The class is offered at no charge to residents of Bossier Parish and is limited to 40 applicants. Daughters and female siblings 14 years and older can enroll as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
The Sheriff’s Scholarship of $500 is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program (LSHMP). Louisiana sheriffs provide scholarships to graduating high school students from each parish where the sheriff is an affiliate of the Program.
“Every day, unbuckled motorists are losing their lives in motor vehicle crashes,” said Chief Charles Pilkinton. “As we approach Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation season, we want to make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a crash, buckling up.
The Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines program is open to boys and girls aged 8 – 18. Enrollment deadline for the June 1 – 15 class is May 22 and the enrollment deadline for the June 22 – July 6 class is June 5. Orientation for the first class will be held at 9 a.
“Now, the owner is limited to trying to market that property under a plan that basically was unworkable. It was not going to dollar out for the developer, which is why he had to resign from that development,” Marsiglia said. “It’s very limiting to the property owner to try to sell with that plan still in place.
“Our contractors are going through here leveling the bottom, which will help eliminate deep spots where water still collects when the ditch is dry,” he said. “Those pools of water are excellent breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Getting rid of those potential breeding areas will help us with our mosquito control program.
Approximately 100 family members, friends and BCFD personnel were in attendance. The class began their training in November of 2014, which included classroom and manipulative instruction covering a wide facet of fire operations such as live fire suppression, hazardous materials, emergency medical services and emergency rescue among other areas.
“We do everything from writing legislation to our relationships with the Capitol, all the department heads. I’ve built up a lot of relationships, and I know the legislative process. There’s no learning curve for me. I’m definitely job -ready.
“I am amazed at the support for Barrett and the generosity of complete strangers to support him in the battle for his life,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington. “It’s pretty incredible to see such support, and this is a huge way to tell Barrett we’re thinking of him, we’re praying for him, and we’re looking forward to him coming back to work.