Lacamp Volunteer Fire Department

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Mission: Lacamp Fire Dept. mission is to Assist, Serve, & Protect the community of Lacamp Louisiana.

05/16/2020
Rodney Schamerhorn, State Representative District 24

Rodney Schamerhorn, State Representative District 24

Slagle/Hicks/Simpson
Representative Schamerhorn and the food bank will conduct A DRIVE THROUGH FOOD DISTRIBUTION for Slagle, Simpson, and Hicks on Friday, May 22 at 1:00 p.m. at the Slagle Mall. Turn on Willard Magee Road onto Slagle Lake Road and to the mall. There is not an income requirement but you need your driver’s license. As long as you have not received from the food bank in the last month you are eligible. Please share throughout the Slagle, Hicks, and Simpson communities.

04/24/2020
Please share, this will be at Lacamp and Hicks fire department. 60 and older or other medical conditions!
04/23/2020

Please share, this will be at Lacamp and Hicks fire department. 60 and older or other medical conditions!

04/20/2020
Burn ban starting March 25, 2020 at 8 a.m.
03/24/2020

Burn ban starting March 25, 2020 at 8 a.m.

Happy Halloween! Minnie mouse is here tonight... come see us...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween! Minnie mouse is here tonight... come see us...

Please be careful if driving on Hwy 489.. road is blocked with tree, firefighters are working to remove it from roadway....
08/25/2019

Please be careful if driving on Hwy 489.. road is blocked with tree, firefighters are working to remove it from roadway. ***Roadway is cleared***

07/16/2019
Lacamp Volunteer Fire Department's cover photo
07/15/2019

Lacamp Volunteer Fire Department's cover photo

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07/11/2019

Photos from Lacamp Volunteer Fire Department's post

07/04/2019
Happy Halloween! Come by and see us... Katelyn Borderskatelyn Michael BordersMichael Brian Herrington
10/31/2018

Happy Halloween! Come by and see us... Katelyn Borderskatelyn Michael BordersMichael Brian Herrington

Lacamp Volunteer Fire Department's cover photo
09/18/2018

Lacamp Volunteer Fire Department's cover photo

We are sure going to miss our friend. Hicks fire dept. Chief. Jr. Lacaze. He taught us alot and always made sure we knew...
08/22/2018

We are sure going to miss our friend. Hicks fire dept. Chief. Jr. Lacaze. He taught us alot and always made sure we knew the history of the Volunteer fire departments in Lacamp and Hicks. The calls will never be the same without him.

Surrounded by family, Edmond (“Junior”) LaCaze Jr. of Hicks, Louisiana peacefully departed this life Tuesday, August 21, 2018, in The Woodlands of Leesville. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 24, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Hicks United Pentecostal Church with Reverends Huey Haymon and Greg Mortenson officiating. Burial will follow in the Hicks Pentecostal Church Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be Paul Poe, Richard Bailes, Cam Florendo, Brandon McKee, Ross Goins, and Caleb LaCaze. Honorary pallbearers will be Kynel Davis, D.D. Davis, and Larry Burns.

Visitation for the family and friends of Mr. LaCaze will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 23rd at Hicks Pentecostal Church.

Junior was born New Year’s Day of 1937 to the late Edmond E. LaCaze Sr. and Anabel Brister LaCaze and he was a lifelong resident of Hicks. He married Margaret Ann Carr in the summer of 1957. In the 1950s he served honorably in the U.S. Army, and following his military service, he went on to work for NASA at Biloxi, Miss., Scogin Auto Parts, and as a Probation and Parole Officer Supervisor for the Louisiana Department of Corrections in West Central Louisiana until retirement in 2006. Junior also served as the Hicks Fire Department Chief, retiring in 2017. He truly relished the lifelong friendships formed and the difference he made in the lives of others through the years. Junior could often be found rocking a baby to sleep and he loved to visit with family, friends, and neighbors on the front porch or at the local store over a cup of coffee, playing and a pickin’ his guitar on a Friday night, or watching an old episode of Gunsmoke. Junior rarely met a stranger and he was deeply loved and respected by all that knew him in the community.

