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To report fire, Mamou residents must call 9-1-1

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By: CLAUDETTE OLIVIER
Lifestyles Editor

Mamou residents must now call 9-1-1, not the police department, in the event of a fire.
Police Chief Brent Zackery said, “Pretty much whenever residents of Mamou call 9-1-1 for a fire, we (the police department) don’t page out for fires anymore. What they have to do now is call 363-3267, and that is 9-1-1.
Council member and Mayor Pro Tem Leisa Deshotel said, “So if you have a business with a fire alarm or if you have a home security system fire alarm, as of now, you need to let your alarm company, your monitoring company, know that they are to call this number if there is a fire.
“Right now, my alarm company will call the police department’s fire line. That is no longer in service because 9-1-1 has taken effect. Lafayette-based security companies can’t call 9-1-1, so they also need to call 363-3267. If you have a fire in the town of Mamou, call 9-1-1.”
Zackery and Deshotel made the announcement during Wednesday’s regular town council meeting.
Actions taken during the meeting were:
• Personal action recommendations, hiring two full-time officers and three part time officers, approved unanimously. The full-time officers are Johnny Freeman and Caleb Stelly, and part-time officers are Wilton Eric Gallow, Zackary Lamke and John Lafleur.
• Motion to propose ordinance 9-2016 to increase fees for police department services approved unanimously.
• Consider resolution authorizing grant application for $35,000 to fund drainage improvements through the Office of Community Local Government Assistance program approved unanimously.

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