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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Here's what we had when I came on board, sort of.........
    Harve, I don't know if that's a testament to how far your department has come, or how old you are

    Seriously, that's a cool old station and some classic equipment...what a great picture!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffmedcbk1 View Post
    dmleblanc, 0232 in the morning....... long night, uh?

    Yeah, I'm a shiftworker, that was posted on the night shift....
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    "I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream — and I hope you don't find this too crazy — is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad."
    — C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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    very cool! congrats on the new station and good luck with getting it up to steam. what kind of coverage area will you have? any idea on what kind of equipment you'll have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollerDJ View Post
    very cool! congrats on the new station and good luck with getting it up to steam. what kind of coverage area will you have? any idea on what kind of equipment you'll have?
    Well, this is not an expansion station, it's actually our new main station...the apparatus currently housed at Station 1 will be moved to this station (only a couple hundred yards away) and the old station will be decommissioned. Our '96 Ferrara engine, '00 LaFrance engine, and '05 rescue/service truck will operate from this station.
    Chief Dwayne LeBlanc
    Paincourtville Volunteer Fire Department
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    "I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream — and I hope you don't find this too crazy — is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad."
    — C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmleblanc View Post
    Well, this is not an expansion station, it's actually our new main station...the apparatus currently housed at Station 1 will be moved to this station (only a couple hundred yards away) and the old station will be decommissioned. Our '96 Ferrara engine, '00 LaFrance engine, and '05 rescue/service truck will operate from this station.
    well, this should make it a little easyer to get going in the new station. if you had to start everything new from scratch it would deffently add to the stress level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollerDJ View Post
    well, this should make it a little easyer to get going in the new station. if you had to start everything new from scratch it would deffently add to the stress level.
    Yeah, you definitely got that right! Although we will probably be speccing out a new engine this year that will housed at this station, but we won't move forward on that until we get the station project over and done. We still have a 1970 Darley engine in service at one of our substations that needs to be retired.
    Chief Dwayne LeBlanc
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    "I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream — and I hope you don't find this too crazy — is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad."
    — C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmleblanc View Post
    Yeah, you definitely got that right! Although we will probably be speccing out a new engine this year that will housed at this station, but we won't move forward on that until we get the station project over and done. We still have a 1970 Darley engine in service at one of our substations that needs to be retired.
    got any pic's?


    i'd say, 40 years is quite a while for a engine to be in service.

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    Default Groundbreaking!

    Well, our station project is (finally) officially underway! A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday, May 13th (you know we would have to kick off the project on Friday the 13th ). Various local and State officials were in attendance including Louisiana State Fire Marshal Butch Browning, Louisiana State Firemen's Association president Ken Pitre, and state representative Karen St. Germain.

    As of this Friday (May 20th) we're still waiting to see some work you could actually call construction. The surveyers were out early this week shooting grades and marking the property lines...there's some stakes in the ground and the guys doing the dirt work came out and looked over the jobsite, but that's about as far as we got this week. Hope to see some actual equipment arriving on site this week...

    Sorry about the picture quality, I got them off of Facebook
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    Paincourtville Volunteer Fire Department
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    "I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream — and I hope you don't find this too crazy — is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad."
    — C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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    Congrats! Sounds like you guys needed an upgrade!
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    Sorry to take this off topic but I enjoyed the old firehouse pic and I know there's quite a few of us that like the nostalgia. Here's a shot of the house I'm sitting in as I type this. Hope it stays in service another few years....


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    This station is also still in service on our city's north side. The other of 2 100+ year old stations we have.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LockedWings View Post
    Sorry to take this off topic but I enjoyed the old firehouse pic and I know there's quite a few of us that like the nostalgia. Here's a shot of the house I'm sitting in as I type this. Hope it stays in service another few years....

    That's a cool old station, doesn't even look like a firehouse. Reminds me of one in Baton Rouge that I worked out of one night when I was doing my EMT ride time...Engine in the front, ambulance in the rear, looked like a private residence.
    Chief Dwayne LeBlanc
    Paincourtville Volunteer Fire Department
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    "I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream — and I hope you don't find this too crazy — is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad."
    — C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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    Trying to get pic to work...it's at 1801 Laurel St., Station 1...Built in 1926...
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    Paincourtville, LA

    "I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream — and I hope you don't find this too crazy — is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad."
    — C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmleblanc View Post
    Engine in the front, ambulance in the rear,
    So it's the firehouse equivalent of a mullet?
    So you call this your free country
    Tell me why it costs so much to live
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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager9 View Post
    So it's the firehouse equivalent of a mullet?
    That's funny right there....
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    "I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream — and I hope you don't find this too crazy — is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad."
    — C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager9 View Post
    So it's the firehouse equivalent of a mullet?
    That is GREAT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmleblanc View Post
    Trying to get pic to work...it's at 1801 Laurel St., Station 1...Built in 1926...
    Hey thats a great looking house but it looks like there is a problem with the truck inside....is that like a nose or something??
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    Thumbs up And...........

    Glad to hear things are moving along.........
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    Good luck on the building of your new station! I'd love to get our company to where we could build one. We have troubles everywhere with our current station! (Bay not big enough, Driveway is cracked like crazy, No drainage) Just improper building!

    Keep us updated!

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    I'm happy for you..Congratulations! buddy.. At last, the long wait is finally over.. That's great..

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