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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Parish Fire District welcomes ‘new era’ under Chief Crockett

Parish Fire District welcomes ‘new era’ under Chief Crockett

https://www.thewestsidejournal.com/news/parish-fire-district-welcomes-new-era-under-chief-crockett/article_179ae15a-84ab-11ea-882f-93246c5387b2.html


West Baton Rouge Fire Chief Tim Crockett took the helm of the WBR Fire Department in February, just weeks before Gov. John Bel Edwards shuttered the state amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

“I hit the ground running,” he said. “Full speed.”

He started with new procedures for running calls. The number one priority is keeping the men and women of the fire district safe, he said. In the face of COVID-19, that means requiring masks, locking the front doors of the fire stations and making sure everyone keeps their distance. 

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