The Shreveport Fire Department would like to inform all of our citizens, that if you are downtown on Saturday Morning and you see smoke bellowing from a high rise building and you hear sirens and see Fire Trucks and Police directing traffic…Don’t panic, it is a Fire Department Drill.
The Shreveport Fire Dept. will be conducting its annual high rise drill for the next two Saturdays downtown at the Slattery Building. This drill allows for the Fire Dept. to practice and prepare for if and when they have to respond to a fire in a high rise structure. Certainly a high rise fire presents a number of challenges to fire firefighters. Firefighters must be ready and familiar with the equipment and proper safety procedures when responding to these fires. Fire Chief Craig Mulford said “the only way that we can make sure that our firefighters are prepared and that our citizens are safe is to provide our members with realistic and on-going training in drills such as this.”
The Fire Dept. appreciates our local media getting the word out and we appreciate the patience and support of our citizens during these drills.
When: Saturday, Oct. 20th 2012
Where: Slattery Building, 500 Block of Marshall Street
Time: Drills begins at 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.