Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our current 2018 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 170 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 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 four reserve engines. Of the 8 front line engines, one is a 70’ Quint and one is a 77' Quint. We also have a Heavy Rescue Truck, a Special Operations Unit, two 100’ Aerials, a 55' Quint, and two 3,000+ gallon water tenders.

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 6,522 calls in 2017.  

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, 1 Advanced EMT and 25 Paramedics.  In 2017 we responded to 4,038 medical calls.  In 2017 we treated 82 cardiac arrest patients. We obtained a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in 30 of those patients (40%). Skills Performed:  EKG-50, 12 Lead EKG-39, Endotracheal Intubations-21, IVs and IOs-157, LUCAS-75 

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

All fires are investigated for origin and cause determination including arson. In 2017 FD1 responded to 307 fires. There were 84 building fires, 80 wildland/grass fires and 45 vehicle fires.

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

 In 2017 the 130 firefighters trained to the Operations Level and 45 Hazmat Technicians of FD1 responded to 196 hazardous materials incidents.

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

The last fire fatality occurred on 11/17/2017. 

13.  How many civilian fire fatalities did your community have?

2017-1 Fire Fatality
2016-0 Fire Fatalities
2015-0 Fire Fatalities

2014-0 Fire Fatalities
2013-2 Fire Fatalities
2012-1 Fire Fatality
2011-0 Fire Fatalities
2010-1 Fire Fatality
2009-0 Fire Fatalities
2008-0 Fire Fatalities

14.  How many civilian fire injuries did your community have?

2017- 25 Fire Injuries
2016- 26 Fire Injuries

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?

Fire losses:

2017:  $4,201,960.00
2016:  $3,760,486.00
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:

2017:  $11,204,112.00
2016:  $9,680,621.00
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?

2017:  8
2016:  23
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:


» Residential Open Burning Rules and Regulations 
   Residencial Quema A Cielo Abierto Las Normas Y Reglamentosa
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