Louisiana's 'Move Over' law not only states that motorists shall move to the right for emergency vehicles with activated lights, but it also spells out what motorists must do when they see a first responder on the side of a road with their emergency lights on.
Simply put, move into the opposite lane if traffic conditions allow. If that's not possible, or if you're traveling on a two-lane highway, slow down to "a reasonably safe speed," like 20 mph under the posted speed limit.
To the men and women of law enforcement, we appreciate the hard work that all of you put in each and every day.
Your jobs aren't easy, but you do them, and you do them well. For that, we are grateful.
We have your six.
We would like to thank everyone for a successful year. Without the continuous support of our members, community, and surrounding areas, we would not be able to provide the quality services our community has come to expect.
2018 was certainly filled with many great accomplishments, but we also faced many challenges. Due to an outstanding fire chief of many years retiring, we started the new year under new leadership. Later in the year, a highly dedicated President also retired. As a result, the department operated under new leadership for the majority of the year.
Some of our accomplishments in 2018 were:
Our members, community, and supporters certainly do not get enough recognition for supporting our efforts, so THANK YOU to all of you who helped make 2018 a success.
Thanks to our dedicated board members who continually focus on the well-being of the organization.
Thanks to our dedicated assistant chief's and officers who spend countless hours maintaining equipment, responding to calls, and leading members to success.
Thanks to our members for their remarkable dedication in responding to calls, receiving continuing education, and their overall support of the organization.
Thanks to the Lafourche Parish Fire Protection 8-B board for their unwavering support of the well-being of the organization.
Also, thanks to all our other supporters, including our elected officials, the Choctaw community and surrounding communities, surrounding departments, dispatchers, and surrounding companies.
While it is impossible to specifically thank every individual for their support, please know that we are certainly grateful for each and everyone of you and for your continued support of the Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department.
We will continue to strive for success and work hard to make 2019 an outstanding year of achievements and service.
The Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department and WallyGator have a few winter weather safety tips to share with you concerning your pets.
The Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department Queens will be hosting the 2nd annual Cake Walk on January 27, 2019 at 11:00 am.
They are kindly asking for donations of any kind to help make this event a success.
You may contact any of the Queens or any Fire Department member to arrange for drop-off or pick-up of any donations.
Concessions will also be sold during the event.
Thanks to all of our volunteers and community supporters who made 2018 a remarkable year. We're looking forward to bigger and better things in 2019.
A number of our members achieved some major milestones in 2018.
Three of our members recently completed a state approved Emergency Medical Responder class. They are:
One of our members was recognized for completing the FETI Hazardous Materials Awareness course:
Our 2018 Royalty were also present tonight. They were: Keira Pitre, Kylie Pitre, Colton Phillips, Tori Berger, Kaisley Amadee, and Christina Pitre.
Thanks to everyone who came out today to wave to Santa, and thanks to everyone who helped us escort Santa through Choctaw. The sky was cloudy, the traffic was kinda heavy, and road construction was going on all around us, but we still managed to help the 'Big Man' get through town safely. A special thanks goes out to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office for their assistance; we couldn't have done it without y'all help.
The Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department offers these winter safety tips. We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.