Though Slidell was founded in the late 1800's, the need for a true paid fire department did not arise until the middle of the 20th century. In 1952, St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1 was founded to create the first full-time paid fire department on the north shore in St. Tammany Parish.
From our first days, Fire District #1 has seen huge growth. From the early days with a single engine house and fire truck, to what is now, 8 Stations, and 185 paid personnel, with a full time Training Division and facility, full time Maintenance Division and facility, and Administration, Fire District #1 has become one of the most progressive fire departments in southeast Louisiana.
Our current 2021 budget for St. Tammany Fire Protection District No.1 is $23,069,918.00
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