Tensas Parish

Fire Protection District #1

Tensas Parish Fire Protection District #1 was created May 25, 1999, by the Tensas Parish Police Jury.


The fire district provides protection for the entire parish of Tensas, which includes 602 square miles of land, and an estimated population of 4,448 people in 2018.


PIAL Ratings:  All areas inside the limits of Tensas Parish have a fire rating of "7".

Career Members

Ricky Jones, Fire Chief

  • Emergency Medical Responder (LA-BEMS)
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor (AHA)
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations (LSU-FETI)
  • Fire Fighter I/II (LSU-FETI)
  • Fire Service Instructor I (LSU-FETI)
  • Fire Officer I (LSU/FETI)
  • Telecommunicator I (LSU/FETI)
  • Public Fire Educator I (LSU/FETI)


Amy Hall, Assistant Chief of Administration & Training

  • Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT/LA-BEMS)
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor (AHA)
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations (LSU-FETI)
  • Fire Fighter I/II (LSU-FETI)
  • Fire Service Instructor I (LSU-FETI)
  • Fire Officer I/II (LSU/FETI)
  • Telecommunicator I (LSU/FETI)
  • Incident Safety Officer (LSU/FETI)


Danny Lance, Assistant Chief of Operations

  • Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT/LA-BEMS)
  • ​CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor (AHA)
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations (LSU-FETI)
  • Fire Fighter I/II (LSU-FETI)
  • Fire Service Instructor I (LSU-FETI)
  • Fire Officer I/II (LSU/FETI)
  • Telecommunicator I (LSU/FETI)
  • Fire Investigator (LSU-FETI)
  • Fire Investigator Technician (IAAI)


Fire District Board Members

  • Stephen Hisaw, Chairman
  • Rick Foster, Secretary/Treasurer
  • David Lee
  • Theodore Jackson


Volunteer Members

Rusty Arnold (2011)

  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Hazardous Materials/WMD - Awareness/Operations
  • Fire Fighter I


James Courtney Bamburg (2005)

  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • NFPA 1403


Chris Bass (2018)

  • CPR/First Aid/AED


Jerry Bottley (1983)

  • CPR/First Aid/AED


Keith Dewayne Butler, Chaplain (2006)

  • RN-Paramedic


Peyton Craft (2014)

  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • ​Emergency Medical Responder
  • NFPA 1403
  • Hazardous Materials/WMD - Awareness/Operations
  • Fire Fighter I/II
  • ​Apparatus Driver Operator - Pumper
  • Telecommunicator I


Ritchie Crawley (2001)

  • NFPA 1403


Eulas Foster (2000)

  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • NFPA 1403


Derek Fuller (2013)

  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness


John Hale (2002)

  • NFPA 1403


Brian Hall (1997)

  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Fire Fighter I


Stephen Hisaw, Deputy Chief (1999)

  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Fire Fighter I


Jaboria Holmes (2009)

  • NFPA 1403


David Lee (2002)

  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • NFPA 1403


Jeff Lee (2018)

  • CPR/First Aid/AED


Robert Lee (2010)

  • NFPA 1403


Steven Lyles (1998)

  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • NFPA 1403


James Robinson (1997)

  • CPR/First Aid/AED


​Joshua Smith (2009)

  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • NFPA 1403
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations


Kirk Southern (2012)

  • CPR/AED
  • Paramedic


John Spillars (2018)

  • CPR/First Aid/AED


Cody Uehling (2016)

  • CPR/AED
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Hazardous Materials/WMD - Awareness/Operations
  • Fire Fighter I/II