire Marshal.

Starting March 2nd.
02/28/2020

Starting March 2nd.

Alternate Routes Advised During Roundabout Construction

Alexandria, La. (Feb. 28, 2020) — In coordination with the Louisiana Department of Transportation’s scheduled close of the four-way intersection of Jackson Street, Horseshoe Drive, Twin Bridges Road and Lodi Road, the City of Alexandria has announced local alternate routes.

The closure of the streets is slated to begin Monday, March 2, and is expected to last until July for the construction of a roundabout. In the interim, drivers will need to take alternative routes. To decrease traffic congestion, motorists are advised to avoid the construction area as much as possible. For those needing to travel in the area, detours will be marked. Also, a temporary four-way stop will be placed on Jackson Street at the intersection of Camille Street.

Drivers seeking to go from Jackson Street to Twin Bridges Road can turn onto either Versailles Boulevard or Maureen Street and then turn onto Bruyninckx Drive to reach Twin Bridges. Those on Twin Bridges wanting to get to Jackson Street would use the same route, taking Bruyninckx Drive to either Maureen Street or Versailles Boulevard.

Drivers needing to go between Jackson Street and Horseshoe Drive can detour through Cherokee Village using Camille Street and Navaho Trail.

A map outlining various options and including turn-by-turn directions for suggested routes is attached.

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.

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