Known as Junior to many, Daddy to his three children, and Pawpaw to his grandchildren, the legacy he leaves will endure for many generations and he will forever be cherished in the lives of his family and friends. Junior is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret; one sister Shaunda Tafel of Hudson, FL; daughter, Donnis LaCaze Poe and her husband, Paul D. Poe; son, Daniel LaCaze; daughter, Linda LaCaze Smith; six grandchildren: Deshae LaCaze Goins and her husband, Ross; Amy Poe Florendo and her husband, Cam; Courtney LaCaze McKee and her husband, Brandon; Jaclyn Poe Bailes and her husband, Richard; and Caleb LaCaze and his wife, Jessika; eleven great grandchildren: Gabe Sumner and his wife, Colleen, Brooklynn Sumner; Addison Bailes; Stella Florendo; Heidi Bailes; Ross (“Duece”) Goins II; Coleman Florendo; Hayden Gordy; Brody McKee; Ruby Bailes; Max McKee; and Cannon LaCaze; and great-great grandson, Cade Sumner. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Dalphard LaCaze, and his beloved grandson,Benjamin(“Ben”)Smith.

The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Heart of Hospice of Alexandria and the staff of the Woodlands of Leesville who by their gentle care and compassion made Junior’s last days in this life as comfortable as possible. The family also wishes to thank Tara Humphrey, Robin McInnis, and Linda Tibbett, three dedicated caregivers that loved and cared for Junior the past several weeks and were immense blessings during this time.

“Last Coffee Call” Junior enjoyed coffee every morning with family and friends. The family would like to invite everyone to join us for the “Last Coffee Call” Friday morning at 6:30 a.m. at Hicks Pentecost Church Fellowship Hall. Join us for one last cup.

03/28/2018
Vernon Parish District Fire Chaplains

Vernon Parish District Fire Chaplains

Want to thank everyone who responded to the accident on Hwy 28 today, you all did a wonderful, passion job doing what we do best. It was a group effort working together in a terrible situation. I have been praying to God above to give each of you a peace, If you need a Chaplain, we are available to talk you through this situation. Again thank you for being the professional that you all are.

Lacamp Volunteer Fire Department's cover photo
02/27/2018

Lacamp Volunteer Fire Department's cover photo

Y'all come by and see us!
10/31/2017

Y'all come by and see us!

Firefighter in the making
10/30/2017

Firefighter in the making

Acadian Ambulance
08/22/2017

Acadian Ambulance

Many times, our medics form bonds with patients whom they transport to appointments on a regular basis, and their families. Vernon Parish Paramedic Field Supervisor John Williams has formed a strong bond with Kelli, a nonverbal bedbound patient.

During a transport in July, John was speaking with Kelli’s mom, who shared that it had been a few years since they could bring her anywhere outside of the house. Any time Kelli would leave the house, it would be by ambulance due to her special needs.

John said, “Her mom seemed to get a little emotional when she told me it had been years since Kelli could go anywhere, because her wheelchair doesn't fit in the family’s vehicle, and they just can't get her in a vehicle. She said when they could take her places they would wheel her down toy aisle at Wal-Mart. She also said Kelli has never been to a zoo.”

John then got the idea to take Kelli on a special trip to the zoo. After getting approval from Operations Coordinator Dustin Etheridge and Operations Manager Jeff Pogue, John worked with the staff at Alexandria Zoo, Leesville Fire Department, New Llano Fire Department, and Walmart Leesville - S 5th St to put together a memorable trip for Kelli and her family.

On July 27, John and EMT Sandra Doyle hit the road with Kelli and her family: parents Terry and Carlus, brother Cody and his fiance Lori; John’s wife Shemery and their son Marcus; and Sandra and her stepson Bubba. The Alexandria Zoo’s education instructor, Zack, met the group upon their arrival and gave them an educational presentation on the animals. After that, the group walked around the zoo for an hour, allowing Kelli to see the animals up close.

Once the group arrived back in Leesville, John gave the group a surprise. Kelli’s mother had mentioned Kelli loved looking around at the toys at Wal-Mart when she was younger. John arranged for a shopping trip to Wal-Mart, where the staff gifted the family with a $50 gift card for Kelli and a bouquet of flowers for her mom. Kelli shopped and picked out three new toys.

