***State-wide burn ban effective 3/25/2020 at 8:00 AM until further notice***



Tensas Parish Fire Protection District #1

Tensas Parish Fire Protection District #1

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118 Arts Drive

Saint Joseph, Louisiana 71366

Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office Issues State-Wide Burn Ban Effective 3/25/2020 at 8:00 AM


State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning, in collaboration with Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, have issued a statewide cease and desist order for all private burning, pursuant to authority under R.S. 40:1602. Private burning shall only be allowed by permission of the local fire department or local government. This order is effective as of 8 a.m., March 25, 2020 and shall remain in effect until rescinded.

“This burn ban is necessary to supplement the governor’s ‘Stay At Home’ order aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19 due to the anticipation that there may be an increase in open burning occurring across the state as families look for ways to pass the time at home,” said State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning, “This order will assist in preventing potential fire-related dangers that could result in unnecessary fire service response as well as diminish airborne irritants caused by burning.”

This ban shall not apply to prescribed burns by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, by those trained and certified by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, or by those who conduct prescribed burning as a “generally accepted agriculture practice” as defined by the Louisiana Right to Farm Law
(R.S. 3:3601 et seq.).

Violation of this Fire Marshal order could result in criminal and/or civil penalties.

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We are always looking to take on enthusiastic new volunteers.

Requirements to apply are:  must be at least 18 years old, have a valid LA driver's license, have reliable transportation, and submit to a discretionary background check.  

Interested parties can apply for volunteer membership at our administrative office.

Operation Save-A-Life




Tensas Parish Fire District participates in the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Operation Save-A-Life Program.  Their goal is to greatly reduce fire related injuries and deaths across the state by providing smoke alarms to vulnerable citizens and at risk communities.

These smoke alarms must be installed by fire service personnel or representatives of the fire department.

The link below will take you to a form that can be submitted directly to Tensas Parish Fire District so that you can be contacted about the installation of a smoke alarm in your home.