Rapides Fire District 17

Rapides Fire District 17 Forest Hill Volunteer Fire Department Services The Village of Forest Hill and Fire District surrounding the Village.

Operating as usual

06/22/2020
01/30/2020
Dwayne The Rock Johnson

Yes ma’am ma’am I’ll call g

I may have on my CEO hat for our Teremana tequila tour 🥃 but... there’s always “an understanding” between fathers who will do anything to make their daughters happy.
Give me your phone man and watch this 📱😉
Here’s one of the many highlights that took place after we had our meetings and took care of business all across the country.
#FathersLaw
#TeremanaTequilaTour 🥃

Rapides and Avoyelles Parishes have now been added to the Tropical Storm Warning areas. Please stay weather aware.  I kn...
07/12/2019

Rapides and Avoyelles Parishes have now been added to the Tropical Storm Warning areas. Please stay weather aware. I know this may sound strange, but there ARE people in our lives that don’t watch the news or stay up to date with these things. Please check on the elderly and shut ins around you to help them prepare. Thank you!

RECENTLY UPDATED WEATHER ALERT: Rapides and Avoyelles parishes has been now added to this Tropical Storm Warning along with Allen, Evangeline and St. Landry parishes associated with Tropical Storm Barry. This warning means that tropical storm conditions, with winds of anywhere from 39-73 mph, are expected within these areas in the next 36 hours or less. Remain weather aware/alert. Stay tuned to the latest forecasts as this may change a bit between now and Saturday morning when the system makes landfall.
#LAwx #WeatherAwareness

05/20/2019

Fire Pump Class schedule for tonight has been rescheduled for May 28th.

07/04/2018

Fire District 17 Forest Hill Fire Department has received its PIAL rating score. We are now a Class 5 throughout our fire district. Thanks goes out to our fire members, board members, Forest Hill Mayor Ann Jeter, Forest Hill council members, and our community members for your continued support of our Fire Department.

WARNING: Today, May 10, 2018,  Forest Hill Fire Department (Fire District 17) will be testing hydrants for the PIAL insu...
05/10/2018

WARNING: Today, May 10, 2018, Forest Hill Fire Department (Fire District 17) will be testing hydrants for the PIAL insurance rating; please expect stained water for the next couple of days. Please be careful washing your clothes. We are sorry for the inconveinence.

03/11/2018

When you change your clocks forward today, take an extra minute to check your smoke detectors. Change the batteries. It can and will save your life.

Louisiana Nursery Festival
02/26/2018

Louisiana Nursery Festival

Have a Happy Thanksgiving fro Forest Hill Fire Department.  Please cook safely today.
11/24/2016

Have a Happy Thanksgiving fro Forest Hill Fire Department. Please cook safely today.

Timeline Photos
11/21/2016

Timeline Photos

Please be advise all of Rapides Parish has  been placed on a burn ban as of October 31, 2016 due to area wide dry condit...
10/31/2016

Please be advise all of Rapides Parish has been placed on a burn ban as of October 31, 2016 due to area wide dry conditions until released by the Rapides Parish Police Jury. Please do you part and not burn leaves or trash until burn ban is lifted.

10/07/2016
Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal

Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal

Check your smoke alarm!
Fire Prevention Week 2016 message from your Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning

Forest Hill Elementary School Fire Prevention Day.Thank you Spring Creek Fire Department for your assistance and the use...
10/07/2016

Forest Hill Elementary School Fire Prevention Day.

Thank you Spring Creek Fire Department for your assistance and the use of the Fire Safe Trailer. Approximately 275 children came out and visited us and learned about fire prevention within the home. So if your children come home talking about it, enforce thre lessons they have learned. Plus it is a good time to check your fire alarms and replace there batteries.

Congratulations, CJ Fuqua, Fire Fighter of the Year for Fire District 17 Forest Hill Volunteer Fire Department.
09/11/2016

Congratulations, CJ Fuqua, Fire Fighter of the Year for Fire District 17 Forest Hill Volunteer Fire Department.

Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana  PFFALA
08/13/2016

Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana PFFALA

The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Fire Department is honored to be hosting Dr. David Griffin, Captain with the Charleston Fire Department. Dr. Griffin’s seminar, “In Honor of The Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy”, is the story of the nine firefighters who perished in a warehouse fire in Charleston, SC on June 18, 2007. David was the engineer on the first due engine that day. This seminar will give firsthand accounts of that day, never before seen video footage of the incident, present scientific research regarding the change process following this event, and describe the toll it took on the fire fighters of Charleston Fire Department. The seminar will be held three different days at the Alexandria Senior High School and is provided at no cost to you, your department or organization.

We feel that anyone or any organization that is involved in public safety and service, including fire, police, EMS, etc., could potentially be affected by such a tragedy.
Click the image below for more information or RSVP: [email protected] with your number of guests.

