The Carencro Fire Department has recently implemented a new program that allows for real-time tracking of our Volunteers as we respond to emergency incidents. Staff now receives all dispatches via a Smartphone Application, and in turn can log what station they are responding to. The app lets everyone know who is responding, and how far they are from the Station. At the Fire Stations, an Incident Monitor displays everyone’s location in real time with their ETA to the Station. It also displays all Hydrants located in the City limits so the closest hydrant can be spotted before we even leave the station. In addition, in the menu bar on the left of the website, a real time log of our current incidents are displayed.
Monday, January 27, 2014 Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel has declared a state of the emergency for all of Lafayette Parish due to the approaching winter storm. The National Weather Services in Lake Charles has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow, sleet, and freezing rain which is in effect from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday. Snow accumulations between 2 and 3 inches with locally higher amounts are expected north of the Interstate 10 Corridor with amounts between 1 and 2 inches forecast along and south of this corridor. Ice accumulations around a quarter-inch are forecast along and south of the Interstate 10 Corridor with locally higher amounts possible. North of this corridor lesser accumulations are expected. Any ice accumulation will create hazardous driving conditions. Accumulations will be most pronounced on bridges and overpasses. Extreme caution is urged if travel is necessary during the warning period. Based on information from the National Weather Service and the uncertainty of conditions over the next 24 hours, Lafayette Consolidated Government offices will be closed tomorrow. Prolonged periods of frozen precipitation could cause additional problems including power outages as well as downed tree limbs in roadways. Residents are encouraged to plan ahead and once conditions worsen are encouraged to stay off the roads when possible. “We are encouraging people to stay home, especially on Tuesday, and pay attention to media outlets. We don’t want you to put yourselves or your family at risk. In addition, we don’t want to put our emergency personnel in harm’s way,” said City-Parish President Joey Durel.
Sunday, January 12, 2014 Carencro Fire Department ends 2013 with 418 fire runs. 31% were actual fires, 9% were false alarms, 27% were vehicle crashes, 11% Hazardous Conditions, and 4% were service calls.
Friday, April 5, 2013 Today, Carencro High School students are participating in a drunk driving simulation. Carencro Police Sgt. Blake Soileau is teaching students the dangers of getting behind the wheel impaired.
Pictured is Cpl. Gerald Robin who is also an Asst. Chief for the Carencro Vol. Fire Department.
Story courtesy KATC TV3 www.katc.com
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