• Notice of Public Meeting - 09/16/2020





                PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Tuesday October 20, 2020 at 6:00  o’clock p.m., the Board of Commissioners of Central Fire Protection District No. 4  (“the District”) will consider the adoption of a resolution calling for an election on April 24, 2021 at which time tax millage and service charge propositions would be submitted to the voters of the District , including propositions to extend for an additional ten years:   (1) a 5.0  mill ad valorem tax; and, (2) a fire district service charge.   This public meeting has been properly announced and will be held at the District’s headquarters, which are located at 11646 Sullivan Road, Central, Louisiana, 70818.  This notice is being given pursuant to La. R.S. 42:19.1 and all other applicable authorities.



    Stephen Branscum

    Chief, Central Fire Protection District No. 4

  • Calls Responded - 09/08/2020
    Number of calls Central Fire has responded to for the year 2020 is at 1835. Click here for more info and graphs
  • 2020 Reassessment - 08/28/2020

    Public Notice of 2020  Tax Reassessment

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN  that a public hearing  and public meeting will be held on Tuesday October 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Fire Protection District No. 4 Headquarters, 11646 Sullivan Road, Central, Louisiana 70818

    Public Hearing 10-20-2020

Staff / Personnel

Chiefs and Office:

Fire Chief Stephen Branscum


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.