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.

Burn ban in effect!
03/24/2020

Burn ban in effect!

STATEWIDE BURN BAN ISSUED DURING PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

BATON ROUGE- State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning, in collaboration with Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, have issued a statewide cease and desist order for all private burning, pursuant to authority under R.S. 40:1602. 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 This order is effective as of 8 a.m., March 25, 2020 and shall remain in effect until rescinded.

“This burn ban is necessary to supplement the governor’s ‘Stay At Home’ order aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19 due to the anticipation that there may be an increase in open burning occurring across the state as families look for ways to pass the time at home,” said State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning, “This order will assist in preventing potential fire-related dangers that could result in unnecessary fire service response as well as diminish airborne irritants caused by burning.”

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]

PSA! Citizens Please stay home if you do not need to be out.! Cases in Louisiana jumped 335 cases in 24 hours. If you wa...
03/23/2020

PSA! Citizens Please stay home if you do not need to be out.! Cases in Louisiana jumped 335 cases in 24 hours. If you want this to stop you have to shelter in place and only go out for necessities. This isn't a vacation, this is serious and everyone's lives are at stake in this. Your front line of defense for help is your first responders and medical professionals if they get sick from lack of supplies and protection who is going to help you? Who? We are begging you to please heed to the advice and STAY HOME!!

Please stay home if you don’t need to be out. We need to get this under control.
03/22/2020

Please stay home if you don’t need to be out. We need to get this under control.

03/19/2020

Staying home saves lives

Situation/overall

It is important that people understand the seriousness of this situation. In just a week’s time, we
went from zero positive cases of COVID-19 to more than 100 cases. This is one of the highest per-capita rates of COVID-19 cases in the entire country, and it is expected to continue unless we each change our behaviors.

Right now, everyone is urged to take aggressive measures to contain this virus. We all have a role to play in protecting not just ourselves but our neighbors, friends and everyone else we interact with.

What is social distancing and how does it work?

When we look at what has worked in stopping the spread of COVID-19 in other countries, it’s protective measures to encourage “social distance.”

Social distancing is a public health practice that aims to prevent sick people from coming
into close contact with healthy people in order to reduce opportunities for disease
transmission.

Social distancing can include large-scale measures like closing schools and bars, as well as individual decisions such as avoiding crowds and minimizing non-essential travel.

With COVID-19, the goal of social distancing is to slow down the outbreak to reduce the chance of infection among high-risk populations and to reduce the burden on our health care system and workers. Experts call this “flattening the curve” – successful social distancing can prevent surges in illness that could overwhelm our health care systems.

Social distancing can help lower the pace and extent of the spread of COVID-19. If we do this right, we can reduce the number of people with the disease and reduce the number of people needing hospitalization and ventilators at any one time.

Social distancing and flattening the curve are not about stopping transmission; they’re about slowing it down so that we can deliver health care. So that we can take care of you, your family members, classmates, and colleagues get sick.

In Louisiana, social distancing goes against the fiber of our beings. But we must put our and our own and our neighbors’ safety and wellbeing first.

State action and individual action

This is why the State has taken aggressive action to create social distance – because we know it works to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Protective measures the State has taken include:
o Calling for the closure of K-12 schools
o Restricting non-essential visitors to nursing homes and health care facilities.
o Closing bars, casinos and movie theaters
o Limiting restaurants to delivery, take out and drive-through only.
o Limiting the size of gatherings to fewer than 50 people.

Community-wide measures are important, but individual behavior change is even more critical.

Closing schools and restricting large events will not work if we simply find other places to congregate. We can’t stop going to class, then all head to the nearest mall or library. We can’t
skip a parade but head to the nearest bar.

Louisiana residents are asked to come together and do their part to slow the spread of coronavirus—to flatten the curve—and help keep everyone safe.

The single most important thing we can each do is to stay home when we are sick. And now that we have identified significant community spread in New Orleans and many cases across the State, even if we are not sick, we ALL need to find ways to stay inside more. When we are out in public, we could all use some personal space. The CDC says six feet minimum. No handshakes, no hugs.

