Frequently Asked Questions
I would like to burn outdoors, what do I need to do?
A burn permit is required before you do any outdoor burning. Please call the Central Station at 925-2200 and select option 1 for burn permit information.
I will be moving into the fire district and would like to know its fire class rating?
Caddo Fire District No. 4 continued to receive Class 3 rates in July of 2020. It is because of the support of our community and the hard work of the men and women of our department that we have successfully maintained our Class 3 rating since moving up from a a Class 4 rating in 2010.
Is it true that Caddo Fire District No. 4 is a Safe Haven facility?
Yes, Caddo Fire District No. 4, Central Station at 8240 Colquitt Road, in Keithville, Louisiana is a Safe Haven facility. This means that a parent who might otherwise be tempted to abandon or discard a newborn child less than 30 days old, can come to this facility and place the infant in the hands of an employee at Caddo Fire District No. 4 Central Station, and voluntarily relinquish his or her parental rights to the child without fear of prosecution.
Is Caddo Fire District No. 4 a volunteer department or a paid department?
Both. Caddo Fire District No. 4 is a combination paid/volunteer fire department..
My doctor said he wanted my blood pressure readings wrote down every day and to see him every month. I can’t afford to drive all the way to Shreveport every day just to have my blood pressure checked at one of those convenient pharmacy stores. Do you have any suggestions?
Yes, simply stop by the fire department’s Central Station at 8240 Colquitt Road and we will take your blood pressure and keep a running log on it for you to retrieve whenever you need it. The service is free and our way of saying thanks for your support.
I live in the District and locked my keys in my car. I called POP A LOCK and they charged me $180 just to unlock my car. Now, my neighbor said I should have called the fire department to unlock my car for FREE. Is that true?
Unfortunately for you, YES it is true. The fire department would have gladly responded to your address and unlocked the door without any cost to you. Our way of saying “thank you for your support”.
How is Caddo Fire District No. 4 funded?
Currently the district's daily operations are funded by two separate ten mill ad valoreum taxes which are levied on real and business personal property within its boundaries each year. The first of these ten mill ad valoreum taxes was renewed for 10 years by the voters in 2014 while the second was added, for a 10 year term, in 2019.
In 2019, the voters of the district also approved a new 3.5 million dollar bond for the addition of several fixed assets including two new tanker trucks, two new fire engines and a new training grounds facility. This bond will be repaid in 15 years.
In 2016, the voters also approved the renewal of a $150 service fee for each residential and/or commercial structure in the district. This fee helps to cover the operation of the district's two advanced life support ambulances that respond to medical emergencies occurring in the District’s service area. As a result of this fee, all emergency ambulance transport are at no-out-of-pocket-expense to the residents that live in a household in the District.