District News

St. Tammany Fire District #8 is a partner to a USFA Grant authored by District 5, along with Districts 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13 and City of Covington Fire Department. The grant is to purchase 700 radios consistent with the new parish and state systems. Members will receive stations, apparatus, and portable radios paying only 10% match of the actual cost. The initial costs associated had prohibited these Fire Districts from participating in the new system. The grant will absorb over 1 million dollars of those costs making the acquisition possible. Our appreciation goes out to Chief Pitman of District 5 for diligently spearheading this grant from start to finish. Thank you Chief Pittman. Photo includes the fire chiefs from all of the participating districts and also Jay Hawkins, Board Chairman from District 8.