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This page was set up to get the word out about fire training going on with the Ball Fire Department and neighboring fire departments and to post pictures and information about Ball FD and other fire departments in our area. If you have anything you need to get out to the departments in the area please post it here. Thanks for your help in taking a big leap forward to putting the education of your firefighters first on your list of priorities. Wes

Mission: The protection of life and property of our citizens through education, fire prevention and the response of highly trained emergency personnel.

Area volunteer fire department closes its doors
02/23/2020
Area volunteer fire department closes its doors

Area volunteer fire department closes its doors

HANCOCK, Wis. (WAOW) -- The Hancock Volunteer Fire Department is closed for the time being raising concerns with who to call in the event of an emergency. We rely on them to be there when we need them the most. "This isn't a fire-board decision that they wanted to make, this is a state-mandated deci...

Hose Dragger
02/23/2020

Hose Dragger

For all firefighters out there, every Tesla in the front trunk has a red cable tagged with a firefighter helmet, cutting this cable disconnects all the high voltage lines in the vehicle, and renders it motionless. I asked about the solar roof too, and it’s expected a similar disconnect will be implemented that in some way reduced risk of electrocution, a rep is getting back to me. Always good to see companies backing first responders, every electric vehicle should have this!

Fire Apparatus Tactics
02/20/2020

Fire Apparatus Tactics

Porterville Fire Department
02/20/2020

Porterville Fire Department

Fire Captain Ramon “Ray” Figueroa

Captain Ray Figueroa began his firefighting career with Lindsay City Fire Department. In 2007 Ray was hired with Porterville City Fire Department as a firefighter, making an impact to the department with his passion and determination. In 2016 Ray was promoted to the rank of Engineer after many years of hard work and training. As an Engineer, Ray continued to train and work hard to become an exceptional Engineer. In 2018 Ray was promoted to Captain and was assigned to Station 71. Ray was known for his love of the job and mentoring his crew.

Over the last 3 years Ray was part of the Fire Investigation Unit, and as with every assignment Ray approached investigations with passion. Captain Figueroa was known for his saying “KSA” - Knowledge, Skill, Ability. Training was a large part of Ray’s day to day job and joined the Porterville Fire training cadre, sharing his skills, knowledge and love of the job. When he came to work his priorities showed, as he was also known for saying “My Men, The Mission, Then Me”. Ray not only served the citizens and community in and around Porterville, he often responded to large wildland fires across California through his career.

Porterville Fire Department
02/20/2020

Porterville Fire Department

Firefighter Patrick Jones

Firefighter Patrick Jones began his career in the fire service as a Reserve Firefighter for Porterville City Fire Department. During his time as a reserve firefighter, Patrick stood out with the passion he brought and the many hours he spent at the fire station. Patrick was known for spending almost everyday at the fire station helping the station personnel and serving the community. After working as a Reserve Firefighter, Patrick was hired as a full time Firefighter in 2017. Patrick was quick to make friends with everyone in the department, and known for always having a smile on his face. Patrick was always quick to help any of his fellow brothers or sisters on or off duty. His positive attitude was infectious around the fire station. His dedication to his training was seen in his work ethic, as he spent many evenings practicing and becoming proficient as a firefighter. Patrick had just began working on his training to become Acting Engineer.

National Association of State Fire Marshals
02/20/2020

National Association of State Fire Marshals

On this day in 2003, the Station Nightclub fire occurred in West Warwick, Rhode Island, killing 100 people and injuring 230. Pyrotechnics from the band on stage, Great White, ignited nearby walls and ceilings and the fire spread rapidly. The blaze reached flash-over within one minute. Immediately, more than two-thirds of the 400-plus individuals in attendance turned and started for the main entrance. But the intensity of the flames and smoke caused the crowd to panic and surge forward, everyone pushing for the front door. Individuals fell, causing others to fall and, in less than 90 seconds, the front door was completely blocked.

Because of the building's age and size, many believed the Station to be exempt from sprinkler system requirements. In fact, the building had undergone an occupancy change when it was converted from a restaurant to a nightclub. This change dissolved its exemption from the law, a fact that West Warwick fire inspectors never noticed. On the night in question, the Station was legally required to have a sprinkler system but did not. However, a fire sprinkler system may have contained the fire long enough to give everyone time to exit safely.

