Shreveport Fire Department to hold fire drill Saturday morning

Shreveport, LA(KSLA) - The Shreveport Fire Department is advising the public not to panic if they see smoke bellowing from a high rise building, hear sirens and see fire trucks and police directing traffic.

The Shreveport Fire Department will be conducting its annual high rise drill for the next two Saturday morning in downtown Shreveport at the Lane Building located on the 600 block of Marshall Street. The drills will begin at 9:00 am and will last for at least 2 hours.

This drill will allow the fire department to practice and prepare for if and when they have to respond to a fire in a high rise structure by familiarizing themselves with equipment and proper safety procedures when responding to such fires.

"The only way that we can make sure that our firefighters are prepared and that our citizens are safe is to provide our members with realistic and on-going training in drills such as this," says Fire Chief Brian Crawford.