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.

This morning members of the Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance from both Rynella Volunteer Fire Department and ...
11/11/2019

This morning members of the Iberia Parish Fire District with assistance from both Rynella Volunteer Fire Department and Delcambre Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a apartment fire at Executive Quarters, located at 3704 West Admiral Doyle Dr. Upon arrival firefighters found a kitchen and living room on fire. Members quickly extinguished the fire and checked for fire extension in adjacent apartments all of which only sustained minor smoke damage.

10/02/2019

For the month of September, IPFD#1 responded to 237 dispatched emergencies - an average of 7.9 calls per day in September . Below is the breakdown of the number & type of calls:

Structure Fires - 3
Vehicle Fires - 4
Fire related emergencies (i.e., grass, trash, down power lines, hazardous materials, gas leaks, odor of smoke in home, etc) - 57
Fire Alarms - 9
Motor Vehicle Accidents - 28
EMS Responses - 122

The total amount of emergencies for 2019 through end of August is 2174

The total amount of structure fires through the end of September is 29

Vehicle fire this morning at 9:22am on the service road near Hwy 88.
09/19/2019

Vehicle fire this morning at 9:22am on the service road near Hwy 88.

09/11/2019

Never forget what happened September 11th 2001. With the ability to fly this flag, let's us know that we stand by it and with it. If you would like to take a picture with this beautiful flag you can come by 2309 Avery Island road at the Iberia Parish Fire District and do so you're more than welcome. Amen and God bless America

IPFD supporting the community by raising the flag for Iberia Soccer association opening day celebration!
09/07/2019

IPFD supporting the community by raising the flag for Iberia Soccer association opening day celebration!

KATC-TV 3: Acadiana's Newschannel
09/06/2019
KATC-TV 3: Acadiana's Newschannel

KATC-TV 3: Acadiana's Newschannel

"I don't think the people of the world today are recognized for the good things they do. Everyone wants to highlight the bad things or the imperfect things." Today, firefighers and civilians were recognized for their action during Hurricane Barry.

09/05/2019

2019 Hurricane Barry Water Rescue Ceremony (Part 2) - Lost connection during Part 1 Live Stream

09/05/2019

2019 Hurricane Barry Water Rescue Ceremony (Part 1)

09/05/2019

We'll be going LIVE in 5 minutes!

09/05/2019

Don't forget to tune in today at 2pm for live coverage of the water rescue ceremony!

09/05/2019

For the month of August, IPFD#1 responded to 243 dispatched emergencies - an average of 7.8 calls per day in August. Below is the breakdown of the number & type of calls:

Structure Fires - 1
Vehicle Fires - 0
Fire related emergencies (i.e., grass, trash, down power lines, hazardous materials, gas leaks, odor of smoke in home, etc) - 75
Fire Alarms - 10
Motor Vehicle Accidents - 27
EMS Responses - 130

The total amount of emergencies for 2019 through end of August is 1937

The total amount of structure fires through the end of August is 26

Tomorrow afternoon at 2pm (Thursday, September 5) we will be going Live on our page for a special ceremony IPFD...
09/04/2019

Tomorrow afternoon at 2pm (Thursday, September 5) we will be going Live on our page for a special ceremony IPFD#1 put together honoring the civilians and Fire District personnel in the rescue efforts that were made during Hurricane Barry. The ceremony will be held at IPFD#1 Training Station. Tune in tomorrow afternoon at 2pm or catch the replay if you're unable to watch LIVE.

08/01/2019

For the month of July, IPFD#1 responded to 318 dispatched emergencies - an average of 10 calls per day in July. Below is the breakdown of the number & type of calls:

Structure Fires - 6
Vehicle Fires - 3
Fire related emergencies (i.e., grass, trash, down power lines, hazardous materials, gas leaks, odor of smoke in home, etc) - 111
Fire Alarms - 25
Motor Vehicle Accidents - 26
EMS Responses - 147

The total amount of emergencies for 2019 through end of July is 1694.

The total amount of structure fires through the end of July is 25.

On Sunday, July 14, 2019, the Iberia Parish Fire District #1 and Coteau Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched at 11:...
07/18/2019

