AP Fire District #1 donates air compressor to Donaldsonville Fire Department

A special donation to the Donaldsonville Fire Department from Ascension Parish Fire Dist. #1 occurred today, stated Fire Dist. #1 Chairman James E. LeBlanc. This is a $35,000.00 investment for the City of Donaldsonville and the entire West Bank of Ascension Parish, stated Chairman LeBlanc.

“Building Partnerships in Ascension for our fire service is an awesome for our Parish as a whole”, LeBlanc said. “And it’s a great thing for the City of Donaldsonville and the entire West Bank of Ascension Parish, to receive a much need SCBA Breathing Air Compressor. The donated air compressor allows the Donaldsonville Firefighters to refill their self-contained breathing bottles at their station on the West Bank after all training sessions and fires.

“We are very appreciative stated Donaldsonville Interim Chief Adam Gautreaux”. The donated compressor from Fire Dist. #1 will allow us to train with our air packs more and be able to fill them quicker after their usage, stated Gautreaux.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to donate this Air Compressor to the Donaldsonville Fire Department”, stated LeBlanc. We would also like to express our thanks for the job they perform daily for the residents of Donaldsonville and the West Bank of Ascension.

Picture above: 5th Ward Asst. Chief Tarrell Milan, Asst. Fire Coordinator Josh Wingerter, Fire Dist. #1 Coordinator Gene Witek, Donaldsonville Interim Chief Adam Gautreaux and Fire Dist. #1 firefighter Mike Breaux.

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