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Vidalia Fire Department
Public Education Division
Captain Vanier
204 Vernon Stevens Boulevard
Vidalia, Louisiana 71373

How To Schedule Public Education Classes

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.

Captain 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.