Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4 hosted a hurricane preparedness seminar for emergency response personnel April 4 at the Walker Baptist Church.

WAFB-TV Channel 9 Meteorologist Jay Grymes spoke to participants about the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1. Grymes shared lessons learned from past hurricanes that have affected the parish and encouraged first responders in their continuing hurricane preparedness training.

“Our parish has had more than its share of weather emergencies during the past year,” said Fire Chief James Wascom. “We’re hoping for an uneventful 2017 hurricane season, but if storms do threaten Livingston Parish, we want to make sure our first responders are trained and ready.”

“We had excellent attendance at the seminar,” Wascom said. “More than 40 local agencies came out to hear Mr. Grymes. Their participation demonstrates their commitment to public safety as we approach hurricane season.”