In addition to the club being overcapacity, numerous violations of existing codes contributed to the calamity, triggering an immediate effort to strengthen fire code protections. Within weeks of the disaster, changes to the code for "assembly occupancies” were issued for the national standard "Life Safety Code.” This required automatic fire sprinklers in all nightclubs and similar locations with 100 or more occupants, plus additional crowd manager personnel, and additional exit requirements for new nightclub occupancies, among other things.

#FireHistory #NeverForget

Louisiana State Firemen's Association
02/18/2020
Louisiana State Firemen's Association

Louisiana State Firemen's Association

Legislative Breakfast
President Joe Thompson and the Executive Board cordially invites you to attend a great breakfast and networking opportunities with Louisiana firefighters
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:00am to 9:30am
Members Lounge located in the basement of the LA State Capitol

02/18/2020
Davis Firefighters Local 3494

Davis Firefighters Local 3494

Today’s the Davis Fire Department pinned badges on its 4 newest firefighters and 3 additional firefighters that finished an 18 month probation. There’s a little tradition we have at the Department.

Drawn By Fire - Paul Combs
02/17/2020

Drawn By Fire - Paul Combs

Traditions are important and to be cherished, but they should not hinder positive progress.

02/13/2020
FIRESLED

FIRESLED

Belinda Dotson of OCFRD was the 1st place female individual winner of this years Firesled Extreme Challenge at Fire Rescue East 2020. Others may have been intimidated by a competition that places Firefighter skills, strength, power, and endurance on display in the middle of a crowded trade show but not Belinda. She Trains Like She Fights and continually challenges herself. There was no difference in resistance or distance for male or female. As they stated the Fire doesn’t care if you are male or female we all have to do the same job! Strong work Belinda and all who competed.

02/13/2020

Ball FD is partnership with the Rapides Parish Firefighter’s Association will be hosting a Fire Service Instructor I course in the near future. This course will be free of charge, only associated cost will be the required student textbook. We are asking for surrounding departments to please contact us with the number of students they have that would be interested so we can plan for location and timing. Please contact us via our FB page, email at [email protected], or call the station at 318-640-9283. List of students may also be brought to the next association meeting on March 9th, held at RKFD.
Please share this post to help get the word out and we look forward to training with you!

02/11/2020

LSU Thermal Imaging Class Thursday night at 6PM Ball Fire Department Training Center. Everyone is welcome.

02/10/2020

Rapides Firefighter's Association Meeting Tonight at 6PM
Woodworth Fire Department is graciously hosting tonight's meeting and providing a meal.

Meeting Agenda=
Call to Order
Prayer
Pledge
Acknowledgment of hosting department, Woodworth Fire Department
Acknowledgment of guest
Minutes of last meeting
Police Jury Report

Old Business
Training= Instructor 1 Class
Skills Days
Open Floor for any other old business and discussion

New Business
Mission Statement
Bylaws
Election procedures
Open Floor for any other new business and discussion
Adjourn

See Yall There!

VFAO
02/09/2020

VFAO

02/05/2020
Video Leak Police 998

Video Leak Police 998

Lafayette is a city in southern Louisiana - Blake Comeaux, who was thrown from his motorcycle on Friday, is now recovering in Lafayette General.

"I was on my way home, and the next thing I knew, I didn't know nothing," Comeaux said.

He said he woke up in the hospital with no memory of being hit by a truck, but he does know it was driven by a friend.

Comeaux tells KATC the woman behind the wheel was texting and driving when she ran into his motorcycle.

He said feels strongly about texting and driving, and doesn't want to see anyone suffer the way he has.

"I think its very important because a life could have been lost. Not only the fact that I was injured in the accident, but if she would have hit the school bus dead on, things could have been a lot worse," Comeaux said.

"You wouldn't give a legally blind person a license. and for that moment when you're texting and driving, you're legally blind," Comeaux said.

He now makes a plea for people to put phones down and focus on the road.

"I just say when it comes to that phone, forget about it. It can always wait; it's never that important."

"I just think it's unnecessary to have another distraction behind the wheel, as many as we already have"

Comeaux sustained major injuries, breaking his pelvis and injuring his lower spine. He fears what's to come because he is unable to work or take care of his two children.

"If I get any type of settlement from it, I believe I am going to put a lot towards a program to start to get people to put the phones down while driving," Comeaux said.

