Fire Department

The DeRidder Fire Department responds to approximately 700 calls per year. The department runs consist of fire suppression, rescue-extrication, emergency medical services, hazardous materials incidents, emergency standby situations, acts of terrorism and numerous types of public assistance calls in a coverage area of 7.8 square miles with a population of 10,578 citizens. Serving the city are 18 career firefighters and a Secretary to the Fire Chief utilizing three fire stations, a training facility, and an administrative office. At this time, the department holds a Class 3 Insurance Rating.