Upcoming Events

There are currently no events
View All Events

2024 Incidents
Jan 33
Feb 60
Mar 31
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 124

2023 Incidents
Jan 40
Feb 35
Mar 26
Apr 21
May 18
Jun 26
Jul 39
Aug 58
Sept 42
Oct 49
Nov 35
Dec 34
Total 423

Web Counters
Website Visitors
Since
March 5, 2018
440,076
Visitors Today
Apr 15, 2024
57
Firefighter Spotlight #4 Captain Gary Underwood.
Email Print RSS Facebook Twitter RSS

By Ward Six Fire Protection District No. One
May 26, 2023

Firefighter Spotlight #4 Captain Gary Underwood has been a volunteer with Ward 6 Fire Protection District #1 since October of 2006. He is also a volunteer with Beauregard Fire District #1 at the Oretta station. Gary lives in Beauregard Parish; however, his dedication to service within the community extends to those living in the Ward 6 fire district in Calcasieu Parish.

Gary is one of the most active members of the fire district and was the 2021 Officer of the Year. In 2022, he completed 194.5 hours of training and responded to 153 emergency calls. Public and community service have been a major part of his life. Gary is employed by Cameron Parish Ambulance District as a paramedic and is assigned to the Holly Beach Station.

Gary holds certifications in Haz-Mat, FF1, FF2, Fire Instructor 1, Fire Officer 1, Paramedic, EMS Instructor, and Basic 1st Aid/CPR instructor with American Heart Association.

Gary's family provides major support to his career and volunteer work. He is married to Amanda Underwood and they have 2 daughters Sara and Kara. Sara is following in her dad's footsteps and is currently an explorer with Ward 6 Fire. Aside from spending family time together, Gary enjoys fishing and building model cars.

Goals in the fire service: I would like to further my education, skills, and knowledge in the fire service so that in the future i can serve the district as fire chief.

Why do you volunteer / work in public service?:
I have always enjoyed helping others and volunteering within my community is the best way to give back to others in their time of need. You know I am proud to be a firefighters because "Even the police need Heroes."

If you see Capt. Underwood and his family please thank him for his service and his family for supporting all of his volunteer work even if it means missing family events.


Add a Comment Add a Comment 0 Comment(s)


Website Designed and Hosted By: Content Proudly Maintained By: Contact Info:
Firehouse Solutions
www.FirehouseSolutions.com
Ward Six Fire Protection District No. One
108 Marcantel Rd
Dequincy, LA 70633
Emergency Dial 911
Non-Emergency: (337) 786-2775
E-mail: info@ward6fire.com
Copyright © 2024 Firehouse Solutions (A Service of Technology Reflections, Inc.)