If you would like to help Comeaux and his family in his recovery, click here https://www.gofundme.com/blake-comeaux-recovery-fund

02/05/2020
Emergency Responder Safety Institute

Emergency Responder Safety Institute

Register Now for FREE Emergency Responder training for Fire, Police, EMS, DOT and Towing professionals. Over 60,000 New Users registered on Responder Safety Learning Network!

Funded by DHS/FEMA/USFA/FHWA.

02/04/2020
Ruby Kolin/Rapides Parish FD #7

Ruby Kolin/Rapides Parish FD #7

As some of you know, Brandon Barnes, a former full time firefighter for us, was the APD officer injured in the accident in Alexandria yesterday. He has several injuries, and a long road of recovery and healing, so we are asking everyone to keep him and his family in their thoughts and prayers as he starts this long road.

02/02/2020
Jeep

Jeep

Today isn’t just Game Day. It’s Groundhog Day. Watch Bill Murray in the Jeep “Groundhog Day” commercial featuring the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. #JeepGroundhogDay

We have been asked multiple times what can citizens do to help during disasters. Here is a program that trains citizens ...
01/26/2020

We have been asked multiple times what can citizens do to help during disasters. Here is a program that trains citizens how to work with emergency services during disasters. If we have any citizens interested in putting in the time and effort to start a CERT program BFD would be willing to offer our training center as a location for meetings and even help as much as we can with the training.

Chief Wes Anders

Start your New Year with a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training! Learn basic disaster preparedness skills and how to volunteer during a disaster. Visit the link below for more information on up-coming training sessions!
https://volunteerlouisiana.gov/disaster-services

Bay Area Firefighter
01/26/2020

Bay Area Firefighter

“I cried when I found your daughter lying in a ditch, high on meth - But you didn't know

I was devastated when I found the 32 year old veteran dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound - But you didn't know

I missed my kids birthdays, school plays and family trips because I had to work - But you didn't know

I had nightmares about the 2 year old I found crushed under a truck tire while mom was inside buying dope - But you didn't know

I really struggled with EVERY death notification I made to a family about their loved one - But you didn't know

I was never comfortable at social gatherings because with the things I've seen, I can't trust anyone - But you didn't know

I've seen things you could never even imagine - But you didn't know

My job was hard on my family - But you didn't know

I had problems, just like everyone else - But you didn't know

The next time you see any first responder, remember that they are people first and there is no training in the world that prepares them for the things they see and do on a daily basis.”
Post by Ohio Cops page

01/25/2020
Behind the Shield

Behind the Shield

Every department has that one crew..🤔😁
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#ohgod #cluster #sendthemhomechief #notmymonkeys #firefighter #police #paramedic #lawenforcement #emt #corrections #dispatcher #army #navy #airforce #marines #coastguard #veteran #training #leadership #snickers

Had a great training drill on Thursday with Alpine Fire at their Drill Tower.  Going over hose handling and different no...
01/25/2020

Had a great training drill on Thursday with Alpine Fire at their Drill Tower. Going over hose handling and different nozzle flow rates.

Fully Involved Leatherworks
01/24/2020

Fully Involved Leatherworks

Suicide Awareness / Prevention
01/22/2020

Suicide Awareness / Prevention

IGNITEd, LLC.
01/21/2020

IGNITEd, LLC.

I woke up to this news report this morning at the firehouse...

2017 marked the first year that firefighter suicides surpassed LODDs. 2019 marks a new sad statistic: suicides are now DOUBLE the number of LODDs.

We’ve got to be there for each other. We’ve got to talk about the things that are getting to us, but it first starts with trust. You’ve got to build trust among your crew. Be the firefighter you’d want on your crew!

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Action - Ownership - Brotherhood
BE the firefighter you’d want on your crew! 🚒
Be IGNITEd! 🔥
All links in bio!

#IGNITEd #firefighter #firehouse #firedepartment #firefighters #Paramedic #EMT #EMS #Firefighterlife #leadership #Readbooks #bibliophile #books #mentalhealth #goals #goalsetting #growthmindset #tribe #gratitude #podcast #podcaster #podcastersofinstagram #accountability #brotherhood #instagramfitness #workout #exercise #nutrition #strengthandconditioningcoach

Rpfd15
01/17/2020

Rpfd15

All EMR students can meet at the RPFD 15 station between 0800 and 0830 in the morning and we will carpool to the Classroom Site (about a half a mile from the station).
Please do not show up tardy as we are leaving here promptly at 0830.
Thanks

