Engine Honors Late Chief


Members of Natchitoches Parish Fire Dept. 5 gathered with colleagues, friends and family of the late Chief John Nicholas at Lambre’s Gin Station Thursday, Nov. 18 to dedicate Engine 1 in honor of his dedication and service.

This article published in the Nov. 25, 2021, print edition

Chief Nicholas served the district in many capacities over 18 years, serving the last 12+ in the Chief’s role. He was tireless in the pursuit of the betterment of the services provided to the residents in Fire District #5 and was the driving force behind the acquisition of Engine 1.

John Nicholas
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It has the latest in pump and equipment technology and enables efficient and effective fire response. A plaque to honor his memory was also installed at the station. Above are Patricia Nicholas and Chief Derek Boyt.