Eunice Fire Department

Truck fire scene in Acadia Parish

Eunice firefighters responded to a truck fire on August Leonard Lane off Attebury Road in Acadia Parish at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, according to Fire Chief Mike Arnold. The fire involved a vacuum truck serving oilfield tanks, he said. The driver was injured and taken by helicopter to a hospital in Lafayette, he said. Arnold did not know the identify of the driver or the extent of his injuries. The fire appeared to have started around a compressor on the truck, he said. Arnold said he was called to the fire by Dusty Edwards, Richard Volunteer Fire Department chief. Three Eunice fire trucks responded, he said. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice firefighters responded to a truck fire on August Leonard Lane off Attebury Road in Acadia Parish at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, according to Fire Chief Mike Arnold.

Pipeline safety tested

Capt. Joseph Cory Lalonde, LSUE Police, left, exchange emergency safety briefs with Brian Miller, Eunice firefighter; and Chief Deputy Robert Johnson and City Marshal Terry Darbonne, during Wednesday’s TransCanada emergency first responders testing at the command center. (Photo by Myra Miller)

The Eunice Municipal Airport was the command center for Eunice and area first responders, along with TransCanada operations personnel and ANR pipeline developers and operators, to conduct a test of emergency and evacuation first response.

Firefighter leaders learn survival lessons

Listening to a description of Charleston, South Carolina, fire that killed nine firefighters are, seated from left, Eunice firefighters Capt. Brett Fontenot, Capt. Garrett DaVille, operator Chase Brown, Capt. Blake Smith and Capt. Jeremy Faulkner. Eunice firefighter Many Sandoval, operator, is standing in the background. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

For three days about 100 firefighters attended a leadership conference at LSUE last week learning about safety.
Some of the lessons are hard-earned.

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