Pineville Fire Department

Pineville Fire Department This is the official page for the Pineville Fire Department. The opinions expressed by visitors to this page do not reflect the views of the Pineville Fire Department. (318) 449-5673 EMS Division (318) 449-5666 Prevention/Investigation/Enforcement

This is the official page for the Pineville Fire Department. The opinions expressed by visitors to this page do not reflect the views of the Pineville Fire Department.

Mission: Our mission is to provide the highest quality fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to our customers, the citizens of Pineville. Emergency services are enhanced by comprehensive training, emergency planning, code enforcement, and innovative safety awareness programs. Our mission is accomplished through the efforts of dedicated professionals who are committed to teamwork, continuous improvement, and providing superior customer service.

Operating as usual

09/05/2020

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 5 PM CDTTHIS AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heat index values from 100 to as high as 105 degrees from noon until 5 PM.

* WHERE...Central Louisiana, western sections of Acadiana, and Orange County in southeast Texas.

* WHEN...Noon until 5 PM.

* Impacts...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur, especially for those who do not have access to air conditioning due to power outages. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.

City of Pineville, La
09/05/2020

City of Pineville, La

🚨WATER & ICE Distribution on SATURDAY at Pineville High School

Thanks to help from Mayor Jeff Hall and the City of Alexandria, we are jointly doing a Water & Ice distribution tomorrow (Saturday) morning, starting at 8:30 AM, in front of Pineville High School.

The City of Alexandria is supplying the bottled water and manpower...while we are supplying the 10 lb. bags of ice, for a joint effort to show we are "Better Together"!!!

City of Pineville, La
09/04/2020

City of Pineville, La

The City-Wide Boil Advisory has BEEN LIFTED!!!!

Please drink up!!!

Sanctuary of Praise
09/04/2020

Sanctuary of Praise

Don’t forget, we are partnering with Healing Place Church to serve those affected by Hurricane Laura all weekend. We will be serving food at 12:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. TODAY at The Sanctuary of Praise!

09/03/2020
City of Pineville, La

City of Pineville, La

CHURCHES OF CHRIST DISTRIBUTION CENTER -

Beginning Thursday (Today), September 3, a 53-foot trailer of supplies will be distributed from Pineville Church of Christ at 3605 Hwy 28 East. Well-organized, prepackaged boxes of food as well as personal hygiene, infant care, and prepacked buckets of cleaning supplies will be distributed by members of Pineville Church of Christ. Water, bleach, laundry detergent, new clothing, new shoes, and other misc items will also be ready to be handed to families. We will provide these supplies at no cost. Later on we can also provide qualified low-income, uninsured families who are victims of Hurricane Laura with a new appliance, new room of furniture, and new mattress sets to sleep up to an average family of 4.

City of Pineville, La
09/03/2020

City of Pineville, La

The City of Pineville will be distributing water and MREs Friday, Sept 4, beginning at 8:30am until 2:30pm (or until we run out). This distribution will take place at the Pineville Recreation Complex, 300 Hickory Street, in the Wardville Community. All are welcome.

09/03/2020
City of Pineville, La

City of Pineville, La

Ice Distribution going on right now! We lost the cell phone connection but the ice distribution is taking place at the Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site in downtown Pineville until 3pm today. Go to the giant American flag and turn right and it will take you right to us. We'll load you up with ice! We're out of water but more is on the way. There will also be a water distribution for the Wardville/Lakeside Community at our Hickory Street complex starting at 8:30 Friday morning.

09/02/2020
City of Pineville, La

City of Pineville, La

Press Release, City of Pineville, September 2, 2020

As of today, the City of Pineville’s power has been restored to approximately 65%. We are thankful to Cleco and the other contracted companies from surrounding states, and even as far as Puerto Rico that have come to our area to help restore power to Pineville. “The task in front of Cleco is almost overwhelming as the devastation from Hurricane Laura is so widespread,” said Pineville Mayor Clarence Fields. “Thankfully Cleco has brought in thousands of linemen from as far away as Puerto Rico, which demonstrates their commitment to restoring power as quickly as possible. Hopefully, soon all of our citizens will have power restored and we will not rest until that happens.”

