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Council recognizes firefighters

Staff reports
St. Amant firefighters received parish certificates of recognition during the Ascension Parish council meeting on April 16.

St. Amant firefighters received parish certificates of recognition during the Ascension Parish council meeting on April 16.

The firefighters were lauded for efforts during a storm March 26 that resulted in the destruction of several homes in the St. Amant area.

Shown receiving certificates with government officials are bottom row, from left,  Brandon Greer, Jerry Gautreaux, Junior Helg, Christine Bercegeay, Bubba Richard, Josh Moran, Justin Pauler, Aaron Gautreaux, Nick Breaux, Mike Breaux; back row, Councilman Dennis Cullen, Parish President Tommy Martinez, Charles Hebert, back row, Councilman Randy Clouatre, Chief James E. LeBlanc, Josh Wingerter, Councilman Todd Lambert, D.J. Guedry, John Helg, Gene Witek, OHSEP Director Rick Webre, Jeremy Duhe and Dale LeBlanc; top row, from left, Councilman Dempsey Lambert, Councilman Kent Schexnaydre, Council Chairman Pat Bell, Councilman Chris Loar, Councilman George Valentine and Councilman Benny Johnson.