New fire fighting station
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for the new Baldwin Volunteer Fire Department station. Firefighters and town officials attended the ceremony as well as contractors for the project. The new building will be located behind the old Baldwin Elementary School and will be used for equipment housing. One wing of the school will be renovated and used for training and meeting rooms. Pictured from left are (front row) Edgar Landry, Alderman Thor Frederick, Alderman Mike Lancelin, Mayor Wayne Breaux, Fire Chief Gene St. Germain, Chad Gianfala, Retired Chief Aubrey Boudreaux, Asst. Chief Marion “Squirt” Landry, Brent Prados, R.J. Anslum, Alderman Tony Gibson, and at rear contractors from Acadiane’ Renovations Ltd., Heath “Bucky” Lovell and Danny Hidalgo. Not pictured is architect Jim Firmin.