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Urania Volunteer Fire Department

Hello all and welcome to our little corner of the World Wide Web.  Here are some answers to frequently asked questions concerning the operation of a volunteer fire department.
What is the Urania Volunteer Fire Department?
What does the term "volunteer" mean?
You mean there are not always firefighters at the fire station?
How are firefighters alerted to fire calls?
Are women allowed to join the fire department?
How do I find out more about the Urania Volunteer Fire Department?

Members of the Urania VFD and our Motto:

  1. Fire Chief- William Strain
  2. Assistant Fire Chief- J.C. Banes
  3. Captain-Jay Banes
  4. Donald Lee
  5. Micheal Smith
  6. Brad Mcgee
  7. Tammie Banes
  8. Stacie Strain
  9. Christopher Crocket
  10. Alex Jones
  11. Wayne Corley
We are Committed provide the residents of, and visitors to this municipality a safe and secure community.

We are Dedicated preservation of life, the protection of property and the safety of our personnel.

Our Mission to provide the highest quality of fire prevention, life safety code enforcement, fire suppression, rescue, public education and environmental safety services to assure a superior quality of life.  We pursue our mission with determination and resolve, and with emphasis on proactive, cost effective programs.
We Recognize

...all that is achieved is accomplished by dedicated and compassionate volunteers serving their fellow man.  Our staff is committed to teamwork, volunteer development, excellence and efficiency.  We value the input of each member of this department to improve current services and programs, and to build for the future.

To learn a little history of how fire fighting began click here.

This wouldn't be a fire department web site if we didn't mention fire safety.

    The Five Basic Rules of Fire Safety

  1. Smoke Detectors-One Should be on every floor of your house and should be checked regularly.
  2. CO Detectors- Carbon Monoxide detectors should be in every home and checked on a regular basis.
  3. Practice E.D.I.T.H - Exit Drills In The Home.  Always know the best and safest way to get out of your home if there every is a fire.
  4. Stop-Drop and Roll- If your clothes catch on fire
  5. Call 911 or your local Emergency numbers for immediately.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency or (FEMA) as it is known by most people, is a Federal Government agency whose  mission is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies, through leadership, advocacy, coordination and support.  They serve the Nation independently, in coordination with other Federal agencies, and in partnership with fire protection and emergency service communities. With a commitment to excellence, they provide public education, training, technology and data initiatives. To read more about FEMA and what they do click here: FEMA

Urania Volunteer Fire Department
P. O. Box 339
Urania, La. 71480
(318) 495-3452
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