Fire Stations completed in Port Sulphur and BoothvilleSep 22nd, 2010 | By Frank McCormack | Category: news
Plaquemines Parish firefighters recently moved into two brand new fire stations — one in Port Sulphur, the other in Boothville. Parish President Billy Nungesser, Council Members, and firefighters cut the ribbons for the Port Sulphur Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services building and the Boothville-Venice Volunteer Fire Department. The fire stations are elevated and have backup generators in order to protect them against future tropical events.
“These new, improved fire stations will help bring our communities back. It’s been a long journey to get these built back, not just where they were, but with improvements so we won’t be doing this again after the next storm,” said Nungesser.
“We want to thank FEMA, GOHSEP, LRA, All South, and all the companies, firefighters, and parish employees who put so much time and energy into making these buildings the best they can be,” Nungesser continued. “It wasn’t as easy as ‘sign this paper and we’ll build this building.’ In order to get all the bells and whistles, as with the new fire trucks, we had a lot of back and forth to make sure we were doing things not only to the letter of the law, but to get the best buildings we could get for Plaquemines Parish.”
District 9 Council Member Marla Cooper thanked Nungesser, his staff, and the firefighters for all their hard work.
“This building is outstanding, we’re very proud of it. I think it’s going to be here long after we’re gone,” said Boothville-Venice Fire Chief Ray Carter.
In addition to the new fire stations, Plaquemines Parish also has nine brand new fire fighting vehicles in the hurricane damaged fire districts.