Chaneyville dicusses concerns of fire department, community

The East Baton Rouge Parish Chaneyville Fire Protection District #7 recently held a meeting at the Community Center in Chaneyville to discuss the concerns of the community. 

Several local residents attended the meeting to voice their opinion on the lack of fire hydrants in the Milldale and Chaneyville areas.

Metro Councilman Trae Welch attended the meeting and listened to residents as they spoke to him about not having enough coverage at the fire station. 

It was decided that more volunteers are needed and a full time firefighter to man the station to protect the community and the citizens in the area.

Fire Chief Mark Strickland is currently working on grants to secure much needed funds in order to address these concerns.

Chief Strickland also had a meeting with Parish Water about the present water supply and the status of the water mains and fire hydrants in the area.

Additionally, Ann Crochet and Holley Lipscomb are in the process of organizing a ladies auxiliary to bring in monies for the fire department by means of fundraisers. The ladies are scheduling monthly meetings to brainstorm ideas with the ladies from the area that included Dot Robertson, Della Hammond and Audrey Jackson.The Chaneyville Ladies Auxiliary encourages anyone interested to attend this exciting new endeavor for the Chaneyville Fire Department.

If interested in joining, please call 713-574-0765. A website will be up and running in the near future so that everyone can have access to upcoming events, training and news.

Holley Lipscomb and Metro Councilman Trae Welch are also working on supplying signs for the area to promote the department and inform everyone that Chaneyville Fire Department is seeking energetic men and women to volunteer. If you have any questions please feel free to call the Chaneyville Fire Department at 658-6339.

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