Located in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, our jurisdiction covers the Town of Benton and the surrounding area. The district starts at the northern city limit of Bossier City and extends north to LA Highway 160, and from the Red River to Midway, Louisiana. The district covers a total of 174 square miles with 8 Engines, 1 Ladder Truck, 4 Tankers, 3 Rescue Squads, 3 Grass/Brush trucks, and 3 staff vehicles from six fire stations.
Under the leadership of Fire Chief J.T. Wallace, Jr. there are three full time shifts proudly protecting the lives and property of the citizens in our district. Each shift consists of two Fire Captains and four firefighters responding from either Station #1 at the corner of 5th and Pine or Station #2 on Parks Road. The full time firefighters are proud members of IAFF Local 4015. Along with the full time personnel, there are volunteer firefighters who respond on calls.
The fire district works with Bossier Parish EMS to provide emergency medical service to our community. Medic 2 is located in Benton and provides ALS (Advanced Life Support) Care to the citizens in our district. The fire district is dispatched by Bossier Parish 9-1-1.
The fire district is always looking for dedicated men and women to become volunteer firefighters. For more information about becoming a volunteer with us, contact the station at 318-965-9454 or stop by the main Fire Station located at 306 5th Street.
Our administration has moved to the Bossier Parish EMS Administration building on Swan Lake Rd. If you need to speak with an administrative person or would like to attend a board meeting, you may contact the office at 318-965-9454 for directions.