DeSoto Fire District 8

April Announcements

Monday, March 23, 2015   Officer's Meeting on 06 April 2015 @ 7:00 PM

LSU Certification Test on 09 April 2015 @ 6:00 PM

We are starting a "Member Drive" this month. We are setting up at different events throughout the year. If you would like to help call Bill DeLoach @ 318-872-2453.



March 2015 Announcements

Monday, March 2, 2015  Officer's Meeting tonight at 07:00 PM @Central Station.



February Announcements

Tuesday, February 3, 2015  DeSoto Fire District #8 North End Battalion training meeting will be on 09 Feb 2015 @ 6:00 PM at Central Station.

South End Battalion training meeting will be on 12 Feb 2015 @ 6:00 PM at Station 2.

Subject for this month will be HAZMAT Awareness. All active firefighters will need to attend one of these meetings as required by law to safely respond to any emergency call.



February 2015 News

Monday, January 26, 2015  DeSoto Fire District 8 would like to remind all of the residents in DeSoto Parish to practice Fire Safety in their home. We have responded to several building fires since Jan 1, 2015. Please ensure that your home has working smoke alarms, they just might save your life!

DeSoto Fire District 8 Officer's meeting on 02 Feb 2015 @ 07:00 PM.

DeSoto Fire District 8 Firefighter 1 class meeting on 02 Feb 2015 @ 06:00 PM.

We will be hosting a LSU Certification test on 18 March 2015 @ 06:00 PM, sign up  sheet is in Dispatch Office. Deadline to sign up is 10 Mar 2015.




Friday, December 26, 2014  As we start to close out 2014, we hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas. Stay vigilant as we approach the upcoming holidays. We would like to send our sincere thanks and appreciation to all of our members for their continued support. We as a department can not provide the service needed for our communities without YOU!


There will an Officer's Meeting on January 5th at Central Station @ 7:00 PM. All officers will need to attend as we will be discussing training and recruitment strategies for the new year.  Also LSU FETI is scheduled to present a class that night starting at 6:30 PM, all fire department members are encouraged to attend.

Looking forward to a safe and productive 2015.




Like DFD 8 on Facebook

Monday, July 11, 2011   DeSoto Fire District 8 now has a Facebook page to provide visitors with up to date information on our fire district. Come check it out at and don't forget to 'like' our page so you can get updates on all the happenings at DFD 8.



DFD 8 Battles Wildfire

Monday, June 20, 2011   On Monday, June 20th at approximately 1430 hours, DeSoto Fire District 8 was paged out to a woods fire in the Benson community south of Mansfield. Upon arrival, firefighters quickly realized this was a major fire and they would need additional resources to help bring the fire under control. In all 278 acres of land was burned in the Benson community around the Sam Booker Road area. DFD 8 was able to save all structures in the fire's path. Crews stayed on scene throughout the night to ensure the fire did not jump the fire line. Mutual Aid was given by DeSoto Fire District's 1 and 5, North Sabine Fire Protection District, DeSoto Parish Sheriff's office, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, and Select Energy.



Free Cancer Screening Coming to DFD 8

DeSoto Fire District 8 will host a FREE cancer screening courtesy of Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. The event will be held on Friday, May 6th from 9:00 am to 12:00. The event will offer a free screening to look for signs of cancer affecting the head and neck region. Appointments are not necessary. The event is open to the public. Please encourage others to attend.



New Engine 811 Now In Service

Monday, March 14, 2011  DFD 8 has received our new custom pumper from Ferrara Fire Apparatus. The new Engine 811 in now in service and ready to begin work as our frontline pumper. Some of the features in the new engine include CAFS, front bumper hand line, top mount pump, custom EMS cabinets inside the cab, and complete LED lighting package. See our photo gallery for more photos. 



B Shift Records Three Working Fires in One Shift

Monday, January 24, 2011   It was a busy day for the members of B-Shift and responding volunteers Monday when the department responded to 3 working structure fires in less than 24 hours. Members started out early with the first fire reported at 0824. While getting apparatus back in service the department was paged out for a mutual aid request for another working fire. The third fire came in at approximately 0400 am the next morning. All three fires required firefighters to make an interior attack into the burning structure. Job well done B-Shift and all responding firefighters!



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