Port of Caddo-Bossier Statement on Fire Station #20

SHREVEPORT/BOSSIER CITY, La. — As soon as the Port of Caddo-Bossier was made aware of an issue at Shreveport Fire Station #20, The Port did not hesitate to offer its Emergency Operations Center within the Regional Commerce Center (RCC) as a staging point for firefighters and equipment. The Caddo-Bossier Port Commission had the foresight to include resources within the RCC in case of an emergency. This will provide fire crews with many of the amenities similar to Fire Station #20 such as showers and a kitchen. Relocating operations from Fire Station #20 to The Port will allow the Shreveport Fire Department to provide uninterrupted coverage for residents and businesses of Southeast Shreveport.

The 4,000-acre Port of Caddo-Bossier is located at the head of navigation on the Red River Waterway in Northwest Louisiana. An inland multimodal transportation and distribution center, The Port works hand in hand with the port system of Louisiana to successfully link customers throughout the Ark-La-Tex region to domestic and international markets via the Mississippi River (the nation’s largest river system) and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

Port of Caddo-Bossier Contact: Kathy French | 318.524.2256 | KathyF@portcb.com

Media Contact: Ed Walsh, Romph Pou Agency | 318.424.2676 x345 | ewalsh@rpagency.com