South Bossier Fire Hosts Annual Banquet
By Captain Spencer Wiesner
May 12, 2021

The South Bossier Fire Department hosted its Annual Awards Banquet last night at Swamp Daddy’s. In midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the department held off on hosting this event in lieu of CDC Guidelines and State Restrictions. With COVID cases decreasing substantially, the leadership of the South Bossier Fire Department felt that we could safely host this event and recognize some of our outstanding members, which felt long overdue.

The dinner was attended by current and former members, professional, part-time, volunteer, families, and members of neighboring agencies that we work closely with. As always, Swamp Daddy’s provided great food that was enjoyed by everyone.

After dinner and a social hour, Chief Ryan Foster took the stage. He talked about the unprecedented times that the members of the South Bossier Fire Department were faced with. No matter the challenge, whether it was COVID-19, Structure Fire’s, Hurricanes, Tornado’s, or MVC’s, both volunteers and paid staff were resilient during policy changes and were able to continue to provide the professional service that we pride ourselves on.

Chief Foster then Recognized the following individuals:

Firefighter Jason Hawley – Most Certifications Obtained (Volunteer)
Firefighter Randy McClain – Most Certifications Obtained (Paid)
Firefighter Cameron Huddleston – Most Hours Volunteered
Captain Jacob Tuttle – Most Training
Captain Spencer Wiesner – Most Responses

Afterward, Chief Foster Presented the Annual Awards:

Firefighter Dustin Provost – Above and Beyond Award
Firefighter Kolten Kauffman – Volunteer of the Year
Captain Eric Lane – Professional Fireman of the Year
Firefighter Hayden Garner – Firefighter of the Year