Iberia Parish Fire District #1

Iberia Parish Fire District #1 Iberia Parish Fire District #1 is located at 2309 Avery Island Road in New Iberia, LA and serves all of Iberia Parish and surrounding communities.
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The District assists Delcambre, Jeanerette and Loreauville within their municipalities, and also maintains volunteer stations in Belair-Olivier-Morbihan (B.O.M.), Coteau, Grand Marais, Lydia and Rynella, with additional substations on Avery Island and at the Acadiana Regional Airport.

Mission: To provide the highest quality of firefighting/rescue operations and medical first-response services to the citizens of Iberia Parish through personal integrity, honor, courage and professionalism strengthened by state of the art resources.

Operating as usual

07/01/2020

For the month of June , IPFD#1 responded to 214 dispatched emergencies - an average of 7.1 calls per day. Below is the breakdown of the number & type of calls:

Structure Fires - 4
Vehicle Fires - 1
Fire related emergencies (i.e., grass, trash, down power lines, hazardous materials, gas leaks, odor of smoke in home, etc) - 75
Fire Alarms - 6
Motor Vehicle Accidents - 17
EMS Responses - 111

The total amount of emergencies for 2020 through end of June is 1335

The total amount of structure fires through the end of April is 14

On June 30 at 6:01 P.M. Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance B.O.M, Grand Marais and Rynella Volunteer Fire Depar...
07/01/2020

On June 30 at 6:01 P.M. Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance B.O.M, Grand Marais and Rynella Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a trailer fire located at 5019 Old Jeanerette Rd Upon arrival firefighters found a kitchen on fire. It took firefighters 15 minutes to have the fire under control.

This brings the total structure fires to 14 for 2020.

Thank you to State Farm agent Nouphay Kongphongmany for providing us lunch today!!
06/26/2020

Thank you to State Farm agent Nouphay Kongphongmany for providing us lunch today!!

This morning at 08:22 A.M. Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance B.O.M Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a t...
06/25/2020

This morning at 08:22 A.M. Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance B.O.M Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a trailer fire located in 4900 block of Rutten Rill rd. Upon arrival firefighters found a mobile home with fire showing out of a bedroom window. It took firefighters 15 minutes to have the fire under control.

This brings the total structure fires to 13 for 2020.

06/21/2020

On 6/21/2020 at 4:50 P.M. Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance B.O.M. and loreauville Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a house fire located at 901 Ray rd. Upon arrival firefighters found a wood frame home fully engulfed. It took firefighters 45 minutes to have the fire under control.

This brings the total structure fires to 12 for 2020.

Yesterday evening 6/17/2020 Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance B.O.M., Grand Marais, and Rynella Volunteer Fire...
06/18/2020

Yesterday evening 6/17/2020 Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance B.O.M., Grand Marais, and Rynella Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a house fire located in the 5800 block of Tippi Lane. Upon arrival firefighters found a wood frame home fully engulfed. It took firefighters 35 minutes to have the fire under control.

This brings the total structure fires to 11 for 2020.

05/12/2020

For the month of April, IPFD#1 responded to 250 dispatched emergencies - an average of 8.3 calls per day. Below is the breakdown of the number & type of calls:

Structure Fires - 4
Vehicle Fires - 2
Fire related emergencies (i.e., grass, trash, down power lines, hazardous materials, gas leaks, odor of smoke in home, etc) - 107
Fire Alarms - 11
Motor Vehicle Accidents - 11
EMS Responses - 115

The total amount of emergencies for 2020 through end of April is 929

The total amount of structure fires through the end of April is 10

International FireFighters' Day - May 4 2020Today we recognize firefighters for their extraordinary commitment, exceptio...
05/04/2020

International FireFighters' Day - May 4 2020

Today we recognize firefighters for their extraordinary commitment, exceptional courage and for their selfless service.

Yesterday evening 4/30/2020 Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance B.O.M., Grand Marais, Jeanerette and Rynella Vol...
05/01/2020

Yesterday evening 4/30/2020 Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance B.O.M., Grand Marais, Jeanerette and Rynella Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a two story house fire located at 1213 Marais Rd. Upon arrival firefighters found a garage with a vehicle completely engulfed in flames and extending into the first and second story of the home. With an aggressive interior attack the fire was quickly extinguished stopping the spread of the fire. It took firefighters 40 minutes to have the fire under control. We would also like to thank St Mary District 11 for also assisting us with the fire.

