St. Amant Fire Department names firefighter of month _lowres

Photo provided by James LeBlanc -- Sgt. Sean Gilbert was named the St. Amant Fire Department’s July Firefighter of the Month.

Sgt. Sean Gilbert was named the St. Amant Fire Department’s July Firefighter of the Month.

St. Amant Fire Chief James LeBlanc praised Gilbert for being dependable and for his attention to detail.

“He has an outstanding attitude and is always making himself and our department better,” LeBlanc said.

Gilbert was instrumental in the department’s business pre-plans for 2015, a requirement for the Ascension Parish fire rating, LeBlanc said.

Since 1999, the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department has named a Firefighter of the Month, LeBlanc said. The Firefighters of the Month are selected by the chief officers of the department.

The monthly decision is based on “efforts above and beyond the call of duty; active participation and enthusiasm during emergency calls and training drills; and monthly attendance of fire and EMS calls and training drills,” he said.