The Fire Department is a combination fire department that provides fire protection in the City of Jennings. We also provide heavy rescue services, dive rescue services, and haz-mat response services. We average approximately 1,100 calls per year with about 80% being medical and 20% being fire related. Our department is also responsible for the building inspector’s office, which includes the inspections of all commercial and residential construction in Jennings.
Fire Safety Tips
Many home fires are preventable. If you’re working on a story about a fire in your community, feel free to include NFPA’s key fire safety tips in your article:
- Watch your cooking
Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you must leave, even for a short time, turn off the stove.
- Give space heaters space
Keep fixed and portable space heaters at least three feet from anything that can burn. Turn off heaters when you leave the room or go to sleep.
- Smoke outside
Ask smokers to smoke outside. Have sturdy, deep ashtrays for smokers.
- Keep matches and lighters out of reach
Keep matches and lighters up high, out of the reach of children, preferably in a cabinet with a child lock.
- Inspect electrical cords
Replace cords that are cracked, damaged, have broken plugs, or have loose connections.
- Be careful when using candles
Keep candles at least one foot from anything that can burn. Blow out candles when you leave the room or go to sleep.
- Have a home fire escape plan
Make a home fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year.
- Install smoke alarms
Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. Interconnect smoke alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
- Test smoke alarms
Test smoke alarms at least once a month and replace batteries once a year or when the alarm “chirps” to tell you the battery is low. Replace any smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old.
- Install sprinklers
If you are building or remodeling your home, install residential fire sprinklers. Sprinklers can contain and may even extinguish a fire in less time than it would take the fire department to arrive.
The Jennings Fire Department proudly protects the citizens of Jennings. We have two stations and respond to fire, extrication, and EMS calls throughout the city. The department utilizes both volunteer and career firefighters along with our junior firefighter program for young adults between the ages of 14-18 years old.
The mission of the Jennings Fire Department is to provide protection to our community through delivery of safety education, fire prevention, disaster management, firefighti1g, rescue and emergency medical services by providing a highly trained and well-equipped team of professional Firefighters, EMTs and First Responders.
The Jennings Fire Department will continue to enhance and expand our services to the community while maintaining a high level of professionalism and tradition.
- Louisiana State Firemen’s Association
- Louisiana State Fire Chiefs Association
- International Fire Chiefs Association
- National Fire Protection Association
- Louisiana Floodplain Management Association
- Southwest Louisiana Mutual Aid Association
- American Heart Association
- National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
Requirements for Employment
- Be at least 18 years of age (Volunteer and Full-time positions)
- Possess a valid Driver’s License
- Pass a background check
- Submit to a personal interview with the Fire Chief