Earlier that afternoon at 1:51 P.M. Fire District 1, B.O.M. and Grand Marais Fire Departments assisted Jeanerette Fire Department with an Apartment Fire Located on Canal Street.

This brings the total structure fires to 10 for 2020.

04/14/2020

If you live within Iberia Parish Fire District #1’s coverage area and would like a firetruck to drive-by in front of your home for a birthday celebration during the Stay at Home order, please contact our office at (337)365-5872 between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm. We will need at least a 48 hour notice before the appearance and will try our best to honor all request.

Thanks to Phyllis and Pat Carlyon for bringing lunch to the Fire District. Thanks for the support!
04/13/2020

Thanks to Phyllis and Pat Carlyon for bringing lunch to the Fire District. Thanks for the support!

04/12/2020

Happy Easter from our Family to yours.
Thanks for your support!

We would like to take a moment to thank Mr. John Valdetero  with Avanti Senior Living for stopping by the Fire District ...
04/02/2020

We would like to take a moment to thank Mr. John Valdetero with Avanti Senior Living for stopping by the Fire District and supporting us by dropping off a meal for the Firefighters.

This afternoon at 2:15 P.M. Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance B.O.M., Delcambre and Rynella Volunteer Fire Dep...
04/01/2020

This afternoon at 2:15 P.M. Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance B.O.M., Delcambre and Rynella Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a two story house fire located at 1906 Rachel Drive. Upon arrival firefighters found flames blowing out of a down stairs window, and from a kitchen window. It took firefighters 35 minutes to have the fire under control.

This brings the total structure fires to 7 for 2020.

04/01/2020

For the month of March, IPFD#1 responded to 245 dispatched emergencies - an average of 7.9 calls per day. Below is the breakdown of the number & type of calls:

Structure Fires - 3
Vehicle Fires - 2
Fire related emergencies (i.e., grass, trash, down power lines, hazardous materials, gas leaks, odor of smoke in home, etc) - 93
Fire Alarms - 3
Motor Vehicle Accidents - 23
EMS Responses - 122

The total amount of emergencies for 2020 through end of March is 679

The total amount of structure fires through the end of March is 6

03/19/2020
PSA- gyms, bars, etc. were not closed so that people would go and gather in these same crowds at someone’s home.
03/19/2020

PSA- gyms, bars, etc. were not closed so that people would go and gather in these same crowds at someone’s home.

03/16/2020

Due to precautions with the gathering notice from CDC we will postpone the town hall meeting schedule for Wednesday March 18th at the Francis Memorial Building until further notice.

On Saturday 3/7/20 at 06:42 A.M. a vehicle flipped in a coulee on Weeks Island Road near Bayou Jack. On arrival firefigh...
03/09/2020

On Saturday 3/7/20 at 06:42 A.M. a vehicle flipped in a coulee on Weeks Island Road near Bayou Jack. On arrival firefighters found two occupants trapped in the vehicle and immediately began extricating the two occupants. As you can see the vehicle was flipped on its roof top partially submerged in water. This extrication was not easy and very dangerous both to the occupants and firefighters.

Please join us in learning about the Iberia Parish Fire District #1 and our up coming Millage Renewal!!!!
03/09/2020

Please join us in learning about the Iberia Parish Fire District #1 and our up coming Millage Renewal!!!!

03/02/2020

For the month of February, IPFD#1 responded to 225 dispatched emergencies - an average of 7.7 calls per day. Below is the breakdown of the number & type of calls:

Structure Fires - 0
Vehicle Fires - 2
Fire related emergencies (i.e., grass, trash, down power lines, hazardous materials, gas leaks, odor of smoke in home, etc) - 72
Fire Alarms - 10
Motor Vehicle Accidents - 36
EMS Responses - 101

The total amount of emergencies for 2020 through end of February is 434

The total amount of structure fires through the end of February is

Please join us in learning about the Iberia Parish Fire District #1 and our up coming Millage Renewal!!!!
03/02/2020

Please join us in learning about the Iberia Parish Fire District #1 and our up coming Millage Renewal!!!!