The City of Pineville is still under a boil advisory but hopefully will end soon. Our stabilization efforts have reached the point where we can send off water samples for testing, which we did earlier today. We expect to have the boil advisory lifted within a few days, but we still encourage our citizens to boil drinking water or use bottled water for consumption.

Our sewer system continues to operate at a limited capacity, but is getting better each day. We ask that residents to continue to reduce the impact on Pineville’s sewer system until we have fully restored all of our sewer lift stations. “I am proud of our Public Works employees who have tirelessly labored to bring our systems back online. Many of them are still suffering the effects of Hurricane Laura at their homes, but are putting the citizens of Pineville first,” said Public Works Director Charlie Moore.

Water and ice were distributed yesterday at Forts Randolph and Buhlow to Pineville residents with assistance from City employees and volunteers from Journey Church. “Yesterday was such a great day even during this stressful time we are all in. The residents of Pineville were so grateful for the ice and water we provided, and we are appreciative of Journey Church for their assistance with the distribution,” said Pineville Special Events Coordinator Courtney Paige. There will be another ice and water distribution tomorrow, September 3 at Forts Randolph and Buhlow from 8:30 a.m. until 3p.m.

The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce and Procter and Gamble have partnered together to bring “Tide, Loads of Hope” to the Central Louisiana community beginning today until Friday, September 4th. This program is a free “pop-up” Laundromat service and is being offered in Pineville at Washland Washateria, which is located at 2651 Hwy 28E and opens at 7a.m. “Once again Proctor and Gamble has proven to be an invaluable community partner by providing this essential service in such a difficult time. We’re also very grateful to Jason Bankston, the owner of the Washland Washateria, and his staff, for being willing to participate and accommodate the extra work involved,” said Rich Dupree, Pineville Chief of Staff.

Please continue to follow Pineville’s page for up to the minute information or call Pineville City Hall at 318-449-5650.

“We continue to work across boundary and governmental lines to bring our city back. We pray for your patience and understanding in this difficult restoration process,” said Mayor Fields.

08/31/2020
Holiday Village Fire Department

Holiday Village Fire Department

Alert: RPSO has a truck with ice heading to Station #1 @ 5400 Hwy 28 East. Ice want last long so please head our way.

Out of ice.

City of Pineville, La
08/31/2020

City of Pineville, La

🚨WATER & ICE ON TUESDAY🚨

The City of Pineville will be distributing cases of bottled water and bags of ice tomorrow (Tuesday), September 1st, starting at 8:00 AM, at the entrance to Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site.

Vehicles can only enter from Main Street in Downtown Pineville, drive along the Riverfront and enter through the State Park gates. After getting your FREE case of water and ice, you will exit through the back of the Park toward Rainbow Drive.

Only one case of bottled water and one bag of ice per vehicle.

08/31/2020

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PMCDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Heat index values from 103 to 112 degrees expected.

* WHERE...Southeast Texas and portions of Southwest Louisiana.

* WHEN...From 9 AM to 8 PM CDT Monday.

* TEMPERATURE...91 to 97 degrees Fahrenheit.

* Impacts...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses, especially where power outages have occurred. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1. &&

Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal
08/31/2020

Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal

MULTI-PARISH BURN BAN ISSUED FOLLOWING HURRICANE LAURA

BATON ROUGE- 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. 40:1602, for the following parishes: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, Jackson, Jeff Davis, LaSalle, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, Union, Vernon and Winn.

Private burning shall only be allowed by permission of the local fire department or local government. This order is effective as of 8 a.m., August 31, 2020 and shall remain in effect until rescinded.

“The extensive damage caused Hurricane Laura includes several water systems. That means many communities are without adequate water service for potential fire suppression needs,” said State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning, “This order will hopefully assist local first responders by reducing unnecessary fire calls that they will be challenged to answer due to a lack of infrastructure, resources and personnel already tasked with Laura recovery efforts.”

