Today — January 24, 2019 — the Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department is placing Unit #514 ‘In Service’ to respond to calls for assistance from our community as well as to assist departments in surrounding communities.
Today’s event would not be possible if not for the continued support of our community and countless others that are too numerous to mention.
The Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department wants everyone to be safe during the cold weather event that is arriving today and expected to last through the weekend.
Here are a few safety tips:
The Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department now offers online registration and fee payments for certain events.
Currently, we are accepting online ordering and payments for Advance Pay One Price Armbands.
Advance armbands are priced at $50, while armbands purchased at the gate will be priced at $65. Each armband ordered online will incur a $2 convenience fee.
Armbands ordered online can be picked up on Wednesday, March 8th, 2019, between 5 and 7 o'clock in the evening at Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department, Station #1.
You can order your advance armbands by going to: armbands.choctawfire.com
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.