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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.

05/15/2020
Fire Department Chronicles

So.... the big question is, who is who???

“If you got time to talk, you got time to clean!”

05/14/2020

REMINDER TO ALL BALL FD MEMBERS:

Our meeting tomorrow starts at 6 pm! We have a lot to discuss and need every member there!

Chief Anders

Bay Area Firefighter
05/13/2020

Bay Area Firefighter

A man saw a snake being burned to death and decided to take it out of the fire. When he did, the snake bit him causing excruciating pain. The man dropped the snake, and the reptile fell right back into the fire.

So, the man looked around and found a metal pole and used it to take the snake out of the fire, saving its life.

Someone who was watching approached the man and said: “That snake bit you. Why are you still trying to save it?”

The man replied: “The nature of the snake is to bite, but that's not going to change my nature, which is to help.”

Do not change your nature simply because someone harms you. Do not lose your good heart, but learn to take precautions. By Eric Littlefield 🐍 🤼‍♂️

Train Your Probie
05/13/2020

Train Your Probie

05/13/2020
Firefighter Fenton

For some reason this makes me think of Lt. Jude Thiels or FF Payton Ray Pilgrim. Don’t have a clue why this brings these great men to mind. LOL
LOVE YOU GUYS!
Chief

Do you have a backer? I do.

05/11/2020
KIRO 7 News

KIRO 7 News

A little boy in Everett found himself in the mother of all water fights.
He went toe-to-toe with the Everett Fire Department. Aceson and his mom and dad were enjoying their own little water fight in their yard when firefighters spotted the fun and kicked things up a notch.

Drawn By Fire - Paul Combs
05/11/2020

Drawn By Fire - Paul Combs

The Status Quo hates enthusiastic people. I say hate on! Be enthusiastic. Be passionate. Be fired up!
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www.artstudioseven.com

05/10/2020

At approximately 9:15 this morning, Ball FD was dispatched to a house fire in the area of Monroe Street. First arriving firefighters reported smoke coming from the structure with no fire showing. Due their quick and efficient response, firefighters were able to rapidly contain and extinguish the fire, confining it to the room of origin. Firefighters also successfully completed a rapid search of the structure ensuring there were no residents inside.

We would like to thank Holiday Village FD, Ball PD, town works, Mayor Gail Wilking, and all of our firefighters for making this possible.
-Chief Wes Anders and the Ball Fire Department

05/10/2020
Fire Department Chronicles

Fire Department Chronicles

3 Tips for New Firefighters and EMS professionals! 🔥🚒

What are YOUR tips for new/rookie firefighters and EMS?

Happy Mother’s Day!
05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day!

05/07/2020
MemePlug

MemePlug

Like for more 🙂follow my insta tho @tavis483
Tavis Yeargle

05/07/2020

COVID-19 TESTING (NASAL SWABS)

(Weather Permitting)

WHAT: Drive-up nasal swab testing for COVID-19

WHO: People with any COVID-19 symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, muscles aches or loss of smell, or even diarrhea or close contact with positive cases.

WHEN: Friday, May 8, 2020 from 9 am to 12 noon.

WHERE: Frank O. Hunter Park, 2299 Willow Glen Road, Alexandria, LA 71302

WHY: Test more people in the African-American community since it is a group with more infections and deaths.

OTHER: Please bring a photo ID and insurance card if you have one. Drive-ups preferred (to minimize contact) but walk-ups will be served.

Results will be phoned to those tested as soon as they are available and the result will be mailed so you can communicate it to your family, physician and workplace.

In collaboration with the Office of Public Health, City of Alexandria, Rapides Regional, CHRISTUS-Cabrini, Rapides Primary, Free-standing ER, and local media.

05/05/2020
05/05/2020
OpenSafely Louisiana- How To for Businesses

OpenSafely Louisiana- How To for Businesses

This "how to" video takes business owners and religious organization leaders through a step-by-step process to registering in OpenSafely.la.gov in order to r...

05/05/2020
Ball Fire Department

Ball Fire Department

The Town of Ball has been given a limited amount of mask to pass out to the citizens of Ball by the office of homeland security. We will be set up in front of Town Hall passing them out to people as they drive by. Please stay in your vehicle.
We want to limit giving them to heads of the households and people of high risk.
People at high risk as defined by the CDC are: greater than 65 y/o, chronic lung diseases (including asthma), people with serious heart conditions (including hypertension), immune compromised patients, severe obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease.
We will start handing them out Tuesday May 5th at 4 PM and will pass them out till 7 PM or until we run out.
Again there is only a limited amount of mask so we want them to go to people that are high risk and people that are head of the household (person going out shopping for the family) .

