Natchitoches Parish Fire District 6 hosted a very successful First Responder’s Day on Saturday October 5, 2019 at Northwestern State University’s Collins Pavilion and practice field. The event was designed to bring together the general public and first responders from all over the parish, as well as state agencies. Everything was free to the public and the event featured up-close displays and demonstrations of equipment, educational materials, donated food prepared by the Brother’s Keepers Motorcycle Club, door prizes and live entertainment featuring Spencer Brunson.
Chief Michael Sesvold stated, “It is important for the public to have the opportunity to interact with first responders in a positive way, so often we see people, and people see us, in their worst moments during their most difficult times. We want to bring together all the agencies, like us, who are committed to public service in order to fellowship and educate the public about all the things we do to make them safe and assist them in their time of need.”
NPFD6 plans to bring the event back next year as an annual event.
Agencies participating were:
Louisiana State Police
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office
Natchitoches Parish Task Force
City of Natchitoches Fire Department
City of Natchitoches Police
City of Natchitoches Portable Park
Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center
Air Evac LifeTeam
Louisiana State Animal Response Team
Voices 4 Autism Parent Support Group
Natchitoches Parish Fire District 6
Natchitoches Parish Fire District 5
Natchitoches Parish Fire District 4
Natchitoches Parish Fire District 9
Louisiana State Forestry Department
Life Air Rescue
Special and sincere thanks to Northwestern State University for use of their facilities and to the sponsors who donated food, drinks, door prizes and funds to help make the event successful:
Pilgrim’s Pride, City Bank, Bank of Montgomery, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, Exchange Bank and Hospice of Natchitoches.