Thursday, April 18, 2013
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – Members of St. John the Baptist Parish Office of Fire Services and neighboring Fire Departments participated in Marathon Petroleum Company LP’s Annual Municipal Flammable Liquid and Gas Firefighting School on Saturday, April 13, 2013. St. John firefighters received hands-on training on proper methods and techniques used to control and extinguish flammable liquid and gas fires.
The Firefighting School offered the following training courses:
“Exercises such as these that apply to real-life situations keep firefighters up to date on the latest fire fighting techniques and are very beneficial to our firefighters,” said Chief Cain Dufrene. “With the amount of industry in our area, as well as the hazards of everyday travel, proper education on flammable liquid and gas fires is vital to ensuring the safety of the community.”
Training participants included: Chief Cain Dufrene, Asst. Chief Scott Duhe, District Chief Spencer Chauvin, Firefighter/Operator Jeremy Grainer, Firefighter Ovide Chenier, Firefighter/Operator Ponce Taylor, and Firefighter/Operator Travis Etie.