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Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department

Membership Interest Letter

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department. Our department has been serving and protecting our community since 1858. The foundation of our department is its members, and it depends on hardworking volunteers like you. The department is made up of 8 fire companies strategically located throughout our community. There are numerous positions within the department for volunteers to consider, all of which play a vital role in protecting and serving the residents of Thibodaux. Below are brief descriptions of some of those opportunities.

  • Firefighter: Successfully completes the training required to perform the duties assigned at the scene of a fire; renders all necessary assistance to prevent and extinguish fires and to prevent loss of property and personal injury.
  • Driver / Operator: Successfully completes the training required to drive and operate the department’s emergency vehicles.
  • Rescue Squad Member: Responds to medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents and other emergencies.
  • Communications Squad Member: Provides communications assistance during emergency and non-emergency incidents; assists with reporting, pre-planning activities and information collection.
  • Fire Prevention Squad Member: Educates our community, especially schools, on fire safety and prevention; participates in community events and activities.
  • Fire Company: Each fire department member is assigned to one of our 8 fire companies. Each fire company is responsible for its own company business, and there are several elected positions within each company. In addition, each company is responsible for staffing and operating a booth at the annual Fireman’s Fair.

To start the process, send an email with you name, address and date of birth to or call 985-447-1986 and leave a message. A department representative will contact you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Remember, you can make a difference.


Chad Mire                                           Ron Bourgeois

Fire Chief                                            President