Frequently Asked Questions

1.  What is the current budget for your fire department? 

Our current budget for St. Tammany Fire Protection District No.1 is $18,043,092.00

2.  What is the size of the district/how many residents?

We protect 186 square miles (121 square miles inhabited, 65 square miles of wetlands) and a population of approximately 85,000.  

3.  How many uniformed personnel do you have in your department?

We have a total of 166 employees.  

4.  How many female firefighters do you have in your department?

Currently we do not have any female firefighters-but we encourage women who are interested to apply! We have three women in the administration and 5 women in communications including the Chief of Communications.

5.  How many engines does your department have?

We have 8 Front Line Engines and three reserve engines. Of the 7 front line engines, one is a 70’ Quint. We also have a Heavy Rescue Truck, a Special Operations Unit, two 100’ Aerials, a 55' Quint, a 77' Quint two 3,000+ gallon water tenders and a Hose Tender with 1 mile of 5" hose.

6.  How many fire inspectors does your fire department have?

We have a Chief of Fire Prevention and 6 full time Fire Prevention Officers (two per shift) commissioned by the Louisiana State Fire Marshall’s Office to conduct Building Inspections and Code Enforcement on behalf of the State Fire Marshal’s Office and Fire Protection District No.1. Our Fire Prevention officers also provide year round Public Education and are responsible for Fire and Arson Investigations.

7.  How many fire stations does your department have?

Our fire department currently has 8 permanent Fire Stations, a Training Academy and Headquarters. 

8.  How many calls does your department respond to each year?

We responded to a total of 5,295 calls in 2015.  

9.  How many EMTs do you have and how many medical calls do you respond to?

We have a total of 35 Emergency Medical Responders, 95 Emergency Medical Technicians, and 13 Paramedics.  In 2015 we responded to 3,235 medical calls.

10.  How many fires were investigated for arson last year?

All fires are investigated for origin and cause determination including arson. In 2015 FD1 responded to 318 fires. There were 76 building fires, 76 wildland fires and 47 vehicle fires.

11.  How many hazardous materials incidents did your department respond to last year?

 In 2015 the 130 firefighters trained to the Operations Level and 45 Hazmat Technicians of FD1 responded to 66 hazardous materials incidents.

12.  What was the date of your last fire fatality?

The last fire fatality occurred on 08/23/2013. 

13.  How many civilian fire fatalities did your community have for the last eight years?

2015-0 Fire Fatalities

2014-0 Fire Fatalities

2013-2 Fire Fatalities

2012-1 Fatalities

2011-0 Fatalities

2010-1 Fire Fatality

2009-0 Fire Fatalities

2008-0 Fire Fatalities

14.  How many civilian fire injuries did your community have in the last eight years?

2015-4 Fire Injuries

2014-8 Fire Injuries

2013- 6 Fire Injuries

2012- 5 Fire Injuries

2011- 6 Fire Injuries

2010- 4 Fire Injuries

2009- 2 Fire Injuries

2008- 7 Fire Injuries

15.  What was the fire loss in your community for the last eight years?

Fire losses:

2015:  $4,649,055.00

2014:  $2,914,200.00

2013:  $2,409,800.00

2012:  $3,673,473.00

2011:  $5,176,175.00

2010:  $2,946,265.00

2009:  $4,548,876.00

2008:  $2,274,225.00


Value of Property Saved:

2015:  $14,844,470.00

2014:  $18,254,575.00

2013:  $21,813,160.00

2012:  $29,044,850.00

2011:  $45,295,330.00

2010:  $27,748,985.00

2009:  $20,517,459.00

2008:  $22,277,345.00

16.  How many firefighters were injured on duty for the last eight years?

2015:  11

2014:  15

2013:  9

2012:  7

2011:  15

2010:  7

2009:  11

2008:  9

17. What are the burn regulations for the City of Slidell and the unincorporated areas of St. Tammany Parish surrounding the City?

The City of Slidell has a "No Burn" ordinance within the City Limits enforced by STFPD1. Open burning of leaves, trash (not household garbage) and yard debris such as pine needled, pine cones, shrubs, brush and cut timber is permitted in the unincorporated areas of St. Tammany Parish if Parish Open Burning guidelines are adhered to. NOTE:  If a fire is deemed to be a risk to health or safety it will be extinguished by the fire department regardless of compliance with the Parish Burn Ordinance. Click on the link below for the Open Burning Guidelines:


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