To schedule public education
classes for your business, organization, school, or group please contact
the Vidalia Fire Department at (318) 336-6262 and ask to speak with
Captain Vanier or Rhonda Paul. Please try to call at least 30 days
in advance to schedule a class if possible. You can also email the
Vidalia Fire Department Public Education Department by clicking the link
at the top of the page.
Captain Vanier can come to your
location or he can schedule the class room for use at the Fire
Department. The class room can hold up to 8 students comfortably
with independent desk. Captain Vanier does use various types of
multimedia for his presentations. The presentations are done in a
professional manner which include audience participation.
Vanier recently spent a week at the Vidalia Lower Elementary School
teaching Fire Prevention to the students and teachers. Captain
Vanier made use of the Fire Safety House which was purchased by the
Vidalia Fire Department as an aid to help our young people have a hands
on experience with safety in their home. Topics included medicines
and poisons, kitchen safety, stranger danger, family escape plans,
stop-drop-and roll, and "get out and stay out".
Captain Vanier also recently taught a fire
extinguisher safety class at B.A.S.F. to all of the employees as part of
their safety program. The class included a class room presentation and hands on
training with live fire and fire extinguishers
Captain Vanier teaches C.P.R. classes, Louisiana Certified First Responder classes, and can
teach classes to special populations which include general first aid,
fire prevention, and home safety.