02/06/2020

For the month of January, IPFD#1 responded to 209 dispatched emergencies - an average of 6.7 calls per day. Below is the breakdown of the number & type of calls:

Structure Fires - 3
Vehicle Fires - 2
Fire related emergencies (i.e., grass, trash, down power lines, hazardous materials, gas leaks, odor of smoke in home, etc) - 68
Fire Alarms - 6
Motor Vehicle Accidents - 27
EMS Responses - 103

The total amount of emergencies for 2020 through end of January is 209

The total amount of structure fires through the end of January is 3

Congratulations to Brok Kupihea for being selected as the Iberia Parish Fire District #1 Career Firefighter of year. Bro...
01/17/2020

Congratulations to Brok Kupihea for being selected as the Iberia Parish Fire District #1 Career Firefighter of year. Brok has been employed with the Fire District since 2016 and has been a great asset since the 1st day he came to work. Brok is a leader of men and women in every day life. He also is an example of what great employees should strive to be in life and in their career.

Brok is married to Loren Kupihea and they have 5 children, Layne, Ani, Drew, Ruby and Ladd.

01/04/2020

Around midnight, Iberia Parish Fire District #1, Rynella VFD, BOM VFD and Delcambre VFD responded to a trailer fire located at 4619 Old LA 25 Rd. Upon arrival, firefighters found a mobile home with heavy smoke conditions. The fire was under control in 10 minutes and contained to a single bedroom. All occupants were alerted by working smoke detectors and were able to exit the structure safely. Iberia Parish Fire District #1 can not stress enough the need for working smoke detectors in all residences.

Structure Fires for 2020- 2

*** Contact IPFD # 1 if you are in need of smoke detectors*** 337-365-5872

01/01/2020

Iberia Parish Fire District #1 had another successful year responding to emergencies. We responded to 2873 emergencies, that is 7.87 calls a day. About every 3 1/2 hours our department is responding to calls. We also responded to 42 house fires. So on average about every 8 days our firefighters responded to a house fire.

Our men and women are true heroes for going above and beyond their duties to help citizens of Iberia Parish. These men and women respond to all emergencies besides putting in a full day of duties around the station and the community. We not only respond to fires, hazardous material calls, Automobile Accidents, Rescues, grass fires, etc but we also respond to medical calls and provide emergency medical Care. Not only do we assist Acadian Ambulance, but if the patient is in critical condition one of our firefighters will ride in the ambulance helping the paramedic perform life savings skills.

Our dedicated firefighters also go out to schools, business and civic clubs to provide the best fire prevention and education you can find. We had contact with over 2,500 citizens for educational purposes.

Chief Bonin and his staff would also like to thank all of our volunteer firefighters who are the back bone of our organization. These selfless individuals give their own personal time to help keep the community safe. These individuals are true heroes.

01/01/2020
Santa and all his firefighter Elf’s at Belle Teche Nursing home this morning handing out gifts to all of its residents.
12/23/2019

Santa and all his firefighter Elf’s at Belle Teche Nursing home this morning handing out gifts to all of its residents.

This afternoon at 1:27 P.M. Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance B.O.M., Loreauville and Rynella Volunteer Fire D...
12/22/2019

This afternoon at 1:27 P.M. Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance B.O.M., Loreauville and Rynella Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a trailer fire located at 4016 Willow Bend Rd. Upon arrival firefighters found a mobile home about 30 percent involved. It took firefighters 15 minutes to have the fire under control.

This brings the total structure fires to 41 for 2019.

This afternoon  at 3:07 P.M. Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance Coteau, B.O.M., Delcambre and Rynella Volunteer...
12/21/2019

This afternoon at 3:07 P.M. Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance Coteau, B.O.M., Delcambre and Rynella Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a trailer fire located at 3304 Romero Rd. Upon arrival firefighters found a trailer fully engulfed. It took firefighters 25 minutes to have the fire under control.

This brings the total structure fires to 40 for 2019.

Manor North residents and staff, hope you have a Happy Holiday season!
12/19/2019

Manor North residents and staff, hope you have a Happy Holiday season!

Fire District personnel pictured with the heart of Nexion, Ms. Emma Verdun at Manor North nursing home.
12/19/2019

Fire District personnel pictured with the heart of Nexion, Ms. Emma Verdun at Manor North nursing home.

Belle Teche nursing home resident pictured with Santa, IPFD personnel and Fr. Edward Degeyter.
12/19/2019

Belle Teche nursing home resident pictured with Santa, IPFD personnel and Fr. Edward Degeyter.

