Tony Bennett-District Chief, Shane Anderson-Assistant Chief,Jacob Hebert-Assistant Chief, Chuck Evans- Safety/ Training Officer
We are a volunteer fire department that serves Central Grant Parish, Louisiana. We serve the Village of Dry Prong, Williana, Black Creek, Fairfield and Ok/Bethel communities.
Paul Harvey "Fireman" At his BEST he tells what its like to be a firefighter
A Tribute to Firefighters "Fireman" by Paul Harvey (Original "Fire and Ice" ) done in the style of the SUPER BOWL commercial "God Made A Farmer" narrated by ...
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...
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I was killed today..
Today started like many before. I woke up and let the dog out. Made a cup of coffee and watched the dog play in the yard.
The phone rang. Someone was broke down on the side of the road and needed help. So I texted my wife and told her I would text her when I was finished with the call. I told my kids that I loved them as I was heading for the door.
I climbed into my tow truck and headed out to the person who needed help. I drove to the location of the breakdown. As I drove I thought about the plans that I had made for the weekend with my family.
As I approached the motorist in need I pulled into position to tow the vehicle. I greeted the motorist with a smile and told them not to worry that I was here to help.
At that moment someone was driving too fast, didn't move over or slow down as they approached my work area. That text must have been really important. It must have been really important for you to get where you were going in such a hurry.
As I now lay on the ground. Mangled metal all around me. Taking my last breath. I guess you are sorry. I bet you feel bad.
I gasp for air wondering if my family knows how much I love them.
I was killed today...
PLEASE SHARE FOR AWARENESS!!!! SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER, save a life. We all want to go home at the end of the day. 🚒
Finally “In Service “ 🚒
We have some good ones in GP‼️
The 911 dispatchers often are the unsung heroes, as this is where the process of saving lives begins.
First responders: Visible house numbers can make difference between life and death
A lack of visible address numbers on houses is adding precious seconds to their response times.
FIT to FIGHT FIRE
God did not address the call to Isaiah; Isaiah overheard God saying — “Who will go for us?” The call of God is not for the special few, it is for everyone. Whether or not I hear God’s call depends upon the state of my ears; and what I hear depends upon my disposition. “Many are called but few are chosen” that is, few prove themselves the chosen ones. The chosen ones are those who have come into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ whereby their disposition has been altered and their ears unstopped, and they hear the still small voice questioning all the time — “Who will go for us?” It is not a question of God singling out a man and saying, “Now, you go.” God did not lay a strong compulsion on Isaiah; Isaiah was in the presence of God and he overheard the call, and realized that there was nothing else for him but to say, in conscious freedom — “Here am I, send me.”
Get out of your mind the idea of expecting God to come with compulsions and pleadings. When our Lord called His disciples there was no irresistible compulsion from outside. The quiet passionate insistence of His “Follow Me” was spoken to men with every power wide awake. If we let the Spirit of God bring us face to face with God, we too shall hear something akin to what Isaiah heard, the still small voice of God; and in perfect freedom will say — “Here am I; send me.”
- Oswald Chambers
Residents of Grant Parish Fire District 3,
Welcome to 2020. I hope this new year finds you well. 2020 will be a busy year for us as this will be a grading year, which means Property Insurance Association of Louisiana will grade us in 2021 for what we've done in 2020. There were a lot of changes made by Property Insurance Association of Louisiana, in how they evaluate fire departments in Louisiana. Most changes don’t benefit the Volunteer Fire Departments. We are trying hard to keep up with them and adjust accordingly. We have added a couple of new trucks and equipment wise; we are in really good shape.
Mark your Calendars: April 17th & 18th will be our 14th Annual Hook & Ladder Day at the Dry Prong Community Center. We will be selling Brisket Plate Lunches for $10 donation. This year we will have a drive through pick-up for meals on Friday evening from 3-6pm at the Fire Station. Then on Saturday from 10-1am come out and enjoy the open house, brisket plates, door prizes, raffles etc.
