Buras Fire Department CompletedAug 26th, 2010 | By Terri Sercovich | Category: top story
Plaquemines Parish officials and Firefighters cut the ribbon on the brand new Buras Fire Department. The station was completely rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina and is the third of six newly built fire stations to open since 2009.
Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser credited the volunteer firefighters, Fire Coordinator Roy Robichaux, Parish employees, directors, and all those involved for their hard work.
“These fire stations are something we can all be proud of. They are the product of hard work and the determination of many people,” said President Nungesser.
“The ribbon cutting played a major role in the recovery of District 8,” said District 8 Councilwoman Lynda Banta. “With the paid firefighters in place and our dedicated volunteers we will look forward to lower fire insurance and full time fire protection. Thanks to all who attended and all who served and provided refreshments.”
President Nungesser also recognized Herman Schoenberger, who was instrumental in getting the first station built. A marble plaque, dedicating the original building to him, was salvaged after Katrina and it will be placed on the new building. Herman’s son Herman “Barney” Schoenberger Jr. and wife JoAnn attended the ribbon cutting.
“Although I didn’t know Herman Schoenberger, it’s a great pleasure to know Barney, who has dedicated his life to Plaquemines Parish as Assessor, State Representative, and Sheriff,” said President Nungesser. “And I thank him for his knowledge, insight, and continued support to rebuild our Parish.” “Barney and his family have been a great asset to us as we move Plaquemines Parish forward.”
Plaquemines Parish also recently received four brand new fire vehicles. Earlier this year the Parish ordered nine new fire vehicles, paid for by FEMA. Seven of the nine have been delivered.