About the Program
The Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4 (LPFPD4), in collaboration with Walker High School, launched a Fire Educational Training program in August 2022 for all seniors in Livingston Parish. The first of its kind in the State of Louisiana, the program trains and educates young men and women interested in pursuing a career in firefighting.
The program is offered to seniors who have completed their Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) pre-requisite course in their junior year. Classroom and practical instruction is held at the LPFPD4 Headquarters and Training Facility after school from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and is presented by internationally certified fire service instructors with years of specialized training experience. The one-year program includes Hazardous Materials, Firefighting, and Vehicle Extrication.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will graduate with the necessary certifications to be hired as a career firefighter.
The fire service has experienced a significant decline in volunteer and career firefighters over the last two decades, and Livingston Parish is no exception. Over the past 10 years, volunteer membership at District 4 has decreased more than fifty percent.
Students living in Livingston Parish that are interested in learning more about the Fire Training Program should speak directly to their school’s Guidance Counselor.