On Sunday, July 14, 2019, the Iberia Parish Fire District #1 and Coteau Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched at 11:54am to a Louisiana medical truck submerged in water with people possibly trapped in the transportation vehicle. Fire Chief Guy M Bonin being one of the first to arrive and assess the scene, realized how serious the situation was. The vehicle was an Arc of Acadiana transportation bus that was initially transporting patients to a safer location. The bus was submerged in a roadside ditch that was approximately 10’ deep and 20’ wide. The entire front of the bus was fully submerged in the ditch. The bus had 8 adult occupants with disabilities, including 1 which was wheelchair bound and the 9th occupant being the driver. As firefighters arrived shortly after the Chief, they began the dangerous water rescue as the bus was being overtaken with water. At this time, Deputy Chief Mike Vincent, Firefighter Operator’s Tyson Chastant and Gage Turner entered the submerged bus through the bus windows. Chief Bonin, Training Chief Brett Doumit, Captain Brandon Abshire and Firefighter Operator Rik Hernandez were outside of the bus, in chest deep water awaiting to assist each passenger after exiting the bus through the rear bus window, being that it was not submerged in water. First priority established was to remove the wheelchair bound occupant due to the fact his airway was compromised because of the water level. After restraints were removed, the occupant was safely rescued and First Responders then began to rescue one by one each occupant. Other fire personnel that was on scene and helped with any medical assistance and other rescue efforts were Captain Chris Perkins, Firefighter Operator’s Bob Thongsavath, Taylor Champagne, Lance Langlinais and Coteau Volunteer Firefighter Teddy Miller. We also would like to recognize and acknowledge 3 bystanders that helped and assisted in the rescue efforts. One bystander was in the bus and the other 2 were outside the bus. All passengers and the driver were safely rescued within approximately 10 minutes time and no serious injuries occurred.

07/17/2019

Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal has lifted the statewide burn ban

07/17/2019

Fire District #1 would like to send our deepest condolences to the Lancon family and IPSO at this time.

The Iberia Parish Fire District responded to a house fire at 207 Aucoin Drive at 3:16 P.M.  There was heavy smoke coming...
06/14/2019

The Iberia Parish Fire District responded to a house fire at 207 Aucoin Drive at 3:16 P.M. There was heavy smoke coming from the residence when units arrived on scene. There was fire damage to the master bedroom, master bath, and in void spaces between the 1st floor and the 2nd story. The rest of the home sustained smoke damage.

We would like to thank all the volunteer firefighters who responded to the scene.

This afternoon we’re executing a technique called the Pittsburgh Drill. RITA (Rapid Intervention Training Associates) de...
06/12/2019

This afternoon we’re executing a technique called the Pittsburgh Drill. RITA (Rapid Intervention Training Associates) developed this drill to teach RIT team members to work as a team.

The latest from US National Weather Service in Lake Charles
06/05/2019

The latest from US National Weather Service in Lake Charles

Good morning,

The first image is our estimated rainfall totals for today June 5th through 6th (48 hours total). Certain areas can expect over 8 to 10 inches of rain with locally higher amounts possible. While this is for the next 48 hours, most of this is expected to fall within the next 24 hours.

The second image is the Weather Prediction Center's Excessive Rainfall outlook. A High Risk of flash flooding has been issued today for portions of southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. The risk for flash flooding will shift eastward through Friday along the Gulf Coast. Never drive through a flooded roadway or around barricades.

More updates to be posted throughout the day.
-C. Stigger

At 9:58 A.M. Iberia Parish Fire District #1, was dispatched to Hwy 90 & Hwy 675 (Jefferson Island Rd) for a two vehicle ...
06/04/2019

At 9:58 A.M. Iberia Parish Fire District #1, was dispatched to Hwy 90 & Hwy 675 (Jefferson Island Rd) for a two vehicle accident. One individual had to be extricated from the over turned vehicle. Rynella, Coteau and B.O.M. Volunteer Fire Departments were also dispatched and in response to this incident.

IPFD would like to welcome new hire, Dillan Guidry, pictured in helmet number 177. He is already hard at work in trainin...
06/03/2019

IPFD would like to welcome new hire, Dillan Guidry, pictured in helmet number 177. He is already hard at work in training, performing forcible entry and search/rescue techniques at our Training Facility. Today is Dillan’s second shift with us.

Chief Bonin is in attendance with Iberia Parish officials at the 2019 Iberia Parish Hurricane Preparedness Meeting, held...
05/29/2019

Chief Bonin is in attendance with Iberia Parish officials at the 2019 Iberia Parish Hurricane Preparedness Meeting, held at the Sliman Theatre in New Iberia, to discuss the upcoming hurricane season.

Every week, each shift at IPFD#1 trains on a specific rescue technique. This week’s drill is the “Denver Drill”. This re...
05/22/2019

Every week, each shift at IPFD#1 trains on a specific rescue technique. This week’s drill is the “Denver Drill”. This rescue technique originated after an attempt to rescue a firefighter trapped, when debris on a multi level structure collapsed on him. The incident happened in Denver, CO on September 28, 1992. Unfortunately the crew could not rescue him in time, yet with the loss of the veteran firefighter, it did not go without purpose. The department wanted to learn from any mistakes and prevent the situation from happening again and through the years has been a drill shared throughout the country! Here’s a few pictures from our training this afternoon.

