WELCOME TO FIRE DISTRICT 12
Fire District 12 was founded in 1984 and opened its first fire station in April 1986. Originally funded by a 5-mill property tax approved by the voters, the District now operates five stations, employs more than 50 full-time firefighters, and coordinates dispatch services for 10 of St. Tammany’s fire protection districts.
The District is equipped with multiple fire engines, including pumpers and a ladder truck, and engages in voluntary mutual aid pacts with neighboring fire districts, ensuring citizens get the best possible service in times of emergency no matter where they live in our community.
FROM THE CHIEF
Fire Chief Terry Stuard
St Tammany Parish Fire District 12 serves the 3rd Ward and the unincorporated area of Covington, Louisiana. We service approximately 62 square miles protected by five manned stations, responding with a multiple range of vehicles from pumpers, tenders (water haulers}, rescues and ladder trucks.
Currently we employ persons ranging from suppression, training, prevention, vehicle service and administration. Fire District 12 strives to give the best personnel to our constituents. I believe education and excellent training are key to providing the best service possible. Here at District 12 all employees must obtain multiple certifications and a college degree to be eligible for promotion.
All personnel responding to incidents are trained in fire suppression, vehicle rescue, hazardous material and medical. All are trained in house through our training division.
The Prevention Division does inspections in our district and assists the State Fire Marshall’s Office when needed. They also will come to your place of business for safety or fire extinguisher classes or a class can be set up at our training room.
Our Vehicle Service Division does preventive maintenance and small to large repairs to all trucks. They make sure that all units are always response ready.
I invite Homeowners Associations in our district that need a place to meet to use our training room, we would love to have you.
Please take a moment to browse our site and discover the many services we offer. I have an open door to anyone who might have a concern or question about their fire department. I can be reached at 985-892-5161 or emailed at email@example.com.
St. Tammany Parish Fire District 12