Welcome from the Chief

WELCOME to the St. George Fire Protection District website.

The St. George Fire Department provides fire prevention and protection services as well as medical first response for most of the area south and east of Baton Rouge, Louisiana's city limits. We are a career fire department made up of dedicated, highly trained fire service professionals. St. George maintains a Class 2 Fire Rating. In 2010, we responded to slightly over 6,900 emergency dispatches. As of 2018, we have responded to just under 10,000 calls.

An important part of our Department's culture and history is that we want to be an active community partner, not just an emergency response agency. We pursue this goal through a variety of efforts ranging from our fire prevention and fire safety education programs to our hosting groups of all ages for station tours. Any information we can provide or opportunity for interaction with the public we can create furthers that goal.

This website is an important part of that effort. Please browse its pages, pick up some information about fire and home safety, and learn more about us. We hope our commitment to serving the public shows.

If you would like to send me an email, please use the link below.

Gerard C. Tarleton, Fire Chief

Executive Chief Officers

Gerard Tarleton

Fire Chief

Boyd Westbrook

Chief of Operations

Dustin Yates

Chief Administrative Officer

Chad Roberson

Assistant Chief of Operations

Bart Deshotel

Chief of Special Services

Eldon Ledoux

Public Information Officer


The St. George Fire Protection District began in 1966 as a non-profit corporation entitled "Village St. George Volunteer...

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The Administration Division is responsible for a variety of administrative services. There are various functioning areas...

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The St. George Fire Department operates out of eight fire stations. The stations are geographically dispursed throughout...

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The St. George Fire Department maintains a very modern fleet of front line apparatus. This fleet is backed by a modern...

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Response History

The St George Fire Department prides itself on efficiency. Take a look at our Monthly Incident Reports.

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Operating Budget

The Annual Operating Budget is a detailed public plan of the expected revenues and intended expenditures of the St. George...

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