You’ll be doing social distancing right once you’re planning your week and routines around COVID-19. Put COVID on your calendar. Think about your week.
Low-risk people are also important to stopping community spread
This also includes people who are young and healthy. While those who are older and those who have underlying chronic medical conditions – meaning lung disease, heart disease and diabetes– are at the greatest risk, everyone can be become exposed to and spread COVID-19 to our
friends, our family, and our communities.
We must all be vigilant. Don’t be a spreader. You can
carry the virus and spread it to others. 60% of all Americans have at least one chronic health condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. Roughly 40% have more than one condition. While the complications following infection with the coronavirus are more prevalent with older people, they are also commonly found in younger people as well.
It’s not just New Orleans – we are prepared for this to become a statewide problem And is not just about New Orleans.

The virus is there today, but it can spread throughout the
state very quickly. Because it takes up to two weeks for symptoms to appear, we all must recognize this can become a statewide problem quickly, and take steps to do our part to limit or prevent this from happening.

Just because your Parish does not have positive cases yet does not mean COVID-19 is not present. And it doesn’t mean that people in your Parish haven’t been tested.

03/19/2020
Louisiana Bureau of EMS
03/19/2020

Louisiana Bureau of EMS

City of Pineville, La
03/17/2020
City of Pineville, La

City of Pineville, La

** CITY OF PINEVILLE CLOSURES **

In an attempt to do our part in "social distancing" and to protect our employees so they can continue to serve you...as well as protect themselves; the following closures are effective Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 until further notice:

- All scheduled events at our Community Centers
- the Pineville Youth Center
- the lobby to the Utility Department
- the lobby of City Hall
- the bathrooms at Kees Park and all other recreation facilities.

Buhlow Lake, Kees Park and Kelso Park will remain OPEN at this time, but restrooms will not be available for use.

To make Utility Bill payments, the Drive-Thru window (on the right side of City Hall) will be OPEN normal hours, as well as the night drop box.

You can also pay your Utility Bill online by going to https://www.pineville.net/egov/apps/payment/center.egov

Fire and Police will continue to protect and serve like they normally do - but those services may be delivered a little differently because of the COVID-19 Virus.

City Sanitation Services will continue per normal schedule.

03/16/2020
03/15/2020
COVID-19: What Older Adults Need to Know

COVID-19: What Older Adults Need to Know

Jay Butler, Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases at CDC, describes preventative measures to help protect older adults from COVID-19. Comments on this vide...

Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
03/12/2020
Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

LDH News Release:

Questions about COVID-19 now being answered by
Louisiana 211 statewide network

Text alert system also allows for instant updates


Baton Rouge, La. (March 12, 2020) — Louisiana’s statewide 211 network is now answering calls about COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. This network is best designed and staffed to handle the large volume of calls from Louisiana residents who are concerned and who have questions about the rapidly-spreading virus.

Anyone looking for information about the COVID-19 outbreak can simply dial 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available.

With Louisiana 211 now equipped and trained to answer questions from the public, the Louisiana Department of Health is asking residents to call 211 instead of the current general information line, 855-523-2652.

In addition to being able to call the Louisiana 211 and to sign up for text messaging, residents can get written answers to the most-asked questions by concerned citizens. The website is www.la211help.org

Over the past week, the call volume to LDH’s general information line, that was only available during business hours, has increased from several calls a day to several hundred calls.

Dr. Alex Billioux, assistant secretary for LDH’s Office of Public Health, said this change will give citizens the best way to get information any time of the day or night.

“The Louisiana 211 statewide network is established as the public’s first and best source to connect callers with critical information about health and human services,” Billioux said. “This expertise ensures that citizens can talk to a person who is trained to answer their questions 24 hours a day.”

The Louisiana 211 statewide network provides multilingual services as well as information for people who are hearing impaired.

Sarah Berthelot, president and CEO of the Louisiana Association of United Ways, coordinates statewide response efforts with 211 providers throughout Louisiana.

“By working with the Louisiana Department of Health, the 211 network allows residents to get the information they need as quickly as possible. Our robust system of call centers, text message capability and websites gives people access to information that can help them make better decisions and best prepare for this health crisis,” Berthelot said.

This week, LDH provided Louisiana 211 with a comprehensive list of questions that have come into the original information telephone line. These include questions about testing for COVID-19, symptoms and treatment and when to access medical help. Answers to all questions were provided by LDH’s medical leadership team.