05/06/2016
Louisiana State Firemen's Association

Louisiana State Firemen's Association

Everyone share our page and get them to like it. If we get to 3,500 likes by the end of the month we will do some kind of give away to a lucky person. Same goes if we can get a 1,000 Twitter followers by the end of the month. So there is a chance to be lucky twice if we meet these numbers. So get to work. Twitter page is: twitter.com/LSFA_

Attached is a letter that came out of a recent meeting concerning the high rate of drowning cases in Louisiana and askin...
04/27/2016

Attached is a letter that came out of a recent meeting concerning the high rate of drowning cases in Louisiana and asking for assistance on reaching out to our constituents, partners and community to spread the word about water safety.

03/11/2016

Arm bands for the Forest Hill Nursery Festival Rides and Nursery Festival T-Shirts.

We start selling at 9am Monday. We will be in the Fire Department trailer by Red River Bank

Timeline Photos
03/10/2016

Timeline Photos

Forest Hill Nursery Festival March 18 - 20.  We will be selling these t-shirts and pre-sale arm bands for festival rides...
03/10/2016

Forest Hill Nursery Festival March 18 - 20. We will be selling these t-shirts and pre-sale arm bands for festival rides in the Fire District 17 trailer located at the pavillion behind Red River Bank starting Monday March 14.

02/19/2016
KALB News Channel 5

KALB News Channel 5

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon stopped by Jambalaya this morning to talk about some important topics:

12/04/2015
KCTV5 News Kansas City

KCTV5 News Kansas City

Nobody knows why firefighters are firefighters. Not even they can tell you why. It's time somebody try. Paul Harvey tells what it is like to be a firefighter. #WeStandWithKCFD

U.S. Fire Administration
11/02/2015

U.S. Fire Administration

Turkey fryers can be dangerous. Help prevent a turkey fryer fire this Thanksgiving. Please share this safety tip.

State Farm
10/30/2015

State Farm

The chances of colliding with a deer increase each fall. Improve your odds of a safe trip: st8.fm/deer

8 Great Reasons to Install a Home Fire Sprinkler
10/30/2015
8 Great Reasons to Install a Home Fire Sprinkler

8 Great Reasons to Install a Home Fire Sprinkler

For more than a century, sprinkler systems have been dousing fires, preventing property damage and helping save lives. Now they’re a safety feature in many homes. If you’re considering a home fire sprinkler, keep these things in mind…

Timeline Photos
10/27/2015

Timeline Photos

U.S. Fire Administration
10/27/2015

U.S. Fire Administration

Smoke outside - many things in your home can catch fire if a cigarette or ash touch them. #firesafein31

10/27/2015
Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal

Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal

State Officials to Lift Burn Ban
Widespread rains diminish threat of wildland fires

Baton Rouge, LA – Due to a large, albeit welcomed, saturating amount of rain over the weekend that helped dampen the chances of the spread of wildland fires, the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Department of Agriculture and Forestry are lifting a statewide burn ban that took effect on October 16, 2015.
The burn ban will be officially lifted at 6:00 p.m. today.

State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning, Jr. praised the citizens of Louisiana for their patience in and compliance to a burn ban that lasted over ten days. “While our agency responded to numerous calls involving violations of the ban, with several resulting in the issuance of monetary fines, I am appreciative of the fact that the vast majority of citizens heeded the ban and became more fire safety conscious.”
"Although the severe weather is causing havoc across the state, the abundance of rainfall is welcome to reduce the excessive fire danger,” said Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain. “However, please be cautious and mindful of your own and your loved ones personal safety while the state deals with excessive rain and flooding.”
Abnormally dry conditions in recent weeks, which hampered suppression efforts in battling a rash of wildland fires, prompted the issuance of the burn ban.

Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal
10/16/2015

Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Burn Ban Issued for Entire State of Louisiana

Due to the extremely dry conditions within the state, State Fire Marshal, H. Butch Browning and, Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner, Mike Strain have issued a cease and desist order for all private burning, pursuant to authority under R.S. 40:1563. Private burning shall only be allowed by permission of the local fire department or local government.

This order is effective as of 6:00am, October 16, 2015 and shall remain in effect until lifted. This statewide burn ban is in response to extreme dry conditions, abnormal emergency responses, and adverse future weather predictions.

This ban shall not apply to prescribed burns by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, by those trained and certified by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, or by those who conduct prescribed burning as a “generally accepted agriculture practice” as defined by the Louisiana Right to Farm Law
(R.S. 3:3601 et seq.).

Violation of this Fire Marshal order could result in criminal and/or civil penalties.

Photos from Rapides Fire District 17's post
10/15/2015

Photos from Rapides Fire District 17's post

10/15/2015

Fires in our area are becoming a problem. In the past week, Fire District 17 has run on 3 structure fires and 1 brush fire. Please keep in mind the dry conditions when you are outside burning yard waste. I know it is that time of year. Temperatures are cooler; leaves and pine straw are falling. We want to clean our yards. Please save the waste for burning until we have gotten some rain. Thank you for your understanding.

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4300 Highway 112
Forest Hill, LA
71430

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