Thanks,

Town of Ball & Mayor Gail Wilking
Ball Fire Department & Fire Chief Wes Anders
Ball Police Department & Chief Marshall Deen

The Following is the original information from OHSEP=

RAPIDES PARISH MASKS: If you live in Rapides Parish, the Rapides OHSEP tells me masks have arrived for residents. They’ll be giving out roughly 3,000 to each fire department, thanks to the generosity of Hanes, in the parish to give out in a drive-thru type giveaway LATER THIS WEEK.
Important Information:
- They are URGING that the head of household gets a mask (the person doing the grocery shopping) and anyone who is considered high risk.
- Right now, there are only enough masks for about 40% of the parish. That’s why they’re pushing head of household and high risk ONLY for now

Happy International Firefighters Day!
05/04/2020

Happy International Firefighters Day!

05/04/2020

This is a flashback of the Training we were doing up to the Covid 19 pandemic. We are ready to get back to training! Stay safe

04/29/2020

The Town of Ball has been given a limited amount of mask to pass out to the citizens of Ball by the office of homeland security. We will be set up in front of Town Hall passing them out to people as they drive by. Please stay in your vehicle.
We want to limit giving them to heads of the households and people of high risk.
People at high risk as defined by the CDC are: greater than 65 y/o, chronic lung diseases (including asthma), people with serious heart conditions (including hypertension), immune compromised patients, severe obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease.
We will start handing them out Tuesday May 5th at 4 PM and will pass them out till 7 PM or until we run out.
Again there is only a limited amount of mask so we want them to go to people that are high risk and people that are head of the household (person going out shopping for the family) .

Thanks,

Town of Ball & Mayor Gail Wilking
Ball Fire Department & Fire Chief Wes Anders
Ball Police Department & Chief Marshall Deen

The Following is the original information from OHSEP=

RAPIDES PARISH MASKS: If you live in Rapides Parish, the Rapides OHSEP tells me masks have arrived for residents. They’ll be giving out roughly 3,000 to each fire department, thanks to the generosity of Hanes, in the parish to give out in a drive-thru type giveaway LATER THIS WEEK.
Important Information:
- They are URGING that the head of household gets a mask (the person doing the grocery shopping) and anyone who is considered high risk.
- Right now, there are only enough masks for about 40% of the parish. That’s why they’re pushing head of household and high risk ONLY for now

04/29/2020

Thanks to everybody that came by yesterday and got masks. We enjoyed getting out and seeing everybody, from a distance of course!
We will be scheduling another time very soon, in the evening, to distribute masks again to those who couldn’t make it yesterday. We ask that you please do not contact or come by the FD to get masks so that we can continue to limit everybody’s exposure.
Thanks to everybody and please continue to stay safe.

04/27/2020
Brooke Buford

The Ball FD will work to inform the town as soon as possible on how masks will be distributed. We are currently planning for this process now.

RAPIDES PARISH MASKS: If you live in Rapides Parish, the Rapides OHSEP tells me masks have arrived for residents. They’ll be giving out roughly 3,000 to each fire department, thanks to the generosity of Hanes, in the parish to give out in a drive-thru type giveaway LATER THIS WEEK.

Important Information:

- We’ll have a list of dates/times you can pick them up for you later this afternoon. They’re coordinating with the fire departments now for pick-up.

- They are URGING that the head of household gets a mask (the person doing the grocery shopping) and anyone who is considered high risk.

- Right now, there are only enough masks for about 40% of the parish. That’s why they’re pushing head of household and high risk ONLY for now.

Please refer to the Town of Ball ordinances regarding proper ways of burning and what is allowed inside the city limits ...
04/23/2020

Please refer to the Town of Ball ordinances regarding proper ways of burning and what is allowed inside the city limits before you burn anything.

🚨ATTENTION🚨

The statewide burn ban issued 3/25 is LIFTED effective IMMEDIATELY!

Please remain aware of and compliant with any local restrictions on open burning and follow DEQ’s guidance on legal open burning materials:https://deq.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/About_LDEQ/enviroschool/BurningPresentation_2019_Update.pdf

Please also be sure to follow safe open burning practices.

Thank you to everyone who cooperated in order to be considerate of your neighbors who are spending more time at home due to #COVID19!

Great work form Jena Fire  Department firefighter Jeffrey Benson. He has worked hard training and preparing for the day ...
04/20/2020

Great work form Jena Fire Department firefighter Jeffrey Benson. He has worked hard training and preparing for the day his skills might be needed and when the time was at hand he rose to the occasion! Chief Josh Corley and the Jena fire department are a very hard working group and they all give 110%.
Firefighter Benson is one of the students that has been training with us in our firefighter 1 program. He was a great student and even worked with other students to help them improve their skills.
Hats off to Chief Josh Corley, firefighter Benson and all of the members of Jena fire department for their hard work and dedication to improving and moving forward.

