Ascension Parish volunteer firefighters participate in two nights of training

Staff Report
Volunteer firefighters from Sorrento, 5th Ward, Galvez-Lake, St. Amant, and 7th District spent two evenings with instructors from FETA of the State Fire Marshals office.

Volunteer firefighters from Ascension Parish spent two nights with instructors from the Louisiana Fire and Emergency Training Academy of the State Fire Marshals office in Baton Rouge.

St. Amant Chief James LeBlanc said volunteers represented several parish departments, including Sorrento, 5th Ward, Galvez-lake, St. Amant, and 7th District.

The training included live burns in the Class A prop. Each night had 30 volunteers for training.

"We are so proud of the efforts of our volunteers," LeBlanc said.

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