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Bossier Parish Police Jury votes to combine Fire Districts 3 and 5

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BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KTBS) -

The boundaries for Fire District 5, in the Northeast part of Bossier Parish will change after recent concerns over adequate protection.

The Police Jury voted unanimously at their Wednesday meeting to consolidate Districts 3 and 5.

KTBS 3 News first brought you the story back in February, when residents spoke out about the shortage of volunteer firefighters.

RELATED STORY: Bossier Parish Fire Districts 3, 5 poised to combine

The parish says this move is a win-win for both districts.

"It worked out very advantageous to both parties so that's kind of a success story where now it's one area and the Northeast is surviving out of that area and they will provide the fire protection for the whole district now," says Parish Administrator Bill Altimus.

Also at the meeting, the jury recognized Luke Turner for his many years of service as Police Jury Representative to the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.

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