Prairieville Fire Department recently started construction on our new Training Tower by WHP Trainingtowers. The state-of-the-art tower will allow us to conduct in house training on various topics such as Fire Suppression, Rope & Confined Space Rescue, Search & Rescue and Ladder Drills. We are going to allow local fire departments and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office to use this facility for their training needs throughout the year. Prairieville Fire Department would like to thank Austin Fire Systems and Parish Water for the donation of several key items for this project. We will be updating our Facebook and website weekly with construction updates.
In Honor of Catholic Schools Week,
We would like to extend a huge thank you to St. John Primary and St Theresa Middle for the overwhelming support you have and continue to give our Fire Department. The crews loved the homemade cookies and treats you brought by the station today.
Prairieville Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 5:17 pm on Westlake Drive. The first unit arrived at 5:21pm to find a working house fire with heavy smoke conditions coming from the attic of the home. A second alarm was called for addition manpower. The fire was found concealed inside the wall of the house. Crews quickly knocked down the fire and declared it under control at 6:13 pm. Prairieville Fire investigators were called to the scene and have determined the fire was caused by a Plumbing Company performing repairs to the home. Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Deputies provided traffic control and Acadian Ambulance provided medical standby.
submitted by Deputy Chief Patrick Carpenter
Rescue earns parish honor for Prairieville Boy Scout
Prairieville Fire Department is pleased to announce that at the August 16 meeting of the Ascension Parish Council, President Kenny Matassa honored a local hero by Proclaiming Cooper Smith Day, son of Prairieville Fire Department District Chief Jamey Smith.
Cooper James Smith is 11 years old and resides in Prairieville with his parents Jamey and Kim Smith, and his siblings Piper and Georgia. He is a student at Prairieville Middle School, and a member of Boy Scout Troop 65. Cooper and his Boy Scout Troop had attended a First Aid Merit Badge Day held at Prairieville Fire Department earlier in the year.
According to the proclamation, on June 8, 2018, while at a neighborhood party, Cooper James Smith was in the swimming pool with eight or ten other children while all of the adults were preparing the food and refreshments. A pair of four-year-old twins jumped into the pool without any flotation devices, and without being noticed. Cooper realized that something was not right when the twins did not resurface. He jumped off his raft and swam to the boy, pulling him up and making him hold on to the wall of the pool. He then swam to the girl and pulled her safely to the wall. None of the approximately thirty people there had any idea what was happening until the twins started crying. Cooper Smith’s awareness and quick actions prevented a community celebration from turning into a family tragedy.
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