Vehicle fire this morning at 10:06 am. Hwy 90 and Lewis street exit ramp.
05/21/2019

Vehicle fire this morning at 10:06 am. Hwy 90 and Lewis street exit ramp.

Iberia Parish Government
05/10/2019

Iberia Parish Government

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard announces sand and sandbag availability as follows:

To lead by example is what we strive to do at IPFD#1. In the fire industry cancer is quickly becoming one of the most da...
04/17/2019

To lead by example is what we strive to do at IPFD#1. In the fire industry cancer is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous threats to firefighters. By making smart choices and utilize best practices to reduce the risk of cancer. Having dirty turnout gear exposes firefighters to cancer-causing chemicals. Fire fighters should clean and properly store their gear after every fire to prevent exposure of cancer causing carcinogens. Pictured, Deputy Chief Mike Vincent, at the request of Chief Guy M Bonin, is shown cleaning his helmet after an early morning structure fire.

IPFD#1 staged with LA State Police, Acadian Ambulance, Lafayette Coroner and David’s Funeral Home this morning, to perfo...
04/11/2019

IPFD#1 staged with LA State Police, Acadian Ambulance, Lafayette Coroner and David’s Funeral Home this morning, to perform “Sudden Impact”, a mock crash scenario to show the teens at Highland Baptist Christian School the dangers of distracted driving. Check out the Sudden Impact Louisiana FB page for more information.

Doing some “spring cleaning” at the Fire District
04/09/2019

Doing some “spring cleaning” at the Fire District

Our last day spreading the holiday cheer was spent at Belle Teche nursing home this morning. We enjoyed spending our tim...
12/20/2018

Our last day spreading the holiday cheer was spent at Belle Teche nursing home this morning. We enjoyed spending our time visiting the residents at all 4 nursing homes this week! We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season with family, friends and loved ones! Merry Christmas!

Today, we made it out Manor South and Consolata Nursing Homes to visit with the residents and spread holiday cheer! Than...
12/19/2018

Today, we made it out Manor South and Consolata Nursing Homes to visit with the residents and spread holiday cheer! Thank you to the nursing homes for having us!

We have our very own “Elf on the Shelf”
12/18/2018

We have our very own “Elf on the Shelf”

It’s that time of year again. IPFD#1, Santa and his handy helper Elf went out to Manor North nursing home to visit with ...
12/18/2018

It’s that time of year again. IPFD#1, Santa and his handy helper Elf went out to Manor North nursing home to visit with the residents and workers there to spread some holiday cheer! Stay tuned the rest of the week as we will be visiting other local nursing homes. Merry Christmas everyone!

En route 2018 CHS Homecoming Parade
10/11/2018

En route 2018 CHS Homecoming Parade

Fight For SC 154
10/11/2018

Fight For SC 154

#fight4SC154 riding in IPFD#1 Ladder truck for CHS Hoco parade tonight!!!

Update!!
10/01/2018

Update!!

Quick update on Seth!

Last week Seth had an allergic reaction to his chemo medication. This changed his treatment plan a little and starting today he will now be getting a new medication Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 2 weeks.
He has been struggling with headaches but that's normal with the amount of lumbar punctures in this phase of treatment.
Minor set back in treatment but our dude is still in good spirits!

We want to thank everyone for the continued prayers and support! Please keep them coming!

Love,
Seth and Steph

Thank you Crossfit Overhaul
09/18/2018

Thank you Crossfit Overhaul

Thank you to CrossFit Overhaul for sponsoring the WOD for Seth on Saturday and raising $2000 to aid with Seth’s medical treatment!

Champagne Strong t-shirts for sale $20
09/13/2018

Champagne Strong t-shirts for sale $20

We still have Champagne Strong T-shirts for sale $20 all adult sizes. Feel free to message us if interested!

Fight For SC 154
09/12/2018

Fight For SC 154

Visitors from Belgium, thanks Carolin Dumarey & Heidi Arren for supporting Capt. Seth Champagne 154

Remembering 9/11/2001. We will never forget. To all the lives lost on this day, 17 years ago!
09/11/2018

Remembering 9/11/2001. We will never forget. To all the lives lost on this day, 17 years ago!

Update: Seth is in treatment this morning at Ochsner’s. Please send him prayers, well wishes and positive vibes. You got...
09/11/2018

Update: Seth is in treatment this morning at Ochsner’s. Please send him prayers, well wishes and positive vibes. You got this buddy!

Good morning all!! We want to thank everyone again for the success of the blood drive on Saturday. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our community! Seth is in treatment today. Please send him prayers and well wishes! Here are a few pics of his treatment this morning! You ROCK Seth!!! #fight4SC154 #chamapgnestrong

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2309 Avery Island Rd
New Iberia, LA
70560

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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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