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Vidalia Fire Department
Public Education Division
Battalion Chief Vanier
204 Vernon Stevens Boulevard
Vidalia, Louisiana 71373

How To Schedule Public Education Classes

To schedule public education classes for your business, organization, school, or group please contact the Vidalia Fire Department at (318) 336-6262 and ask to speak with Battalion Chief Vanier or Rhonda Paul.  Please try to call at least 30 days in advance to schedule a class if possible.  You can also email the Vidalia Fire Department Public Education Department by clicking the link at the top of the page.

Battalion Chief Vanier can come to your location or he can schedule the class room for use at the Fire Department.  The class room can hold up to 8 students comfortably with independent desk.  Battalion Chief Vanier does use various types of multimedia for his presentations.  The presentations are done in a professional manner which include audience participation.

Battalion Chief Vanier recently taught a fire extinguisher safety class and evaluated their evacuation procedures at Riverpark Medical Center to all of the employees in the surgery department as part of their safety program.  The class included a class room presentation and hands on training with live fire and fire extinguishers


Battalion Chief Vanier teaches C.P.R. classes, Louisiana Certified First Responder classes, National Registry EMT classes, and can teach classes to special populations which include general first aid, fire prevention, and home safety.