Many firefighters work their entire career without clearly being the individual credited with saving a human life. Jeff Benson with the Jena Fire Department is no longer one of those firefighters. In the late hours of April 19, 2020, Whitehall VFD was paged for a structure fire, with a victim entrapped. Jena FD responded as a mutual aid department. A female resident was trapped in a back bedroom in the trailer house, with a well involved kitchen fire blocking access. Firefighter Benson made his was through a zero visibility environment past the fire room to the back bedroom, conducted a search, and found the barely conscious victim. With the assistance of Jena Fire Chief Josh Corley, they lifted the woman out of a bedroom window. Whitehall VFD expresses many thanks to Jeff and Josh, as well as all responding firefighters. The family of the rescued lady expressed their deepest gratitude as well. Way to go, gentlemen!

Louisiana Fire News
04/19/2020

Louisiana Fire News

Today, Louisiana lost a legend of the fire service, Bobby Strozier. He was a long time Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute instructor and brought many years of wisdom to the classroom across Louisiana to aspiring firefighters. He always had a story, a joke, or a magic trick to share with every person he met.
Godspeed, sir! You will be missed.

04/12/2020
US National Weather Service Lake Charles Louisiana

US National Weather Service Lake Charles Louisiana

Meteorologist Donald Jones discusses the latest on the diminishing severe weather threat across the region today. This is a live, interactive briefing. Post your questions or comments and we will discuss them live.

04/10/2020
Louisiana State Firemen's Association

Louisiana State Firemen's Association

State Representative Reggie Bagala has just succumbed to Covid19. Please pray for him and his family! We have lost a great supporter of the fire service!

Super 1 Foods
04/09/2020

Super 1 Foods

We believe it is important to take care of those on the front lines serving our communities. As a way of saying thank you, we are offering a 5% daily discount on our 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 to critical and emergency service providers, effective today through May 5, 2020. This includes emergency first responders (EMS, fire department and law enforcement officers), hospital personnel, and active-duty military (including National Guard and Military Reserve). 𝐖𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐞𝐬!

𝙒𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙤 𝙞𝙨...𝙩𝙖𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨.

Company News: www.super1foods.com/company-news

04/09/2020
CBS This Morning

CBS This Morning

HIGHER LOVE: A Miami firefighter who was recently hospitalized with COVID-19 got a special visit from his fire crew. Armed with signs and get well cards, they climbed up in the fire truck's ladder to his fourth-floor hospital window to lift his spirits. "This is love. This is the only kind of love you can get from the brother and sisterhood at the fire house."

04/08/2020
Our Wives Signed Up Too

It’s been laid on my heart to reach out to my firefighters and their families many times in the midst of this crisis but I have struggled to find the words to explain the love and respect I feel for each one of our firefighters and their families.
I cannot even begin to explain the sacrifices and fear that our families feel every time we respond to a call. Call after call, the unknown is the hardest and now we face an enemy we can’t even see.
Today sitting with my wife for a quick lunch, she played this clip from another fire chief that perfectly explains the sacrifices that not only our members make daily but their families do as well. They signed up for this too, just like we did.
I am blessed beyond words by the support of my wife, my family and our department members & their families. None of us could serve our community without their support and strength behind us.
May God bless you all and keep you all safe.

Chief Anders

https://vimeo.com/404711810/c3c6c91af8

This is "Our Wives Signed Up Too" by CSFDPROD on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

04/05/2020
Amarillo Fire Department

Amarillo Fire Department

LIVE BREAKING...Sparky explains "Social Distancing" and gives tips for fire safety & dancing.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting
04/05/2020

Louisiana Public Broadcasting

Something every Louisianan will understand!

Louisiana Fire Chiefs Association
04/05/2020

Louisiana Fire Chiefs Association

It is with deepest sadness that we inform you of the passing of Mr. Gerald Dellucky, life member of LFCA, and formerly of the Terrytown Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department.

Services for Mr. Dellucky have not yet been set, but we will send more information once it is available.

Please keep the Dellucky family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Per the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's OfficeThe statewide burn ban coincides with Governor John Bel Edwards' "Stay At H...
04/04/2020

Per the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office

The statewide burn ban coincides with Governor John Bel Edwards' "Stay At Home" order. So with this announcement of that order extending through the end of April, the burn ban extends through the end of April with it.

Here are the highlights:

🔥The burn ban is NOT for dry conditions
😷The burn ban is to keep smoke out of the air to prevent respiratory issues, from COVID-19 or otherwise, from worsening
🚒The burn ban is to try to reduce the number of emergency calls for first responders to limit their unnecessary interaction with each other and the public
❌The burn ban does NOT allow using a fire pit, barrel or other containment method to burn rubbish for long periods of time
🥩🍗You ARE ALLOWED to use barbecue grills, fire pits and small campfires for BRIEF, RECREATIONAL purposes

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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!!