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.

01/30/2020
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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.

10/10/2015
Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal

Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal

News Release

Fire Prevention Week Nears End; State Fire Marshal Issues Challenge

Baton Rouge, LA- As Fire Prevention Week comes to a close the State Fire Marshal challenges residents of Louisiana to make fire prevention a priority every week. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, kicked off this year’s national campaign on October 4th, with the theme, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”

According to NFPA, the risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half when there are working smoke alarms. While research shows that most U.S. homes have at least one smoke alarm, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Smoke alarms should be installed in every bedroom, outside every sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement. Smoke alarms should be tested every month, and they should be replaced every 10 years.

The newly-released NFPA report “Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires” reveals data that underscores the importance of working smoke alarms. Information includes:

· An average of 940 deaths per year occurred in homes with no smoke alarms, while an additional 510 occurred in homes with smoke alarms that failed to operate. This accounts for 59 percent of all home fire deaths.
· The death rate in homes without alarms or without working ones were 1.18 deaths per 100 reported fires, compared to only 0.53 in homes with working devices.
· Alarms operated correctly 87 percent of the time in reported fires large enough to activate them. Power source problems are the leading cause of smoke alarm failures. Hardwired devices were more likely to operate than those that were battery-powered.
· The lowest death rate was seen in homes that contained both hardwired smoke alarms and sprinklers.
· When homes did have working smoke alarms, victims were more likely to have been located in the place of origin, to be 65 or older, to have a physical disability or to have tried to fight the fire themselves.

According to the National Archives and Records Administration's Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week, established in 1925, is the longest running public health and safety observance on record.

U.S. Fire Administration
10/04/2015

U.S. Fire Administration

Fire Prevention Week (FPW) 2015 starts today! FPW is observed annually the second week in October. It was established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, a tragic 1871 disaster that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. This year’s FPW theme “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm,” highlights the importance of putting smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement. For free smoke alarm outreach materials you can share in your community and on social media, visit www.usfa.fema.gov.

#firesafein31 #FirePreventionWeek #fire #firesafety #fireprevention #smokealarms #preparedness

08/14/2015
The Fire Critic

The Fire Critic

Max Fire Box part 1 as seen at the South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo.

06/30/2015

Our 1st day of operations as Forest Hill Volunteer Fire Department Fire District 17 under The Rapides Police Jury will be July 1, 2015. Thats right all the I's dotted and T's crossed. We want to thank our citizens first and foremost, our Fire District 17 board members, Forest Hill Mayor Ann Jeter, and City Council, and all the great fire fighters that make up Forest Hill Fire Department. It was decided tonight that Terry Stokes would serve as Chief of the Fire Department until December 2015. Welcome aboard Chief Terry Stokes. We look forward to following your lead for the next 6 months. in December 2015 our permanate Fire Chief will be elected. Once again we thak you for your support.

Please be safe this Memorial Day.
05/25/2015

Please be safe this Memorial Day.

Photos from Rapides Fire District 17's post
05/24/2015

Photos from Rapides Fire District 17's post

05/17/2015
Pineville Fire Department

Pineville Fire Department

Southwestern Rapides and Northeastern Allen Parishes
at 505pm CST, a Cluster of Strong Thunderstorms Were Located
Between Elizabeth and Lacamp, moving Northeast at 30 MPH.
Locations Impacted Include
Oakdale, Glenmora, Elizabeth, Pitkin, Hineston, Mittie
Grant, Elmer, Otis, Sieper, Calcasieu, Woodworth, Forest
Hill, Mcnary and Union Hill.
torrential Rainfall is Also Occurring with Storms, and May
Cause Localized Flooding. Do Not Drive your Vehicle Through Flooded
Roadways.
Frequent Cloud to Ground Lightning is Occurring with Storms.
Lightning Can Strike 15mi Away from a Thunderstorm. Seek a Safe
Shelter Inside a Building or Vehicle.

Support Forest Hill and please come to this meeting.
04/15/2015

Support Forest Hill and please come to this meeting.

04/03/2015
Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal

Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal

New Release
April 6, 2015

Louisiana Firefighters to Gather and Honor Fallen Brothers
Public Invited to Attend; Lunch Provided

Baton Rouge, LA – Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning and Louisiana Walk of Honor Foundation president, V.J. Bella, announce that the 2015 Louisiana Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial ceremony will be held this Saturday, April 11, at the Office of State Fire Marshal building located at 8181 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge.

The ceremony, which starts at 11:00 a.m., is an annual event to honor Louisiana firefighters who died in the line of duty. A luncheon will be held immediately following the service that will include representatives from numerous fire departments, fire service organizations, and families of fallen firefighters.

The following firefighters will be recognized during the ceremony as having paid the highest price:

Clyde Ray Farmer
Caddo Parish Fire Dist. #8
April 23, 2013

John Flanagan
New Orleans Fire Dept.
February 20, 1932

Steven Anthony Hester
New Orleans Fire Dept.
August 1, 2010

Patrick Hogan
New Orleans Fire Dept.
April 26, 1931

Vincent Jennaro
New Iberia Fire Dept.
October 4, 1912

Chief Billy Glen Norris, Jr.
Lecompte VFD
July 21, 2014

Robert Bruce Thomas
Bienville Parish Fire Dist. #7
July 1, 2014

In addition, this year’s event will mark the unveiling of a new monument honoring industrial firefighters who respond to and battle fires in the state’s chemical plants. Presently, of the 106 names that adorn the walls of the memorial, two (2) are those of firefighters who died in chemical plant fires in 1982 and 2011, respectively.

“Whether it’s municipal, wildland, or industrial firefighters, these men and women selflessly give of themselves every day to protect the citizens of this great state. We owe a great deal to them. Let us never forget,” Browning stated.

For more information regarding the Louisiana Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial, go to the State Fire Marshal’s website at lasfm.org and click on “Fallen Firefighter Memorial.” or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/La.F.F.Memorial

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Forest Hill, LA
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