Prairieville Fire Department to host September 11 Memorial Program
Prairieville Fire Department will host its second annual September 11th Memorial Program on Tuesday September 11, 2018 at 9:00 am at Station 30 located at 14517 LA 73 Prairieville, LA 70769. The program will be commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 on that horrible morning 17 years ago. Key note speaker for this year’s program will be Prairieville Fire Department’s Fire Chief Mark Stewart. Chief Stewart worked at ground zero on his federal response team during the rescue and recovery phases of the World Trade Center Site. The public is invited to attend this event and we will have our World Trade Center memorial steel on display.
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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