01/17/2020
Robyn Slade Music

Robyn Slade Music

NEW SINGLE RELEASE!!
Not all hero’s wear capes!
Some wear uniforms. Behind those uniforms is a spirit that can break like yours and mine. 😔
First Responders risk their lives for each of us everyday, running towards dangerous situations to save and protect us!
A tribute to First Responders, Hero’s Heart was written by my good friends and writers, Rob Hickman and Clint Curtis , as a surprise thank you to Blue H.E.L.P for my unforgettable experience of performing for them at The 2019 Law Enforcement Suicide Awareness Walk in Haymarket VA.💙
In partnership with Blue Help the phenomenal video production skills of Life View Video Production, LLC and the amazing musical talents of Sevenview Studios, we bring you this powerful song and video with a message for everyone!
From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who participated in this incredible production!
To all the First Responders in the world , we thank you for your service! ❤️💙🧡💛💜💚🖤

#heros #firstresponders #police #ems #firefighter #firefighters #lawenforcement #emt #military #firstresponder #fire #medic #cops #accident #emergency #paramedic #policeofficer #ptsd #ptsdrecovery #fire #watchyoursix #watchyourtwelve
#mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #suicide #veterans #ptsdawareness

Message...
01/16/2020

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Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute
01/16/2020

Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute

Mark Your Calendars! It's going to be a big show! Annual FETI Equipment Exhibit January 24 & 25, 2020

LTfirefighters - Lake Travis Fire Fighters
01/15/2020

LTfirefighters - Lake Travis Fire Fighters

In the first two weeks of 2020, seven roadway responders have been struck and killed in the Line of Duty by vehicles while assisting the public...

These losses end people's lives, destroy families, destabilize departments, and threaten the safety of the public.

We can do better.

Please. Slow down. Move over. And watch for your #LTfirefighters, police officers, sheriffs deputies, emergency medical personnel, and tow truck drivers.

Help us serve you and get home safe to our families.

(Just to clarify, none of the Line of Duty Deaths have occurred in Travis County. The 7 in 14 days is a national statistic.)

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5501 Pinebrook Trce
Ball, LA
71405

Telephone

(318) 640-9283

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Tears came to my eyes when my dtr-in-law or as I call her DTR #2 Linzy Clark , told me what all of ya'll did for our son Eddie Clark. All of y'all have done so much for him during his sickness. This gift came at a time when the need is great, especially with the trip to Oschners soon. Thanks Sandy Anders and Wes Anders and ALL the FF's at Ball Fire Department. I do not know all of your names but God Bless each of you !!! Please continue Praying for him, Linzy and us all. I know it's hard on him not being able to go, go, go like he use to and this lifted everyone's spirit up, more than ya'll know. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!! Again God Bless and watch over you all 🚒🚒🚒😀❤️😘😘😘 Sincerely, Proud FF Mom
David and I want to Thank each of ya'll for the support shown to our son Eddie Clark and wife Linzy Clark during this trying time for our family !! God Bless !! Please continue praying.❤️🚒🚒❤️😘
I am here to say I am proud of you all. Proud of the progress made in the department and the hard job you guys do every day. -Marc
We should always remember that leadership rolls and promotions aren't always given to the most deserving, on the contrary they are usually just given to the most popular or convenient. No matter how you got in the position of leadership don't let it go to your head you are now responsible for the safety and life of your personnel (and if this isn't humbling you need to reevaluate yourself). Treat your people with respect, listen, be fair, honest, open and decisive. You owe it to your personnel and your organization to do your job to the best of your ability. That means you keep training and studying to improve yourself and bring it back and train your personnel. A true leader will be supported and followed because he has earned the respect and support of his people.
Thank you Ball Fire Dept for my new smoke detector. My husband and I are so glad you are near when we need you.Thank you Thank you Thank you.
Does Ball Fire Department fill above ground swimming pools? I was told that the hineston fire department does this for $40-50. Just curious if this service is available here
Congrats on PIAL Ball FD
EMR Refresher Class at Deville Volunteer Fire Dept August 26th and 27th at 9am. Please let us know if you will be attending. Thank you!
LSU-FETI Training Class: NEW VEHICLE DESIGN When: Tonight and tomorrow....July 31st and August 1st. Where: Holiday Village Fire Department. Time: 6pm Instructor: Chad Landis It is a new Feti class. It will cover airbags and construction of new vehicles....includes extrication information.
Get a DD or Uber!!