Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention for the City of Natchitoches Kory Leo spoke to the Natchitoches Kiwanis Club at its meeting Sept. 6. Leo started his career with the fire department in 1998 and has since worked in EMS and at the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
The Fire Prevention position was recently created after the City’s fire rating dropped from a 2 to a 3. This position gives Leo arrest powers as he investigates all cases for the Natchitoches Fire Department. He has arrest powers and carries a firearm.
What is fire prevention? It’s a combination of public education, community risk reduction and enforcing code compliance and performing business inspections.