Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our current 2021 budget for St. Tammany Fire Protection District No.1 is $23,069,918.00

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 185 employees.  

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

Currently we have two female firefighter recruits that are in rookie school-we encourage women who are interested to apply! We have three women in administration and 13 women in communications including the Chief of Communications.

5.  How many apparatus does your department have?

Staffed Resources:
4 engine companies
2 quint companies
3 ladder companies
2 water tender companies
1 rescue company
1 deputy chief
2 district chiefs
2 fire prevention officers
Cross-staffed Resources:
1 hazmat/special operations unit

Non-staffed Units:
4 reserve engines
2 reserve ladder
1 reserve rescue
1 reserve tender
3 high-water vehicles
2 humvees

4 boats

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

We have a Chief of Fire Prevention, an Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention/PIO 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, Maintenance Facility and Headquarters. 

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

We responded to a total of 7,115 calls in 2020.  

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

We have a total of 31 Emergency Medical Responders, 100 Emergency Medical Technicians, 1 Advanced EMT and 24 Paramedics.  In 2020 we responded to 4,086 medical calls. 

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

All fires are investigated for origin and cause determination including arson. In 2020 FD1 responded to 309 fires. There were 55 building fires, 75 wildland/grass fires and 53 vehicle fires.

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

 In 2020 the 137 firefighters trained to the Operations Level and 87 Hazmat Technicians of FD1 responded to 4 hazardous materials incidents.

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

The last fire fatality occurred on 04/08/2021. 

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

2020: None

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

2020:  None

15.  What was the fire loss in your community?

Fire losses:

2020:  $1,949,455.00

Value of Property Saved:

2020:  $9,977,095.00

16.  How many firefighters were injured on duty?


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 
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