DeSoto Fire District 8

Children's Cancer Awareness 2012 Fill The Boot

Thursday, August 16, 2012   We are getting ready for our annual Fill the Boot for Children's Cancer Awareness month in September. We are looking for anybody who would like to help by representing our department out in the public in September. We do have shirts for sell but need to know asap so we can get them ordered. The shirts are 15.00. Please come by the station if you want to order one. Also you can order extras for anybody you know wants one. There is a list on the board. We are looking at the dates of the 7th & 21st from 8 am - till. Thanks!! If the dates change I will be posting them ASAP! If you have any questions you can email me @ 




Friday, August 3, 2012   Getting ready for September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! September is the national month of wearing gold to bring awareness of Children's cancer. If you are not familiar with what DFD 8 firefighters will be doing, we will be out at the intersection of Hwy 84 and Hwy 171 this year (we will post dates soon) filling the boot to support children's cancer! We want to invite you to drive by and donate if you can for this great cause!! Your donations will be in support of organizations like St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and a local organization called "Living Life For Bryce Foundation" which is a local organization here in De Soto Parish. This is the 3rd year and have had great results from the people passing through! I will be putting more infoabout the organizations and the date and times we will be out. Thank you for your past support and I hope this year we can do our part to show how much we care for the children and families who have to go through this terrible time! We want to let the public know that we at DFD 8 support our parish and continue to do our part to help! 


If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me




Friday, August 3, 2012   Well as everyone who has been checking in on our website knows, we haven't had any new updates so we are going to be updating soon and hope to continue to keep new news going on here! We will be doing a redesign with our new apparatus and logos. Keep checking in!!!!




Wednesday, March 21, 2012      Just updating the website, its been a bit since we last posted anything so here is some of what has been going on. We have acquired a new EMS response truck. Its a 2012 Chevy 3/4 ton with storage for EMS equipment and other gear. We will be posting pics soon. Staff Firefighter Bruce Brewer President of the LSFA has been working hard on getting things ready for the 2012 LSFA conference that will be held in Shreveport in August on the 9Th,10Th, 11Th. Just a couple things going on so far this year, we will keep updating as the year goes on so keep checking back.



Fighting FOR A CAUSE 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011                   DeSoto parish firefighters will be out again at intersections in the City of Mansfield on Friday the 30Th from morning till afternoon. We want to encourage those who are willing to please come through and make any donation you can for Childhood Cancer Awareness. The proceeds all go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to continue to support the fight against cancer. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and we (firefighters) want to show our support of this important cause. I want to express my appreciation to all of those who gave the last Friday the 9Th. We will continue to show our support to this cause to help the many children who face such a terrible time in their lives. DeSoto Parish firefighters will continue to help "SEARCH FOR A CURE" & "RESCUE A CHILD."  Thank you for your support!!

If you have any questions please e-mail me @ 




Thursday, August 11, 2011  FIGHTING FOR A CAUSE 2011
Desoto Fire District 8
            Ok, so we know about the important “CARES ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK” campaign but we also have another important cause to address. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Desoto Parish Firefighters will be out collecting money at different intersections in the city of Mansfield on September 9th and 30th. The money collected will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for cancer research. The money collected goes towards helping find cures for children’s cancer as well as gives hope to those who may have a child who is battling cancer. This is an incredible cause and an awesome way to give support to this research. We also will be selling t-shirts for $15 to go towards supporting families with a child at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The shirts can be ordered by contacting me at We want to help “SEARCH FOR A CURE” & “RESCUE A CHILD” Thank you for your support of all these important and life changing campaigns! For more information or if you would like to help please contact DFD8 or my email
Also follow us on Face book at Desoto fire District 8   or on the web at   Again, we just want to say thanks for all your support!!!!!
Desoto Parish Firefighter’s



Get Your 2011 Pink Shirt

Tuesday, August 9, 2011  Our 2011 pink shirts are now on sale. All proceeds this year will benefit the DeSoto Regional Cancer Center. You can purchase the shirts online by clicking on the pink shirt and pay for shipping or you can order by contacting a DeSoto Fire District 8 staff member. We will also be visiting local businesses showing off the shirts and taking orders. Our online purchase only allows for users to pay for one shirt at a time but we are working with our support systems to get this fixed so that you can buy multiple shirts at the same time. All supporters of our Pink Heals drive are encouraged to wear their pink shirt Friday, October 21st to show their support for women's cancer. 



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.



Radio System Gets Upgrade

DeSoto Fire District 8's apparatus recently got a much needed upgrade. New digital ready mobile radios were installed in our complete line of response vehicles. This purchase was aimed at improving communication district wide as well as with our mutual aid areas. The purchase of the equipment was made possible through a donation by EnCana.



DeSoto Parish Allows Fireworks for the 4th

Monday, June 27, 2011  DeSoto Parish will allow residents to participate in the discharging of fireworks for the 4th of July holiday. While the parish government has allowed fireworks, residents should remember that we are in a drought which puts the area in extreme fire danger if any fireworks were to be improperly discharged. DFD 8 has a few tips to ensure safety this holiday season.

  • Always have water handy. (A hose or bucket).

  • Only use fireworks as intended. Don't try to alter them or combine them.

  • Fireworks and alcohol do not mix. Have a designated shooter

  • Do not shoot fireworks into wooded areas

If you have any questions regarding firework safety please call us at 318-872-2453. Have a safe holiday.



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