Louisiana 211 is supported by United Ways throughout the state of Louisiana.

About the Louisiana Department of Health

The Louisiana Department of Health strives to protect and promote health statewide and to ensure access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for all state residents. The Louisiana Department of Health includes the Office of Public Health, Office of Aging & Adult Services, Office of Behavioral Health, Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, and Healthy Louisiana (Medicaid). To learn more, visit www.ldh.la.gov or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or our blog.

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Use basic protective measures, such as:.• Frequently wash hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water• Use an ...
03/12/2020

Use basic protective measures, such as:
.• Frequently wash hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water
• Use an Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (60% - 95% alcohol concentration) if soap & water is not readily available
• Practice good coughing and sneezing etiquette. Droplets spread the virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19
• Routinely and Frequently clean/disinfect frequently touched surfaces

For more information on the flu or coronavirus (Covid-19), please refer to the CDC guide!

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR CLARENCE R. FIELDS:

The City of Pineville is continuing to take active preparedness steps to protect against and respond to the potential spread of Coronavirus into Central Louisiana.

In both how we interact with the public and how we continue to serve the public, Pineville employees are committed to continuing to provide the services our Citizens depend on - and are prepared and trained to respond to events and emergencies.

We remain in constant contact with Local, State and Federal entities and simply ask our Citizens to be diligent in following the recommendations of the La. Department of Health and the CDC.

03/11/2020

PSA: Hydrant testing will be taking place for the month of March. Our crews will be out testing and flowing hydrants, please slow down and be prepared to stop. This allows us to identify which hydrants are in need of repair and the flow pressures for each hydrant throughout the city. IF you notice your water is discolored run your cold water faucets for 5 minutes until clear. Testing will disturb the sediment in the pipes and can stain clothes, so again run your faucets to clear out any discolored water in your pipes. Please do not drive through the water streams as this has a lot of pressure and can damage your vehicle.

Did you forget to spring forward? Don't forget your batteries !
03/08/2020

Did you forget to spring forward? Don't forget your batteries !

Pineville Fire Department's cover photo
03/08/2020

Pineville Fire Department's cover photo

02/12/2020

Road or Lane Status
US 167 (Pineville Expressway); Pineville, Rapides Parish; H.012963; Alternating Lane Closures
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:35 PM
**02/11/2019**

**US 167; Pineville, Rapides Parish;
Concrete Patching; SPN: H.012963.6
Control Section 023-01**

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public that beginning Monday, February 17, 2020 at 7:00 P.M., weather permitting, US 167 (Pineville Expressway) will have weekend and night time alternating lane closures between the Purple Heart Bridge and LA 28 East to allow for construction work. Lane closures will not be allowed between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M., Monday thru Friday. This work will consist of concrete pavement patching on US 167. The alternating lane closures can be expected to last until the end of March 2020.

Permit/Detour Section
There are no detours at this time associated with these lane closures.
NOTE: There will be a width restriction of 12 foot associated with the lane closure.

Safety Reminder
All construction activity is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. DOTD appreciates the motoring public’s patience and reminds drivers to please exercise caution when traveling through work zone areas and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Additional Information
Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at www.511la.org. Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ www.dotd.la.gov and the DOTD page.

KALB Weather
02/09/2020

KALB Weather

FLOODING CONCERNS for next week as multiple sources are showing the possibility of several inches of rainfall for northern parishes of Central Louisiana. We'll see lots of Gulf of Mexico moisture stream into Louisiana on Sunday through Wednesday; combined with a nearby frontal boundary and a disturbance aloft out west approach then pass the region by next Thursday leading to a RAINY and STORMY stretch. Looking like 1 to 7 inches of rainfall across Central Louisiana over the next week. Stay tuned for updates.
#LAwx

KALB News Channel 5
02/05/2020

KALB News Channel 5

Just about all of Cenla is under a Tornado Watch until 6pm

Storms with hurricane-force winds, huge hail threaten South
01/10/2020
Storms with hurricane-force winds, huge hail threaten South

Storms with hurricane-force winds, huge hail threaten South

Forecasters are warning of hurricane-force wind gusts and hail the size of baseballs as a potent storm threatens to spin up tornadoes and drench the South with heavy rains.

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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Comments

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