Fire Departments/EMS

Fire Department PatchPurpose

The Plaquemines Parish Fire department is a combination department that has a mixture between career on-duty personnel and volunteers that dedicate their time to the departments whenever possible.

View the fire stations within the Parish.

Mission Statement & Responsibilities

The mission of the Plaquemines Parish Fire Department (PPFD) is to assist the seven Volunteer Fire Departments within Plaquemines Parish in protecting lives and property through the prevention and/or mitigation of fires and emergencies. This mission will be accomplished through a variety of programs that are hereby established. These programs are established with life safety, property conservation, and cost-effectiveness in mind.

PPFD is responsible for:

  • Emergency management
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire and life safety programs
  • Fire suppression
  • Rescue operations

Career Staff Organization

The Plaquemines Parish Fire Department is made up of two divisions: administration and fire / emergency operations. Each day the fire department currently maintains on-duty staffing for all seven fire districts:

  • 1 Chief VehicleFire Department Main Office
  • 14 Engines
  • 2 Captain Vehicles
  • 5 Ambulances
  • 6 Rescue Trucks

Fire Districts

  • District Number 1 East Pointe-A-La-Hache
  • District Number 2 Belle Chasse
  • District Number 3 Port Sulphur
  • District Number 4 Buras
  • District Number 5 Boothville / Venice
  • District Number 6 Lake Hermitage
  • District Number 7 Woodlawn