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  • Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians - 08/21/2015

    CAR SEAT CHECK EVENT 9/19/15 9-12 at Bethlehem Church in Albany, Louisiana

    We all should be properly restrained with seat belts in our vehicles. Infant child seats can sometimes be tricky to install correctly.

    Please call to make an appointment with our certified child passenger safety technicians if you would like your child’s safety seat to be inspected.

    261-2000

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  • Britax Recalling Certain Child Seats - 08/14/2015

     NHTSA Campaign to  view the recall information on Britax Child Safety, Inc. only certain models are affected. 

    The recall is expected to begin on August 17, 2015. Owners may contact Britax customer service at 1-888-427-4829, option 3 or by visiting www.BritaxClickTightConvertibleRecall.com.

  • Calls Responded - 08/04/2015
    Number of calls Central Fire has responded to for the year 2015 is at 1432. Click here for more info and graphs

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Chiefs and Office:

Fire Chief Bill Porche

Fire Chief Bill Porche

In 1979 Chief Porche  graduated from Central High School and started his firefighter career as a volunteer in the Central Volunteer Fire Department.  In January on 1988 he was hired as a full time firefighter/operator.  He was promoted to Assistant Chief in August of 1990. In 1992 he graduated with honors from LSU Eunice with an Associate Degree in Fire Science.  He held the position of Assistant Chief until making Fire Chief in January 1996.  He is a lifetime member of the Louisiana State Fireman’s Association and a current member of Central’s Chamber of Commerce.

Deputy Fire Chief Charles Mondrick

Deputy Fire Chief Charles Mondrick

Chief Mondrick joined the ranks of the Central Volunteer Fire Department in 1977.  In 1980 Chief Mondrick was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief.

Chief Mondrick obtained an Associates of Arts Degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in Criminal Justice, and recently retired as the”Uniform Patrol Commander” of the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD).  As BRPD’s Patrol Commander, Chief Mondrick supervised 400+ officers assigned to the departments largest division.

During his time with the Central Fire Department, Chief Mondrick has been a frequent student at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  He is a proponent of the Incident Command System and currently serves in the capacity of Chief of Operation for Central Fire Department.

Assistant Fire Chief Bobby Eller

Assistant Fire Chief Bobby Eller

Chief Eller started with the Central Fire Department in November 1984 as a volunteer fireman.  In 1988 he was promoted to Captain and was hired as a full time employee with the department.  In 1990 he was promoted to District Chief.  January of 1996 he was again promoted  to the position he still holds today, Assistant Chief.  He graduated from LSU-Eunice with an Associates Degree in Fire Science in 2005.  A few of his duties include code enforcements, inspections, vehicle maintenance, computer systems, radio systems and pagers.

District Chief Bert McCutcheon

District Chief Bert McCutcheon

Chief McCutcheon started his fire service career as a junior fire fighter with the Central Fire Department.  In November of 1988, on his birthday, he was allowed to start responding on calls with the fire department.  In March of 1993 he became a full time employee and worked until June of 1998.  He then took a job with Ferrara Fire Apparatus in 1998 and works there full time.  He holds many certifications in fire training  as Central’s District Chief.

Emily Clark

Emily Clark