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Welcome to the Vidalia Fire Department's

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Johnny Evans, Fire Chief

Doug Honeycutt, Assistant Chief

The Vidalia Fire Department strives on safety, professionalism, and its service to the City of Vidalia and its residents.  The department also provides mutual aid to the Concordia Parish Volunteer Fire Department when called upon.  Our department consists of an EMS unit, Hazardous Materials Response Team for all of Concordia Parish, a fire suppression team, a rescue unit, and we have recently added to our department a team for rope rescue, confine space rescue, and trench rescue.  We are very proud of our department and its accomplishments in keeping up with the needs of the City of Vidalia and its surrounding areas.  The City of Vidalia is fortunate to have a Fire Department that holds a current P.I.A.L. (Property Insurance Association of Louisiana) rating of a 3.  To learn more about our department feel free to browse the entire site and thank you for your interest.



Mission


The mission of the Vidalia Fire Department is to provide professional services to the City of Vidalia and the Citizens in the areas of fire protection, fire education, fire prevention, EMS services, hazardous materials response, and various types of rescue.  We are a very small department of 12 full time line Firefighters, 3 Lieutenants, 3 Captains, and 3 administration personnel which consist of the Chief, Assistant Chief, and Admin. Secretary.  Our Department also has 5 Hazmat Technicians, and 7 EMT's.  We are committed to the most up to date training in the evolving methods of various types of Fire Department related fields.  We are also very much committed to the objectives of the Office of Homeland Security.  Our department not only provides coverage for the City of Vidalia, but when called upon provides mutual aid to the volunteer department that covers the entire Parish. 

We also work very closely with the local Office of Homeland Security in preparation for any type of natural or un-natural disaster. 

Our special rescue response teams work closely with local industry in various types of rescue training including but not limited to high angle rescue, trench rescue, confine space rescue, extrication, and rapid intervention teams.

Our department also works closely with local law enforcement in the fight against arson and juvenile fire setters.  Members of local law enforcement also volunteer their off time to participate in training with The Vidalia Fire Department to better help the department on various types of scenes when needed.