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.

SFM Public Affairs Director- Ashley Rodrigue
Contact Information- [email protected]

08/30/2020

The Rapides Parish Health Unit, The address is 5604 Suite A coliseum Blvd, Alexandria, la 71303 has received a large quantity of Oxygen tanks for those citizens who are on oxygen and in need of refill but unable to reach their supplier.
The Health Unit will have staff there till 430pm or until supplies are gone, to give out to citizens in need. This will be an exchange program.

We really need your help with this as emergency departments are receiving patients with no oxygen, heat exhaustion and shortness of breath.

These are E cyclinder tanks and will last the Patient 8 hours. They can come back for another exchange tank.

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08/30/2020
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08/29/2020

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDTTHIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Heat index values from 108 to 112 degrees expected.

* WHERE...The Golden Triangle, Texas Lake Region and across the Louisiana Parishes from Avoyelles to Vernon Parish

* WHEN...From 10 AM today to 7 PM CDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.&&

08/28/2020
City of Pineville, La

City of Pineville, La

🚨WATER SYSTEM RETURNING🚨

Pineville water repair crews worked all night to get the water system back online. It is still in the process of returning to normal.

The City of Pineville is now under a boil advisory until further notice. Please note that the quality of the water is safe - but the customary boil advisory is necessary at this time because the water system went offline because of the hurricane. We ask you to please still conserve water as much as possible and thank you for your patience!

08/28/2020

Want to take this time to give a shout out to B-crew our dispatchers, administrative members and the members of A-crew who stayed over to assist last night and today to help with Hurricane Laura response. These men and women never wavered in the response of their duties and tackled every call for service without hesitation and with dedication and professionalism. Job well done!

Chief Kessler

08/28/2020
City of Pineville, La

City of Pineville, La

Due to city-wide loss of power, Pineville's 10 water wells are currently without power. Please conserve water as much as possible.

In addition, our eighty (80) sewer lift stations are largely without power as well. In your water consumption, please try to minimize your impact on the sewer system as much as possible, until power is restored.

Please monitor our page and local media outlets who will be informed as soon as the situation improves.

08/27/2020

PLEASE STAY OFF THE ROADS! We have multiple area with power lines and trees blocking roads.

08/27/2020

...HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Alexandria - Pineville - Glenmora

* WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 40-50 mph with gusts to 65 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: until late this afternoon - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind greater than 110 mph - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for extreme wind of equivalent CAT 3 hurricane force or higher. - PREPARE: Last minute efforts should solely focus on protecting life. The area remains subject to catastrophic wind damage. - ACT: Now is the time to shelter from life-threatening wind. Be ready to move to the safest place inside your shelter if necessary. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding - Potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.

* FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 3-6 inches, with locally higher amounts - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for major flooding rain - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for major flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are likely. - PREPARE: Strongly consider protective actions, especially if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding. - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action will likely result in serious injury or loss of life. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Extensive - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.

* TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Tornado Watch is in effect - Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few tornadoes - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should continue to include possible tornadoes. - PREPARE: Stay within your shelter keeping informed of the latest tornado situation. - ACT: Move quickly to the safest place within your shelter if a tornado warning is issued. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.

Address

908 College Dr
Pineville, LA
71360

General information

The Department has 4 stations. Station 1 is located @ 909 College Drive. Station 2 is Located on Camp Beauregard. Station 3 is Located on Susek Drive near the Edgewood Drive intersection. Station 4 is located on Highway 28 East under the new water tower.

Telephone

(318) 449-5665

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HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... WHAT...Heat index values from 106 to 110 expected. WHERE...Portions of central, south central, southwest and west central Louisiana and southeast Texas. WHEN...From noon today to 7 PM CDT this evening. IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.
Thanks for entertaining me and letting me get some shots of y’all in the church parking lot today!!
Is there any information on the home on Jewel that burned? That was my cousin’s home years ago.
Thanks for the fast response to the apartments tonight. Y'all rock!
Stay safe