Fire Dist. 11 gets new pumper truck
St. Mary Parish Fire Protection District 11 has taken delivery of its newest pumper truck.
The district, which covers Sorrell, Four Corners, Glencoe, Websterville and Louisa received the Ferrara Fire Apparatus of Holden on April 6. It will replace an aging 25-year-old pumper.
Designated Engine No. 1, it is the first-out pumper for Fire District 11 and will run all of its fire, rescue, and haz-mat calls in the district. Chief Clarence Clark said the new engine was built with the utmost detail to safety and usability that is available to the fire service today. It includes a four-inch large diameter discharge, an around-the-pump foam inductor, and a 6kw hydraulic generator.
Powering all of this a is a 330-horsepower Freightliner diesel engine with a Waterous 1,500 gallon-per-minute pump; almost all of its lighting is LED and, bringing back an old tradition, it features a “Federal Q” mechanical siren which some in the area may have already noticed. This new apparatus was paid in full by tax dollars from Fire Protection District 11, Clark said.
Clark invited anyone that is interested in learning more about the fire department to stop by Station 1, 1205 Big Four Corners Road in Four Corners.
The district is looking for volunteers for firefighting and support personal, providing free training, leadership skills. Call 337-276-6650 or visit www.stmaryfiredistrict11.com for more information.