Local 1468 would like to thank the people of St. Bernard for their continued support.
We the firefighters of St. Bernard Parish are dedicated to the service and protection of our citizens. We hope that you find this web site entertaining, educational, and informative.
This site is dedicated to the men and women of the fire service who have given their lives in the service to others.
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FIREFIGHTERS SAVE HOME AND PETS
A little after 3 PM on October 4, firefighters responded to a report of a house fire in the 800 block of Darryl Dr. in Chalmette. When firefighters arrived, they found a single story house with flames and smoke visable. Upon gathering information, they learned that the house was not occupied by people, but there were two dogs inside. The firefighters immediately began a search for the pets, while simaltainiously searching for the fire to isolate and extinguish it. Both dogs were rescued but one was not breathing. CPR was performed by firefighters on the scene, and the dog was revived. Dottie, the Dalmation who was revived, was then rushed to St. Bernard Veterinary Hospital by a firefighter and Sheriff's Deputy. The Vet worked on her, then transferred her to a facility in Metairie for overnight observation. The fire was brought under control and extinguished with no firefighter injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
FIREFIGHTERS LOSE TO SHERIFF'S OFFICE
In a hard-played game that was close until the final quarter, the Fire Department lost to the Sheriff's Office 65-77 in their 5th annual basketball game to benefit parish youth recreation programs. The Sheriff’s Office now leads the series 3-2. The game was played Saturday night, October 21, 2012 at the Chalmette High gym.
Dwayne Gref, head of the newly named St. Bernard Youth Booster Club, said proceeds will go to benefit parish youth recreation programs and some to efforts to fight breast cancer. Several players wore pink as part of their uniform in honor of it being breast cancer awareness month.