“As we headed to Wal-Mart, we were escorted through town by four Leesville Fire Department fire trucks with lights and sirens,” John said.

Operations Manager Jeff Pogue was more than willing to assist John in the coordination of the trip and logistics of having the ambulance available. He said of John, “This is such a nice thing that he did for this family. He is always so compassionate and always thinking of others.”

“This family is just so awesome. I told them this day was not only a Kelli day, but also a family day. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the trip. And I didn't know it beforehand, but Sunday, July 30, happened to be Kelli’s birthday. I’m honored that I was able to help give her a memorable birthday gift,” John added.

Lacamp Volunteer Fire Department's cover photo
07/15/2017

Lacamp Volunteer Fire Department's cover photo

06/29/2017
Today's Country 105.7

Today's Country 105.7

ATTENTION: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has closed the bridge on Joe Smith Road until further notice as it is in immediate need of repair.

According to the Vernon Parish Police Jury, anyone living on this road or in the area who uses the road to make necessary arrangement to avoid this area while the repairs are being made.

The Vernon Parish Police Jury appreciates everyone for their cooperation as the bridge is being repaired and apologizes for the inconvenience.

Timeline Photos
06/20/2017

Timeline Photos

05/11/2017
Catawba County Firefighters Association

Trevor Wellman Michael Borders

Some videos including a linemans glove, a hot dog simulating a person, and a firefighters boot. Shows the dangers of power wires.

04/09/2017
Vernon Parish District Fire Chaplains

Vernon Parish District Fire Chaplains

A funeral service for Austin Trent Chandler will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017, at Westport Friendship Baptist Church, 25 Hwy. 462 Pitkin, Louisiana with Mark Mays, Shawn Waggoner, and Braden Martin officiating under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service. Burial will follow in Flactor Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Westport Friendship Baptist Church.

Lacamp Volunteer Fire Department's cover photo
04/08/2017

Lacamp Volunteer Fire Department's cover photo

04/07/2017

Today, the LACAMP Fire Department has recieved a great loss. Austin Chandler was not only a great firefighter, but a great friend. Please keep his mother, Mrs Joy Chandler, his father, Mr Randall Chandler, and his siblings in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.

Lacamp Volunteer Fire Department's cover photo
03/10/2017

Lacamp Volunteer Fire Department's cover photo

More pics from our 45 acre woods fire in LaCamp.
01/31/2017

More pics from our 45 acre woods fire in LaCamp.

Thank you Simpson, Slagle, Dry Fork and Alco Hutton for your help with the 45 acre woods fire here in LaCamp.
01/31/2017

Thank you Simpson, Slagle, Dry Fork and Alco Hutton for your help with the 45 acre woods fire here in LaCamp.

01/06/2017

Everyone be advised. Highway 465 is nothing but slush, and the bridges on Highway 489 are white and covered with ice. Please be careful out there. If you don't have to get out, then don't.

01/06/2017

Everyone be careful out there today. It's sleeting here in the LaCamp. The roads can get dangerous very quickly.

11/28/2016

THE BURN BAN FOR VERNON PARISH HAS BEEN LIFTED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. Please share and spread the word.

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6413 Highway 121
Leesville, LA
71446

General information

Lacamp Fire Dept. is a all volunteer station. Lacamp Fire Dept. serves Lacamp and surrounding areas. The Department specializes in Structure firefighting, vehicle fires, woodland firefighting, vehicle accidents and landing zones for Air Med. We have mutual aid with Acadian ambulance service, U.S. Forestry service and Air Med. Members to date as follows CHIEF: Brian Herrington ASST. CHIEF: Ricky Robinson CHAPLAIN: Shawn Waggoner FF/OP: Michael Borders FF/OP: Trevor Wellman FF/OP: Wade Merchant FF/OP: Jeff Merchant FF/OP: Donnie Herrington FF/OP: Daniel Hillman FF/OP: Josh Wilson FF/OP: Katelyn Herrington

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