Emergency Preparedness

Director of Public Safety

Jobe' Boucvalt



1801 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace LA 70068

In 1990, St. John Parish''s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was completed. The Center is staffed with three full time employees and numerous trained and active volunteers. Housed in the EOC are the parish''s Department of Public Safety, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Office of Fire and Rescue Service, and the E 9-1-1 Communications Center.

All emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities are coordinated through this facility. State of the art technological systems are used. Computers, equipment, emergency plans are constantly being reviewed and upgraded.



An overall, comprehensive, all-hazard emergency operations plan has been developed by St. John Parish and is continually reviewed and updated. The Plan was developed in accordance with FEMA, National Response Team, DOT, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, LA Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act 2003, and local ordinance.

The parish works in conjunction with each individual industrial facility to assure that site-specific plans are coordinated with the parish overall plan.