St. Amant Volunteer Firefighters receive training certifications

Staff Report
L to R: Asst. Chief Josh Wingerter, Firefighter Nicholas Bowman received NFPA 1403 Certification, Firefighter Broc Poche received Haz-Mat Technician Certification, Firefighter 'Mytrail Whitehead received NFPA 1403 Certification, Sgt. Greg Swanson received Haz-Mat Technician Certification, Firefighter Myron Guidry received Instructor I and II Certifications and December 2015 Firefighter of the Month, Firefighter Kane Hana received NFPA 1403 Certification, and Asst. Chief/ Training Chief Shane Stuntz.

ST. AMANT – St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department has volunteer firefighters from all walks of life, who maintain their full-time jobs and learn to fight fires across Ascension Parish in their spare time, stated Chief Officer James E. LeBlanc.

"Recently six Volunteer Firefighters from the St. Amant Community received some type of Training certification," LeBlanc said. "It is so important that our Volunteers continue to train, not only does it make us a better department for our community, but it also counts towards our Property Insurance Association Rating."

Volunteer Firefighters continue to attend training at night and on weekends, while the work their full-time jobs to support their families. Topics covered in these training sessions are: firefighter orientation and safety implementation, use of ropes, knots, forcible entry, rescue carries, fire behavior, hydrant flow and operability, foam streams, fire control, building construction, building collapse, radio communications and incident report writing.