North Sabine Fire District is very excited to have had their Open House and Dedication Jan. 3. The nearly 17,000 sq ft Station is one of the most Modern Fire Stations in the parish and Northwest Louisiana. In an era where volunteerism is dying this facility became a necessity to house personnel 24/7 and all required equipment.
The station has 5 offices, a fully equipped classroom to accommodate 40+ students, commercial kitchen, weight training gym, 7 dorm rooms and means to wash and clean uniforms and gear instead of taking contaminated uniforms home to their families.
All aspects of the facility were designed with fire fighter Health and Safety in mind. Every vehicle is connected to a vehicle exhaust system to remove 100 % of cancer causing exhaust from the interior of the building.
This facility is the Flagship of their Fire District and many years of planning has gone into its layout and design.
Two months ago they hosted Fire Prevention program where 1500 of the nearly 2000 students of North Sabine attended.
The Station sits adjacent to the Regional Training Facility for Sabine Parish that is available to all departments and local industry to come and train, to date there has been 72 agencies from two countries attend training.
The station would like to thank the following individuals for attending the open house:
Larry Patrick, NSFD Converse Commissioner; Steve Ezernack, NSFD Noble Commissioner; Jerry Campbell, NSFD Pleasant Hill Commissioner; Deputy Chief Chris Adair; Assistant Chief Jacob Santos; Office Manager Sue Lovitt; Richard Sanders, Tudor Construction; Shelly Salter, Sabine Parish Clerk of Court; Chris Tidwell, Sabine Parish Tax Assessor; Randy Byrd and Stephen Steinke, Sabine Parish Police Jury; Mayor Beverly Rivers and Councilman Mark Rivers of Noble;
Mayor Marvin Frazier and Council- Sandra Newton, James Hubbard, Jane Rivers and Harry Babers of Zwolle; Father Keith Garvin, St Joseph Catholic Church Zwolle; Instructor Danny Asbell NSFD; Chief Mark Treadway, Louisiana State Fire Marshals Office; Gray Young and Nick Palmer of Louisiana Fire & Emergency Training Academy; David Wilson, Property Insurance Association of Louisiana; Chief Daniel Thomas Asst Chief Heath Bennett ZPD; Mattie Sepulvado Justice of the Peace; Kim McDonald Lewis and family, representing former NSFD President and longest standing Board member for NSFD Jerry McDonald; Former NSFD Commissioner Doug Williams, of Converse; First Sec/Treasurer of NSFD Larry Cryer; Former Mayor Pie Martinez and Former Councilwoman Martha Henderson of Zwolle; Stormey Webster, representing Chesapeake Energy, and last but not least The Men and Women of North Sabine Fire District.
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