SHONGALOO, LA (KSLA) –After nearly three months without a permanent Fire Chief, Shongaloo, Louisiana's District 9 Volunteer Fire Department welcomes a new Fire Chief.
Fire Chief Billy Rasberry, a Webster Parish native comes to Shongaloo District 9, after serving for more than 19 years with the Springhill Fire Department; 15 of which Rasberry served as Fire Chief.
Shongaloo city officials announced the appointment Wednesday. Chief Rasberry officially took office in mid-March following an election of his peers within the Department.
First order of business for Shongaloo's newest chief will be to recruit more volunteer firefighters.
Raspberry encourages interested persons to apply at the Department's No. 1 station located on Hwy. 159 in Shongaloo.