During a ceremony Monday morning, the LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute (FETI) has been renamed the Carrol L. Herring Fire and Emergency Training Institute, according to a press release from LSU.
Herring was hired as a coordinator to the newly-formed LSU Firemen Training program on Oct. 1, 1963. Prior to accepting the position, Herring spent 15 years in the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Shortly being hired, Herring toured the state to determine fire service training needs and created a standard training class that was widely used and quickly adopted by the Louisiana fire service.
Herring became the director of LSU Firemen Training in 1969 and is credited with building the props and programs which make the institute an important agency for fire, medical and rescue training, according to the LSU press release.
He resigned from LSU in 1981 when he was appointed State Fire Marshal by Gov. Dave Treen and he served as Fire Marshal until he retired in 1990.
In 1999, Herring was called back to lead LSU Firemen Training — by then known as LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute. He continued his service and commitment to the fire service until his second retirement in 2005.