Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4 Acquires Property on Satsuma Road for New FIre House
Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4 acquires property on Satsuma Road for new fire house
Walker, LA – The Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4 (LPFPD4) acquired .88 acres of property on Satsuma Road from the Livingston Parish School Board. Plans are being developed to construct a new fire station on the property, located south of the North Oaks Hospital.
“We are excited about building a new station to better service the residents of the District,” said Chief James Wascom. “The new 3-bay station will lower the road miles separating a fire station from homes and other properties. Reducing the road miles may contribute to an improved fire rating for the department, which may reduce insurance premiums for local residents.”
Construction is planned to begin and the end of 2018 and will be phased in a manner that the fire station will be built first, followed by the needed living quarters.
“The preliminary plans call for one firefighter to be on-duty at all times, with additional support provided by volunteer firefighters,” said Robert Dugas, LPFPD4 Board Chairman. “In addition, the new fire station will house an engine company and a service company.”
“We’re always looking for volunteer firefighters to join District 4. If you are interested in serving your community, please visit our site (http://www.lpfpd4.com/get-involved/) for more information,” said Wascom.
The Livingston Parish School Board plan to build an elementary and middle school in the future on the 80 acres of land located directly behind the .88 acres that the LPFPD4 will occupy.
Any specific questions concerning fire rating or fire protection should be addressed to Chief Wascom at 225-250-1511.
About Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4
Established in 1975, Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4 consists of paid-professional and volunteer firefighters who provide fire protection and life-saving first response for accidents and medical emergencies. LPFPD 4 is responsible for one of the largest and fastest growing geographic regions in Louisiana. The district encompasses approximately one-third of Livingston Parish, including the communities of Walker, Watson and Port Vincent; along with portions of Denham Springs and Satsuma. For more information, visit www.LPFPD4.com