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Wed. Feb 7th 2018
PIAL Rating!!

As of March 2, 2013 Sorrento Volunteer Fire Deparment has been rated by Property Insurance Association of Louisiana (PIA...

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Wed. Feb 7th 2018
Opperation Save a Life Louisiana!! Smoke Detectors!!

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Wed. Feb 7th 2018
New Rescue Boat!!

After the flood of 2016 Sorrento Fire department purchased a rescue boat for rescue operations. Whether it be a "Gr...

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Mission Statement

“The Sorrento Fire Department is committed to protecting the citizens, property and the environment within our community.

We will be responsive to the needs of our citizens by providing rapid, professional, humanitarian services essential to the health, safety and well-being of the community.

We will accomplish our mission through prevention, fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazard mitigation and other related emergency and non-emergency activities.

We will actively participate in our community, serve as role models and strive to effectively utilize all of the necessary resources available to provide a service deemed excellent by our citizens.”

 

Membership
 
Being a member of the Sorrento Volunteer Fire Department has a different meaning for each person in our family but for most is means dedication to the community we live in. As both a group and individually we strive to provide the best customer service we can. With that we invite individuals to become a member of our family. Anyone can be an Associate Member and Active members and Juniors must live within one road mile of our response boundaries.
 
Associate Members:
Non responders that assist the organization with fundraisers, building and vehicle maintenance, hydrant flow test, hose testing, conducting pre incident plans and office and clerical work. Associate members can assist and support the department by providing special skills such as welding, carpentry, electrical, vehicle mechanics or computing. By utilizing our members we are able to cut cost and utilize the extra funds for the purchase of goods and service in other areas.
 
Active Members:
Members of the department that respond to emergency and non-emergency incidents. Members are trained in firefighting, emergency medical care, hazardous materials response, vehicle extrication and disaster response. We have some members that only participate in the medical responses but still respond to structure fires in case of an injury and to work in our rehabilitation area. Some members may desire to assist by providing traffic control at incidents and not participating in the actual mitigation. Any level of response can be utilized.
 
Junior Firefighters:
Students ages 14 to 17 years of age wishing to obtain some skills training in emergency response while attending school. Juniors must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and attendance in school to be eligible to stay in the program. They will receive training in firefighting and medical emergency response. Juniors are allowed to respond to calls on a limited basis with their parents or guardians permission. Juniors are under no circumstances exposed to situations involving severe trauma, deaths, drug and alcohol related assaults, or hazardous materials. It is our goal to train and prepare young people for careers in emergency services and hopefully to continue to volunteer for their local department as they continue on in life.

 

Interested in Joining?

Go to the files tab and download and print the "Membership Application Form" indicate at the top which type of membership you desire and fill in the rest and make sure you sign the application along with witnesses where required. Place the application in a sealed envelope and mail to P.O. Box 250, Sorrento, La. 70778 Attn: President or bring it by the fire station located at 8096 Main St.

Application should be turn in at least two weeks prior to our membership meeting to allow time to run background checks and contact references.

News Headlines
Wed. Feb 7th 2018
As of March 2, 2013 Sorrento Volunteer Fire Deparment has been rated by Property Insurance Association of Louisiana (PIAL), and has maintained an ISO Rating of 4 (Insurance Service Office). The scale for the rating is 10-1, 1 being the best. We hope to only get better as&nbs...
Wed. Feb 7th 2018
                Louisiana.gov > DPS > Office of State Fire Marshal > Public Safety > Operation Save a Life    Public SafetyPR: Fire SafetyCigarette Fire Safety> Operation Save a LifePro...
Wed. Feb 7th 2018
After the flood of 2016 Sorrento Fire department purchased a rescue boat for rescue operations. Whether it be a "Great Flood" or an accident on the canals and or rivers we are ready to get on the water in minutes. Special Thanks to Gaudet's Aluminum Boats.  
Wed. Feb 7th 2018
 Thanks to the Mayor, the Town Council and our Community in 2011 Sorrento Volunteer Fire Department was able to start having paid part time firefighters on shift 7 days a week.  Our President Nelson Pinion was instrumental in going to the town and advocating for the extra fu...
Fallen Firefighters

 www.firehero.org is the website for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  www.firehouse.com/latest-news/line-of-duty-deaths is a website where you can see the (LODD) Line Of Duty Deaths. You can help by donating at www.firehero.org to help honor the men and woman who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving their communities.

FEMA KIDS FIRE SAFETY!

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/ss_color_learn.pdf

This website is a fun way to help teach your kids about fire safety. It will help them learn about hot surfaces, what exit points look like, and to how to plan you escape path.

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Fire Safety & Prevention!

www.ready.gov/home-fires learn here safety tips and escape plans incase your ever faced with a fire in your home. Remember to always check and test your smoke alarms and practice your escape plan. A few minutes of practice can save your life!

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Sorrento Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 250
Sorrento, La. 70778
Non-Emergency: 225-675-8668
Emergency: 911
Fax: 225-675-8495
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