Santa went visit at Belle Teche nursing home, Serenity Wing, an all women's Alzheimer's unit.
12/19/2019

Santa went visit at Belle Teche nursing home, Serenity Wing, an all women's Alzheimer's unit.

This morning at 11:40 A.M. Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance Coteau, B.O.M., Delcambre and Rynella Volunteer F...
12/19/2019

This morning at 11:40 A.M. Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance Coteau, B.O.M., Delcambre and Rynella Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a trailer fire located at 1714 New Horizons Drive. Upon arrival firefighters found a trailer fully engulfed. It took firefighters 15 minutes to have the fire under control.

This brings the total structure fires to 39 for 2019.

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2309 Avery Island Rd
New Iberia, LA
70560

General information

The Iberia Parish Fire District serves Iberia Parish, Louisiana. With a career staff of 18 and a volunteer team of more than 100 volunteers, we respond to an area of nearly 400 square miles, and serve a population of more than 70,000. Serving as both firefighters and emergency first responders, we answer more than 2,900 calls annually. Whether responding to vehicle accidents, residential or commercial fires or assisting evacuation efforts during floods or hurricanes, we take great pride in our work and look forward to serving the citizens of Iberia Parish.

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Our hearts are so full and we are all overwhelmed with joy, especially Khloe! 🎈She is over the moon excited about her birthday parade! We wanted to make her feel special in quarantine and this was the perfect way! Thank you so much for taking the time to celebrate and shower our baby girl with love, gifts and such creative birthday wishes. She is definitely loved and is still smiling from ear-to-ear. Y’all are the absolute BEST!🎉
William Prevatte Monday August 26, 2019 [email protected] Re: Kayla Richard Ronsonet 43 from Iberia LA: Middletown Connecticut: 43 year old Kayla Richard Ronsonet is a resident of Iberia LA and is a 17 year veteran of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office. And is a single mom of two teenagers Drake and Kenzie Ronsonet. And their mother is in need of a kidney transplant and support. And suffers from renal failure I extend my deepest thoughts and prayers for the family of Ms. Ronsonet It would be a great privilege and honor to put together a lemonade stand entitled. The 1st annual William Prevatte Lemonade Stand to help raise funds for the expenses and medical bills for MS. Kayla Richard Ronsonet. And to encourage people and the public to get tested and to donate a kidney and to help save a life do it for yourself and do it for the person that you love. The William Prevatte 1st annual Lemonade Stand in dedication to help raise funds for the expenses and medical bills for MS. Kayla Richard Ronsonet. I encourage the public and the Middletown Fire Department Main Street Station and city leaders and community members to help raise funds for the expenses and medical bills from Kayla Richard Ronsonet's medical attention and treatment. And this lemonade stand in honor and dedication of Kayla Richard Ronsonet will be a huge success in getting funds donated as a result of Ms. Kayla Ronsonet needing a kidney. So I ask the Middletown Fire Department Main Street Station and fellow firefighters to donate funds from the lemonade stand to help save the life of 43 year old Kayla Ronsonet who desperately needs a kidney. In closing I would just like to say my thoughts and prayers are with the families. And the funds going to be raised I have a goal of raising $250.00 in expenses from the lemonade stand for the medical bills and treatment. So right now do me this favor donate. And help me save a life. Thank you very much, William M. Prevatte Middletown Connecticut Resident
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Shift 3 with NIFD completed a walk through a few days after the Fremin's incident to see the actual layout of the scene. Totally different thought's on this when you can actually see. Some may look at this call and view it as a total loss. When looking at the bigger picture of this, 3/4 +or- of the total structure was saved by responding crews. Building construction, deployed sprinkler system in other sections of the building and commitment of all personnel on hand had a huge part of preserving property and ensuring all occupants were safely out of the structure. It's not often when NIFD, IPFD and all other responding departments work together at such a complex fire scene. As a Captain with NIFD, I want to personally thank every fire personnel that responded to this scene. From the firefighters that may have made it as nozzle man on the tip of an attack line, to the personnel running back and forth filling much needed SCBA bottles. We all had our part and worked together as a unified team to contain the fire. I would also like to tip my hat on the professionalism displayed by incident commanders Asst. Chief R. Benson and Chief G. Bonin in this rare occasion. Your combined years of service and dedication to personnel on scene were utilized in making sound decisions. At the end of the day the scene was terminated with everyone going home safely. All personnel should pat yourself on the back on a job well done....