MissionMission

To provide the highest quality of firefighting/rescue operations and medical first-response services to the citizens of Iberia Parish through personal integrity, honor, courage and professionalism strengthened by state of the art resources.

Message from the ChiefMessage from the Chief

Guy Bonin, Fire Chief
Chief Guy M. Bonin

The Iberia Parish Fire District serves Iberia Parish, Louisiana, which is located on the Gulf Coast between Houston and New Orleans. With a career staff of 18 and a volunteer team of more than 100, we respond to an area of nearly 400 square miles, and serve a population of more than 70,000.  Serving as both firefighters and emergency first responders, we answer more than 2,900 calls annually. Whether responding to vehicle accidents, residential or commercial fires or assisting evacuation efforts during floods or hurricanes, we take great pride in our work and look forward to serving the citizens of Iberia Parish. If you have any questions after reviewing the site or if you need additional information, don’t hesitate to contact us at 337-365-5872 or e-mail info@ipfpd.com.

Fire District HistoryFire District History

The Iberia Parish Fire District #1 was created in 1953 to serve the residents living in the outlying portions of the parish. The original station was located in Coteau, and was staffed with 60 volunteers. In 1991, the Iberia Parish Council adopted an ordinance creating the Iberia Parish Fire District #1 Board of Commissioners to serve as the official governing authority. In 1993, a full-time paid chief was selected, and in 1995, the station was moved to its current location at 2309 Avery Island Road. The 5,700-square foot facility is manned full-time by a 14-member career staff, and features a 75-foot ladder truck, two engines, two support units and the chief’s vehicle. The District assists Delcambre, Jeanerette and Loreauville within their municipalities, and also maintains volunteer stations in Belair-Olivier-Morbihan (B.O.M.), Coteau, Grand Marais, Lydia and Rynella, with additional substations on Avery Island and at the Acadiana Regional Airport.