I am honored to lead and serve with the men and women who make up the Volunteer Firefighters / First Responders of Grant Parish Fire District 3. The members of this Association are dedicated to the protection of the public we serve. We could not do this without continued support from the public. Most of our funds come from a tax on property within our district. This tax money is allocated for purchase and maintenance of equipment, it also provides for day to day operational expenses of the fire department. The rest of the expenses, for example our fire education program, are paid for with fund raisers and annual donations. We again are asking each household and business to donate at least $25.00 to help us keep protecting your family and property.
We have some great volunteers who give a lot of time and hard work to your fire department. We are always looking for more volunteers who can give a little time to help our community. You don’t have to be able to gear up and fight a fire. There are many other jobs that can be done to help us out. Remember we are all in this together. None of our volunteers are paid to do this job, they do it because they care for the community. If you’re interested in becoming a member e-mail me at [email protected], call us at 318-899-7670, contact a member, or drop in to one of our Monthly Meetings at Station 1 in Dry Prong on the 1st Monday of every month at 6pm.
Your past donations are greatly appreciated, and we will continue to use them wisely.
Tony Bennett GPFD3 District Chief
This letter was sent out to all Residents in GPFD3. If you did not receive letter? We might have had some issues with the letters getting tore up at Post Office.
If you would like to donate? You can send check to:
Central Grant Firefighters Association
705 Russell Hataway St.
Dry Prong, La. 71423
We are a 501(c)(3) organization
Call today if your interested and please share with friends and family!
Merry Christmas 🎅
Few pics from the Christmas Party
Thanks to all these volunteers 🇺🇸 🚒
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Happy Happy Thanksgiving ‼️
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This is why we keep the lint trap clean on the dryer. This is one of the top 10 causes for house fires.
Here's why you don't plug space heaters into power strips
A fire department is warning the public about the dangers of plugging a space heater into a power strip.
Never Eat more than your Mask will Hold!
Stronger Than Yesterday 💪
B22 pulling 22,000 pounds at the Louisiana Pecan Festival!
🚔 👮♀️ 🚒 👩🚒 🚑 🏥
Classroom Monday night‼️ 23 volunteers from all over Grant Parish giving their time for Our Fire Department’s
Side Note: Most of this class were under 30 years old‼️🙂🙂🙂
Grant Parish Flashover Training class in Dry Prong 🔥
Lack of volunteer firefighters could raise insurance rates - St. Charles Herald Guide
When a recent emergency call drew one truck and three Luling firefighters, it became clear the concern over finding volunteers and keeping them was readily becoming an increasing problem.
Don't take volunteer firefighters for granted
We do little to support or thank our volunteer firefighters, who in many communities risk their lives on our behalf.
Prayers for their families.
TROOP E NEWS RELEASE
October 12, 2019
Unrestrained Joyce Resident Killed in Crash
Grant Parish – Early this morning, a single vehicle crash killed a woman from Joyce, LA and moderately injured a man from DeQuincy, LA. Both occupants were not wearing a seat belt.
Troopers responded to the crash around 6:50 a.m., which occurred on U.S. Hwy 167, south of LA Hwy 472. The crash involved a 2008 GMC SUV, driven by 34-year-old Marcus D. Goff. The GMC was northbound on U.S. Hwy 167, when Goff lost control and exited the right side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the vehicle collided with a tree.
Goff was transported to a local hospital for treatment. His only passenger, identified as 26-year-old Maygon M. Edmonds, was pronounced dead. Routine toxicology tests and charges are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
Louisiana State Police would like to take this opportunity to remind/inform motorists that properly wearing your seat belt and properly restraining your children in child safety seats will dramatically reduce your chance, or their chance, of being injured or killed in a crash. We ask you to take one second to “buckle up!” Louisiana law requires that every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up. Not wearing a seat belt remains the leading cause of death in motor vehicle crashes.
Troop E Troopers have investigated 36 fatal crashes in 2019, resulting in 40 fatalities.
M/T Daniel “Scott” Moreau
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (318) 769-9USA (872)
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Old Dirt Road
The anthem of the Wildland Firefighter. Content covered under fair use copyright laws.
Volunteer firefighting is a big commitment
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9/11 Firefighter Tribute - Bagpipes
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Disturbed's 'The Sound of Silence' 9/11 Tribute
A very moving 9/11 tribute set to Disturbed's cover of The Sound of Silence on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks.
705 Russell Hataway Dr
Dry Prong, LA
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